CENJARS December 2019 Launch Report

After postponing due to some rather nasty winter weather last week, our December launch was held this past Sunday. Those rocketeers that made the monthly pilgrimage to the 18th Avenue launch site were greeted with clear sunny skies and steady, but manageable, winds out of the south.

Despite the steady wind, the unofficial theme of this month’s launch seemed to be “go big or go home” as a large majority of the flights that were completed used either a C, D, or F motor! Rocketeers used a variety of different techniques to combat the wind while getting some serious altitude, such as long streamers, large spill holes in parachutes, Jolly Logic Chute Releases (set for 300ft, of course), and steep launch rod angles.

There were a number of crowd pleasing flights, such as Dan’s egg-lofter which left the rail in a hurry powered by an 18mm D21 composite motor. Joe Z also flew his versatile Super Big Bertha twice, once “low and slow” on a D12-3, and then later he ramped things up a few notches by launching it on an F45!

Overall, we burned 38 motors on 36 flights. Here’s the breakdown:

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

Our next launch will be Sunday, January 5th 2020. Until then, have a great holiday season and remember to use these cold winter days to work on thinning out that build pile!

See you around,
John Falcone

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