CENJARS March 2019 launch report

CENJARS March 2019 Launch Report

Yo! The groundhog said early spring. I guess Mother Nature didn’t listen. Despite the dire predictions for nasty weather, we were still able to hold a decent launch with 31 flights.

Since we had some relatively light winds, there were a number of D, E, and even F motors. Jim flew a Bid Daddy on an E12 that CATO’d just after launch. No damage to the rocket so he flew it a few minutes later and a D12.

Brian brought a prototype of the Planet Probe that we might use for the Apollo 50th Anniversary celebration. He put little lander feet on it and made some skins that had the CENJARS logo and a lunar lander graphic. It flew very well.

There was a total of 31 flights and 31 motors burned. Here are the motor totals:

7 – A motors
2 – B motors
9 – C motors
4 – D motors
5 – E motors
2 – F motor
0 – G motors

Our next launch is scheduled for April 7th. How about an Easter egg launch?!

The 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing is July 20th.

CENJARS March launch

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our March launch. Our theme for this month is spring! Launch a tree or a flower. Right now, the weather reports are kind of iffy and not very spring like. There’s a possibility of rain in the afternoon but we don’t know when it will start. Next week doesn’t look any better. I will send out a notice Sunday morning if we need to postpone.

We had a great time at the AMA Expo and have some good ideas for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. What ideas do you have?

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS February 2019 launch report

CENJARS February 2019 Launch Report

Ah, Spring! Well, it almost felt like it. We had some warm temps for February and some light winds. That brought out the big rockets and the daring rocketeers. We had a number of cluster and multi-stage rockets at this launch.

Jeff went wild with stages flying a Trifecta, a Mini Comanche, and a Comanche 3. He also flew a 3-motor cluster just for fun.

As expected with the light winds, Brian launched his MDRM on a G. Unfortunately, the deployment didn’t go as planned and it came down hard with a broken fin.

We also had a “My rocket is bigger than your rocket” battle between Peter and Charlie. Peter flew a Mean Machine and Charlie went with the Richter Recker. Who won? Everyone that was in attendance of course.

Charlie did have a CATO on his Decaffeinator. There were some really nice pics and video. It was an old motor and he has vowed to toss all his old motors. He was also heard saying “I will re-build”!

There was a total of 52 flights and 68 motors burned. Here are the motor totals:

18 – A motors
18 – B motors
21 – C motors
13 – D motors
2 – E motors
3 – F motor
1 – G motors

Our next launch is scheduled for March 3rd. Let’s celebrate the coming of Spring for real!

We have the AMA Expo February 22-24th. The 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing is July 20th.

CENJARS February launch

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our February launch. The weather report looks good and much warmer than it will be tonight. The theme for February is Valentine’s Day. Fly a red rocket. Bring your soulmate.

Don’t forget to renew your membership with CENJARS. We already have a bunch of people that have renewed. Are you one of them?

We have the AMA show in February and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing coming up. Let’s start making some plans.

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS January 2019 launch report

CENJARS January 2019 Launch Report

Happy New Year! Although we had a blustery day for launching rockets, we persevered and had a great turn out with guests joining us from Central Regional High School’s rocketry club. Most kept to low powered rockets due to the unpredictable winds, but a few higher powered launches excited the crowd, including a very loud G106 motor. Aside from the winds, the weather was great for January and we had 46 launches with 48 motors. Launch totals were as follows:

20 – A motors
11 – B motors
7 – C motors
5 – D motors
3 – E motors
1 – F motors
1 – G motor

Upcoming Events:
February 22- 24, 2019
AMA Expo East, Secaucus, NJ – Contact Charlie for more info and to volunteer for a few hours
July 20, 2019 (Rain-date July 21st)
CENJARS 50th Anniversary Celebration of Apollo 11 Landing – Contact Charlie to help plan this community event; Planning needs to start NOW!

And remember to join us on Feb. 3rd for our next club launch day!