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April MASA meeting Hennepin County Brookdale Library

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 participants.


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 pinball party.


  • 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.

Meeting Topic:

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


[Alan Estenson]

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