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Last updated: Nov 28, 2005
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November 19 2005 launch report (11/28/2005)

On Saturday, November 19, MASA held its regular launch at the VFW soccer fields near Elk River.

Thanks to Lee Frisvold for handling the equipment for this launch.

A few of the flights:

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

Lee Frisvold writes:

John [Carlson] had some pretty low heart stopping low flights, and he even scored a goal with no apparent damage to the rocket.

We had a total of 16 flights.

I launched 7 rockets.  One was my modified Estes Patriot that is a cluster that I sent up on 2  B6-4's for a nice flight.  The largest engine of the day was a C11-3 that I sent my scratch built WAC Corporal up on for a nice high flight.

My other flights were:  Little Shorter Big Bertha C6-5, Baby Bertha B6-4, Original Estes V2 B6-4  little unstable, Estes Patriot C6-5, Quest Nike Smoke B6-4.

The two new guys, I think their names were Bruce and Brad. One was a 8th grade math teacher that is excited about rockets and the possibilities for the students.  They launched a Alpha III twice on B6-4's for very nice flights. They were very excited and say they are now hooked.

The day started out beautifully sunny light wind @9:00 and by 10:30 turned to dark cloudy and windy so we packed up at 10:45.

John Carlson writes:

I had a great if short time launching on Saturday.  There were only 4  of us there:  myself,  Lee F.  and two new guys.   I think I launched a total of seven rockets, the one I wanted to try the most was my Sunward SU-47.  It flew great on a B6-4,  a C6-5 would be even better.  I even scored a goal with it as it landed in the soccer goal.

 

The Details:

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

The totals were:  16 flights, 17 motors.  The cumulative total impulse was 102 Ns with an average total impulse of 6 Ns.  The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 0

1/4A

0

1/2A

0

A

3

B

8

C

6

D

0

E

0

F

0

G

0
H 0

I

0

(Alan Estenson)

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