Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's Qualification Time!

We scheduled our qualification day for March 18, 2017.  The weather looked good in the forecast so we went for it. We contacted our qualification judge and got ready.

When we arrived at the launch site to do a few test launches with our new motors it was just as the sun was rising over the Sandias and it was windy.  So windy we were able to fly a kite while we waited for the winds to die down.

The winds finally died down and we got to launch.  We got lower scores than we ever got in our testing.  It was an amazing feeling to know that all of our hard work paid off.

Here is a video of one of our qualification launches

We submitted our qualifying scores and now we wait until April 7th to see if we made it to Nationals!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Finding Motors

Finding Motors

We have been getting some pretty good launches and scores in our testing.  We ran into a motor shortage right before we scheduled our qualification launches, yikes!  We went through approximately 30 something motors.  Now we couldn't find any anywhere and we were ready to schedule our qualification launches.  We only had 2 motors left.

Luckily there are very kind rocketry suppliers and we were able to find one to help us out.  We owe so much to them!  A special thank you to Bay Area Rocketry!