September MASA meeting – Hennepin County
The September MASA meeting was held at
the Hennepin County Brookdale Library on the 6th. A total
of 10 people attended the meeting.
The next regular club launch will
be on September 22 and 23. There will be two days of both
sport flying and contest flying. There may be extra
visitors on Saturday as it is a Minnesota Aerospace and Aviation Week 2012
Flight Day Community Event
The theme on Saturday is Missiles
& Military Rockets. The special event is a Mega Mosquito
Contest info is here.
- A Helicopter Duration
- 1/2A Boost Glide Duration
- A Streamer Duration
- C Rocket Glider Duration
- A Super-Roc Duration
The next meeting is planned for
Thursday, October 4 at the Hennepin County Southdale Library.
For the topic, Neal Higgins will be talking about rocket
software - RockSim, Open Rocket, etc.
- Big 2-day sport and contest launch coming up later
Show -n- Tell
Chris Feld brought his
scratchbuilt HALO 38 rocket. It will use altimeter-based
rear ejection. First flight planned for an H motor.
Many boxes and totes of old (and
not-so-old) rocket kits were brought to the meeting by an
individual looking to sell them. We had fun looking
through the many, many kits. Nearly everyone ended up
We discussed the logistics and
costs associated with having a "porta potty" on site at the sod
farm for MASA launches. A dues increase would be necessary
to cover the expense.
A short discussion was held about
the need to make some updates to the club bylaws.
The topic of sparky motors at
MASA launches was brought up. The consensus was to
continue NOT permitting sparky motors at MASA launches.