I was only able to attend the first day of NEFAR’s two-day “Half Blast” on April 11. With a forecast of showers, we kept looking for dark clouds. But, the rain stayed away at least until we had to leave.
I flew my quad-copter to capture video from an aerial perspective Here’s the video I put together of the first half of the Half Blast.
ROCK held its last launch of 2014 on December 6. The light winds and moderate temperature made for a great day to fly. The countdown reached zero and a rocket soared skyward more than eighty times during the day.
I’ve uploaded the photos Bracha and I took of the launch to a Photo Album at RocketReviews.com. Below is a video I created using some of the photos and footage captured from my quadcopter.
On July 14,high school students participating in PEO STRI’s Summer Engineering Internship program built and launched model rockets. ROCK members Roger Smith, Bracha Smith, Chris Michielssen, and David Ribakoff set up ROCK’s launch equipment and helped the kids prepare and launch their rockets.
The students flew Estes Alphas on A8-3 motors.
Here’s a short video of the launches taken with a radio-controlled quadcopter.
The threat of storms kept some fliers at home, so there weren’t as many large rockets launch as usual. But, we had a number of Civil Air Patrol cadets there flying smaller rockets. At times the wind was gusty, but sometimes it was so still that the exhaust from a rocket’s launch would just hang there for a while.
I flew my DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter about a half-dozen times to record the low- and high-power launches from above. Here’s a short video I put together: