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With a small group and a busy afternoon schedule, we dig right in to the kit!
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The fins to the Whatchamacallit kit presented some challenges, but was easily mastered
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Engine mounts and fin units complete, we pause to discuss other aspects of model rocketry
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On to the recovery device!
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The class is in full build mode :)
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With all of the sub-assemblies complete, we begin to assemble the final rocket
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Engine mount installed, fins attached, we're near completion
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The final touch, attaching the launch lug.
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The build is complete.  Now for some instruction about the launch and we begin clean up!
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Out on the field, everyone is preparing the recovery device on their models
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Getting the shock cord back into the rocket posed as many challenges as building the darned thing!
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Concentration and perseverance pays off.
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Posing for a group photo after all flight prep is complete.
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Our first two rocket scientists pose before launch
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Just a little early on the shutter, you can see the activity at the launch table.
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Great shot of everyone look up at the most recent launch!
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Next pair up for a beauty shot!  I think these kids were surprised that they had to do ALL of the prep work and hook up as well as launch and recovery.  It was a great lesson.
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Many of the model recovered right back near our table (you can see my truck in the left part of this picture)
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Over 30 years experience in photographing model rocket launches and all I got today were smoke trails...  To see what it WOULD have looked like, if I had gotten a good picture,  you can click this link from another launch.
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This was one of two models that landed in the baseball field (easily recovered).  You can see the model just above the cloud near the center-top of the photo.
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Our lone young woman hooking up the igniter clips.
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Our final group of 2 poses with their creations.
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Another recovery very close to our table.  It was a good day to fly!
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We have liftoff of our last student rocket!
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While no one was able to catch their rocket, she got the closest!
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The only launch picture I was able to get was of the Decaffeinator
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I got a nice recovery shot of it too!

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