The information below covers the rules and entries for predicting the maximum altitude attained by the MAJ Francis E. Dade Dart.

### VFW Rocket Launch Information

#### Contest Rules

- The rocket must leave the launch rail. If the motor does not ignite, a new igniter will be inserted and the launch attempt repeated.
- Two barometric altimeters will be used to determine the maximum altitude obtained by the rocket.
- The primary altimeter will be a PerfectFlite FireFly
- The secondary altimeter will be a Jolly Logic Altimeter One

- If both altimeters fail, the entire prize pool goes to the VFW.
- If the rocket is lost or unrecoverable, the entire prize pool goes to the VFW.
- The winner is the person who has the prediction closest to the measured altitude. If two people are tied, the prediction UNDER the measured altitude is the winner.
- All predictions are in feet and there can be no duplicate predictions.
- Enter as many times as you wish. $5.00 per prediction
- Predictions will be placed with the bartender or an officer of the VFW. This page will be updated with the predictions as they are made.

#### Rocket Information

- Rocket weight with motor: 79.5 oz ( 4 lb 15.5 oz)
- Motor: Cesaroni 38mm 5-grain motor (
**601I350-16A**)- Total impulse: 601.00 Ns (135.22 lb.s)
- Thrust duration: 1.71 s
- Max thrust: 399.74 N (89.94 lb)

- Parachute ejection delay: 12 s
- Velocity of the pad: 61.9 ft/s
**Altitude prediction window: 8 to 4,400 feet**

#### Launch Details

Launch date: 19 January 2019 at approximately 1200 hours

Location: Plant City Rocket Pasture (public is invited to attend – contact me for more info)

If there is inclement weather, the launch will be on 16 February 2019

#### Predictions

## VFW Post 4283 Dade Dart Predictions

Entrant | Altitude (feet) |
---|---|

Rose F. | 3558 |

Andy K | 3574 |

Chance H. | 3685 |

Connie W. | 3781 |

Debbie | 3800 |

Jim W - TTRA | 3850 |

Buddy | 3999 |

Buddy | 4024 |

Buddy | 4125 |

Buddy | 4283 |

Debbie | 4300 |

Bobbi S | 3520 |

Raye C | 4020 |

Shelli S | 4167 |

Wanda L | 4175 |

Wanda L | 4301 |

Shelli S | 4333 |

Connie W | 3866 |

Kiki | 3500 |

Tom L | 3528 |

Ricki S | 3590 |

Susie H | 3591 |

Kelly C | 3691 |

Kiki | 3703 |

Kiki | 3906 |

Kiki | 4109 |

Tom L | 4137 |

Kiki | 4312 |

Lon S | 4313 |

Tom L | 4339 |

Susie H | 1521 |

Tom L | 4500 |

JAX Maloney | 3586 |

Larry H | 3870 |

Garrett A | 3530 |

Wayne H | 3720 |

Bobbi S | 3721 |

Jon S | 3732 |

Kiki | 3824 |

Wanda | 3992 |

Scott S | 4230 |

Wanda | 4233 |

Kelly C | 4342 |

Jon S | 4400 |

Bobbi S | 8 |

Linda G | 3010 |

David T | 2943 |

Matt Q | 3514 |

Debbie P | 3701 |

Stan P | 3811 |

Gary A | 3881 |

Bill K | 3940 |

Bill K | 3949 |

Rick W | 3950 |

Bill K | 3951 |

Bill K | 3959 |