July Launch Report

As reported by Jon Henbest:

CENJARS July 2017 Launch Report

The weather was beautiful.  Sunny and dry.  The winds did increase as the day went on, but we were able to enjoy 37 launches.  Many families joined us and showed their patriotism with red, white & blue rockets.  Please keep spreading the word so more can join the fun!

 With the winds increasing as the temperatures rose, most chose lower powered motors.  One rocket was lost and another had a catastrophic failure, hitting the parking lot at high velocity.  A nice two-stage rocket was launched successfully, and a very tall rocket with a three motor cluster had a successful launch. Launch totals for the day included:

14 – A motors
8 – B motors
9 – C motors
6 – D motors
0 – E motors
0 – F motors
0 – G motors

Join us on August 6th for our next launch day.  In the meantime, keep safe and building more rockets!  Hope for more good weather and calm skies so we can enjoy more launches.

Next Launch – July 2nd

Our next launch will be July 2, at 12:30 at the 18th Avenue location.

The theme is obviously the 4th of July so bring your Red, White and Blue rockets to launch!

Hope to see you all there!

CENJARS June Launch Report

CENJARS June 2017 Launch Report

What started as a beautiful bright sunshiny day, turned cloudy and a little cool as the day wore on. Not to be deterred, a lot of people showed up, both old friends and new faces that are now friends. We had a total of 44 flights and a total of 46 motors.

7 – A motors
10 – B motors
21 – C motors
5 – D motors
1 – E motors
2 – F motor

A few rockets went into the brush but most of them were recovered. We did have one that went into the clouds and never came out. At least we didn’t see it.

A few of the launches honored Mothers, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Fathers.

Congratulations to Charlie for passing his written test for his Level 2 certification. Thanks to Jim Z for proctoring the test. Best wishes for the practical part.

May Launch Summary

CENJARS May 2017 Launch Report (as reported by Jon Henbest)

Although we had a good crowd on hand for our launch day, the weather did not cooperate very well.  After setting up and working through some technical difficulties with the launch pads, a rain storm rolled in and put a damper on things.  A few launches proceeded successfully but we called it a day after a short time in the rain.

Successful launches for the day included:

15 – A motors
2 – B motors
5 – C motors

Those that did launch had a great time!  A special thanks to our guests from the Calvary Christian School.

Next planned launch date is June 4th.  Once again hope for good weather and calm skies so we can enjoy some launches.

CENJARS March launch report

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!