Upcoming Launch Schedule

2016 - 2017 ROCC Season

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

Unfortunately our Midland, NC field is closed for the summer. 

 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
Feb082008

Winter Meet Contest Standings

Here are the standings after the January Launch.

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Sunday
Feb032008

I'm not Cheep... Just Frugal

Remember now, I'm not really cheep. but I am Frugal. For those of you who get the Charlotte Observer, Sunday paper, on the back of the Comic section, there is always a full page add for "Hobby Lobby" (NOT Hobby Town) hobby and craft stores. There are two in the Charlotte area. About once, sometimes twice a month they have a 40% coupon at the bottom of the add for one regular priced item, good for the week. (Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.) The store has a fair hobby rocket section in Estes, Quest and some other rocket kit brands. So you can pick up a kit or rocket engine pack for 40% off for that week. That can save you a fair amount of money if you are a coupon user like me. Remember, I'm not a cheep skate, just frugal. And I'm not above asking my neighbors for their Hobby Lobby add for the coupon if their not going to use it, and going by the store a few times during the week. The University store is only a couple of miles from me so it's convenient to do so. This way you can get a $30 dollar Estes/Quest kit at a good price. Even if I'm good on kits, I still at least pickup a couple of Estes E9 engine packs for future use. Estes has re released the "Space Interceptor" in the original size and a upscale size for about $40, plus some other large sized kits like the large "Tomahawk" rocket. This makes them more affordable. The other store is at Independence (Hwy 74) and 51 in the shopping center on the north side of 74. Use 'em if you got 'em. Take Care, and remember to keep those exhaust nozzles clear. And, I'm not cheep, just frugal.

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Thursday
Jan312008

ROCC Bylaws

Here are the Bylaws for Rocketry of Central Carolina, complete with the addition of the office of Vice-president. Downloadable pdf In web form after the jump.

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Monday
Jan282008

ROCC 2008 Election Results and other club business From Jan 2008 Meeting

Election Results ROCC President � Ralph Roberts ROCC Vice President � Brad Shea ROCC Secretary � Roy Potter ROCC Treasurer � Roy Potter TRA Prefect � Ralph Roberts TRA Secretary � Doug Knight A vote was held Saturday Jan. 26th, 2008 for the 2008 Officers. All attending members at the launch at 12:40pm were assembled to vote for the 2008 officers plus to ratify the new office of Vice President. By unanimous vote all members approved of the new office of Vice President. All officers were also approved by unanimous vote.

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Friday
Jan252008

ROCC LAUNCH SET FOR THE WEEKEND - JAN 26TH,27TH.

Official launch announcement: ROCC Sport launch. 2008 Elections and NAR Contest this weekend. Elections will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, so please attend. Ken from Performance Hobbies will attend both days of the launch. Dress warmly as it will be cool, layers are the key. Nar Contest: ROCC Winter Meet '08 C Eggloft Duration B Streamer Duration Set Duration (50 seconds) �A Parachute Duration There will be NAR ribbons awarded to the winners and a $10.00 gift card to Hobbytown USA. NAR or TRA Certifications: Please contact me ASAP to make sure we have the right people to get your cert done. Any questions, call me at 704-560-0147. Sincerely, Ralph ROCC Prez and Prefect

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Friday
Jan182008

Rocket Truck - (SOLD)

Everyone: I just wanted to let you know my truck got sold, thanks for letting me post it up for your consideration. Ralph

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Thursday
Jan172008

Flying Rockets in the Cold

Hey everybody; I've gotten a few messages from some of the newer fliers and others asking how we fly in the winter. Burrrr.. It's cold out there. We have had many an enjoyable launch in the winter months. It helps if you take a few precautions. Look at the articles of the clubs up north flying in snow fields looking like Eskimos. Why should they have all the fun.

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Wednesday
Jan162008

New Imagry on Google Maps

Hey Folks... I just went by Google Maps and they've updated the satellite images. Here's a LINK to the new map.

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Tuesday
Jan152008

Launch info for the weekend:

Official launch announcement: Saturday and Sunday January 19th and 20th from 11:00 to 5:00 each day ROCC Sport launch. RSOs and the LCO will still be more stringent than normal, especially if no rain occurs, due to recent Drought conditions. This weekend is the first scheduled launch for 2008 and with predicted rain Thursday we look good for a full up launch and contest. One Note: as of Tuesday, Saturday is predicted to be Windy, winds 15-20 and Sunday much better around 10. This could effect our launch and maybe the contest. So stay tuned and watch for updates Friday night into Saturday. Please, "Read More":

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Saturday
Jan122008

Motors for Next Weekend

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Ken Allen has contacted Ralph about NOT being at the farm next weekend, but has put forth an offer to send motors to us for our launch instead. If you need mid-power stuff for next weekend's launch, please call Ralph TODAY (Saturday) on his cel phone, (704) 560-0147 and place your orders. He will relay it to Ken on Sunday so it can be pulled and shipped to us for next weekend. Remember, mid-power only (if you need bigger you'd better get that order off to Al's pretty soon!).

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