October MASA meeting – Hennepin County
The October MASA meeting was held at
the Hennepin County Southdale Library on the 4th. A total
of 12 people attended the meeting.
The next regular club launch will
be on October 27. This will be the last launch of the year
at the Nowthen sod fields
The theme is
"If it's weird, fly it!" - Oddrocs and Halloween
Rockets. The special event is the OktoberFAST G
motor drag race. The fun contest is
D Altitude (must use an AltimeterOne or AltimeterTwo)
The next meeting is planned for
Thursday, November 1. Location TBA.
- There are several upcoming Outreach events. Watch the
masarocketry email list for details.
- Newsletter editor Kurt Knox has been swamped over the
summer, but we hear that he is working on a new issue of the
- President Neal says "The poll results have been tabulated and the
majority of members who responded support a dues increase. The
majority also supported the idea of having porta-potty at the
launches. The dues increase will be used for other club
related items besides the porta-potty. The dues increase
will require a Bylaw change and my hope is to have the draft
done within a week and posted to all members by email. Voting
for the proposed change will happen at the Novemeber meeting."
Show -n- Tell
Art Gibbens brought his "Perch of
Apophis" flying pyramid that he built from a Sunward kit.
Alyssa Stenberg showed her
upscale Orbital Transports. She built a prototype first
(and test flew it at the MASA picnic back in July), and then
built a final version. The glider had radio control on its
rudder. Alyssa also showed us one of her R/C rocket
Zackary Stenberg showed us his
FAI S8D WSMC individual bronze medal and trophy.
Jon Stenberg talked about their
experiences in R/C rocket glider competition at the last two
World Space Modeling Championships in Europe. He also
shared a neat video with us.
Topic - Rocket Simulation Software: