Upcoming Launch Schedule

2017 - 2018 ROCC Season

Sorry, the Midland field is closed for the season due to crops. 

All launches are at the Midland, NC site unless otherwise stated.

Field Update as of 10/22  From Kip & Ralph...  Currently the Soy Beans are still in, and need a frost then about 2 weeks to dry and be harvestable. That makes it look like it will be November weekend before we have any kind of a shot in Midland. 

Set-up starts at about 9:00, launches commence about 10:00. Field closes about 30 min. before dusk so we can clean up. Watch the site front page for specifics.

Friday
Oct192018

Aerotech 1-day SALE

Hey all... I just got a call from Ken Allen from Performance Hobbies. He got a call from Aerotech that they're going to do a price increase on Monday, 10/22. 

BUT...  If you send him an order TODAY, 10/19 he'll do a 10% discount. 

I know it's short notice but at least it's a shot...  his email is:  kensrockets@rocketmail.com

Hmmm...  Christmas might be early this year...  

dr

Thursday
Sep272018

4th Annual Charlotte Mini Maker Faire October 13th

Come and join us at the 4th annual Charlotte Mini Maker Faire at Discovery Place on October 13th from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Here's the link to the site: CMMF

We'll have a bunch of rockets to talk about and there's plenty of other things to see & do, like battling robots, 3-D printing on the cutting edge, laser cutting, fabrics and fiber arts, instrument builting and circuit bending, learn how to solder and much much more...  plus grab some swell swag (give-aways).

We've done this the last 3 years and it's a really fun day, getting to speak with chidren and adults about our hobby. 

dr

 

Thursday
Sep132018

Freedom Launch 2018 Recap

Roy Potter went down to Camden, SC along with several other of us on Saturday for Freedom Launch 2018! Please enjoy his description and then head on over to the Gallery to view some great photos of the event. Doc R.

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Thursday
Aug092018

Freedom Launch!

HI folks...  2 things, first the ROSCO folks are flying this weekend in Camden, sport launch rules are in place so the field is open to anyone, so if you're itching to fly you might want to head down south. 

More to the point of the headline however regards Labor Day weekend...  Freedom Launch will be going on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of September so make plans now if you can to head down and have some fun!

Their launch schedule is HERE  and their facebook feed is HERE

Hope to see you there!!

Doc R.

 

 

Monday
Jul092018

A note about our friends to the south...

I got a great note from Sandy Houston the other day, and seeing as our Midland field is closed for the season it came at an opportune time. I had run into Sandy on July 7th down there when I went down to fly my totally rebuilt stretch Magnum on a K665. I had a great time, saw some old friends and had a great flight. I will definitely be back, although I have to work this next weekend so it'll probably be in August. Anyway, here's Sandy's thoughts on their new field... click the Read More button please! Doc R.

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Saturday
Jun302018

July update, and a memorial. 

We got a report back from Ralph (he had the magazine inspection last week with the ATF) and the corn has shot up from all the rain and sunshine. It's not feasable to have a launch in July, so it looks like we'll be off the Midland field until the fall. 

That said, as you have read Kips mother, Dene Williams, passed away right before out regular June launch weekend. Her wishes were that any memorials be made in her name to the Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetary fund. We've been chatting about what to do and between John, Ralph and myself we thought that a sum of $150 to the fund would be appropriate. Kips family, both he and his dad have been instumental to where we are and our existance as a club. 

Since this is more of a personal thing, I am sending this out to the church this weekend in the name of the club.  If you'd like to participate, please send a check to John Bergsmith, our treasurer, at his home address, 1438 Piney Church Road, Concord, NC 28025. Make the check out to John. He'll keep track of anything we collect and anything over the $150 we'll send on to the church.

That's all for now, please think about taking a ride down to Camden SC and fly on their new field. I went down on June 9th and had a great time.

Doc R.

Thursday
Jun142018

With Regrets, Kip's mother has passed away.

It is with a heavy heart that we pass along the news that Kip's mother, Willodene "Dene" Williams, has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Details are here: LINK

Memorials may be made to Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, at 7920 Crooked Creek Church Road, Monroe NC, 28110.

The Williams family have supported the ROCC for many years, through some rough times for both parties. We extend the entire family our deepest condolances and wish them our best in this time of grief. 

                                                                  Sincerely,   -  Ralph, Doc & the entire ROCC family

Saturday
Jun092018

Remember, ROSCO launch is June 9th & 10th

Just a reminder, the folks at ROSCO, Rocketry South Carolina, are launching at their field in Camden SC this weekend. Here's a link to the website. http://rocketrysouthcarolina.org/

dr

Wednesday
May162018

May 18th & 19th Midland Update

Well, as we've been thinking, the crops report this week is not in our favor. The wheat is headded out and waving in the breeze, but is very fragile from now until it gets harvested. 

That measn we will NOT be having a launch at the Midland field in May. 

Now then...  that doesn't mean that there aren't launch opportunities. There's been talk on the field of going to Camden SC in June, they fly sport rules under ROSCO on the 9th & 10th of June. If we get the clearance to fly in Midland in June on the 16th and 17th. 

That's all for now...  dr

 

Monday
Apr302018

April 2018 Launch Report

Imagine, 2 days of launching rockets... IN A ROW! It actually happened! At long last in 2018 we had a beautiful weekend in April and it was perfect rocket launchin' weather! Click the "Read More" button to read all of Roy's report, and remember you can post up photos of the launch to the gallery, or send them to me at the ROCC email address. Thanks Roy! dr

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