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Well, after getting roo-roo'ed by some punk kid that took out our site(s), we're back. Jean has spent a lot of time working behind the scenes on getting our site back and now we're ready for content. SEND ME STUFF !!!
Everyone: The December Launch is a go at Williams Farm this coming weekend Dec 17th and 18th. I know it is the holiday season and we are all very busy, however, give yourself a little break and come out if not for just a little bit. We will have Estes rocket kit give-a-ways all day. Steve donated a bunch of kits last month and we want to give them away for Christmas. We will have a Christmas card for the Williams family so please come by and sign it. Ms Williams has been real nice to give me some pecans and other vegetables throughout the year, I would like to return the favor and bake them something. I may make them one of my Mom's award winning Rum pound cakes, I think the may like that. Also the 2006 membership drive has begun, please Renew or join in. We will also have the T-Shirts for sale, they would make a nice Christmas gift for that special rocketeer in the family. Sizes from Youth Med to Adult 2XL.
Hey all you Rocket Junkies and junkettes; Hope you've been good this year, cause it's that time of year again that you are hopeing that Santa has you on his Good List. Well, just in case you think Santa may not bring all the kits you are wishing for, Good News. The Hobby Lobby stores have another 1/2 off (50%) sale *all this* week on all Rocket kits and starter sets. The two locations are in the University area of Harris boulevard and University City Blvd, and the area at hiwy 51 and Independence. The one at University I know has a good stock of Estes, Century and some other brand kits. This could be a good chance to get a Big Daddy and other pricey kits for half price. More information to follow about our Dec Launch on the 17th and 18th, so stay tuned. Till then, keep those exhaust nozzles clear. Roy
Welcome, congratulations and Happy Post-Thanksgiving wishes to everyone.
The November rocket launch was great. We knew that being the weekend prior to "T" Day, that the turnout wouldn't be really high, but it turned out really great for those who could come out and play.
Saturday the 19th, the weather was mostly calm with a small intermittent breeze with lots of sun that that ended up keeping the temperature comfortable.
We had 12 fliers signed in who put up a total of 34 flights, burning a total of 53 engines. That includes clusters and multi-stagers. Bob Strauss's cluster flights accounts for the majority of the additional engines burnt.
Everyone: Launch this weekend Nov 19th and 20th. Saturday - 11:00-5:30 Sunday - 11:00-5:30, Ken Allen from Performance Hobbies is scheduled to be there, I would call ahead and pre -order what you can. No Port-a-John this launch. Will have meetings to discuss nominations for Club officers for 2006 season at 3:00pm Thanks, Ralph
Everyone: Since our regular ROCC Web site was hacked, we've only been able to have limited information displayed while Jean and Doc try to rebuild our Web site after the Hacking and build a new server and get things back in place. For you real diehards who need last minute updates you can look at my (Ralph Roberts) personal site: http://pages.prodigy.net/rocketralph/ . This a quick and easy site I did that I can add too and change. I have updated the latest information I have including a recent conversation with Kip Friday night. Please see the front page update and rest of the year schedule as it stands right now. Hope this helps. Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez
Everyone: There will not be a launch this weekend, Oct 15th and 16th. The Soy Beans are still in the field. However, I did speak to Kip and harvesting of the North field may start next week. I think that a 3rd weekend in November maybe doable. He will confirm with me once he starts to harvest. Now, if he gets done early would you all want to have a early launch in November? This would give us two chances to fly in November. Now remember this is tentative. There is also a possibility we can get Ken from Performance hobbies down on the 20th of November, Sunday. I will have to firm up with him as soon as we get the word from Kip. Just wanted to pass along what I know right now. Thanks, Ralph
I received this email from Ed Fenton: Ralph, Since the farm is closed to flying, you may want to tell your folks about the PARSec launch on Saturday 9/24. They are flying at the Donaldson Center airfield on the south side of Greenville, SC. Neal Montgomery has arrange with the airport manager for flying from a closed runway with a grass buffer on each side, I recall he told me they apporved up to 3,000'. I am planning to go the this local launch for the first time myself at this location. The website is www.parsecrocketry.com Directions to the site are under NEWS: Take I-85 to exit #46B (Hwy 291-Greenwood). Go toward Greenwood. Go about 5 miles and turn left onto Ahmore Bridge Road (Antioch Church Road). There is a Spinx gas station, a CVS, and Burger King at that intersection (traffic light). Go about 1 mile and just past the train tracks, turn left. You will still be on Ashmore Bridge Road. At the stop sign, turn right onto Perimeter Road. Go about one mile and turn left onto Kitty Hawk.. Go a short distance and turn right onto Idaho Street. When Idaho Street dead-ends, turn right onto the old runway taxi-way. Then look for a group of people, a cluster of shade tents, or the base of a smoke trail. That will be us. You can call Neal at 864 228 2012. Regards, Ed Fenton
Everyone: Just to be clear, there will be no launch this weekend; we still have no suitable field for a launch. I will keep trying, and if anybody has a relative with a 30-50 acre field willing to let us fly. Please speak up. There is bound to be something out there. Anything would be better than nothing. Just to be clear on the Williams Farm field. Since the beans went in so late, they are not expected to be cut until Thanksgiving, give or take a week or so. That is per Kip last Saturday. The weather will still have a lot to do with it, however that is a general rule he said based on when they were planted. One option you guys may want to consider is the October ICBM launch in Orangeburg, it will be the 2nd weekend of Oct. (8th and 9th) There November luanch will be for EX motors only. Just trying to keep you informed. Ralph Roberts