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

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