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July 16, 2005 launch report (7/17/2005)

Picnic!

On Saturday, July 16th, many MASA members gathered at the Elk River VFW for the annual MASA picnic and rocket launch.  It was a very hot day with a bright sun.  The breeze brought some welcome relief even if it did make the recovery walks longer.  Launching went from 11am to about 5pm with the picnic following.

Big thanks to:

  • Mike Erpelding for organizing the range and hauling the necessary gear.
  • All LCO volunteers - Mike Erpelding, Ken Jarosch, Art Gibbens, Ted Cochran

A few of the flights:

MASA members - please send in your thoughts about the launch! 

Jeff Taylor writes:

From a Newbie BAR....
This is my first year in MASA and consequently my first MASA picnic.  Thank you everyone for making it a great time.  I had several "first launches" including a new Fat Boy, Quark and ACME Spitfire.  My daughter Alyssa also flew a few "first" flights including her Super Eagle, Fat Boy and Sky Writer.  The temperature was hot, the food was plentiful, the launches were great and the door prizes were wonderful.  My only down side for the day:  my Quark is somewhere out there waiting to become mulch the next time they mow that field. 

 

The Details:

Full launch tally (in Adobe Acrobat PDF form, requires version 6 or newer of the Acrobat reader)

The totals were:  86 flights, 89 motors.  The cumulative total impulse was 853 Ns with an average total impulse of 9.6 Ns.  The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 0

1/4A

0

1/2A

4

A

11

B

30

C

26

D

15

E

1

F

2

G

0

H

0

(Alan Estenson)

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