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.

Thursday
Nov162006

November 18th 19th launch info...

Hi Everyone; Saturday November 18th 11:00-5:00 Sunday November 19th 11:00-5:00 NAR contest this weekend, since it was postponed last month due to wind. 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 has pictures of plans on the site, & you can also look them up in the NAR Contest book on the NAR website WWW.NAR.ORG For fun we may throw in a spot landing contest for some kits or motors, no Nar points. Venders: Brent Johnson from Hobbytown USA, Mooresville, NC I have not heard from but I expect him to be there one day. Brent, Let us know your schedule ASAP. Tim Durbin from Giant Leap will be there, hopefully with more stuff this month. Note: Ken will not be there due to some other launches, this is a change cause he did indicate he would come last month, sorry. The Porta-Jon from A.L. Lowder will be there, come out to support the Porta-Potty, hey last month we actually flew one, no kidding.. John - Go ahead and secure the waivers for both days for this weekend and let me know ASAP. We need as many people as we can to make our flyer fee goal. Last year we did pretty good, but we could have done better. We need everyone and their donations so please contribute if you fly. Remember our recommended donation is $8.00-$10.00 per flyer per day, families with lots of young flyers maybe a $10.00 donation would be good. Again, these are recommendations, not a hard rule yet. The requested weekend land fee from the land owner is $250, so we need everyone to drop a little something in the jar. Also we have to pay the Porta-Jon fee. That is an extra $74.90 a month. To keep us from going broke we need $325.00 a weekend. That's only about 18-20 flyers a day. We are kicking off the 2006-2007 flying season so go ahead and renew you memberships if you can. We still have some old T-Shirts and Mark Ferrell has been working on a new logo which he will we will post on the website for folks to comment on, we need to decide quickly so he can start printing shirts.. Anyone needing to certify, please contact me ahead of time. Todd Haring or Terry Baucom can arrange to have the Level 2 NAR test delivered to the field and we can have others administer the test. Note: I may need to leave early Sunday due to a conflict, so if I can have some volunteers for shut down on Sunday. Also Roy Potter is not going to be there this weekend due to a Pre-Holiday vacation. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Thursday
Nov162006

November 2006 Launch Announcement

Everyone: Saturday November 18th 11:00-5:00 Sunday November 19th 11:00-5:00 NAR contest this weekend, since it was postponed last month due to wind. 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 has pictures of plans on the site, you can look them up in the NAR Contest book on the NAR website WWW.NAR.ORG For fun we may throw in a spot landing contest for some kits or motors, no Nar points. Venders: Brent Johnson from Hobbytown USA, Mooresville, NC I have not heard from but I expect him to be there one day. Brent, Let us know your schedule ASAP. Tim Durbin from Giant Leap will be there, hopefully with more stuff this month. Note: Ken will not be there due to some other launches, this is a change cause he did indicate he would come last month, sorry. The Porta-Jon from A.L. Lowder will be there, come out to support the Porta-Potty, hey last month we actually flew one, no kidding.. John - Go ahead and secure the waivers for both days for this weekend and let me know ASAP. We need as many people as we can to make our flyer fee goal. Last year we did pretty good, but we could have done better. We need everyone and their donations so please contribute if you fly. Remember our recommended donation is $8.00-$10.00 per flyer per day, families with lots of young flyers maybe a $10.00 donation would be good. Again, these are recommendations not harden rule yet. The requested weekend land fee from the land owner is $250, so we need everyone to drop a little something in the jar. Also we have to pay the Porta-Jon fee. That is an extra $74.90 a month. To keep us from going broke we need $325.00 a weekend. That's only about 18-20 flyers a day. We are kicking off the 2006-2007 flying season so go ahead and renew you memberships if you can. We still have some old T-Shirts and Mark Ferrell has been working on a new logo which he will we will post on the website for folks to comment on, we need to decide quickly so he can start printing shirts.. Anyone needing to certify, please contact me ahead of time. Todd Haring or Terry Baucom can arrange to have the Level 2 NAR test delivered to the field and we can have others administer the test. Note: I may need to leave early Sunday due to a conflict, so if I can have some volunteers for shut down on Sunday. Also Roy Potter is not going to be there this weekend due to a Pre-Holiday vacation. Doc - Don't forget the controller, I noticed it was not in the Silo Tuesday Doc and Brad, don't forget the contest stuff, flight cards, work sheets, stop watches. Let me know If I need to bring something. Bob B is coming back from CA Friday, he will try to make the launch at least one day. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Saturday
Nov112006

