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September 2006 Meeting Minutes (9/8/2006)

The September 2006 MASA meeting was held on the 7th at the Science Museum.

11 people attended the meeting.

  • MASA President Mike Erpelding was not present, but his excuse that he is getting married this Saturday was a pretty good one.  Congratulations and Best Wishes to Mike and Amber!
  • Congratulations were offered to Carol Marple for her successful L1 cert flight at the August launch!
  • The September 23 launch will be at the Nowthen field.  The theme is "clusters", so bring out those multi-engine rockets.  Hopefully, we will have a Fat Boy Duration fun event, so remember to bring your Fat Boy rockets too!  Watch the events calendar for info.
  • The October meeting will be on the 5th.  The topic will be "Baby Bertha kitbash".  Alan Estenson will be organizing the event.  Baby Bertha kits will be available for purchase at the meeting, or you may provide your own.  Watch for more details on the events calendar and on the mailing list.
  • Buzz and Kathy McDermott have volunteered to host the MASA holiday party again this year.
  • Ted says that the new issue of the Planet will be out soon.  Anyone with last minute submissions, please send them to him ASAP!

Show -n- Tell

  • Ted Cochran brought his recently completed Estes Sweet Vee radio control rocket glider.  He hopes to fly it for the first time at the September launch.
  • Russ Durkee brought an electric powered radio control delta wing airplane that he plans to convert to rocket power.

Basement Bounty (a sequel to Attic Treasures) by Russ Durkee and Buzz McDermott - a nostalgic look at vintage model rocket stuff

  • Russ Durkee brought a variety of interesting stuff:  FSI F100 engine, Centuri engines, various unbuilt Centuri kits (Satellite Killer, Flying Saucer, Evel Knievel Sky Cycle, Hercules II...) and various vintage catalogs
  • Buzz McDermott brought a selection of stuff from his "not a collection":  various old built Centuri rockets (Powersystems, SSV Scorpion, Saturn 1b), a new built MRC Iron Man, a new Semroc Mark II clone, various old wooden launch pads, a new built MRI Kappa 1 and an MPC Microsonde 3, various MPC boxed kits and minirocs kits, a MRC Concept II launcher, FSI catalogs and unbuilt kits, an unbuilt 1969 Estes Mars Lander kit, unbuilt Estes Citation Bomarc and Starship Vega kits, the old Estes Aerospace Club set, a Canaroc kit, and much more!
  • Alan Estenson brought along some old catalogs and promotional literature.
  • Thanks to Russ & Buzz for bringing these items!  It was great fun to look at it all.

(Alan Estenson)

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