April MASA meeting – Hennepin County
The fourth MASA meeting of 2012 was held at
the Hennepin County Brookdale Library on April 5. A total
of 11 people attended the meeting.
The next regular club launch will
be on Saturday, April 28. This launch is planned for the
Nowthen sod fields. The theme is Saucers & UFOs.
There will be a Fun Contest - 1/2A streamer duration. Hub
Hobby Center will be providing free 1/2A3-4t motors to the contest
The next meeting is planned for
May 12 at Alan Estenson's house in Maple Grove. There will
be refreshments, free rocket kits for kids to build, the Kitbash
Contest Kickoff build session, and vintage arcade game and
- Spring outreach season is coming up fast! Details on
outreach events will be sent out on the club email list.
- NARCON is coming up.
- The club's finances are in good shape.
- MASA has roughly 90-100 paid members right now.
Contest Strategies for Casual
Competitors. - Presentation by Buzz McDermott
Buzz led us through his
presentation covering the events planned for the MASA Summer
Regional. He also brought a number of example contest
rockets. Thanks Buzz!
You can download Buzz's
presentation as a PDF file:
Contest Strategies for Casual Competitors - McDermott.pdf
The MASA Summer Regional Contest is planned for June 2 & 3
(rain dates June 9 & 10) The events are:
- G Egg Loft Altitude w/ altimeters, C & T div
- D Egg Loft Altitude w/ altimeters, A & B div
- A Helicopter Duration
- B Boost Glide Duration
- C Streamer Duration
- Open Spot Landing
- Drag Race, C & T div
- Set Duration (30 seconds), A & B div