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2018 IMPULSE TRACKER: 0.0 NSecoptimal
CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0
January 20 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (Lee Berry)
What a very interesting launch. Seems like we had a lot of unsuccessful flights. By the afternoon, the Rip Rap Road field was very muddy with all the snow melting. But we did get in 44 total flights. There was a total of 10 flyers and we had 2 brand new flyers for the first time. Welcome Paul and Bernie to the exciting sport of model rocketry. Our first rack of rockets, I was first off the pad with my “Finny” custom built rocket on a B6-4. Jay tried to get his rocket in the air, but had a igniter problem. Here are some of the other rockets for the day. Justin launched 1 rocket and then he left. I think he left because he did not want to get his new BMW hit with a rocket. Our new flyers, Paul and Bernie, both flew 2 flights. Bernie flew his Trajector with a 2 stage booster with F15 Estes black powder motors. The chute deployed and drifted into the neighborhood to the west. Jay and Bernie made the trip to recover the rocket and bring it back. Zach launched 2 rockets. The first flight, the chute did not deploy and we will say it “Yard Darted”. Second flight with his PAC 3 with a G74 screamed off the pad but still landed in the field to the south of us. Tom S was 2 out of 3. His glider with a B4-2 did a perfect Loop “D” Loop and landed on the other side of the field. The rocket with the D21-7 ripped off the pad and safely recovered. His third flight was a fantastic “CATO” sending parts of the rocket all over the pad area. Carter launched 6 rockets. Jay also launched 6 rockets. His radio controlled glider launched twice but only got in the “AIR” once. Jay also launched a 2 engine cluster of MicroMax engines and several other rockets with MicroMax engines. Lee did manage to get 7 rockets in the sky and Bill E also launched 7 rockets. But Mike R had the most flights for the day. He had a total of 8 flights. He will have to make repairs to his fleet just like a lot of other rocketeers. Be sure everybody brings your broken rockets to Tuesday build night. Randy has all the parts you will need in STOCK.
March 3 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (Dave Combs)
While the big kids were at the big field with their big rockets, A small contingent of WSR members went to the Rip Rap Road field for some low-power festivities. Loopy and Dave spent all day burning BP, and we got a visit from Randy (who flew a cool dual ring fin model) and Mark M. (who launched his screw-together 3-D printed rocket and a couple others). In all we burned 24 motors on 22 flights:
2017 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 41771.8750 NSecoptimal
CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 6, Level 2: 5
2016 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 71058.750 NSecoptimal