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2020 Club Events

January 4 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to high winds.

January 12 (Sun) – Sport Launch CANCELED

January 25 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

February 8 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to an issue at the field.

February 15-16 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest 2020
Sinclair Community College, Building 12. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. WSR will have a huge presence at TechFest, and we will need club members to bring their absolute best rockets for display and to be ready to engage the public to talk about rocketry, the club, and how we can work together to help them incorporate rocketry into their curriculum. More details to come.

February 22 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 6 (Fri) – Secrets Revealed: Celebrating the Stories of the U-2 and SR-71
National Museum of the US Air Force, Building 3. 5:30 pm-9 pm. The event includes exciting speakers, artifacts that are not normally on display, and after-hours access to view the SR-71 and U-2. If you are interested in attending, please go to www.afmuseum.com/secrets20 to register you and your guests.

March 7 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 22 (Sun) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to Coronavirus outbreak per NAR guidance.

March 23 (Mon) – STEMFEST CANCELED
Due to Coronavirus outbreak per school administration.

TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE!!!
Until the state lockdown is lifted, you can join us virtually for Build Night by using this link:

https://zoom.us/j/429159732?pwd=dzVuVStKNXZ1QnhFcklxeXpMZHdjQT09

April 4 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to Coronavirus outbreak per NAR guidance.

April 18 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to Coronavirus outbreak per NAR guidance.

April 18 (Sat) – Xtreme BOTS Competition CANCELED
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak per the organizers.

May 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Per ODH guidelines.

May 9 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

We have been given the opportunity by our friends at ROCI to provide a high-power launch at the AMA International Aeromodelling Center in Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, May 9 from 11 am to 5 pm. Setup will be at 10 am at the field. For familiarity’s sake, we will be using mostly WSR equipment (pads and launch system) so we will be loading gear at eRockets  Friday night (a time will be published later).

The waiver ceiling is 6000’ AGL, so plan your flights accordingly, including deployment regimes and recovery.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Indiana’s health professionals have decided to allow gatherings of 25 people. While at the field, we are requiring the following to adhere to the local regulations:

1.       While you are on-site, you MUST wear a mask or similar suitable face-covering AT ALL TIMES.
2.       All vehicles must be parked with a minimum of 6’ of open space between each other.  So if you see an opening between two cars, please do not pull between them and select another spot to park.
3.       You should plan to bring your own food and refreshments for consumption at the field. There will be no communal water bottles or coolers.
4.       Whoever is running the LCO table will be required to wear gloves at all times; a supply will be made available. (Individual members are strongly encouraged to bring their own gloves; they can be the same ones that you  would use to assemble an engine reload.)
5.       As always, please do your best to maintain social distancing when moving about the field, the prep area, and the flight line.
6.     If more than 25 members show up, someone will have to leave or you will be asked to return at a later time.
7.     We will have a signup sheet. With the flyer’s names and phone numbers.
8.      Also remember to use hand sanitizer.  Bring a bottle or we will have a couple of bottles on the RSO and LCO table. 
9.     Comply with all NAR safety rules.

Lee Berry put in a great deal of work to make this launch happen and enlisted a number of people to cover the necessary bases with the FAA, the AMA, and ROCI. Please give them an air high-five when you see them.

We are keeping a close eye on the weather. Conditions are borderline acceptable right now, but the main concern is wind; it will be coming out of the northwest at a potential sustained 15mph with gusts to 20.  

We will make a final go/no-go decision no earlier than 8 pm on Friday night, so stay tuned to our normal communication channels. We do not want to have people driving 2 hours to Muncie only to get blown out. Keep your fingers crossed!

May 16 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Per ODH guidelines.

May 23-25 (Sat-Mon) – NSL 2020 POSTPONED
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, NSL 2020 will be postponed until 2021. See the NAR website.

May 30 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

We are returning to the AMA International Aeromodelling Center in Muncie, Indiana for a high-power sport launch. 10 am to 5 pm. Setup will be at 9 am at the field. Gear loading will be at eRockets Friday night (time TBA). The state of Indiana is now permitting gatherings of up to 100 people as long as the facility can support it.

The waiver ceiling is 7000’ AGL.

