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NEFAR's April 2008 Launch

Teams from local colleges competed during Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry's April, 2008, launch.

College Teams

The students built and flew hybrid rockets in contests to reach a specific altitude and to reach the highest altitude on a hybrid G motor.

Hybrid Launch

Most of the hybrid launches were successful.

Hybrid Launch

But, some went astray ....

Wayward Rocket

Marc Slabbinck launched his saucer a couple of time using a high-power motor.

Marc Slabbinck's High-Power Saucer

Both flights were spectacular.

Marc Slabbinck's High-Power Saucer

The saucer's second flight used a "sparky" motor.

Marc Slabbinck's Saucer on a Sparky Motor

I launched my new "Broken Arrow" on a J350 motor.

Roger Smith's Broken Arrow

The rocket soared straight up in spite of a steady wind.

Roger Smith's Broken Arrow

At apogee, about 1750' in the air, the drogue parachute deployed. The rocket fell quickly until it reached 700' where the altimeter deployed the main parachute. The rocket settled down slowly to earth.

Robb Haskins's Talon 4

Right after my flight, Robb Haskins launched his beautiful Talon 4.

Gary Dahlke's Quantum Leap 4

Gary Dahlke's Quantum Leap IV turned in another amazing two-stage flight.

Gary Dahlke's Quantum Leap 4

Chris Heffron and Carl Campbell both certified Level 1 at the launch.

Chris Heffron Prepares His EZI-65

Chris launched his stylish EZI-65 on an Aerotech H180.

Chris Heffron's EZI-65

Carl launched his scratch-built Delta IV on a CTI Pro38 H153.

Carl Campbell's Delta IV

Additional photographs from the launch are in the PayloadBay gallery at:


[Posted: 2008-04-17 | Updated: 2008-04-17]

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