April Meeting Report
The April MASA meeting was held on the 1st at the Science
Museum in St. Paul. Approximately 10 people attended.
Launch: The next club launch will be on Saturday
April 24, at the Nowthen sod farm, if the weather cooperates.
A theme and special events will be announced prior to the launch.
Meeting: The next club meeting will be a build
session at Alan's house. A date and time will be announced
NAR Membership Drive - remember that the "52 by 52" NAR
membership driveRruns through the end of July. The NAR is
offering a bonus of $5 per member for each new member recruited
by a current member (they must include your name on their
application), plus the new member will receive freebies worth
more than $30.
April 15 - outreach launch with 5-7 Girl Scouts.
Late April (date TBD) - build session and launch with Girl Scout
MASA Planet - Jeff is still looking for articles for the
NARAM 52 Fly-It/Take-It donations - the deadline is the
June MASA launch. If you are building one or more rockets
for the FiTi, please let Carol know.
MASA's 2nd regional contest - our second regional
contest is planned for June 5 and 6 at Nowthen. A sport
launch will be held both days in conjunction with the contest,
and the waiver will be in place on Saturday (only). Please
note that contest flying will take priority over all other
flying. Watch the web site for the details.
WSMC Fundraiser and Launch - Todd Schweim and Caleb Boe
will be heading to Serbia this summer as members of the U.S. FAI
Spacemodeling Team. A fundraiser dinner and auction, plus
a rocket launch/demo, will be held on May 23 at the Chateau St.
Croix Winery. Details will be posted on the email list and the
HPR "Cert Day" - several people are planning their HPR
certification flight within the next few months. We will
hold a special event at the May launch (and possibly June
launch) for anyone who is ready for their certification flight.
A "cert tent" will be set up to give the cert flyers some quiet
space to work with their cert team.
Off We Go Rocketry - Tim Melody of Off We Go Rocketry is
offering a 10% rebate to the club for all purchase made by MASA
members. The 10% rebate will be in the form of a donation
to the club, made at the end of the year.
An Introduction to Electronic Recovery
The evening's meeting topic was an introduction to using electronic
recovery in rockets. Glen Overby explained the various options
for using electronic recovery, showed examples of avionics bays and
methods of installing alimeters, and passed around different types
of altimeters for the group to look at.