Feb 182011

Hello Everyone!

A big thank you for all who attended our best Launch to date last February 5th!

Between all of the new people and our regulars from both Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, we wound up flying till after 6:00PM.

Hopefully we will have a bit less wind at our next launch!

As always, I want to give a big thank you to Marty for all of his help and of course Rocket Rick, Neil, Jason and Paul?. (I know I may have gotten a name wrong or left one of our Palm Beachers out). I really need to get a sign-in sheet so I don’t forget anyone’s names. I promise I will have one for the next Launch.

For the moment, this is the only Model Rocket Launch Venue available in the South Florida area. Lets all make the most of it! Rocketry is just not all High power! We can all enjoy flying anything from 1/2A’s to G motors.

New Items:
1) Build Request
One of our members needs to hire an modeler to build an Estes Saturn-V. The kit is purchased, but he wants a very highly detailed build. If you know anyone interested in making some cash while building a rocket kit, contact us via the contact form on the site. I will forward all the requests.

2) New Multi-Pad Launch System
We are waiting for our new Multi-Pad Launch Controller to go with our launch Rack. Each Controller will handle 3 Pads.
I am hoping to have them by our April 2nd Launch.

BTW, We are accepting donations to pay for all of this! Hint Hint Nudge Nudge!

3) Boy Scouts
Our Local Boy Scout Pack #441 in Pembroke Pines will be joining us with their Scout Leaders to fulfill one of their requirements to earn their Scientist Activity Badge. Lets all of us old-timers give a warm welcome to these great group of scouts! This is what Model Rocketry is all about!

4) Plantation High School Team America Rocketry Challenge
The T.A.R.C. Team from Plantation High School is continuing to qualify with their Teacher and Advisor Mr. Joe Vallone.

For more T.A.R.C. information, please go to http://www.rocketcontest.org/

And lastly, Marty, Please remember the BIG RED BUTTON!

Here is what’s happening in South Florida Rocketry.

As you can see from our headline, the next BARS Launch will be on Saturday March 5th, 2010 starting at 9:00AM.
We will be there between 8:00 and 8:30AM 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 http://nar.org

For Directions: https://narbars.org/launch-site/

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect yourself from the Sun. It is hot out there! Please remember even if it is overcast you can still get fried! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

Our use of the High Power Launch Site down in Florida City is not be available till further notice and it would be great if someone knows or has a suggestion for a High Power Launch Field in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County areas. Please email us at info@narbars.org with any information.

If anyone is using the Florida City site without permission, please don’t. The owner has asked that no one use the site for the time being and we are going to follow his wishes.

You can also keep up to date at the Tripoli South Florida Website for future Launch dates.

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

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

Anyone needing further information, please contact us at info@narbars.org.

Level 3 Notes:

I have put my Level 3 build on the back burner for the moment until I can figure out where I could launch it.

I will keep you all up to date.

The build is a 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 info@narbars.org

I highly recommend Giant Leap as one of Rocketry’s Leading Vendors.

We will catch you all soon!, Marc

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