Rocketry Online via my old relationship with TRF (ROL is run by TRF mod Kevin Trojanowski). [BTW, Darrell also was the original developer of ROL.] Now that this is out of the way...on to the contents of this issue.
The first feature is the final installment of Frank Hermes' series on his Coast Optimization System. He describes actual flight tests of the completed system, which includes a RocketTiltometer integrated with a Raven flight computer. Next up is launch coverage of NERRF 7, which was held this past summer at METRA's Pine Island, NY launch site. NERRF, like Red Glare, is a regional, 'indy' launch that gathers participants from far and wide. The action then moves from NY to Colorado with a report on the exploits of United Launch Alliance (ULA)/Ball Aerospace student interns. How I would have loved to have been able to intern with high power rockets! The student teams built some cool rockets and payloads. Their Stars 'N' Stripes flew on an 'N' motor and featured reverse mounted 'H' motors to limit its altitude. This is an idea worth copying. Moving further west, we hear all about the Northwest Xtreme Rocket Show 2011 in Brothers, Oregon. Finally, Wes 'Dr Zooch' Olezsewki explains BiNCS (Bite N Crumple Syndrome), and how to avoid it. I call BiNCS 'Estes Smiles'. Even when they are on other vendors' kits.