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Lake Winnipesaukee High Power Rocketry

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2 months 4 weeks ago #9380 by Howard Greenblatt
Jason Nadeau and Anthony Milano have started a new NAR rocket club on Lake Winnipesaukee! The frozen lake launch range has a 16K ceiling, and a huge recovery area! The meeting point is Gilford Beach on Varney Point Road in Gilford, NH. They will be launching from off-shore on the ice near Welches island. The meetup time is 10 a.m. at the beach parking and it is 2 miles to Welches island or you can park at the Boat Launch up the road and it is 3/4 mile walk out to Welches island. The next launch is this Saturday, 2 March 2019.

Here is their Facebook page:
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Check the page the morning of the launch after 7:00 am for launch status.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #9381 by Frank DeAngelo
I did a low power launch on a lake in Wakefield, NH years ago with a Boy Scout Troop. One of the rockets landed about a mile away but it was recovered by one of the Scouts. Recovery on a frozen lake does have its advantages. No trees or high brush.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #9382 by John Buscaglia
Yes, but one rarely has to worry about falling through a hay field and drowning.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #9383 by Frank DeAngelo
The day before we went ice fishing on that lake in Wakefield, NH. The entire three feet of the power auger bit went in before we hit water.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #9384 by Super User
From Jason - The launch has been moved to Sunday, March 3rd. If you are planning on going, please park at 31 Dock Rd. Gilford, NH 03249. The ice is currently 26" thick with temps into the single digits over the next few days. The ice thickness will not be a concern.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #9385 by Frank DeAngelo
A few questions:
How often will launches be scheduled?
Will it just be HP?
What if you have a mid power rocket that uses 10/10 rails?
Will there be any pads with 1/8 or 3/16 rods?

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