MMMSC 02 September 2017 Launch, Berwick, Maine

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The next launch in Berwick will be on Saturday, 02 September. The weather has not been our friend this season but the forecast a week out looks sunny with moderate wind this time. Keep an eye on this thread, the club website and Facebook page to get the latest information.

Set up starts at 9 AM and flying as soon as we're set up. Come early and get trained on setting up the range so we can all start flying earlier. Our flying day will end at 4 PM. Breaking down the range and packing up the trailer is a big part of making for a good day, too, so stick around an learn how to get things ready for the next launch.

Jason will be on the field with a lot of the AMWProX goodies. As always, if you have any particular needs, please contact Jason or Robert and Gloria ahead of time to be sure they can take care of you.

Is there anyone that is looking to do a Level 1, 2 or 3 certification at the Launch? If so, please do not wait until the last minute. You need time to go through safety check and set up on the pad. Time runs out quickly if you are not the only one rushing to cert at the end of the day. Also, make sure you have proof of current NAR membership and your paper work ready to go.

Also, does anyone expect to need the 1515-rail pad setup? Let us know ahead of time and try to be there to help set it up so you are familiar with how to work it. The same goes for the other high power pads; the more people we can teach set up and break down to, the quicker we can get flying in the morning and the earlier we can get to the all important debriefing sessions after the launch.

All of the usual rules apply:
  • Stay on the roadways - no more than two wheels on the very edges of the grass
  • No sparky motors
  • If you haven't done it yet, have your 38mm CTI motors checked for the proper delay grain
  • Positive motor retention especially for composite motors
  • Have your NAR (or TRA) card with you showing your cert level if you're going to fly HPR
  • If the winds aloft are doing much of anything, don't overfly the conditions
  • All the usual stuff in the NAR Safety Code, too.
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Hoping, again, to launch my first and second ever k motors. Hopefully the weather stays good! It'll be a longer drive than usual for me this time so I'll be there if the winds look reasonably good, but not if they look high.
We had a bit of a curve ball thrown at us when we got to the field today. Lots of fresh new grass covering lots of the field so we were constrained to some harvested areas to the right of the road as you first drive in. With the proximity of the trees and other limitations, it was decided that flights would be limited to 1500-feet altitude. Easy for the LPR and MPR flights and a real chance for the HPR crowd to hone their talents at matching rocket and motor. Early on, a few small and midsize rockets found their way into the trees. Everything else came back on the parts of the field we wanted them to. We had motors from 1/4A up to I-impulse go up today and everyone enjoyed the 90 or so launches. There were a few spectacular cato events mostly on black powder motors.

Next launch is 30 September; we can only hope for weather as good as we had today and nice healthy grass we can walk and launch on.