We’ll be at the NEFAR launch this weekend, April 22 and 23, in Bunnell, Florida. The “Half-Blast” is a two-day TRA Research Launch. Normally NEFAR’s launches are held the second Saturday of each month. Due to conflicts with other events, however, this month’s launch date has been moved.
We will have a selection of rocket kits as well as supplies and accessories including motors. In addition to Estes and Aerotech model rocket motors, we have some of Aerotech’s high-power DMS (single-use) motors for sale.
ROCK holds launches on the first Saturday of each month. This July, the first Saturday is July 4. Because of the holiday, ROCK is skipping their July launch. The next ROCK launch will be August 1.
The next NEFAR launch is Saturday, July 11. We will be at the launch, but don’t expect to have our trailer with us. So, if there are any items you think you will need, please Contact Us and we’ll try to bring them.
November 8-9, 2014 – Bunnell Blast is NEFAR’s biggest two-day launch of the year. Saturday’s launch starts at 9 am and runs until after dark. Sunday’s launch starts at 9 and ends when we are done.
We will be there with a large selection of model rocket kits, motors, and accessories. We accept cash and credit cards for payment at launches.
At yesterday’s NEFAR rocket launch, Mike Orpi allowed me to photograph some of his rockets for use in our online catalog. He showed me several of FlisKits’s models that he had built. Mike’s obviously a fan of Flis’s design and has done a great job building these challenging kits.
You can see more photos of Mike’s rockets in the July 2013 NEFAR Launch photo album at RocketReviews.com.
We plan to be at the February ROCK and NEFAR launches, but we will not make it to the TTRA launch.
The Rocketry of Orlando’s Community Kids (ROCK) launch will be held Saturday, February 2, at the Barr Street entrance to the Little Econ State Forest in Oviedo, Florida [directions].
The Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR) launch will be held on Saturday, February 9, in Bunnell near Daytona Beach [directions].
The Tripoli Tampa Rocketry Association (TTRA) launch will be held on Saturday, February 16, in Plant City between Orlando and Tampa [directions].
JonRocket.com plans to attend the Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR) launch this coming weekend. This is the annual, two-day “Bunnell Blast” launch which usually attracts more fliers and more interesting rockets.
Currently the weather forecast calls for Saturday to be cool and clear with light winds. Sunday should be a bit warmer and windier.
In addition to the model rocket motors, igniters, parachutes, and other supplies we usually bring to sell at launches, we will have a number of kits, from small model rockets to large, high-power ones. Don’t forget that we accept credit cards on-site!
I’ll be flying my “YouBee” rocket. It’s a 12-foot tall upscale of the Odd’l Rockets Breakaway kit which we sell. The original Breakway flies on 18mm A, B, or C motors. The YouBee will use a 54mm diameter, composite K motor to travel to about 2500′ in altitude. As it reaches apogee, an onboard electronic altimeter will fire an ejection charge splitting the rocket into five sections, connected with four 15′ long tubular nylon shock cords. The rocket will descend, “Wacky Wiggler” style, until it reaches about 700′ in altitude at which time, the altimeter will fire a second ejection charge which will deploy a large parachute to gently lower the rocket to earth.
We’re also planning to use a K motor to power our Big Daddy Akavish. But, the furry four-foot tall rocket will only reach about 600′ in altitude before it deploys its parachute.
We were out of town for the ROCK launch at the beginning of the month. Even if we had been in town, the launch was scrubbed because the field was flooded.
Before we went out of town, I hurt my foot when I lost my balance while carrying some stuff downstairs from our office. After we returned from the trip, I visited the doctor. An x-ray showed that I had broken one or both of the bones around the joint in my big toe.
Even though it’s nothing life threatening and is unlikely to affect me once it heals, it really hurt! And, I discovered that riding in a car for any length of time caused it to hurt even worse. So I was forced to also miss the NEFAR and TTRA launches this month. Both launch sites are about 1 and 1/2 hours drive from our home.
I’m looking forward to the local launches in October!
Just a quick note to say that we won’t be at the NEFAR launch on Saturday, July 14. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
Unfortunately, the weather isn’t cooperating and something else has come up to prevent us from attending the NEFAR launch this month.
We’ll try to make it next month.
Look for the JonRocket.com trailer at launches in the Central Florida region.
We attend the ROCK launches in Oviedo, FL; the NEFAR launches in Bunnell, FL; and the TTRA launches in Plant City, FL. Since, we’re not able to attend all of the launches, please Contact Us if there’s something you need from us at a specfic launch.
We stock a collection of rocketry supplies including single-use motors, igniters, small parachutes, and other things you may need on-site. We don’t generally bring kits or parts to launches. Be sure to Contact Us before the launch if you’d like us to bring anything special.
We accept cash and major credit cards at launches.
For an introduction to rocketry (model rocketry and high-power rocketry) and information about Central Florida rocketry clubs, please visit OrlandoRocketry.com.