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Chagrin Falls Intermediate School - Fifth Grade Rocketry Program (May 18, 2019)

Mark Recktenwald
 

The 5th Graders at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School will be holding their annual launch next Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 am. The launch will take place in the field behind the Chagrin Falls High School at 400 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022.

We will set up at the field at 8:30 am using the school's six-position "saw horse" launch stand and controller (built by Warren Farr). The two science teachers who run this program have been doing so for over 10 years.

I have been helping Warren and the science teachers with this launch for a number of years, and several club members have stopped out to help and fly some larger demo rockets. The field is small, so low-flying rockets are best. The students have enjoyed "barely-enough powered" mid-power rockets and E-, F-, or G-powered saucers in the past.

There will be about 50 students and each has the opportunity to fly their A- or B-powered rocket (mostly Baby Berthas and Wizards) three times. Build quality, rocket-eating trees, the random C-motor, and sports schedules generally limit the re-flights for many of the students. Past launches have generally been wrapped up in about two hours.

This launch is GO unless the winds violate the Safety Code, there is torrential rain, or thunderstorms.

Please consider spending a couple hours next Saturday morning paying forward.

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Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer