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Last updated: Apr. 4, 2002
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April 2002 Meeting Minutes (4/4/2002)

The April 2002 MASA meeting was held on the 2nd at the Science Museum. Arriving only two weeks after the (delayed) March meeting, a smaller crowd was on hand.

Upcoming events:

  • The next meeting will be on May 7.

  • The next launch is scheduled for April 27 at the Elk River / Otsego field.  The theme will be "Oddrocs"


  • The deadline for submissions for the next issue of the MASA Planet is April 15.  Editor Ted Cochran welcomes all of your contributions.  If he doesn't have room for them in this issue, he'll save them for the next one!

  • If you have anything that you'd like to list on the web site's Swap -n- Sell page, just send it to Alan

  • The March launch was a success with 92 flights taking to the skies.

  • Photos from the February & March launches are now on the web site.

  • Discover Aviation Days at the Anoka County airport has been canceled for this year.  This raises the possibility of moving the May launch forward a week, so it isn't on Memorial Day weekend.

  • We may change the May meeting topic.  The planned topic of building rockets to fulfill the Minnesota Rocket League challenge is probably too much for our meeting time.

Show'n Off:

  • Ted Cochran brought along "Streaming Broadband" - a rocket where the body tube is also the recovery streamer.  A plan for it will be appearing in the MASA Planet.

  • Stuart Lenz had a scratchbuilt rocket with tubular fins and lots of transitions.  It has 3 24mm motor mounts.

  • Ellison Lenz had a scratchbuilt rocket made from "found parts" with a 24mm motor mount and tubular fins.

  • David Fergus had two rockets built for the Minnesota Rocket League challenge.


Ted Cochran convened the meeting attendees as a Design Review Board.  He distributed the design packets sent in by teams competing in the Minnesota Rocket League.  MASA members looked through the packets, writing down praise and suggestions for the teams.

(Alan Estenson)

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