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Our booth setup, a perfect location under the big tent!
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After our first demo launch I came back to the booth only to discover a full house of excited families ready to build rockets!
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So many, in fact, that we had to clear away half of our booth display to seat everyone for the build!
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We even had one "older" kid join in the fun!
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Kathy was great, capturing pictures as I stayed busy with the group.
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Here I am showing how I want glue applied.  I would apply glue to the desired spot then show everyone in the group so that they could see WHERE as well as how MUCH glue to use.
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The kids would then dig right in and get the job done, with parents looking on and helping, as needed.
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I love the intense concentration we often see during these builds.
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Screwing in the Screw Eye can be a pain staking task sometimes!
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Here you can see half of our display unceremoniously dumped onto the other table
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Our booth was in disarray, but for a good cause!
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Anticipation while awaiting the next step!
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I swear, the parents seemed to be having as much fun as the kids!
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Here, I show them how to pack their streamers
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Next up, we fit the assembled fin unit in place
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When all is said and done, THIS is the result!  Very kewl!
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With the build done, and the models drying, I decided to walk the tent a bit and see what there was to see.  Here, we are exploring soap films with dry ice.
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LOTS of technology under this tent!
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Ok, so a small error in judgment.  When I pulled up the maps for this site, I located the observatory as well as my flying field.  I made assumptions on the size of the observatory and, from that, made assumptions on the size of my flying field.  Turns out my flying field was WAY smaller than I thought it was going to be...   Nice set of telescopes there though!
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Robotics!  Lots and lots of robotics!
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I need this thing around for winter in New Hampshire!
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2:30 hit and all of a sudden our booth was crowded again!  Everyone ready to fly.  We preped our rockets then posed for the obligatory group photo (always do this first, as the faces are much happier BEFORE you start loosing rockets! LOL)
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Our first rocketeer getting set up.  As with all of my groups, the kids do ALL the work, I just watch (and help)
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Proud of their work, we're ready to fly!
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THAT'S the way to do it!
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Next pair of kids ready to go.  By the reactions, it was clear that the kids did not expect to have this much fun, but they all had a ball!
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For good reason too! We had one success after another and went 15 for 15 on flights!
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A great job from everyone and we learned some things too!
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I love the different styles of posing for the camera.  Serious and relaxed :)
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WHOOSH!  We have some observatory volunteers trying for the creative photo's, getting the launch crew in the launch photo.  I hope these came out!
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The rocketeer heads out to get his rocket as others look skyward at its return.
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What a great group of kids!
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Caught at the moment of ignition
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We had a large (50+) crowd of family, friends and guest, enjoying the festivities.
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Who says this is a "guy hobby"?  Nuts to them!
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You simply can not argue with success!
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LIFTOFF!
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Looking so serious while hooking up the micro clips!
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Focus, take your time, and you will succeed!
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Happy is the rocketeer who does a good job!
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And we're OFF!
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The smiles are what make it all worthwhile!
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Houston, we have liftoff!
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Our last two rocketeers are ready to go
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Puff goes the motor and ZOOM goes the rocket!
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Our last student flight!  Picture perfect.
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We also had a young woman come to the booth and explain that she has a rocket, and motors, in the car.  Could she launch with us?  Well, OF COURSE!  I helped her prep and we got her on the pad.  Unfortunately, a faulty (too long) delay resulted in a lawn dart onto hard pack dirt.  Bummer!  If she sees this and contacts me, I will help her get back into the air again!

On the right is MY doDad rocket with a C6-5 motor.  I wanted to show the kids how high these can really go.  WE GOT IT BACK!  LOL

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Had several demo flights after the student launch, including my Nantucket Sound
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And my Pheord X150 redneck pick up saucer!

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