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January 2015 launch report

On Saturday, January 24, MASA held its first launch of 2015. 

This launch was at McMurray Field, located at Lexington and Como in St Paul, Google maps link

A few of the flights:

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

Todd Carpenter writes:

Thanks, Neal, for bringing everything to the field and for setup/tear down. It was a good morning to fly. I hope the rest of the day was good, too!

The paper whirlygig pattern and instructions are at the following link. Except for the first launch (motor too low), it was a good 13mm flyer:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/scratch-13mm-whirlygig-by-matthew-mcfarland.html

Neal Higgins writes:

It was a good mornig to fly and so was the rest of the day. The wind did pick up around noon but it didn't affect the flights too badly. No long walks or lost rockets. The turn out was light and there were never more than 6 people present at any given time but it was fun and I think eveyone had a great time.

I got in 10 flights, 4 of which were micro max. Most were pretty good flights except for my Baby Bertha and Twilight Interceptor. I flew both on C6-5's and both should have been on C6-3's. Since both are heavier than stock kits I think I may fly them both on D's from now on.

Thanks everyone for the help with range setup and tear down. Thanks Jeff for the sled, it was easier than carrying the equipment.

Thanks Jace for the gift. I'll keep it on my desk.

The Details:

Full launch tally  - see the Google Docs spreadsheet

The totals were:  56 flights with 57 motors burned. The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 7

1/4A

2

1/2A

1

A

18

B

13

C

13

D

2

E

1

(Alan Estenson)

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