Summary and footage from April launch

Hello All,

Saturday’s launch was cold and windy. By about 2:30 we’d launched all the rockets we wanted. Prompted by the cold, we decided to wrap up early. (Apologies to whose who arrive after 2:30. We do not normally do not end this early. Sometimes we even run to 4PM if there is sufficient interest.)

That said, Eric got some GREAT up-close footage of several launches and, thanks to his hi-speed iPhone 6 was able to play it back slow-motion. Video can be found here:

Next launch: May 30th! See you there!

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April 25: GO FOR LAUNCH!

Update: we’re here, but wrapping up at 2:30. Next month: may 30!

Fellow Rocketeers,

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday April 25th, 1PM to 3:30PM!

The temps will be in the 50’s, skies partly cloudy, but the winds will he high-ish: 10-15mph from the northwest. Make sure you cut spill holes in your ‘chutes. If you launch anything high ( eg. ‘C’ or ‘D’ impulse), best to have streamer recovery.

See you all there!

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April Launch: Saturday the 25th

Fellow Rocketeers,


First launch of the year is Saturday April 25th from 1 to 3:30PM. If the weather is not good, I am not sure we will have coverage for Sunday, so pray for good weather.

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Is it Spring yet??

Fellow Rocketeers,

Spring is inching closer by the millimeter!¬†Feels that way, doesn’t it?

I am happy to report that Tim & Jenny Courser, our Beloved Landowners, have agreed to allow KARS to use their farm field for our 11th Model Rocket Season! Thanks Tim & Jenny!

I don’t have a schedule to post yet, but let’s assume we’ll start late April or Early May. Check back in April for more updates. Until then, order some kits and motors and alleviate these Cabin Fever days by building some new rockets.

Keep the Pointy End UP!

Cheers, Mike Bellino, KARS President

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Weather update for TODAY’S Launch…

Best as I can see, we will still have a 1-2 hour window from about 12-2. It will be likely raining from 11-12, let up for an hour or two, then rain will resume. the winds will be about 13mph, so let’s keep it low (under 1,000 ft). Be sure to cut the spill holes out on your parachutes.

Moving to Sunday is not possible because the winds will be at or over the limits (>20mph).

This has been a really tough year for weather and rockets! Let’s hope we can get in one more good launch for 2014.

– Mike Bellino

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Launch on SATURDAY 12PM to 2:30PM (note time change)

Fellow Rocketeers,

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday BUT, due to weather, we will shift the hours to 12PM to 2:30PM. We will have a canopy there, but if weather turns for the worse, we may wrap up flying before 2:30.

Please plan to arrive early and fly early!

This is the final launch of 2014… See you then!

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Coming to the launch, Nov 1st?

Are you coming to the launch on Nov 1st? (Nov 2nd if poor weather) Please answer the poll below:

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