The following are the local regulations regarding COVID-19:

1.      While you are on-site, you MUST wear a mask or similar suitable face-covering AT ALL TIMES.
2.      All vehicles must be parked with a minimum of 6’ of open space between each other.  If you see an opening between two cars, please do not pull between them and select another spot to park.
3.      You should plan to bring your own food and refreshments for consumption at the field. There will be no communal water bottles or coolers.
4.      Whoever is running the LCO table will be required to wear gloves at all times; a supply will be made available. (Individual members are strongly encouraged to bring their own gloves; they can be the same ones that you  would use to assemble an engine reload.)
5.      As always, please do your best to maintain social distancing when moving about the field, the prep area, and the flight line.
6.      We will have a sign-up sheet. As you arrive, please sign in with your name and phone number for the purposes of contact tracking.
8.      Also remember to use hand sanitizer.  Bring a bottle or we will have a couple of bottles on the RSO and LCO table. 
9.     Comply with all NAR safety rules.

May 30-31 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Museum Rocket Weekend CANCELED
The Museum is still closed to the public.

June 10 and 12 (Wed and Fri) – STARBASE Summer Camp Launch CANCELED
Canceled by the organizers; it may be rescheduled or WSR’s involvement in some other capacity may be needed later, so stay tuned.

June 13 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 20 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302. Site 1 (Pavilion). 11am-5pm; setup at 10am. COVID-19 procedures from previous launches apply.

June 27 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to thunderstorms.

July 11 (Sat) – NMUSAF Mass Build/Fly POSTPONED
National Museum of the US Air Force, 9 am-4 pm. The event postponed until later in the year per the Museum. This is the annual mass build/fly; the Museum staff handles the build inside, and WSR manages the flight operations. This is an ALL HANDS event so we need every willing and able body we can get to make sure the launch runs smoothly. We will also have a display area inside the museum, so you can bring one or two of your best models to show and talk to the public. More details to come.

July 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

July 16 and 18 (Thu & Sat) – Armstrong Museum Summer Moon Festival UPDATED
500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Thursday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm. WSR members will assist the museum’s rocket-building class by providing launch services on the front lawn as we have before. Club members may also fly demo flights, but you are limited to B impulse. Anti-COVID measures will be in effect, so you will be required to wear a mask and to practice social distancing at all times. If you own your own mask, please bring it to ease the demand on the museum’s supply. Please pack light if you are planning to attend, or plan to work out of your car (in which case you may want to consider parking in the back lot of the Holiday Inn) as space will be at a premium, and it will get consumed quickly. Contact Dave C for questions or to volunteer.

July 25 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 8 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 16 (Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

August 22 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 5 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 6 (Sun) – ROAR LPR Sport Launch
RULH High School Lower Athletic Fields, 1317 S 2nd St, Ripley, OH 45167. 1pm-4pm. A-C impulse only (D if conditions permit, based on RSO permission).

September 12-13 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch Weekend
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

September 18-19 (Fri-Sat) – WACO Air Museum Fly-In CANCELED
With the eRockets move, WSR’s participation in this event has been canceled.

September 19 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 23 (Wed) – Incarnation School 4th Grade Launch
45 Williamsburg Ln, Dayton, OH 45459. 4th-grade classes will launch Astra III rockets in the field behind and south of the school. If you are able to help please contact Randy Boadway.

September 26 (Sat) – WSR’s 1st Annual Ohio Cup CANCELED
Due to the uncertainty of schools opening and likely travel limitations as well as extracurricular club limitations, WSR has decided to cancel the 202 edition of The Ohio Cup, and resume with what would have been our 2021 edition, which will be held at the end of March. TARC itself restarts on September 1 and so we feel that we will have better participation if we wait. More details will be released as we approach the qualification flight window.

October 3 (Sat) – Make It Dayton Festival / Build & Fly CANCELED
Canceled due to pandemic. Rescheduled for October 2, 2021.

UPDATED: October 3 (Sat) – ROAR MPR/LPR Sport Launch
RULH High School-Lower Athletic Fields,  1317 South Second Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167. Class 1 (ABC), and D motors with RSO approval.

October 10 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

October 17 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

October 17 (Sat) – TMO HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, Ohio 45368

October 24 (Sat) – Sport Launch CHANGED
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

October 31 (Sat) – ROAR MPR/LPR Sport Launch RESCHEDULED
Now on Saturday. Moran-McCaughey Farms, 5519 Howland Rd., Ripley, Ohio. 1pm-4pm. Low power and mid-power up to G.

October 31 (Sat) – TMO HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, Ohio 45368

November 7 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November 8 (Sun) – ROAR MPR/LPR Sport Launch
Moran-McCaughey Farms, 5519 Howland Rd., Ripley, Ohio. 1pm-4pm. Mid-power ONLY – 1010 or 20mm rail guides exclusively.

