Jolly Logic Altimeters and Parachute Release devices

Jolly Logic provides some really neat items for the rocket hobby enthusiast.  They have three kinds of small altimeters that can be placed in the payload section of your model rocket and record some neat and interesting flight perimeters.  The altimeter three can pair up with your smartphone utilizing an application that can be added to your phone.  after a flight, you can pair your phone with it for immediate data and then email it to where you would like to share the data.  They also have a parachute release mechanism that does not require any pyrogen for deployment.

Here is a link to there product site:


Flis kits are fun to build

Big and little lighthouse model rocketsHood River Hobbies carries Flis Kit model rockets and if they do not have a kit your see there, they can special order it for you.  I bought the Nantucket Sound kit from them and had a lot of fun building it. I checked out the Fliskit web site and noticed that they also made a Micro Maxx version, so I bought and built the little light house as well.  Flis Kit models are like the traditional kits that Estes and Century used to make back in the 70s and 80s. I will have to launch the bigger lighthouse at the next launch in March of 2016.

Today ended up nice minus a light breeze

Hood River Rocketry
See you at the next launch on March 5th 2016 at 10 a.m. !

Had a nice day at the west side elementary launching model rockets and boost gliders. A little breezy but still fun.I got to the site a little early to assess where best to launch and did have the quad launching system with a new battery so it would fully function. The first time I brought it out to the launch site the rechargeable battery was only generating maybe five volts and not the full 12 volts that is necessary.
It was just me and my son for the rocket launching. There were a few young children and families walking by that were spectators for a few of the rockets that were launched.
I launched three boost glider kits, one two stage rocket (that was under powered)and one old Quest classic kit. The best boost glider that performed well was the Estes Tercel that was launched on an Estes A3-4t 13 millimeter motor. The boost glider caught a nice thermal after liftoff and descended just before it was about to fly past the field and into the residential area.

Welcome to The Gorge Rocket Club NAR Section 790

Welcome to the Gorge Rocket Club web site. This a newly started rocket club and hope to help promote the hobby within the local area. There are so many fun things to do along the Gorge and hope that this hobby will be fun and educational for all.

The hobby has been around since the 1950’s and is thriving world wide. I will update this web site as much as possible.