Launch this Sunday

Bring your red Valentine day rockets to our launch this Sunday February 7th at 12:30pm at the 18th avenue location.

We hope to see you there!

2016 Launch Dates and Themes

As stated by Charlie Kirlew, CENJARS President:

Rocketeers,

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

January 2016 Launch Report and Officer Election

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

Next Launch January 3rd And Club Meeting

Rocketeers,
We will have our annual meeting before the January launch on 01/03/2016 at 12pm. We will be at the pizza place in the K Mart Shopping Plaza just a couple of miles East of our launch site.
This meeting is when we will be electing new officers for the coming year.

The launch will be right after the meeting Sunday, January 3rd around 1:00pm at the 18th avenue location.Weather looks to be cooperative and perfect for a launch. New and experienced fliers as well as observers are welcome to attend.

Please contact me if you plan on attending. We will need a head count. The pizza is on the club. E-mail me at freemancomputers@rocketmail.com if you plan to attend the lunch meeting.

Thanks,

Chaka Freeman

President of CENJARS

 

Launch this Sunday June 7th

Our next Launch will be June 7th at 12:30pm at the 18th Avenue location.

New, Experienced Fliers as well as Observers are encouraged to attend.

We hope to see you there.