Our next launch is May 7th at 12:30pm at the 18th avenue location.
If you have not already done so please bring your dues with filled out membership form to the launch and give to Charlie Kirlew.
Hope to see you all there!
CENJARS March 2017 Launch Report
After a couple of months of strong winds and cold temps, we were desperate for launching some rockets. It was still a bit nippy and the winds were a little strong, but they did die down as the day went on.
Despite the winds, most of the flights avoided the lower power motors. We were setup in the northwest corner of the field so we had the best recovery area.
5 – A motors
1 – B motors
11 – C motors
5 – D motors
0 – E motors
1 – F motor
0 – G motors
Sadly, we did lose one rocket as it drifted along the edge of the field. How you can lose a yellow rocket with a red streamer, I don’t know. I have to admit, it was small and it drifted a long way. Once the winds died a bit, some brave rocketeers started launching 2 stagers and D motors. The 2 stage bat rocket had a hard landing for the booster, but all parts were recovered and it will fly again. Talk about brave, Brian decided to launch his Majestic on an F-25. Oh and it was majestic!
Anyone want to try some egg lofting for the April launch? The club has an egg lofting rocket that can be borrowed. Theme for April – Easter and Spring!
NO LAUNCH SUNDAY / CLUB BUILD INSTEAD
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.
Charlie – email@example.com
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.
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.