The October 2007 MASA meeting was held on the 4th at
the Science Museum.
10 people attended the meeting.
Show -n- Tell
- Rick Vatsaas brought his Custom "Ion Pulsar"
- Ken Jarosch brought his Estes "Executioner" that he is
currently rebuilding with a baffle and zipperless recovery.
Through one of those wonderful coincidences, this meeting
coincided with the 50th anniversary of the launching of Sputnik in
To mark the occasion, Alan Estenson put together materials to
build flying Sputnik rockets ("odd-rocs"). A number of those
present at the meeting built Sputniks on the spot or took the parts
home to build later.
They were built from "Estes Industries Rocket Plan
#15" for the "Sputnik-Too" (vintage 1964). http://www.dars.org/jimz/eirp/eirp_15.tif
One change to the plan was to run the launch rod through the foam
ball along the motor mount tube instead of gluing on an external
Look for some of these Sputniks to fly at upcoming launches!
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting! See you next