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Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 03:49 PM

May 18 Scout Launch
 
After almost 6 months, we were able to get the rocket launches in for the Space Exploration MB for the local troop. This morning was overcast with clouds bottoming out somewhere about 1000-1500 ft, but that was the only problem. Strangely enough (for this area), there was absolutely NO WIND.

I got everything set up and ready for the boys as they started showing up at 8:30. A Space Exploration MB rocket launch has to have a purpose, so the guys chose to measure altitude. I had them buy and build the Alpha (NOT the Alpha III) and everyone used A8-5 motors. One parent served as the operator of the Alti-trak.

Each boy had to do 2 launches for the merit badge, so I told them if the weather held out, we'd do more and I'd bring some of my own arsenal along to show them some different types of rockets. The results varied for each boy depending upon how well he built and prepped his rocket, but most got about 300 to 350 ft up.

This time the wife was able to come out and take photos. I'll download a few and post them here in a little bit.

Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:10 PM

First Photo

Here I am showing a rookie how to hook up the launcher leads.


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:12 PM

Showing the whole bunch on how to use the launcher system.....


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:14 PM

Launch!!!!


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:16 PM

One showing some of the paint jobs the boys did on their Alphas....


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:18 PM

Another one caught just at liftoff....


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:20 PM

GOT IT!


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:22 PM

Prepping for the second launch. I had to show them how only once, and the boys all took it from there.....


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:24 PM


Joe Wooten 05-19-2018 05:26 PM

Here I am prepping a G78-10 for launch. I cannot remember the name of the rocket, but it is a LOC Precision kit I bought and built over 13 years ago.



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