Dec 162010

Here is what’s happening in South Florida Rocketry.

Launch Schedules:
* NEXT TSF LAUNCH: Sunday December 19th, 2010 at 9:30AM at the Florida City Site
* NEXT BARS LAUNCH: Saturday February 6th, 2011 at 9:00AM at Vista View Park

Tripoli South Florida News
The next scheduled launch for Tripoli South Florida should be on Sunday December 19th, 2010 at 9:30AM

For more TSF information Keep an eye on the TSF Site for any schedule changes.

The Tripoli South Florida Launch allows us to use A-G Motors. H and larger impulse Motors as set by your current Tripoli Rocketry Association Certification

If you need to purchase motors, please see Bernie who usually shows up at both launches. Please email him in advance at BENBUZZBOY3@AOL.COM to make arrangements. Bernie is a dealer for Cesaroni and Aerotech Motors.

Broward Area Rocketry Society (BARS)
Because the first Saturday of the Month in January falls on New Years Day, I have decided to postpone the official BARS Launch until the first Saturday in February.

The next BARS Launch will be on Saturday February 6th, 2010 starting at 9:00AM.
We will be there by 8:30 to setup the Tent, the Launch Equipment and Pads. Your help is appreciated.

Vista View Park allows us to fly A – G motors

All NAR and Vista View Park Safety Rules are in EFFECT! Let’s have a SAFE DAY!
If you want to join our club, the only prerequisite is that you are a NAR Member.

You can join the National Rocketry Association

For Directions:

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect yourself from the Sun. It is hot out there! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

That is all for now. Please keep an eye out for our emails which always lets you know of the local launches.

Anyone needing further information, please contact us at

My Tripoli Level 3 Cert Update
As with any project, real life always happens to get in the way. I have run into a few issues and have put the launch on hold for my Level 3 Launch

I have run into a recovery problem that I am working out before I can do my ground tests.

Level 3 Notes:
I am am in the process of completing a custom Giant Leap Liberty 6 for my Tripoli Level 3 Certification. This Rocket uses 6 inch diameter Magna-Frame body tubes, G-10 Fins and a Fiberglass Nose Cone. It is just about 11 feet in height and when finished and loaded with a Cesaroni M1770 Skidmark, the weight should come in around 48 pounds. I have pretty much finished the kit and now I am doing some heavy duty ground testing before I paint.

For Pictures of the build: Click here.

I will be uploading more pictures as I complete the ground testing.

The kit itself was a custom design from Giant Leap Rocketry
It is an upscale of the GLR Liberty 4 which I used for my Level 2 Certification.

If anyone is interested in the Rocksim 9 file for this kit, please email me at

We will catch you all soon!, Marc

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