June Meeting Minutes (6/7/2008)
The June 2008 MASA meeting was held on the 5th at
the Science Museum.
A total of 4 people attended the meeting.
(Where was everybody?)
Next Launch: Solstice launch will be on the
afternoon/evening of June 21 at the Elk River VFW soccer fields.
The next regular launch will be on June 28 at the Nowthen sod
There is no regular meeting in July. Instead,
the summer picnic will be held on July 19 at the Elk River VFW.
We're hoping to have a big shindig celebrating MASA's 10th anniversary. For those
of you participating in the "Sky of Gold" celebration, you're
encouraged to fly your Semroc Golden Scouts at the picnic.
- Deadline for submissions for the next issue of the Planet is
Show -n- Tell
- Tim Barr brought a fin can assembly. It has built-up
fins with a thin G10 skin and internal LEDs. A small
circuit board can make the LEDs flash in different ways.
- David Whitaker brought his Binder Jaguar. He built it
for electronic deployment and set it up to fly on 29mm or 38mm
hybrids all the way up to the longest I-motor.
- Alan Estenson brought his old "IPFI Corrigan" that was
kitbashed from an Estes Sizzler.
The kit chosen for this year's kitbash is the Estes Screamin'
was available at the June meeting for a purchase
price of $6.50
(For those who still need a kit, stop by Hub Hobby Center in
Little Canada on Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons and see
Alan to purchase one.)
Your mission is to seek inspiration for your kitbash from the
1981 Estes catalog.
There are a ton of rockets in there which you could roughly
upscale using the parts in the Mimi kit. There are also some
rockets which you could directly clone. For even more fun, you
could reimagine and reinterpret one of those old designs around
your available parts. Maybe the "Photon Disruptor" might inspire
you to create a "HadronCollider". Create a new "Strato-tracer" based on the "Skytracer".
Exactly what you do is up to you!
Links to plans and such can be found at
You may use or not use any and all contents of the kit,
including the packaging, at your discretion. If you wish, you
may substitute an equivalent amount of uncut balsa sheet for the
laser-cut fin sheets in the kit. You may swap out the motor mount
tube and centering rings if you'd prefer to build for an 18mm
motor instead of 24mm. You may not add or substitute any other
parts. (You may add internal noseweight if necessary to
ensure stability. You may swap out the kit shock cord for
a longer one if you wish.)
If you have your Kitbash Kreation komplete and bring it to the
klub picnic in July, you'll be eligible for a special prize