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Last updated: Sept 15, 2007
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September Meeting Minutes (9/15/2007)

The September 2007 MASA meeting was held on the 6th at the Science Museum.

10 people attended the meeting.

  • The launch on August 25th had near-perfect weather and a great turn-out of MASA members, visitors, new members, and spectators.  A total of 148 flights took to the skies.  The theme was "multi-staging", and there were 17 multi-stage flights.  These included six entries in the annual Comanche-3 drag race.
  • The next launch will be on September 22nd at Nowthen.  The theme will be Science Fiction & Fantasy rockets.
  • The next meeting will be on October 4 at the Science Museum.  Meeting topics (and volunteers) are needed for the October and November meetings!
  • The new September/October issue of the Planet is now available for download.  This is new editor Jeff Taylor's second issue.  Looks great, Jeff!  Thank you!  As always, Jeff welcomes your contributions for the Planet.  The deadline submission date for the next issue is October 25.

Show -n- Tell

  • David Whitaker brought along his clone of the classic goony rocket "Zoom Broom" that he kitbashed from a Baby Bertha.  Dave made his own decals for this rocket.  Dave also showed us his 29mm Skyripper hybrid motor system.  He used this system to fly his modified LOC Hi-Tech on an H78 hybrid motor at both the July and August MASA launches.
  • Buzz McDermott brought a newly finished "Der Goony Max" kitbashed from a Baby Bertha and finished using the decal set from Excelsior.  He also showed us a Squirrel Works "Spacecruiser FFE" and a highly modified Sunward "Gravity Rider".
  • Caleb Boe brought his very neat modular rocket.  This rocket project recently earned him a 4-H blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair.  Way to go, Caleb!
  • Ted Cochran brought the lower portions of his Loc IV and Quantum Leap as examples of baffles and zipperless recovery methods.


On the masarocketry mailing list back in August, there was a discussion about which Twin Cities area Michaels stores still stocked model rocket stuff.  At the end of the discussion, the list looked like this:

  • Apple Valley - ?
  • Blaine - YES
  • Bloomington - YES
  • Burnsville - ?
  • Coon Rapids - YES (both stores)
  • Crystal - YES
  • Eagan - NO
  • Eden Prairie - YES
  • Maple Grove - NO
  • Maplewood - YES
  • Minnetonka - NO
  • Oak Park Heights - ?
  • Plymouth - NO
  • Richfield - ?
  • Roseville - ?
  • St Paul - NO
  • Woodbury - YES
  • Shakopee - ?

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting!  See you next month.

(Alan Estenson)

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