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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 months.

Click on a photo at the left to see the full size image here.

Jim


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