CENJARS July 2021 launch report

CENJARS July 2021 Launch Report

On Sunday, July 11 a great group of rocketeers gathered at our launch site to take advantage of some unusually cool summer weather. Partly cloudy skies even made pop-up canopies optional- a rarity for our summer launches. This was nice because winds out of the southeast meant we had to carry our equipment to the back of the field.

Once we were set up, there were plenty of awesome rockets that made great flights at this month’s launch, such as Eric’s “Eat Mor Chikin” rocket. Eric decided to have a little fun with his Estes Big Daddy kit and paint it in a cow motif and give it Chick-fil-A decals- it was quite the sight on the pad and it flew great on a D12-3. Another beautiful rocket to take to the skies on a D12-3 was Mark’s scratch-built V2 which was finished in a camouflage paint scheme.

Besides the day’s regular flights, Charlie surprised everyone with his “blind” drag race contest. All club members were invited to make a guess as to the outcome of a drag race between two mystery rockets to win some cool prizes. There were lots of oohs and aahs as Charlie pulled two vintage Estes Star Trek kits out of his box for the contest! Both the Enterprise and the Klingon Battle Cruiser flew perfectly and two lucky CENJARS rocketeers left the field with nice prizes.

The most powerful flights of the day belonged to Jenny and Brian. Jenny made a big boom with her Loc Precison Cool Spool on a Aerotech G78 Mojave Green, and Brian flew his Cherokee-H on a G54. Brian’s flight would end up landing in the canopy of some of the tallest trees around, but after a few days (yes days) of effort and with help from some fellow CENJARS members, Brian was able to recover the rocket and electronics.

In all, we burned 44 motors in 43 flights. Here’s the breakdown:

A- 0
B- 13
C- 14
D- 9
E- 4
F- 2
G- 2

See you at our next launch on Sunday, August 1st!

Godspeed,
John

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