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Here we begin! With the aid of a couple of helpers, we introduced the kids to rocket building!
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With a wide range of ages, it was important to give the kids enough time to understand the task
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Then perform the task.  Here they are gluing up the fins, after exploring how they go together.
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Here the older kids are working on the Thing-a-ma-Jig kit (note the completed fin units)
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With the Whatchamacallit fins complete, we begin the final assembly.
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Installing the recently attached streamer, we're near completion!
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Stuffing the cords into the body seems to be the most difficult part
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But success is at hand!
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Fins attached, we are nearly finished with the Whatchamacallit kits!
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Group 1 (of 3) is done!  And they proudly display their models.
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Group 2 finishes up with the installation of the fin unit
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All done and ready to fly! (I forgot to get a group shot of the older kids with their Thing-a-ma-Jig kits...)
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Setting up at the field, I have boxes and BOXES of rockets!
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Here are the Thing-a-ma-Jigs (Boys box is the gray one).  Yep, it's going to be a good day of flying!
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As the boys arrive, I coach them in recovery device preparation (installing the recovery wadding and streamer, in the case of the Whatchamacallit)
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Ready to fly, the kids pose for a picture!
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First up, raring to go!
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And GO they did!
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Chasing the rockets down was half the fun!
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These kids are READY!
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Love the view of all the kids looking up at the model as it sails into the sky
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Ready to rock-n-role!
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This was one of the rare launch pix I got.  My timing was WAY off today...
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More new rocketeers ready to go
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They loved hamming it up for the camera
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Rabbi Meyers and the helpers look on with the kids.
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The lone rocketeer :)  We had an odd number with this first group.
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These were some of the youngest kids I've worked with in rocket building!
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But we had 100% success from start to finish!
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WHOOSH!
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The field and weather was perfect for our launch
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Add to that good construction and prepping and we have a good launch!
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What better way to spend the day than outside flying rockets!
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The chase is on!
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Yep, these little guys are now rocket scientists!
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UP, up and AWAY!
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So close!
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Note the different choices on fin direction.
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Forward or rearward swept, the Whatchamacallit performs weel!
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Finger on the launch button!
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Proud of a job well done!
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Yep, we had fun this day!
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Here we have the Thing-a-ma-Jig kits going up!
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As with the Whatchamacallit kits, every flight was perfect!
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Good burn on an A8-3 motor.
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The helpers were a big help in getting to this point!
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Great flight!
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Everyone enjoyed the front row seating!
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Man, the shadows were giving me fits!
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While some parachutes didn't fully open, most did, leading to fun chases across the field.
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Good liftoff shot!
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Loved watching the helpers try to bend over to pose with their kids!
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They should have just gotten down on their knees!
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Interesting shot from behind the launch officer
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This is the first I've taken shots like this and I really like this view!
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Snarled chute, but a good catch!
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Excited to be flying!
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Into the wild blue yonder!
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Yep, we had a good day!
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And it just kept getting better!
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Posing in front of your rocket is not recommended... LOL
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Some good liftoff shots
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Everyone enjoyed the experience.
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Even the helpers!
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Off we go!
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Last boy of the afternoon (and for the whole summer camp!)
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And it was a good one too!
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This is a sure sign of a good day of rocketry... 100 burnt igniters!
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