CENJARS June 2021 launch and Scout event

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our June launch and the weather reports are looking good. Before I get into the launch any more, let’s talk about the Scout event.

The local scout council has invited us to their Family Day on Saturday June 12th from 10 am to 4 pm. They would like us to be there by 8:30. We may need to do some special registering before hand to keep the lawyers and doctors happy. I will let you know what needs to be done when I get more info. In the mean time, please let me know if you can help with this event. We will be doing rocket demo launches, basic A, B, C, planet probes and then a few WOW launches if we have access to the big field.

Now back to this Sunday’s launch. Usual time and location. Low winds, high temps, bring water. The theme for this month will be sci-fi since we didn’t get to celebrate Star Wars Day last month. In honor of this, we will be holding a special drag race contest. You will have to pick the score of the 2 contestants without knowing what the rockets are.

A drag race is a 3 point contest. One point is awarded for each of these flight events:

One point for the first entry to achieve first motion;
One point for the entry achieving the lower altitude; and
One point for the entry that touches the ground last. If the entry separates into two or more pieces, the first piece to touch the ground is counted.

For example, you might pick rocket A to launch first and touch the ground last. So the scoring would be “Rocket A 1,0,1 and rocket B 0,1,0. I hope that is simple enough. One entry per club member. Yes, you can pay your dues before the launch.

But how will you know which is rocket A and which is B? There will be a random secret selection after all contest entries are received. We plan to have the contest launch by 2:30 in the afternoon. Entries should be in by 2:00 pm. If there is a tie, we will draw one winning entry from a hat, or other suitable container.

Such a great contest deserves a great prize and that is an Aerotech ARCAS kit still in the box. This is a mid-power rocket that was donated to the club. We may even have a second place prize.

Looking forward to July, Red, White, and Blue of course, and a garage sale!

Happy flying,


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