Thursday, 07 October 2004 16:27

UROC makes an appearance at Plaster Blaster! Featured

UROC members Matt Peterson, Blane Nelson, and Michael Loosle trekked to Plaster City, CA for the third annual Plaster Blaster. Blane Nelson got his level 1 certification on a PML AMRAAM and Matt Peterson got his level 2 certification with a Polecat Aerospace Skeeter.

There were many "big" interesting progects at Plaster Blaster. There was the Thumper Drag Race. 21 "M" motor Thumpers lined up for a drag race. Of the 21, 9 left the pad at once. It was loud! and impressive. Later the rest launched in a group of six, then singles as the rocketeers got the bugs worked out.

Another impressive progect was 100 Estes Comanche 3's were launched - 93 actually left the pad - the kids had a great time picking up the stages and rockets after it "rained" rockets.

The Huge Volstock launched and recovered on 20 "J" & "K" motors.

The launch organizer, Andy Woerner of What's Up Hobbies/Polecat Aerospace, lost his wife to cancer just after Hellfire. Her L3 rocket was launched at dawn on Sunday morning. Amazing Grace was played on bagpipes and the rocket was sent skyward without a countdown after a moment of silence. It was very moving.

For some photo's of the launches goto: www.plasterblaster.com/report2004.htm.
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