January 8th Model Rocket Build

NO LAUNCH SUNDAY / CLUB BUILD INSTEAD

Rocketeers,
The weather report for Sunday is not looking very nice. With temps in the low 30’s and strong winds making for uncomfortable wind chills, we are switching to Plan B. We discussed the option of doing a club build at our annual meeting. This seems like a perfect time to do it. We have a 4 foot tall crayon bank that can be converted to a high power rocket.
The plan is to do most of the design work in this session. I have RockSim so we can use that to fine tune the design including determining the motor size. In addition to the club build, you are welcome to bring your own kits to work on. This is a great time to discuss plans, techniques, options, electronics, etc.

Please contact me for location if you plan to attend. The time will be the same, 12:30 – 3:30 or so.

Happy building,

Charlie – info@cenjars.org

Next Launch Sunday December 4th

Our next launch is Sunday 12/4 at 12:30pm at the 18th avenue location. Holiday themed rockets encouraged to be flown. Hope to see you there.

Next Launch November 6th and Officer Election

Hello rocketeers,

It’s time for our annual meeting. Yes, we are going to hold it in November per our by-laws. We will be electing our club leadership for 2017. With that in mind, I need to know if you are interested in running for one of the positions of the Executive Board: President, Vice President, Senior Advisor, Secretary, Treasurer, Range Safety Officer and Webmaster. All nominees for office must be members in good standing of the Central New Jersey Area Rocketry Society.

We will meet at Attilio’s in the K-Mart plaza just East of our launch site at 12:30 on Sunday 11/6/2016. The pizza or other food will be covered by the club. We will have our regular launch following the meeting.

Please let me know:
1- If you are interested in one of the Executive Board Positions.

2- If you will be attending the annual meeting.
Please let me know by Tuesday November 2nd.

Happy flying,

Charlie Kirlew

info@cenjars.org

October Launch Report

CENJARS October 2016 Launch Report

For October we were again faced with inaccurate reports from the meteorologists. What looked like a bad weather day turned out to be okay. We were able to get quite a few launches in and had a great time with the Spot Landing contest. Congratulations go to Brian and Tyler for getting close to the mark. Brian was using a Planet Probe and had to up the power to a C motor but he to about 15 feet. Tyler lowered the power on a borrowed Fat Boy to get close as well. Stay tuned for more contests in the future. 10 – A motors 9 – B motors 7 – C motors 3 – D motors 0 – E motors 0 – F motor November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017. Stay tuned for more info.

Launch Sunday 10/2

Hello rocketeers,

It’s time for our October 2nd launch at the 18th Ave location at 12:30pm and the weather report looks terrible again. However, the reports are starting to look a little better than they were yesterday. We will make a decision Sunday morning. If we do have to postpone, it will be 2 weeks later. The field isn’t available on 10/9 due to a soccer tournament. This isn’t too bad since we have 5 Sundays in October this year.

Since it’s October, we’ll do a Halloween theme. Fly something spooky or maybe orange. We are also doing a spot landing contest. Here’s the rules on that.

– This is an Open Spot Landing. Any recovery method is allowed except RC.

– Single stage only.

– Closest landing out of your first three flights. (I’m being generous on this. Regular rules are first flight.)

– Must be within 100 feet of the target.

– Measurement will be from the target to the tip of the nose cone.

– Prize will be an Estes mid-power rocket kit. ProSeries II Ventris, Argent, Partizon, or Leviathan.

– Combining the Spot Landing Challenge with an October themed rocket will have a 10% reduction in measured distance.

– The rocketeer must calculate the 10% reduction in their head.

– Rule 9. I can change the rules if I want to.
Looking to the future, November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017. Yes, we normally do this in January, but we really need to follow our by-laws. So start thinking about how you want to help the club this year.

Happy flying,

Charlie