The Cambridge Rocket Club hosted it’s first launch of the year on Saturday April 23rd under less than ideal weather conditions. We delayed the start time for the launch till 2:00 in the afternoon to allow morning showers and high winds pass through. We were greeted with partly cloudy skies, cool temperatures and gusty winds that diminished as the day wore on. We had an unexpeted high turn out for this launch with 15 different people launching rockets including 2 new CRC members and 7 guests.
We managed to fly a total of 38 model rockets including some multi stage rockets as well as an Astrocam II and some F powered rockets. In total we burned 41 model rocket engines with a theoretical total impulse of 555 Neutons. We were able to recover all but one of the rockets launched, including one model that landed in a tree that was brought down using a rope. This was a very successful first launch and a good time was has by all.
It is understood that many members declined to come out to this launch due to the poor weather forecast which is understandable. I have therefore decided that the club will host an unscheduled launch next Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting. As usual, a Go / No Go decision for this launch will be rendered on the Thursday evening prior to the launch. Hopefully the weather will co-operate, more CRC members will come to fly and perhaps some of our guests at Saturdays launch will choose to become CRC members and join in the fun.