The Cambridge Rocket Club hosted it’s fifth and biggest launch of the season (so far) on July 9, 2022. The weather was warm with blue skies and moderate winds. The turn-out was excellent featuring 24 different model rocketeers launching their rockets. We also renewed two club memberships as well as welcoming aboard 4 new members to the club. Attendance was likely motivated by the model rocket give-away. We ended up having a total of 29 donated model rockets including 2 air powered rockets that were snapped up by a young guest. We had so many donations that all of the young participants took home 2 model rockets. Many of the raffle winners joined in the fun by flying their rockets with engines provided for by the club. It was great to see the enthusiasm the give-away generated.
The theme of the day was Scale and we saw many scale models flown including V-2’s, Black Brants, Saturn V’s, 1 and 1B as well as many others. We also saw a number of multi-stage rockets and a rocket glider flown as well as a full gambit of engines from 1/4A to G motors. By the end of the day, we launched a total of 88 model rockets and burned 96 model rocket engines with a theoretical total impulse of 2,138 neutons. Good time was had by all, especially our guests.