Upcoming Launch Schedule

2014 - 2015 ROCC Season

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

15 & 16 November

20 & 21 December

1 January 2015 -- Happy New Year!

17 & 18 January

21 & 22 February

21 & 22 March

18 & 19 April -- Camp Out!!

May & June dates TBD

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.

Wednesday
Mar262014

Altimeter / Dual Deployment Class

On Saturday April 5th at 11 am - 2 pm we are holding our class on 
USING ALTIMETERS FOR DUAL DEPLOYMENT.

 
We will be discussing the types of altimeters available, What is the best altimeter choice for your situation, Designing and building an altimeter bay, Making ejections charges as well as how to prep your rocket for dual deployment. This class is great for beginners as well as those of you that already have some experience. We will be having a FREE raffle for those that attend and I already have a Missile Works RRC2+ Altimeter, Featherweight Magnetic Switch, Key Switches and T-shirts for the raffle. Louise has graciously found a room for our use but I will need to have you RSVP to me so I know haw many members will attend!

 

The address is 515 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217 (this is exit 7 off of 77) Looking forward to seeing you there! (I will be supplying some snacks and water, just not a full lunch!)

 

Please respond if you can attend. For non members, you can let me know if you will be attending by sending me an email at: johnbergsmith@me.com 

Tuesday
Mar252014

March 15th & March 22nd launch reports

OK, we're not flying for a few weeks, so I'm posting Roy's extensive launch reports from March 15th and the 22nd make-up day. Remember, your penmanship counts! If he can't read it, don't blame us for spelling! Click the "Read More" link for the whole story... dr

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Mar202014

March 22 - Launch is a go!

When: March 22, 2014

Where:   The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.

Set up Time:  9:45 am - We need Volunteers! 

Launch ends:   Approximately around 6:00 PM so we have some light to close up.      

Remember that this is a working farm, so dress accordingly, sturdy shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

LCO/RSO Rules

1. The RSO will be required to be Level 2 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member. The same person can volunteer to RSO/LCO in a given time slot, as long as they meet the RSO requirements.

2. The LCO will be required to be Level 1 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member.

3. Rockets that will be required to be inspected by the RSO:
   a. Any rocket flying on an E motor or above.
   b. Any rocket using more than one motor, either clustered or multi stage.
   c. Any rocket weighing more than 1 pound.

4. Groups that come out to launch will have a Level 2 member assigned to them to make sure all rules are being followed.

Duty signups sheet will be at the front table for RSO/LCO. If you’re a Level 2, we need you to volunteer!!!!

 * Ken will be onsite! 

Saturday
Mar152014

Sunday, March 16th has been cancelled

Sunday, March 16th has been cancelled because of the weather forecast. We are planning to do a make up launch on Saturday, March 22.

Friday
Mar142014

March 15 is a go! 

Saturday is a go, weather looks good. Sunday doesn't look good at this point, but we can wait until tomorrow to make the final call.

Tuesday
Mar112014

March 15 & 16, 2014 Launch

When: March 15 & 16, 2014

Where:   The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.

Set up Time:  9:45 am to avoid the weather.  We need Volunteers! 

Launch ends:   Approximately around 6:00 PM so we have some light to close up.      

Remember that this is a working farm, so dress accordingly, sturdy shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

LCO/RSO Rules for 2013/2014 

1. The RSO will be required to be Level 2 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member. The same person can volunteer to RSO/LCO in a given time slot, as long as they meet the RSO requirements.

2. The LCO will be required to be Level 1 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member.

3. Rockets that will be required to be inspected by the RSO:
   a. Any rocket flying on an E motor or above.
   b. Any rocket using more than one motor, either clustered or multi stage.
   c. Any rocket weighing more than 1 pound.

4. Groups that come out to launch will have a Level 2 member assigned to them to make sure all rules are being followed.

Duty signups sheet will be at the front table for RSO/LCO. If you’re a Level 2, we need you to volunteer!!!!

 * Ken will be onsite on Sunday, March 16 only. 

Saturday
Mar082014

Night launch April 26th

The launch on April 26th & 27th will have lots of special things going on, but one that folks have been asking for a lot is a night launch. 

We have secured a special waiver from the FAA and CLT allowing us to have night operations from 8 untill 9:30 PM on the 26th. 

We've posted the rules over in the "Contest Info" section (in the right column) so you can get all the info there. We decided to go a bit larger with engine size due to the number of requests, but keep in mind that our hard ceiling is 1,500' AGL. We're capping motors to I-impulse, and you can do up to a 3-motor cluster as long as your total impulse doesn't exceed the I impulse class. No multi-staging or air starts and you need to make sure that the rocket is illuminated through the entire flight.

So go read the regs and get to building!

dr

Friday
Mar072014

February 23rd & March 1st flight report

Roy's report on our split launch, from February 23rd and March 1st. Soggy as the 23rd was, the first of March was one of the finest flight days you could have asked for. Temps about perfect and no wind at all. Click the "Read More" link to see the whole thing.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Feb262014

Saturday, March 1st - Launch is a GO - Low Winds Projected

 

When: March 1, 2014

Where:   The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.

Set up Time:  11:30 am to avoid the weather.  We need Volunteers! 

Launch ends:   Approximately around 5:30 PM so we have some light to close up.      

Remember that this is a working farm, so dress accordingly, sturdy shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

LCO/RSO Rules for 2013/2014 

1. The RSO will be required to be Level 2 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member. The same person can volunteer to RSO/LCO in a given time slot, as long as they meet the RSO requirements.

2. The LCO will be required to be Level 1 minimum, ROCC member, and a NAR/Tripoli member.

3. Rockets that will be required to be inspected by the RSO:
   a. Any rocket flying on an E motor or above.
   b. Any rocket using more than one motor, either clustered or multi stage.
   c. Any rocket weighing more than 1 pound.

4. Groups that come out to launch will have a Level 2 member assigned to them to make sure all rules are being followed.

Duty signups sheet will be at the front table for RSO/LCO. If you’re a Level 2, we need you to volunteer!!!!

 * Ken will be onsite!

Saturday
Feb222014

Sunday, February 23 Launch - Green Light!

The launch scheduled for Sunday, February 23 is a GO! Set up time will be 9:45am, please come out and help.
* Please make sure you drive along the sides of the driveway/runway, and drive SLOWLY!
* The fields are going to be muddy, so dress appropriately.