November 14 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

November 14 (Sat) – TMO HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, Ohio 45368

November 21 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to new state-mandated COVID restrictions. We will continue to assess the situation and see if we can come up with a way to work within the letter of the restrictions.

December 6 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch UPDATED
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm. Updated to Sunday. Setup time is 10 am at the field. If you’re in the north area, we will meet at eRockets around 9 am to load gear.

December 5 (Sat) – TMO HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, Ohio 45368

December 8 (Tue) – The WSR Virtual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange
Zoom meeting. The gathering time starts at 6 pm, and the gift exchange starts at 7:30. Gifts must be wrapped ahead of time and deposited or sent to eRockets. We will publish the rules for the gift exchange (namely, the Rambo-style stealing of gifts) soon, depending on how we can make it reliably happen over Zoom. Also, there will be an election for the office of Secretary. If you are interested in running for this office, please contact Phil (kitbasher99@excite.com) and include “WSR Secretary Candidate” in the subject. The voting will be handled via a Zoom Poll, and if you wish to vote and cannot be present for the Zoom, we will let you know who the candidates are and allow you to email your ballot.

2019 Club Events

January 1 (Tue) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. field. 1pm-5pm.

January 5 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

January 13 (Sun) – Family Day @ NMUSAF
National Museum of the US Air Force. 9am-4pm. Our display will be in the new 4th building, right under the nose of the big Titan IVB rocket. We will have our usual 3 tables arranged in a U-shape. Please bring NO MORE THAN 3 of your best models for display; you can also bring a floor-standing rocket that is self-supported. The tables should be in place and ready at or before 9 am, so you can plan to arrive as early as 9. There is a POSSIBILITY that the museum staff will open an additional entrance in the 4th building, and parking passes to use it MAY be issued, but they still prefer everyone go through the main entrance and security checkpoint. This is because dignitaries are scheduled (Governor-Elect Mike DeWine and others), so security will be increased. IF the building 4 doors are opened, it will be from 8 am to 11 am. If more information becomes available it will be passed on as soon as possible.

January 19 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to weather.

February 2 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

February 9 (Sat) – Sport Launch MOVED
Rip Rap Rd. field. 11am-4pm. Setup crew meets at eRockets at 10 am.

February 16-17 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest
Sinclair Community College. Details TBA.

February 23 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to field conditions and weather.

March 1-3 (Fri-Sun) – NARCON 2019
Radisson Resort at the Port Conference Center, Cape Canaveral, FL. More info: NARCON 2019

March 9 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain and high winds.

March 11 (Mon) – Springboro STEMFest
Springboro HS, 1675 S. Main St, Springboro, OH 45066. 530pm-730pm. Setup @ 445pm. Demo launches every half hour starting at 530pm.

March 16 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

March 23 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

March 31 (Sun) – Sport Launch MOVED TO RIP RAP
Rip Rap Rd. field, Huber Heights, OH. 12 pm-5 pm. Due to the field conditions at Federal Rd., this launch is being moved to Sunday and to Rip Rap Rd. field. This is now a low and mid-power Class 1 launch (3.3 pound/G impulse limit). Lee from Merlin Missiles will be at the field around 1 pm.

April 6 (Sat) – XtremeBOTS Competition
Wright State University Nutter Center. 9 am until the last ‘bot dies. eRockets and WSR will have a display and be available to discuss rocketry and the club with visitors. If you’re available, please contact Randy.

April 6 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

April 13 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

April 20 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain.

April 23 (Tue) – Coy Middle School Demo Launch
1786 Dayton Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. 4pm-530pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

April 26 (Fri) – Global STEM Academy Demo Launch
700 S Limestone St, Springfield, OH 4550. 11am-230pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

April 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to field conditions.

May 4 (Sat) – National Park Service/Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Camporee
Eastwood MetroPark. Mass build/fly. If you can assist, please contact Randy.

May 5 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch NOTE: MOVED TO SUNDAY
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

May 7 (Tue) – Virginia Stevenson Demo Launch
805 Harshman Rd, Dayton, OH 45431. 6pm-730pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 9 (Thu) – Legacy Christian Academy Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave., Xenia OH 45385. 1pm-230pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 10 (Fri) – Miami Valley STEM Academies Demo Launch
2806 & 5656 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. 1pm-2pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 11-12 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11 am-5 pm both days.

May 15 (Wed) – Shaw Elementary Demo Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to school scheduling conflict.