Ocotber Raffle WINNER

OH, I forgot to mention, we had a raffle out at the Sunday launch. A new Estes kit, the "Spool Rocket" kit was donated by Brent Johnson from Hobby Town USA from Mooresville. We had the drawing at about 5pm and the winner was "SARAH NICKERSON". Way to go Sarah. Be sure to get up with Ralph at the next launch. Roy

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Saturday
Nov112006

October 15th launch report

Hey all you Rocket Junkies. It has been a long crop season. Anyway it sure felt like for most of us. ROCC Club Prez Ralph wanted to have a early one day launch once the farm became available after the crop season was completed. The idea was to have a easy non rushed one day launch to be able to check out the launch equipment and see what parts needed cleaning, repair or replacement before hosting a regular weekend long full scale launch. I was committed that weekend and couldn't make it myself, but was glad that the rest of you had a chance to get out and be able to get a deep breath of rocket exhaust.

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Saturday
Nov112006

October 28 29th launch report

Happy post-Halloween to all you rocket exhaust sniffing junkies. I don't know about the most of you, but I have a lot of candy leftover from Halloween night. We had a lot of trick-or-treaters, some really great and cute costumes, but enough chocolate that we can have a sweet snack each time we walk through the kitchen. The Official October Rocket Launch was held on what I would call Halloween weekend, and we did have some spooky flights.

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Monday
Oct302006

Launch Update

Well it was WINDY (how windy was it?) It was SO windy... it blew over the low power pads and sent the launch slip board off the table! It was WINDY! Seriously though it was a lovely weekend if you liked flying rockets and we had a lot of dedicated, albeit crazy, flyers that tempted (and yes, fed) the rocket gods this past weekend. Roy said he was surprised at the number of flights and the number of lost rockets was fairly small. We couldn't really do much on the contest though, and I feel bad about that. I've spoken to a few of the more contest-obsessed folks and it looks like the thing to do is to extend it into out November launch window. Maybe Saturday the 18th? Let me know by e-mail and we'll get a concensus. Please use rocketrycarolina@gmail.com Thanks, DR

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Friday
Oct272006

NAR Contest UPDATE

Due to the predicted weather tomorrow I have grave doubts about being able to fly any of the duration events for our contest, at least for Saturday. Ralph and I have spoken and would like to suggest that we postpone at least untill Sunday. I'd like a chance to converse with Brad and some of the participants to get a concensus but I'd tend to go with at least Sunday, if not the November 18th/19th launch window. I'll have flight cards and stop watches available if any one wants to fly tomorrow but I think Sunday would be a lot more condusive to it. Doc R.

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Friday
Oct272006

Vendor Update for Launches this weekend

Everyone: As of Thursday night the Vendor schedule is as follows: Ken Allen - Performance Hobbies - Saturday only Brent Johnson - Hobbytown USA - Sunday only Tim Durbin - New Giant Leap Rocketry Rep - both days. Tim, who joined our club last year has taken on the task to be a rep for Giant Leap Rocketry, he got his L1 at the Freedom launch with his first HP rocket and is excited about flying and selling, good luck to him, he has more time than me. He has received his first shipment of stuff and may have more tomorrow. Contact him at tdurbinglr@starband.net for your Giant Leap stuff. Marcus Harman, a long time member of ROCC will have some of his old stuff for sale, I think he will be out Sunday, he is scaling back for his final year of college. Maybe you can help him out too. >From Marcus's email: Also, I'm bringing a ton of my old rocket stuff including a PET2 Timer, a Maxi Honest John, and a bunch of parts to sell. Chris Hamilton gave me a bunch of his stuff to sell, too...including some RMS 18mm loads. It will be a "you name the price" kind of deal. I just want to get rid of it. Hope you all can support all our vendors this weekend. It is great to have them but we need to support them as well. It would be a good time to stock up on goods. Thanks, Ralph

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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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