The Cambridge Rocket Club successfully completed it’s sixth launch of the year at our LS-5 Mohawk Road launch site. We were greeted with blue skies, winds varying from 8 to 15 KPH and a high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.
A total of thirteen members teamed up to launch a total of 50 model rockets, 5 boost gliders and 2 radio control rocket glider flights. The model rocket flights included two stage rockets, scale rockets, egg lofting rockets and a competition “E” altitude rocket (test flown on a “D” motor). All engine types from “A” to “G” were flown. We managed to burn 61 model rocket motors for a total impulse of 1,970 Newtons.
Despite the light winds, we did manage to lose one rocket in a tree and a second rocket that flew out of sight. We took a break from flying in the afternoon to have our annual BBQ lunch and also manage a swap meet where members exchanged model rocket kits. The scheduled night launch was cancelled due to the lack of participants.
Our next scheduled launch is on July 6th at our LS-5 Mohawk Road launch site
Robert Elder’s Youtube channel with some videos of the launch: