BlueSkies 77
10th Anniversary Report
February 22, 2014

Our 10th Anniversary Launch was held at the Sod Farm in Elizabethtown, KY.

We had 9 fliers with 41 flights on 48 motors burned. The total impulse was 3626 N-sec. (Cesaronia L995) .

Motor breakdown:
  • 1/8A - 0
  • 1/4A - 0
  • 1/2A - 0
  • A - 11
  • B - 6
  • C - 8
  • D - 3
  • E - 7
  • F - 7
  • G - 2
  • H - 3
  • I - 0
  • J - 1
  • K - 0
  • L - 0
  • M - 0

    Flyers and their Birds.
    Name Flights Comments
    Dennis Stevens 9
    1. Cosmic Cobra (C6-5) Chute melted together.
    2. Escort (B6-4) .
    3. Gold Strike (B6-4) .
    4. Silver Streak (A10-3T) Drag race with Joe. Did not ignite immediately. Needed to replace ignitor.
    5. Onyx Silver (F26-6J) Drag race with Albert.
    6. Onyx (SAM) (F26-6J) Drag race with Dennis.
    7. Silver Streak (A10-3T) Rematch with Joe.
    8. Air Show (C6-3) Great show stopper.
    9. Eliminator (E9-4) Nice and High.
    Jeff Caldwell 7
    1. Lil Ivan (B4-4) .
    2. X-RV (C6-3) Sheared fin.
    3. PSC Infinity (2 x C6-7) .
    4. Little Joe II (A10-3T) .
    5. Micron (A8-5) .
    6. Excalibur (B6-6) .
    7. Mercury Little Joe II (A10-3T) Went unstable and lawn darted into ground near launch pad. Lost capsule.
    Ed Motley 6
    1. Leviathan #3 38mm (H125-12A) .
    2. Leviathan (H133BS) .
    3. Speed of Balsa (F50-GT) .
    4. Speed of Balsa (F26-7) .
    5. EXP-2 (D12-5) .
    6. B4 Quad (4 x D12-5) .
    Allen Burnham 5
    1. Vegabond (D12-5) Split body with baffle.
    2. Big Daddy (E9-4) Maiden Flight on an E motor.
    3. Open to suggestion (A8-3) .
    4. Solar Warrior (D9-4) Maiden Flight. 8" added to body tube and a baffle.
    5. Open to Suggestion (4 x A8-3) Four tubes at end of four fins.
    Joe Magginnis 5
    1. Silver Streak (A10-3T) Drag race with Dennis.
    2. Silver Streak (A10-3T) Drag race with Dennis.
    3. Snitch (C6-3) Quest Motor with lots of smoke.
    4. Snitch (B6-4) Quest Motor with lots of smoke.
    5. Snitch (A6-4) Quest Motor with lots of smoke.
    Dave Banks 3
    1. Metallizer (C6-7) Good Flight. Long Delay. Good short recovery.
    2. Maxi Alpha III (E20-7W) Good Launch and Recovery.
    3. Nike Smoke P52 (F42-4T) .
    Earl Banks 3
    1. Strong Arm (F20-4W) Maiden Flight. Nice Slow Lift off. Big Flame. Straight Flight. Short recovery.
    2. G Force (G77-R) Maiden Flight.
    3. Trajector PSII (F10-6) .
    Darryl Hankes 3
    1. BDII (J760WT) .
    2. Bullpup (B6-4) Something Old. 1st rocket back in sport.
    3. Drago (H194-RL) .
    Joe Purvis 1
    1. Sod Chisel (G54W) Landed in Pond. Recovered later in day.

    Our next Sport launch is scheduled for March 9th at the Sod Farm .

    Our 10th Anniversary Celebration was held on February 22, 2014

    9am - 5pm

    Sod 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 22, 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.

    We had a rocket launch, nice buffet luncheon consisting of cold meat, veggie trays, fruit trays, cookie platter and water.
    Special events included a challenge by Jeff Caldwell to discover what old Centuri part used on his newer rocket which no one was able to identify, and many raffle prizes. Tickets were 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The club sold $107 worth of tickets.

    Several people brought some of their old rockets and launch them. Dennis had a bunch of his older models and Darryl fired a bullpup which represented the first rocket he fired when he got back into the hobby. I brought a bunch of old literature but was not able to promote it due to the many duties at the launch. I am not sure what other people brought but if I missed it and they let me know I will post it later.

    Joe Purvis launched his Sod Chisel into the pond but was able to recover it later in the day with the use of a homemade grappling hook on the end of a stick and a bunch of kevlar cord.

    Ed had a fruitful recovery when he returned with two rockets instead of one. He found the model he lost at the last launch two weeks ago. It withstood the snow and rain weather.

    Earl was reunited with his G-Force which landed in the pond a couple of launches ago and was recovered by Ed. For all the water, ice and bad weather it was in pretty good shape.

    All in all it was a great time at the 10th anniversary launch.

    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 20 people who attended our 10th anniversary Launch and especially the 9 who launched rockets. 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 March.

    END 02/24/2014 END