Launch Report for June 2nd

Thanks to all who attended and helped setup and tear down the launch equipment. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Of course, thank you to Dave and Rick for getting the wavier setup and taken down.
I also think we should take a minute to thank the rocket gods for allowing us to launch one more time before the dry/fire season. Yesterday was beautiful!
 
For those who did not attend it was clear skies and wind gusts where no more than 10mph ever! Best launch to end the season!
 
Launch stats:
Low Power - 9
H - 2
I - 4
J - 2
K - 2
 
We had two hybrid launches. One from TJ and one from Kelsey. Both successfully lit and got off the pad but had some unexpected mid flight events but all equipment was unscathed. yay!
 
We had 2 L1 attempts. Brennan and Tyler I believe. I look forward to seeing you in October ;)
 
We had a couple new junior flyers. Welcome Alex and Katelyn. Good job with your successful flights. Look out HPR flyers, so far they have a better successful flight to failure ratio than us ;)
 
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YouTube Videos:

Braden's YouTube video Kate video

 

Launch Report - SpudRoc, May 5-6

Saturday was a bit cloudy but high enough to get some good launches in.  The clouds did clear and we were able to launch JC's rocket with JC riding shotgun. There is more to come on trying to auction off some of JC's equipment to help out Kathy and family so stay tuned.  We will figure it out and let you all know how you can help out.
 
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We had a TARC group come in early and launch some we were setting up. All went smoothly.
 
Sunday was really windy in the morning but it died down and we had perfect launch conditions from about 11 to 3:30.
 
Launch Stats:
Low Power - 36
H - 3
I - 4
J - 5
K - 1
and 1 successful level 1 cert flight for Chris ... for a total of 50 flights. (Plus Sam's last flight of SpudRoc... but I think I left his launch card on the launch table clipboard.)
 
We had two special awards given to Dave and Brad Walters. Out of the 36 low power launches they did 21 flights!! They both got a TIR sticker. Good job for making the rest of us look like chumps ;) (just kidding of course).
 
I would like to do some kind of award like this every once in awhile. Challenge suggestions welcomed. Maybe a smashed rocket on a trophy stand with mandatory display at each launch at your prep table until somebody else crashes a rocket and it then gets passed on to the next guy/gal. Bring ideas to the next meeting!
 
Thanks again to all who came and thanks again to Terry for pulling the equipment trailer and those who helped setup and take down.
 
As a reminder the next launch is tentatively slated for June 2nd pending fire dangers and BLM gives us a go or grounds us for the season. If we don't get rain again before June then my guess is we will be grounded. Our next meeting is after the expected launch date so keep an eye on the group messages for that launch.
 

Launch Report - March 10, 2018

First off thanks to all who showed up early to help setup.

Thank you to Dave and Rick for waiver duty. And, of course, thanks to Kelsey for pulling the trailer and being LCO.

We couldn't have asked for a better day. Sunny all day an virtually no wind up to noon then started to pick up a bit by 1-ish. We had about 15 people show up and some visitors came to watch and chat.

We had 1 L1 cert attempt.

There were 5 flyers with a total of 10 flights. 

Sam wins with 4 flights total. 

Terry and I tied with 2 flights. 

Rick and Tyler tied with 1 flight.

Rick wins elevation with a 14,000 ft flight, flying his minimum diameter "54 easy" at 6' tall, 8.5lbs on a K805G. Besides scaring us with a 600ft main deployment the flight went perfect!

Sam had a great flight to 6,000ft on a 5.5" LOC kit bash weighing 90oz on a K535 courtesy of Rick! The flight went perfect with main chute deployment at -18"! (Sorry Sam).

Thanks to all who attended!

-Angelo

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