January Dawsonville Launch Report

Despite a weather forecast of afternoon rain, there were twelve eager participants who arrived at the launch site in Dawsonville to accomplish thirty-six launches. SoAR members were joined by a rocketry group from Atlanta Classical Academy who flew two-stage Dynastar AeroDactyl rockets on E16-0 / E16-6 combination with very impressive results. Other standouts included Kevin Scholberg’s scratch-built upscale Nike X powered by a two E12-4 cluster for a beautiful flight skyward and a salvaged Estes Photon Disruptor loaded with a D21-4T for a seemingly instantaneous apogee and then successfully recovered. Another multi-stage included Miles’ Estes Mini Comanche 3 on A10-0/A10-0/A10-3 and for impressive mid-power action Dan launched his LOC IRIS on a F37-6. Later in the afternoon, the increasing amount of precipitation falling from the sky (or was it the cows… it may have actually been the cows) brought the event to an early end.  Photos from the Launch

Motor Ignition Counts:

  • A – 3
  • B – 8
  • C – 9
  • D – 5
  • E – 13
  • F – 4