On July 10th the Cambridge Rocket Club hosted it’s fifth model rocket launch of this challenging year. The weather was idea with warm temperatures, light meandering winds and partly cloudy skies. the theme of the launch was scale models and were saw many of they take to the sky. Some of the scale models included Mercury Redstone, Black Brant, Bull Dog, Bull Pup, Falcon 9, V-2, Nike Smoke, Saturn 1B, Saturn V, D Region Tomahawk and even a Soyez. In all we managed to fly a total of 51 model rockets, 1 boost glider and 2 radio-controlled gliders. We also flew an on board video camera rocket. We managed to burn a total of 60 model rocket engines with a theoretical total impulse of 1,969 Neutons.
The enthusiastic participants had to endure COVID-19 protocols limiting the number of people at the launch site to a maximum of 10 people at any given time. The good news is that Waterloo Region will be going to Step 3 of the province’s re-opening plans on July 16th and that means that our next launch we can have up to 100 people at the launch site. This means that we can finally set up our club launch system and dispense with launch windows. Our next launch will be on Saturday July 24th for our annual A.8-3 Parachute Spot Landing Contest. Hope to see as many of you back at the launch site, where you belong.