Launch date and time: May 21st 2005
Launch location: Shawnee Mission Park
Launch wind and weather: Warm and breezy
On Saturday May 21 the KCAR met at the Shawnee Mission Park for a day of launching. The day began slow but a great 22 flights and new friends were made. The winds were from under 5mph to 9mph with gusting. The sun was bright as well as my sunburn and the temp was around the 80s. George did reminded me to wear my straw hat and I forgot it was in the car...I think I did that 2 years ago too when I first met the club. Thus also why I had some of those same rockets flying again for anniversary dates.
New friends included Chris Hyers and a family from Olathe who were even excited enough to bring them to Waverly for the early evening launch that Dave L., Tim B, Martin A. and I went to. It was nice to have friends and new ones to share in my level one attempt and completion. (Finally...) It was also nice to see George and Dave with Ian at SMP for a great day of rocketry all around...minus the sunburn. We also had a good time with the Civil Air Patrol Cadettes and was able to share a packet put together by the club on what we do for them.
Even though the club lost one field this year plans for another keep developing and it is always good to launch at the "Park" with the onlookers, bikers, weekend warriors, and the place I came to meet all of my rocket buddies.
And now the statistics: There was 1 staged flight (17), for 23 motors total in 22 flights. Total impulse was 272.19N-s (thats about an H.)
|1||Christian Bruggeman||Big Bertha||C6-5||rocket anniversary with club|
|2||Christian Bruggeman||Ion||B6-4||nice maiden flight|
|3||Chris H.||Home Brew||D12-7||rebuilt twice nice flight|
|4||George Schiel||DSP||C6-5||always a crowd pleaser|
|5||Ian Dusselle||Cluster Bomb||C6-3||drag race|
|6||Christian Bruggeman||Cluster Bomb||C6-3|
|7||Christian Bruggeman||Baby Bertha||B6-4||A.R.|
|8||George Schiel||Cosmic Cobra||B6-4|
|9||Christian Bruggeman||Fiesta||B6-4||good height|
|10||George Schiel||Wacky Wiggler||C6-5||another crowd attention getter|
|11||Ian Dusselle||Alpha III||B6-4||modified fins|
|12||Christian Bruggeman||USA Rocket||C6-5||A.R.|
|13||Chris H.||Executioner||E30-7W||in tree but recovered|
|15||Christian Bruggeman||Sagitta||C6-5||long walk|
|17||George Schiel||Zenith II||B6-4 to A6-4||no ejection but recovered Return to top|
|18||Dave Bucher||Mean Machine||D12-3||Ians rocket with good boost|
|19||George Schiel||Big Betty||B6-4|
|20||Chris H.||Executioner||F21-6W||great boost but not ejection|
|21||George Schiel||Area 51||C6-0|
|22||Dave Bucher||Spool||D12-3||in tree but recovered|
Submitted by Christian Bruggeman, NAR 82573.
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