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Don’t Miss the April 18th SEARS Samson Launch

Monday, April 6th, 2009

The next monthly S.E.A.R.S. Launch is April 18th 2009 at Samson, AL. We setup at 8:30 AM, the waiver opens for launches at 9:00 AM. We usually go until about 4:00 PM. Beginners are welcome. Bring the whole family!. Everyone is also invited to Crews BBQ in Samson after the launch. For more info see http://www.sears572.com/sears-launch-info

Events:

General: Peep Spot Landing

The peep landing closest to a target on the field (about 60 feet from the pad) will win a draw SEARS prize pool.  You may make as many peep flights as you like. Use Official Peeps of any variety. Multiple Peeps are allowed on one flight. Peeps that are ejected must have a recovery device for their/our protection.

Youth: Launch three different kinds of peeps
Challenge: Deploy four or more peeps. The more the better
Advanced: Fly a peep to as close to 1500 feet as possible based on an altimeter 

Peeps loaded on Snitch 

Greg Lane

SEARS President

S.E.A.R.S. March 21st 2009 Launch Report

Monday, April 6th, 2009

On 21 March, 2009, SEARS conducted their monthly club launch.  The skies were cloudless most of the day as can be attested to the number of people who looked like lobsters come the end of the day.  Temperatures were cooler than most had expected but most of us survived wearing T-shirts, I don’t think the temperature got much into the 70s F.  The wind was another matter.  When we set up the launch pads at a little before 0900 the winds were light and out of the east.  As soon as the range was set up the wind picked up and blew any where from out of the east to out of the south.  I think some of the early launches of C and D motor rockets landed in the sand pit and we were set up east of the Porta Potty location.  Those of us wanting to fly larger and higher projects waited until about 1600 to fly.  By then the wind was backing off and mostly out of the east.  At altitude the wind were much less than they had been all day.  There was a real rocket festival of large projects the last hour or so of flying time.

There were eighteen fliers listed in the flight cards and that does not include the Auburn and Tuskegee University’s USLI teams. 

The following motors were flown:

½ A  1

A  1

B  4

C  24

D  5

E  15

F  4

G  10

H  3

I  3

J  4

K   2

L  2

Total: 78 motors used.

There were 3 Cluster flights, one staged flight, 12 flights turned in on Green Flight cards and 8 turned in on Yellow fight cards.   These numbers are included in the listing above.

We shut down flying about 1745 hours and managed to pack up before dark, where a number of us went to Crews Bar-B-Que and told stories of our rocket accomplishments (lied). 

A good time was had by all.

John Hansel

Section Advisor

NAR 83131 L3CC

TRA 10910 L3

Der Red Max

Russ Roberts Der Red Max