For all you young (and young at heart) engineers, we’re excited about this feature Maker: the Central Illinois Aerospace (CIA) rocket builders! They are bringing their expertise and kits for attendees to build a FlisKits Nebula from card stock and other readily available items. It flies on a 1/4A3-3T, 1/2A3-4T, or a A10-3T motor. (Plus don’t ask me to tell you what that is…) They are also going to have Art Appelwhite Rocket’s Cinco and Delta Flying Saucers to build. Here’s a photo of a finished Nebula:
Attendees are invited to build their rockets at Maker Faire, and then come to one of the CIA’s regular launches (or the GARLO launch on 6/30/12) to fly it.
A little bit about CIA:
Central Illinois Aerospace (CIA) is Champaign-Urbana’s model rocket club, an affiliate of the Champaign Park District, the National Association of Rocketry, and the Tripoli Rocketry Association. We’re dedicated to safety, education, and above all FUN in our model rocket activities. Twice-monthly meetings cover a variety of topics. Fully-insured launches are held twice each month, including GARLO, our biggest launch of the year. We coordinate with the FAA for high-power rocket launch waivers. In addition we hold occasional workshops on various aspects of hobby rocketry.
Don’t miss out! See you next Saturday!