March 2014 MASA meeting
The March 2014 MASA meeting was
held on the 6th at the Southdale Library. 13 people were in
The 2013 MASSY Award for
Design of the Year was presented to Rick Vatsaas for his great work on the 3D
printed MASA logo rocket.
Alan Estenson kicked off the 2014
MASA kitbash contest. Quite a few people purchased the set
of kits to participate. For the contest info and rules,
- Location of the March launch is TBD.
- The annual TARC launch at Apple Valley High School is
planned for March 22.
- MASA could use more rockets for the Fly-It, Take-It box.
FITI rockets are kept on hand at MASA launches. Visiting kids
may pick out a rocket, are provided with an engine, get to fly
it and take it home. If you would like to build and donate any
FITI rockets, please keep them fairly simple and make sure that
they can fly on an "A" motor. (we could also use motor
donations) FITI rocket donations are also needed for NARAM
Show -n- Tell:
- Rick Vatsaas brought his 2013 high power project. It
is based loosely on a LOC Minie Magg. Has a tailcone and
altimeter bay. It flew on a J350 and a J240.
Ted Cochran went through a safety
briefing and also a State of the NAR presentation.