March 6, 2004 Launch Report

The Southeast Alabama Rocketry Society held a launch on March 6th, 2004 at Headland AL. The weather conditions included a pre-launch shower and overcast skies, but clearing by noon and yeilding near perfect conditions in the afternooon with light winds. The temps were in the 70s. There were 20 flyers with 120 flights total. We welcomed Doug Smith as a new SEARS member. The SEARS membership is now fourteen. Our club event was the Caution Rocket Launch In Progress Mass Launch. The Caution rocket is made of card stock and is a free download from the Fliskit web site. Jim Flis donated a Acme Spitfire rocket for a raffle. Chase Hansel won the kit. We assembled twenty-two Caution rockets on a 24 rod launch pad built by John Hansel. The first launch yieled 13 rockets launching as there was a glitch in the ignition system. A second salvo launched the remaining nine. The highlight of the launch was three members making their NAR Level 1 certifications. They were John Hansel with a PML Patriot, Chis Short with a LOC EZI-65, and Keith Stewart with a BSD Diablo. Another interesting launch was a possible mile high flight with a Apogee Aspire and an Apogee F10-8, 7.8 second burn, motor. Club spirits are high and a number of visitors attended the launch. Hopefully, they will bring rockets next time. Thanks also for the donations at the field. Our next launch will be April 3-4 at Samson AL.

Pictures/Video:
Caution Rocket Mass launch
Level 1 and other flights

Flight Card Info:
Single Stage:

1/2A3 (1)
A8 (2)v B4 (1), B6 (6)
C6 (42)
D9 (1), D12 (8), D13 (2), D21 (1)
E6 (1), E9 (1), E15 (1), E18 (1)
F10 (1), F20 (5), F24 (2), F25 (1), F39 (1), F40 (2)
G35 (3), G40 (2), G64 (2), G80 (4)
H123 (1), H128 (3), H180 (1), H242 (1), H238 (1)
I? (1)

Single Stage Cluster:

2 X B6 (1)
3 X C6 (1)
4 X C6 (1)

Two Stage no cluster:

B6/A8 (1)
B6/C6 (2)
C6/C6 (2)
C6/A6 (1)
D12/E9 (1)

Two Stage with Cluster Booster:

3 X D12/D12 (1)

Motor Totals:

1/2A3 (1)
A6 (1), A8 (3)
B4 (1), B6 (11)
C6 (58)
D9 (1), D12 (1), D13 (2), D21 (1)
E6 (1), E9 (2), E15 (1), E18 (1)
F10 (1), F20 (5), F24 (2), F25 (1), F39 (1), F40 (2)
G35 (3), G40 (2), G64 (2), G80 (4)
H123 (1), H128 (3), H180 (1), H242 (1), H238 (1)
I? (1)