It’s time for our July launch at the 18th Avenue location and the weather report looks good. Fly something red, white, or blue to celebrate your freedom to launch rockets! Not everyone has that freedom.
Next month (August), we will have our first annual picnic. The club will provide burgers, dogs, and soft drinks. I hear that some ribs will be provided as well. It would be great if members could bring a salad or dessert. Please let me know if you plan on attending so I know how much to buy.
One more item. We had some bad luck with the weather this year so a number of people haven’t paid their dues yet. Well now is a good time to do that since the dues are reduced after July 1st. Check the by-laws for the details.
The launch is cancelled. The winds will be at 20MPH and climbing by the time we get setup. I am going through withdrawal.
For our June launch, we will be celebrating Spring (now that it has finally arrived), Mother’s Day, Star Wars Day, and Father’s Day . So take a picture of the flowers you gave to Mom with R2D2 in the background, and put it on a Big Daddy rocket. Don’t forget about our ongoing spot landing contest.
See you in June,
PS: Please DO NOT attempt to use the field without the club… ever as it would be considered illegal trespassing and have us lose our launch privileges. Thanks!
WEATHER PERMITTING. KEEP CHECKING BACK TO WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO LAUNCH.
The theme will be ECO SPRING… so bring your Spring themed or launch a flower or flower colored rocket.
New, Experienced and observers welcome to attend.
Bring your Easter rockets to our launch this Sunday March 6th at 12:30pm at the 18th avenue location.
Fly some colored eggs in the spirit of Easter!
We hope to see you there!
PS: If you have not already done so please fill out the membership form and bring along with your club dues to the launch.
As stated by Charlie Kirlew, CENJARS President:
Here is the tentative list of launch dates with some themes associated with them. Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.
February 7 – Valentine’s Day: Launch a Red Rockets, bring a soul mate
March 6 – Easter Theme and Egg lofting
April 3 – Spring Launch a flower or a tree
April 8, 9, 10 Red Glare (Not a CENJARS event)
May 1 – Mother’s Day and Star Wars day
June 5 – Father’s Day: Big Daddy contests
July 3 – July 4th weekend: launch this weekend or delay one week
August 7 – CENJARS Picnic after the launch
September 4 – Back to school
October 2 – Spot Landing competition Halloween theme
November 6 – Thanksgiving and Annual Elections (yes, we should be doing this in November) Pizza!
December 4 – Christmas/Chanukah Theme
CENJARS January 2016 Launch Report
Happy New Year!
Considering it was January, the weather wasn’t too bad for our launch. A little on the cool side, but the winds made it feel even colder. It could have been a lot worse.
3 – A motors
10 – B motors
3 – C motors
2 – D motor
The biggest newsworthy story of the launch was the corrosion building up on the launch controller alligator clips creating continuity issues. It is a maintenance job that Charlie and Brian will be working on. After we cleaned up the clips as a temporary solution, we were able to get a higher percentage of reliable launches in. Kudos to Brian for pulling the battery out of his car in case our battery was part of the problem.
Charlie brought a new rocket that everyone was anxious to see fly. It’s almost 8 feet tall and is powered by a cluster of 3 C, D, or E motors. Unfortunately, Charlie wasn’t willing to risk trying to light 3 motors as once with the launch continuity issues that we were having. The winds were building up as the day wore on, so that was a factor as well. He will try again in February.
Speaking of February, our next launch is scheduled for February 7th, just a week away from Valentine’s Day. Since flying a heart shaped rocket might be a little difficult, fly a red rocket, bring your soul mate, or both.
Also, starting in February, we will set out a target to practice for a spot landing competition. We will have this practice every month until the big competition. The date for that is to be determined but rumor has it that the prize will be an Estes mid-power Pro-Series II kit or something like it. Details to follow.
Also the following people were elected to the CENJARS executive board for 2016 at the annual meeting:
President – Charlie Kirlew
Vice President – Jim Zindle
Secretary – Antwone Freeman
Treasurer – Mike Centrella
ALSO IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES TO THE NEXT LAUNCH ALONG WITH THE MEMBER APPLICATION FORM POSTED ON THE SITE. YOU CAN ALSO MAIL A CHECK MADE OUT TO “CENJARS” TO 5 NORTH MAIN STREET MANASQUAN NJ 08736