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!

CENJARS January launch

Happy New Year Rocketeers,

I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season. Mine is still going on with my family getting together on the 5th. I suppose I should finish my shopping.

It’s time for our January launch. The weather report looks good although the winds will be a little challenging. I’ll work on that. It’s a new year! Do you have a new rocket to fly?

Since it’s a new year, don’t forget to renew your membership with CENJARS.

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 December 2018 launch report

CENJARS December 2018 Launch Report

Despite the low temps and a weather delay of 1 week, the rocketeers came out for another wonderful launch. We had 55 flights and burned 64 motors.

We had several holiday flights including Mark Stevens’ and Charlie Kirlew’s Christmas Tree rockets. We also had the Grinch’s Surface to Air Anti-Sleigh Missile.

We seemed to have had an abundance of CATOs at this launch, at least 4. A couple of the rockets will need major repair, while others were fine and flew later in the launch. Fortunately, Jeff Miller’s Cluster Duck had no issues with 7 C motors all firing.

Brian did a few modifications to a launch control system and it proved to be a worthy endeavor, easily igniting clusters and high power motors.

With some very light winds, we had a lot of higher power motors. Unfortunately, we did lose one rocket to the very top of a tree. Here are the motor totals:

10 – A motors
9 – B motors
23 – C motors
10 – D motors
5 – E motors
5 – F motor
2 – G motors

Our next launch is scheduled for January 6th. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all.