October 2017 launch report

CENJARS October 2017 Launch Report

Another wonderful day for launching rockets. The winds were a little fluky in the beginning but settled down as the day wore on.

We had a visit from a Webelos den to launch their rockets. Most of those flow on A motors, but a few were bold and flew on Bs or even C motors. That’s how good the winds were.

Our regular fliers were bold also and flew some F and G motors. Unfortunately, it looks like we lost at least one rocket as it flew out of the area.

Since this is October, we had out Halloween theme going. Brian flew a skeleton rocket fairly successfully. Charlie tried one as well but needs to go back to the drawing board. Charlie also offered a “Before and After” contest with a witch’s hat rocket. That one needs to go back to the drawing board as well. The results of the contest were 12 ”Before” pumpkins attached and 4 “After”. The winner was Grant who guessed 13 and 6 for a total of 3 off. He won a coveted Lemon Drop rocket “kit”

We had a total of 51 flights and burned 53 motors!

15 – A motors
12 – B motors
20 – C motors
0 – D motors
0 – E motors
4 – F motor
2 – G motors

Our next launch is scheduled for the fifth of November. We will be having our annual meeting and election of officers. The launch theme will be Thanksgiving. Will Charlie have a reconfigured pumpkin rocket? Details to follow.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

CENJARS October launch

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our October launch. This is going to be exciting. Not only do we have our October Halloween theme, we have a Spot landing contest. I haven’t determined the rules on that one yet, nor have I determined the prize. ? I have 2 rockets for the Halloween theme, both will be heads up launches. We also have a Webelos den visiting to launch some of their rockets.

If that wasn’t enough fun, we have another contest – “How many before and after?”. It’s like the one we did around Christmas last year. You have to guess how many things on the rocket before launch and after launch. No other clues. The fabulous prize for that one will be a Lemon Drop kit.

The weather looks great for the launch as well. Looking forward to seeing all of you again.

Happy flying

September Launch Report and Upcoming Events

CENJARS September 2017 Launch Report (as reported by Jon Henbest)

Our normal launch day was postponed until September 10th due to weather on our regularly scheduled weekend, but the postponement was worth the wait. The weather was beautiful.  Sunny, dry, and relatively light winds. 61 launches in total.

With a back-to-school theme, we had a small school bus rocket takes its maiden flight and a drag race of four pencil rockets.  A few rockets found the trees but all are believed to have been recovered. Launch totals for the day included:

18 – A motors
17 – B motors
17 – C motors
6 – D motors
2 – E motors
1 – F motors
0 – G motors

Upcoming events to consider helping at:

September 23, 10am to 2pm – Wall Kid’s Day America 2017, Town Hall, 2700 Allaire Rd, Wall, NJ
October 7, 10am to ~5:00pm – 100th Anniversary, Quail Hill Scout Camp, 56 LaValley Drive, Manalapan, NJ
If you are interested and able to help, please contact Charlie as soon as possible.  Join us for part of the day or full days – any time would be appreciated.

Lastly, join us on Oct 1st for our next launch day. 

Keep safe and rocket on!

September launch

Just a reminder, we will be having our September launch this Sunday. Weather looks great! Should be in the low 70s and bright sunshine. The wind shouldn’t be too strong either.

September launch postponed to 9/10

Due to continued rain and very wet ground, the September launch has been postponed to next Sunday 9/10.