Our Rocket Launches

 

We will be doing several Rocket Launches locally through out the year. We will post images and videos of such events as they happen.

We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoy doing these events.

 

 

Our First Launch of the year!
April 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

 


This was our first rocket launch  in a few years. We did this at Bond Park in Cary, NC. The first launch we was the 'Amazon' and we used a A8-3 engine and it went perfect. We were a little nervous because it was a little windy and we were not sure if we had enough holes on the parachute for it to come down without loosing it.

We were feeling confident now and decided to do it again. So we decided that it was probably ok to use a B4-4 engine and see what happens. We were wrong.... It went up perfectly but on the way down it got caught in the wind and 'bye bye rocket'. It went straight for the really tall trees never to be captured again!!!

 

To see it in action click here

 

 

 

 

 

April 18, 2016

 

Click here for a larger image 

 

 

We are back at Bond Park ready for another launch. Today we have the 'Helicat' and we used a B6-2 engine the first time. Once again a perfect launch it went up and came down just like it was suppose to do.

We also found a couple of model rocketeers also doing a rocket launch of their own which was pretty cool.

We are feeling pretty good about this launch so we decided to go for a second one! There was no wind this time so we decided to up the engine again. This time we used a C6-5 engine and it went up pretty good and it was coming down good too until it decided to take a detour right into a tree where it got stuck....

Since it was a small tree we felt confident that we could retrieve our rocket. However when we got there we found that we could almost touch it except for an inch or so... We tried different things to get it loose but we just could not grasp it hard enough to get it.

Our fellow model rocketeers noticed our perdictment and came to help and retrieved our rocket for us so that we would not loose this one.

  

 

Click here for larger image

 

 

First Launch Movie click here

Second Launch Movie click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2016

 

 

 

Today we meet with the Cary Model Rocketry and Space Science Group.

We launched two rockets: the 'Patriarch' and the 'Helicat'.

The first one was the Patriarch' using a A8-3 engine which was a success.

 

               Click on small images for a larger one 

                                

 

Patriarch rocket launch Movie click here

 

 

The second launch was once again the 'Helicat'. This was the third flight for this rocket!

We used a B4-4 engine this time so that it would not go up as hight as it went last time. 

Once again a success for this rocket!!!!

 

Click on small images for a larger one 

 

 

 

          

 

               

 

Helicat rocket launch movie click here

 

 

 

 

 

June 21, 2016

Garner Road Community Center Raleigh NC

 

 

Today we visited the Garner Road Community Center where we are doing several Model Rocketry and Space Science Workshops. We had a great time with the kids and the counselors involved. The kids asked a lot of questions and participated where needed. Miss Mo Johnson (CEO) does a great job with these kids with a lot of success stories.

We launched the 'Patriarch' rocket for the second time with a A8-3 engine. It was a big success! The rocket went straight up and came straight down!!!!

 

Click on small images for a larger one 

         

 

           

 

           

 

 

 

 Patriarch launch movie click here

 

A big thank you to Miss Mo, all the counselors involved and the to all the kids!

 

 

 

 

 

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