CENJARS September 2019 launch report

CENJARS September 2019 Launch Report

What a wonderful day for a rocket launch! We had another great turnout for our September launch. The winds were a little on the breezy side but that just made it all fresher and better.

While the winds directed us to use smaller motors on the smaller rockets, it didn’t stop us from sending up some big stuff as well. The Jolly Logic Chute Release was well used. If anyone is planning on getting one, the magic number is 300 feet. (CR@300) It works very well at our field. I think we have at least 5 rocketeers using it now.

While we didn’t lose any rockets to the trees, we did have a few rockets spontaneously dis-assemble. It doesn’t appear that there were any construction issues, just bad motors.

We had a few notable flights. Steve K. put 3 extra parachutes in one of his rockets. Think of it as dropping paratroopers out of a plane. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough weight on the chutes to bring them back to the field. Charlie had an old Aerotech 18mm E25. Yes, an E in the 18mm format. Knowing that old motors often don’t deploy safely, he put it in a Planet Probe. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the video of it. Of course, Brian put the MDRD up on a G80 and woke up the neighborhood. How many of those motors does he have?

There was a total of 66 flights and 68 motors burned. Here are the motor totals:

18 – A motors
21 – B motors
12 – C motors
3 – D motors
9 – E motors
1 – G Motor

We have Wall Kid’s Day America coming up on September 28th. This is a chance for us to support Wall Township and thank them for letting us use the field. We will be doing demo launches and builds. Details to follow.

Our next launch is scheduled for October 6th. We will be celebrating Halloween. Will Charlie ever get that skeleton to launch? Will Brian bring back the witch? What’s in your rocket cauldron?

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