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BSA Troop 174 launch near Camp Atterbury 1 month 4 days ago #3152

Done. Will bring pad and 1/4" Rod so we don't have to swap out. Would love to carpool but Wendy is a mega-germophobe and she would freak about it.

I'll bring my motor inventory anyway just in case and a couple of the more fun mid-powers.

Remember Cert paperwork : )

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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BSA Troop 174 launch near Camp Atterbury 1 month 4 days ago #3153

Hi Robert Glad to see you can come down. Least complicated way to get there is head south on 31 from Franklin. Turn west on 252 then south on S325E which turns into schoolhouse road. This goes right into Johnson county park. The scouts should be there by 9 to figure out where they are going to set up.

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BSA Troop 174 launch near Camp Atterbury 1 month 3 days ago #3154

All: winds tomorrow morning in Nineveh will be 2-6mph ESE with the early time (0900) being least wind of the day. The high power launches should probably be early.

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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BSA Troop 174 launch near Camp Atterbury 1 month 1 day ago #3155

Good day yesterday at the Boy Scout outing. They had quite a few scouts, leaders and parents in attendance and the scouts each launched at least two small rockets. Each lodge had a mid sized rocket that they had constructed and launched those. Johnson County park is not a bad place to conduct a launch when the wind is low, but I imagine it would be a bit tricky with more wind. Several rockets were retrieved from the shorter trees with an extension pole. Several will be hanging around for a while in one of the taller trees. Thanks Robert for coming down and launching some of your rockets. They have invited us to come and talk to the scouts regarding model rocketry the next time it comes around in their cycle (every two years) and also to join in their rocket hike.Was a pretty day and enjoyable to be outside once the sun came up and the temps got out of the teens.

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BSA Troop 174 launch near Camp Atterbury 1 month 1 day ago #3156

This was a fun day - we started out the day conservative, I flew some 13 and 18mm rockets. The Scout lodge rockets were the stars. These were all handmade, no kits and minimal machined parts.Even chutes were handmade. One flew absolutely textbook on a G79W. Nice exercise in Scout resourcefulness. Give them an HP kit and stand back!
John flew his SA-14 early and the "Snake" on an HP motor with chute release - good demo of how not to chase large rockets.
I then gave demos on how to chase large rockets a long way! Flew 2.6 Quark upscale on a G79W-7 (1700') and a swarm of scouts ran to the rescue. Then flew her again on a G80T-7 to 2100' - yet another swarm of scouts for recovery! The FL Zucchini went up on a G77R-7 and yet another scout recovery. You could get used to that pretty quick. Both rockets handily missed all the hazards - pure luck btw.
Quark exceeded 500mph on the G80 by Rocksim. I thought about flying the Mini-Magg with an I500T but there were too many hazards, buildings, parked cars, and such to be comfortable lifting a 6lb rocket. Low Res pics attached.
Cheers / Robert

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