BlueSkies 74 Report
January 12, 2014

Launch was held at the Sod Farm in Elizabethtown, KY. It started out quite chilly but became a mostly sunny day. The winds were out of the SW 5 to 13 with gusts near 20. It felt good when the sun was out beating down and you had to shed some of the outter wear but when it went behind a cloud it got chilly and you had to put some outter wear back on.
There was a group of flyers and spectators.

We had 4 fliers with 31 flights on 427 motors burned. The total impulse was 2194.4 N-sec. (Aerotech K1275R) .

Motor breakdown:
  • 1/8A - 0
  • 1/4A - 0
  • 1/2A - 1
  • A - 4
  • B - 7
  • C - 6
  • D - 1
  • E - 3
  • F - 4
  • G - 5
  • H - 1
  • I - 2
  • J - 0
  • K - 0
  • L - 0
  • M - 0

    Flyers and their Birds.
    Name Flights Comments
    Joe Magginnis 14
    1. Snitch (B6-4) Drag with Self.
    2. Snitch (B6-4) Grag with Self. Even lift off and heights.
    3. Star Trooper (1/2A3-4T) Maiden Flight. Good Flight.
    4. Star Trooper (A10-3T) Good Flight Lost rocket.
    5. Ascender (E16-6) Maiden Flight. Great flight.
    6. Ascender (F15-8) Good high flight. Easy recovery.
    7. Quad Runner (4 x A8-5) Maiden Flight. All engines ignited. Model flew only a few hundred feet but looked nice.
    8. Quad Runner (4 x B6-4) Great Flight. Got a lot more height on this flight. Good motor choice.
    9. Mongoose (C6-0/B6-6) Good lift off, great height and a powerful ejection. Booster landed near Linda at the launch controller. Model landed a short distance down the hill.
    10. Quad Runner (4 x C6-5) Great launch, nice and high flight and great recovery. Landed in grass down the hill.
    11. Vegabond (E12-6) Good Flight.
    12. Silver Streak (1/2A3-4T) Fair flight height. Landed near the launch pad.
    13. EX-200 (1/2A3-2T) Good low flight. Easy recovery.
    14. Alien Invader (C6-3) Great launch, nice and high flight and great easy recovery.
    Ed Motley 8
    1. Red Streak (F15-6) Nice Straight Flight.
    2. Bertha 2 (D12-5) Nice Straight flight. Short recovery.
    3. Speed of Balsa (F15-2/F15-6) Good lift off. Great upper stage ignition. Grea height.
    4. Leviathan (F26-6) Nice Flight. Long Recovery but landed safely at grass line just short of the corn field.
    5. Leviathan (G80-7) Great Flight
    6. Leviathan (G118BS-10) Good straight flight.
    7. Leviathan (H90-12) Nice Flight.
    8. Leviathan (I243-13) Great high flight. Rocket landed in a tree in the Northern subdivision about 40 feet up a tree.
    Earl Branch 6
    1. Trajector (F20-4W) Nice Straight high flight. defective altimeter.
    2. Nike Smoke (F32-4FJ) Nice Slow straight flight.
    3. Top Shot (E6-6) 6 second burn. Greatt long slow flight.
    4. Hijacker (10-6) 7 second burn. Long burn. right at limit.
    5. Mirage (G78) Gorgeous straight no ejection safe flutter landing.
    6. G-Force (G77-4R) Landed on thin ice. could not recover rocket. shoes pulled off due to the thick mud.
    Darryl Hankes 3
    1. Drago (G126WT) Good Flight.
    2. Drago (F59WT) Good Flight.
    3. Boosted II (I470W) Good Flight. Ejection charge did not ignite and rocket lawn darted. No damage.

    Our next Sport launch is scheduled for February 8th at the Sims Farm .

    Our 10th Anniversary Celebration is Scheduled for February 8, 2014

    9am - 5pm

    Sims Farm

    November 22, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of an informal launch for the 1st get together of the Bluesgrass Rocketry Society (Bluegrass Rocketry Club) which was held at the Hardin Landfill.

    The 1st official HPR/Sport launch was held on February 28, 2004 at Sims Farm.

    In honor of these two events we are planning a special 10th anniversary launch Called SOMETHING OLD - SOMETHING NEW on February 8, 2014. We need your help to to determine how many people will attend this event. So please email the secretary (or any club officer) if you plan to attend.

    Any memorbilia related to the clubs past activities and any knowledge you would be willing to share will be greatly appreciated.

    Currently we plan to have a rocket launch, luncheon, special events, and door prizes so please plan to attend and make our 10th anniversary celebration a big success.
    Bring anything that you find interesting about rocketry to demonstrate what it meant for you and what you did or didn't learn from it.
    Bring your memorbelia to share with others. Give a little history on it if you can.
    Do you still have that weird or unique rocket you built. Bring your rocket plans and any notes you are willing to share.
    Got some really old stuff to show and share with us? Bring it and you could win a special prize.

    If it's rocketry related bring it.
    Got any old kits, plans, ideas, tips, accessories, thoughts, deals, support equipment? Bring it.
    Got any really neat NEW stuff? Bring it and you could win a special prize for it too.

    Launch Fees are $10.00 for HPR and $5.00 for low power per day
    Stay tuned to this web site for launch schedule updates.

    Dues for the 2014 season are only $20.00 for the year.

    Thanks to all the rocketeers who attended our January Launch. We hope you enjoyed and if you have any suggestions or comments that will improve our launches let one of the officers know. We appreciate your attendance and hope to see you in December.

    END 01/16/2014 END