CENJARS Jaunuary launch cancelled

Hello Rocketeers,

Although the winds will die down a bit in the afternoon, the gusts will make it difficult to get many good launches today. We are cancelling for January and will try again in February.

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS January launch postponed to 1/12

Hello Rocketeers,

The winds are kicking up a little too much. We’re postponing the launch to next week. Keep your fingers crossed for some better weather. And don’t forget your dues for 2020.

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS January 2020 launch

Happy New Year Rocketeers,

It’s a new year, time to fly some new rockets. I’ve got one waiting on the final finishing. What’s in your build pile?

Well, we will fly if the weather cooperates. Right now, they are calling for high winds but diminishing later in the day. We’ll make a decision Sunday morning.

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS December 2019 Launch Report

After postponing due to some rather nasty winter weather last week, our December launch was held this past Sunday. Those rocketeers that made the monthly pilgrimage to the 18th Avenue launch site were greeted with clear sunny skies and steady, but manageable, winds out of the south.

Despite the steady wind, the unofficial theme of this month’s launch seemed to be “go big or go home” as a large majority of the flights that were completed used either a C, D, or F motor! Rocketeers used a variety of different techniques to combat the wind while getting some serious altitude, such as long streamers, large spill holes in parachutes, Jolly Logic Chute Releases (set for 300ft, of course), and steep launch rod angles.

There were a number of crowd pleasing flights, such as Dan’s egg-lofter which left the rail in a hurry powered by an 18mm D21 composite motor. Joe Z also flew his versatile Super Big Bertha twice, once “low and slow” on a D12-3, and then later he ramped things up a few notches by launching it on an F45!

Overall, we burned 38 motors on 36 flights. Here’s the breakdown:

6 – A motors
4 – B motors
14 – C motors
8 – D motors
0 – E motors
6 – F motors
0 – G motors

Our next launch will be Sunday, January 5th 2020. Until then, have a great holiday season and remember to use these cold winter days to work on thinning out that build pile!

See you around,
John Falcone

CENJARS December launch postponed to 12/8

Hello Rocketeers,

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Certainly frightful for rockets. We’re postponing to next Sunday, 12/8.

Stay dry,

Charlie