Boys & Girls Club - Dec
2010 Beginner rocketry
The Boys &
Girls Club of Greater Nashua ran into funding problems at the beginning
of the year which resulted in all of my programs being
cancelled, including rocketry.
In December they
came across some funding and that, in addition to requests
from the kids in The Club resulted in me being called back for
a 2 week rocketry session. We normally build over the
course of 2 weeks, giving sub assemblies time to dry
completely. In a 2 week session we have 1 week to build
and 1 to fly, so we need to get creative.
What we did was
schedule a 3 hour session. We built the sub assemblies (engine
mount, fin unit, and parachute) during the first hour.
We then had a rocketry lecture during the second hour, giving
the sub assemblies time to dry. We then finished the kit
assembly during the 3rd hour and were all set to go for our
launch next week!
All the models
flew perfectly, though we had a lot of transport damage that
had to be addressed on the field (thank goodness for super
glue! LOL). Everyone got to fly their models and we even
had a demo flight from one of my advanced kids with a rocket
(the Bull's Eye) that he brought from home.
All in all a great
session and I hope we get to repeat this again in the coming
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