Upcoming Launch Schedule

2017 - 2018 ROCC Season

Sorry, the Midland field is closed for the season due to crops. 

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.

Wednesday
Mar162005

March launch a go for the 19th & 20th

Ralph asked that the following items be sent out to our mailing list: 1. Ralph, while on his way to Tennessee, gave Steve Bumgarner a call, and he passed it on to me, to suggest that we cancel and reschedule the "Launch Camp-Out" this weekend because of the projected rainy week ahead. It looks like the stormy weather will make the ground pretty mushy and no fun to camp upon. We'll try the camp-out again at a later date, maybe the "Return to the Farm Launch" after crop season is over. Or maybe sooner, who knows. 2. This weekends launch will go on as scheduled, but with one suggestion. Since Ken Allen of Performance Hobbies has indicated that he will be our vendor this month - on Sunday only - that perhaps we should start launching around 10:00 AM on Sunday morning to give Ken and all the fliers more time to conduct buisness together. Watch the weather for Sat, but remember, no mater what its doing in Charlotte, it can still be good flying weather out at the farm. As it stands for now, setup on Saturday will be at 11:00 am with flights to start as soon as setup is complete. We will probably put the launch equipment up for the night, or cover it with tarps for Sundays launch. We can't say exactly when Ken Allen will pull in. Hopefully we will have a projected time of arrival by Sat night. OK, hope to see you all out there. Take care and remember to keep your exhaust nozzles clear.

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Saturday
Mar052005

Campout?

Everyone: Would you like to have a campout this month. The concern is that the wheat will be too tall to find Estes rockets in the field by April. If we don't do it now we will have to wait until the wheat is cut which could be late June. It may be too hot by then for most. I have a guy who would be willing to cook Hamburgers and Hot Dogs if we want him. Plus there is a hint that Ken Allen from performance may be down on Sunday, the 20th. However, I need to confirm. If interested in camping this month, in two weeks, email Ralph and RoccPrez@prodigy.net ASAP. I need to try to get everyone lined up for duties and stuff. Please vote in the poll >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks, Ralph

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Friday
Feb182005

The February Launch is a go for the  Farm.

We will start the launch at 11:00AM to extend the days flying time. We will be running the launch from 11:00AM to 6:00PM each day. Setup at 10:30AM each day. Kip said they will leave the gate open, if not, call me at 704-560-0147. I can get Kip or Brian down to unlock it. The house/bathroom will not be open. I'm am still trying to find a source for a porta-potty for the year. The one we had last year fell through. The "Hess" station is just 2 miles down the road on 601at Albermale rd. There's also an Exxon station and an ATM on the opposite corner. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE... Please continue by hitting the link below...

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Thursday
Feb172005

February Launch is Go!

Everyone: The February Launch is a go for the Farm. We will start the launch at 11:00AM to extend the days flying time. We will be running the launch from 11:00AM to 6:00PM each day. Setup at 10:30AM each day. Kip said they will leave the gate open, if not, call me at 704-560-0147. I can get Kip or Brian down to unlock it.

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Wednesday
Feb162005

Women Working on Mars: Get Involved in Robotics!

In honor of "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day", February 24, 2005, the Mars Public Engagement program and NASA's Robotics Education Project are hosting an interactive webcast for young women interested in robotics and engineering.

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Friday
Jan282005

Sunday January 16 Launch Report

More From Roy Potter. Welcome and congratulations to all of those who braved the weather for the January rocket launch. Sunday was much better weather wise. It was mostly sunny, cool to cold, easily tolerable, and less windy, with a calm afternoon, which was good for gliders. We had 30 listed fliers and 99 flights, missed a even 100 by one flight. Ken, our rocket vender from Performance Hobbies all the way from Wash DC, was back also, conducting business and answering questions about many of the rocket products available.

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Friday
Jan282005

January 15th Launch Report

From Roy Potter: Welcome and congratulations to all of those who braved the weather for the January rocket launch. Saturday, the 15th of January was cold, overcast and windy with 15 to 20 MPH winds. (a lot of �wind cocking�, so a lot of flights didn�t drift to far even with the wind) BUT, even then, we had a crowd of people out there. I have counted 24 listed fliers that put up 74 recorded flights for the day. AND, even with the wind, which calmed down a bit as the day progressed, you�ll see we had 3 �H� and 2 �I� flights that just pushed their way through the winds. To make it more survivable, I brought out a portable pit fire so we had a open fire to keep warm and stand around while talking about our flights and talk shop.

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Friday
Jan282005

ROCC Winter Contest 2005

NAR CONTEST The next ROCC section meet will be held in conjunction with our next monthly launch on Feb 19 & 20, 2005. The events are; C Eggloft Duration, 1/2 A Boost Glider Duration, 1/2 A Parachute Duration.

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Wednesday
Jan262005

Apologies to everybody who I've spamed today.

If you got a whole bunch of emails from me today, I apologize. I've changed the code that runs the way the site send emails, and the testing was a bit more public than I had hoped.

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Tuesday
Jan112005

The January Launch is GO!

The January Launch is GO for this weekend Jan 15th and 16th!

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