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==ANNOUNCEMENTS==
 
==ANNOUNCEMENTS==
* '''The last build session will be on SUNDAY, 16 June at 10am.'''
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* '''We are meeting at 0745 on Saturday morning at the shop to caravan to the launch'''
* '''Bring your laptop'''
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* '''Current Weather Status: GO'''
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==

Latest revision as of 21:19, 18 June 2013

Creator:
Gtpyro
Status:
Active
Born On:
21:04, 1 May 2013 (CDT)
Last Updated:
21:19, 18 June 2013 (CDT)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • We are meeting at 0745 on Saturday morning at the shop to caravan to the launch
  • Current Weather Status: GO

Overview

The goal of this class is to educate interested individuals in high power rocketry by introducing the basics of rocket construction, simulation, and safety.

Outcome: successfully build and fly your first rocket!

Class Format

  • 1 (or more - depending on interest) intro sessions going over the basics. This should take approx 1 hour
  • Weekly build sessions that help participants construct their rocket
  • Launch your creations at the Southern Thunder Launch on 22-23 June

Details

  • When: 9 May 2013, 7-8pm (for the intro session)
  • Where: MK256
  • How Much: varies. From ~$40 and up - explained in detail in the class
  • Restrictions: Participants must be at least 18 years old (if less than 18, must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Why: Well.... Because ROCKETS!
  • Follow-on build sessions will be scheduled at a later time

Links

  • List of things to bring to a launch [1]
  • Pre-launch checklist [2]

Slides

Are posted (via GDocs). More to come for each session...

  • Intro Session [3]
  • First Build Session [4]
  • Theory 1 [5]
  • Second Build Session [6]
  • Theory 2 [7]
  • Third Build Session [8]
  • Fourth Build Session [9]
  • Safety [10]
  • Launch Day [11]