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Archive for March, 2008

Pack 124 Bear Cub Scout Launch

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

The Pack 124 Bear Cub Scouts launched their own rockets March 22, 2008 in a field near Headland. 12 Boys built Fliskit Thing-a-ma-jigs and got to fly them twice.(A6-4 and B6-4).  They boys even got to drag races their rockets on the 2nd launch. All rockets were recovered.
I put on a short demo before they launched. 
Estes Quark
Sunward Maverick
Applewhite Scimitar
Estes Executioner
Shuttle Thang.
I will submit their names for the NAR 50,000 event. Thanks to Jim Flis for the easy to build and fly rockets.  We had a couple of rockets come in with tangles chutes, but there was no damage.

More pictures here.

Don’t Miss the April 12th SEARS Rocket Launch!

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

The next SouthEast Alabama Rocketry Society (SEARS) launch is April 12th 2008 in Samson, AL. The event is Peep Spot Landing sponsored by Sunward Aerospace Group.

The three rocket flights that place a peep closest to a target on the field by 3 PM will draw in order, closest first, from the special Sunward prize pool.   The remaining Sunward prizes will be given out by random drawing of green flight cards. The prize pool includes four Sunward kits and lots of components. You may make as many peep flights as you like and multiple peeps are allowed on one flight.  Use Official Peeps of any variety. Peeps that are dropped must have a recovery device for their/our protection. Thanks to Sunward who provides high quality model rockets kits, parts, and accessories for the Rocketeer.

SEARS March 1st 2008 Launch Report

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

SEARS 572 held its month launch on March 1, 2008. The day started out a little cool, but turned into a beautiful day to launch. The high was about 65 F and the winds were mainly light.

Jim Flis day was the main event. Anyone who launched a Fliskits rocket had their name put into a hat for a prize. Jim Flis was very generous to send rockets for the prizes. 25 Jim Flis creations were flown and there was a mass launch of Fliskits.  The Fliskit Decaffinator and the Frick & Frack flew. They are both impressive and will make excellent demo rockets.  See pictures here and a video of the mass launch here.

Jim Flis Day

There were many high power launches. There were two J motor drag races and 2 L motor launches. The Auburn team had an exciting L motor launch. The video can be seen here.

The quick flight stats show 98 flights from 19 flyers. Marty Wiggins was the “Frequent Flyer” of the day with 16 flights. We are missing a couple of flight cards, so the total is probably 101 flights. Here is the motor breakdown.