October Launch Report

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.

August/September Launch Summary

CENJARS August and September 2016 Launch Report

Two launch reports in one.  August was one of the best launches we have had in a long time.  The weather was great and we had a very good turnout.  Over 60 launches so the pads were very busy.  We were also treated to some rocket and star cookies provided by Jamie.  Yum!

Although there was a lot of interest in having a club picnic, we had too many conflicts with our time.  It seems that is the norm for any organization these days.  We will try again next year, perhaps a different format.  But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

September brought us the ‘urricane that ‘ardly ever ‘appened.  We postponed due to the weather reports of high winds.  The next week when we the reports looked better, we had the high winds.  Fortunately, by the time we were setup, they had died down enough that we could get a few launches in.

5 – A motors

11 – B motors  

5 – C motors

2 – D motors

0 – E motors

1 – F motor

October will bring us the spot landing challenge.  Rules for this will be out shortly.  The prize is a mid-power Estes kit.

 

November will be our annual meeting and election of officers for 2017.  Stay tuned for more info.

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

April and May Launch Reports

MAY

Today’s launch was pretty long and fun . We didn’t lose any rockets this launch . it was also very warm out side. We also had all different kinds of motors today we had 12 C,7 A,6 B,4 E, 1 D, and 1 G. Our secretary Antwone Freeman was our LCO today . CENJARS thanks our president Chaka Freeman for providing the equipment for the launch.

Report by Secretary Antwone Freeman

 

APRIL

Today’s launch was pretty long and fun . We didn’t lose any rockets this launch . it was also very warm out side. We also had all different kinds of motors today we had 12 C,7 A,6 B,4 E, 1 D, and 1 G. Our secretary Antwone Freeman was our LCO today . CENJARS thanks our president Chaka Freeman for providing the equipment for the launch. We would also like to welcome our new member Paul . We would like to thank Calvary Christian school for attending our launch always a pleasure to have you .

Report by Secretary Antwone Freeman

January 11th Launch Report

At our first launch of the year we braved the cold and had a grand old time.
Our New President, Chaka Freeman, likes motors with high altitude and everything he flew this day landed across the roadway onto the lake. Unfortunately the bushes beat Jim’s pole and gained a rocket, the Outlaw, may you forever rest in peace. CENJARS would also like to thank Antwone for being LCO at this launch.
We Flew a total of 34 flights:
A 12
B 6
C 11
D 1
E 3
F 1
Reported by Antwone Freeman