Upcoming Launch Schedule

2013 - 2014 ROCC Season

April 26-27, 2014 (4th w'end due to Easter)

May 17-18, 2014

June 14-15, 2014

July 19-20, 2014 (depends on crop rotation)

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

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.

Tuesday
Oct242006

Launch this weekend Oct. 28/29

Everyone: A big two day event is planned. Saturday Oct 28th 12:00-7:00 Sunday Oct 29th 8:00-6:00 NAR contest this weekend. Random Duration - Weighting Factor 10 Super-Roc Duration "A" Motors - Weighting Factor 13 Egg Loft Duration "C" Motors - Weighting Factor 16 We will provide a $10.00 gift card from HOBBYTOWN,USA for each contest and NAR ribbons and points will be awarded. Update: Ken Allen will be here Saturday, not Sunday.

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Tuesday
Oct102006

Two Launches This Month

Everyone: We will have two launches this month. The corn and Milo are cleared and we are go for launch. First - Oct 15th (this Sunday) 12:00-7:00 - One day event Tune up launch, equipment checkout, NAR Contest preactice rounds. One note - No Porta John - still working on getting this done. Second - Oct 28th and 29th 12:00-7:00 both days. - Two day event. Ken Allen from Performance hobbies will be here on the 29th. NAR contest this weekend. Camping is allowed, if you want to. Random Duration - Weighting Factor 10 Super-Roc Duration "A" Motors - Weighting Factor 13 Egg Loft Duration "C" Motors - Weighting Factor 16 We will provide a $10.00 gift card from HOBBYTOWN,USA for each contest and NAR ribbons and points will be awarded. Doc already has some info on the website with pictures of plans soon, you can look them up in the NAR Contest book on the NAR website WWW.NAR.ORG John - Go ahead and secure the waivers for both weekends and let me know ASAP. Plus - Also see the NAR and TRIPOLI websites as there is an important announcement from HQ. It requires a letter writing campaign that is due by Nov 9th. More details to follow. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Sunday
Oct082006

Cool Photos

I ran across a photo on the Make Magazine (something a lot of you would probably enjoy, makes a great gift) website that sent me over to a photoblog on Flickr. These photos are posted by a fellow named Erik Charlton, a rocketeer out west. He's got some great pix, truly insirational. Here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikcharlton/ Hope it inspires all of you for the upcoming launch at the end of the month!

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Friday
Sep222006

October "Monster Mash-up" for Halloween

Okay, how many of you remember "Creature Feature"? Maybe it wasn't called that in your home town, on that little UHF station that also played roller derby and mid-atlantic 'rasslin, but I'll bet you that you had something like it... bad special effects and all! OOOHHHHOOOO, SSSCCAAARRRRYYYY! What we're talking about is a CONTEST WEEKEND! Read On......

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Tuesday
Aug292006

Brad Shea Completed his Level 1

Brad Shea sends this report on his successful Level 1 attempt: I got my level 1 on July 2nd 2006 at SCIPower in Orangeburg SC. There are some pictures from the launch after the jump.

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Thursday
Aug242006

Build session Meeting 8/26 @ 12:00 Noon

Everyone: Our August meeting and building session will be at Doc Russells' office/warehouse located at 645 Pressley Road, suite G. This is off South Tryon st. just north of the Woodlawn Rd./Billy Graham intersection. If you head up Pressley rd. from South Tryon, you'll pass over I-77, then there will be a sharp rt. hand bend in the road. At the bend, on the left, there is a sign for Pressley Park. We're in the middle of the second long building in the park. Here's a link to a map/photo that'll help. We will start at 12:00pm with "meet and greet" and setup of the swap meet, with the first build session at 12:30pm. Official ROCC Meeting at 1:00pm. With more Build sessions after. Based on the interest of the attendees, we will adapt our build sessions from there. Noted build sessions will include making tubes and nose cones, contest models, altimeter bays, parachutes. I would encourage all to attend, as we can discuss items in a more controlled environment than at a launch. Any questions, call or email Ralph Roberts roccprez@bellsouth.net or 704-560-0147. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Friday
Aug182006

Launch Update

Everyone: I have had better response to scheduling a build session/meeting to next weekend. So lets plan on the event at Doc's warehouse (Doc will provide a map and directions) next Saturday. I am thinking from 12:00-3:00, will nail down times in the next post. There will be no activities this weekend Aug 19th and 20th. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Friday
Jul282006

TRA/NAR vs ATF update

Everyone: There was a hearing this week to see if the ATF is complying with the courts to get their testing done to prove that APCP should reside on the explosive list. They did comply and have had the Air Force Labs conduct these test. Unfortunately it will take them time to compile the results so that means another delay. A new hearing is scheduled for Oct. So, until then we are still under the same restrictions, nothing has changed. Check out the TRA and NAR sites for the Joint Statement. Note, Bob Schoner (Former ROCC prefect) was at the hearing representing TRA. You the man Bob! Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC President and Prefect.

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Friday
Jul212006

Get together at Ralph's tomorrow for buidling session (July 22nd)

Everyone: I am willing to take time to host a little workshop/information sharing tomorrow at my house from 12:00 - 2:00. I have had a couple express interest is week. I have small workshop and lots of shade in the backyard. I am off The Plaza, 6 blocks out from Eastway Drive at 620 Aintree Rd., 3rd house up on the right, Brick house with yellow trim. You see my green Toyota truck in the driveway. Note: we are painting indoors so the house is a mess with limited space. I'll have a cooler available but it will be BYOB. Those interested in dropping by give me a call at 704-568-1070 tonight or in the morning. Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Tuesday
Jul182006

No Locust Launch This Weekend

Everyone: I got in touch with Locust city hall only to find out James has been in the hospital and will be out of work for another week, week and a half. So, on that note, is there any interest in a ROCC meeting to talk about building or taking L2 test. My focus is going to try and run down Steve Herring to find out about the big field off of Hwy 601. Note: The August Orangeburg Launch is going to do a NAR competition and it would be a chance to show our skills, anyone interested? I'll try to find out if it would be OK to attend and fly mono y mono. I'll let you know. Would like to know what NAR members would be interested in attending. See there contest at www.tripolisc.org Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez PS Steve or Ted Thomas contact me and let me know how to get up with you. 704-568-1070. Ted, you know Steve through the RC Cars.

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