April 2004 Meeting Minutes (4/2/2004)
The April 2004 MASA meeting was held on the 1st at
the Science Museum. A total of 10 people were present.
An informal launch will be held this Saturday at
Apple Valley High School starting at noon. This is a TARC
qualification flight opportunity. MASA members are welcome
to come and fly, help, or just watch.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 6th.
The topic will be RSO/LCO training led by Russ Durkee & Mark
The next launch is scheduled for April
24th. The location will be announced soon.
Biggest Planet Ever! New issue now
available with tons of NARCON coverage.
From those who attended, "NARCON was
Ted Cochran and Mike Erpelding gave quick
updates on the progress of the TARC teams that they are
Ted Cochran announced that he will be running
for the NAR Board of Trustees!
David Gensler brought along several rockets: a
FlisKits "Long Overdue", a Sunward
"Maverick", and his kitbashed Renegade creation (looks
like one of those wacky Russion "ekranoplanes"
Ed Eastman brought his kitbashed Renegade
creation, dubbed "Thunderbird 7". Ed also had a
FlisKits "Cheetah" 2-stager
Mike Erpelding also brought his kitbashed
Renegade rocket. It sports a center cluster of 2 18mm
motors with potential for two outboard 24mm motors.
Stuart Lenz brought the "Pokemon #3"
with eyebrow-raising axially-offset ring fin, and a teeny-tiny
MicroMaxx powered Hawk.
For the severalth year in a row, Ellison Lenz
organized a Junkyard Rockets building session. The launch
competition will be at the April launch.
Three teams built some very ... unusual ...
creations. This year, the major requirement was that the
rocket must fly on a 29mm single-use F motor!
Wear your hard hats to the April launch!