May 16 (Th) – Legacy Christian Academy Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave., Xenia, OH. 1pm-230pm (setup 30 mins earlier). If you’re available to help, contact Randy or Ron.

May 17 (Fri) – Middletown HS Build/Fly
eRockets and Rip Rap Rd. field. The build starts at 9 am, launch at 230pm. Randy needs assistance with running the event; you can fly some demo flights of your own subject to the field’s limitations (Class 1 up to G impulse). Contact Randy if you’re available.

May 18-19 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Museum Rocket Weekend
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. Saturday 10-3, Sunday 11-4. Demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent. Remember this is a small field near the interstate so no higher than B impulse is suggested.

May 18 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

May 20 (Mon) – LT Ball Intermediate Demo Launch
575 N Hyatt St, Tipp City, OH 45371. 850am-230pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 22 (Wed) – Dayton Christian School Demo
9391 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Demo launches starting at 845am through 230pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 23 (Th) – Scout Demo Launch & BBQ
10100 Pleasant Plain Rd., Brookville, OH. Demo flights for a Scout group on private land; impulse up to F or possibly G are possible. BBQ included! For more info, contact Randy.

June 1 (Sat) – Sport Launch*
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to field conditions.

June 10 (Mon) – EN Legacy Summer STEM Camp Build/Fly
STARBASE Wright-Patt, 156 Spinning Road (Bldg. 6933) 45433 Dayton , OH. Noon-3pm. 20 students will build and fly Astra IIIs in an approximately 2-hour class. June 11 is the rain date. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 12 (Wed) – K-8 Girl Scout Camp Build/Fly
Eaton Youth Center, 306 Seven Mile Drive, Eaton OH 45320. Build starting at 1 pm through 3 pm. Rain date June 13. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 15 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 19 and 21 (Wed/Fri) – NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Build/Fly
STARBASE Wright-Patt, 156 Spinning Road Bldg. 6933, Dayton , OH 45433. Build starting at noon through 115pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 22 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

June 22 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

June 29 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

July 6 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

July 9 (Tue) – eRockets MicroMaxx Launch
eRockets, 2790 Thunderhawk Ct., Dayton OH 45414. Launches start at 6:30. It’s time for a little summer wackiness, as we launch MicroMaxx rockets from the eRockets front yard. NOTE: This launch is NOT at Rip Rap Rd. field and ONLY MicroMaxx rockets are eligible for launching.

July 13 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

July 14 (Sun) – Springfield Barnstorming Carnival Build/Fly & Demo
Springfield Municipal Airport, 1251 W Blee Rd, Springfield, OH 45502. 3:30pm-5pm, set up at 1:30pm. Small build/fly (~20 pre-registered people) and club members can do demo flights. If you’re available to help, contact Dave or Randy.

July 16 (Tue) – Armstrong Museum Launch Day
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. 9am-5pm. Launch Day event commemorates the launch of the Apollo 11 mission, and a Saturn V should be launched at the actual launch time (9:32 am). Also, demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent.

July 20 (Sat) – NMUSAF Space Day Mass Build/Fly
National Museum of the US Air Force. 9am-5pm; setup at 8am. This is our annual All Hands On Deck mass build/fly and we are going to attempt to build and fly 750 Astra III rockets. The Museum will provide the manpower to assist with the build, which will take place in the middle of building 2 under the noses of the B-52 and C-124. As always, we will set up 3 launch racks outside, and we will need a number of you (many have volunteered) to assist guests in prepping their rockets for flight. This year, we are going with a one-person end-to-end method, where one person checks the rocket, loads the motor/igniter/plug, inserts wadding, packs the recovery system, and verifies the flight cards. There will be at least 5 stations for this so the lines should go quickly. We will also need 2 traffic directors (one to steer people to prep stations and another to send them to the pads) as well as 3 pad wranglers (responsible for racking and connecting leads). Members are welcome to do their own demo flights but only after the guests have all been sent to the front of the line, and if you do fly there is a HARD 500′ ceiling. Members may also bring their best rockets for static display inside the museum; 5 tables will be set up near the Bob Hope exhibit between buildings 1 and 2. We need your help! Please take this opportunity to show the museum and its visitors that WSR is THE go-to team for rocketry!

July 21 (Sun) – Armstrong Museum Apollo 11 Anniversary
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. 11-4. Demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent. Remember this is a small field near the interstate so no higher than B impulse is suggested.

July 25 (Th) – Yellow Springs Library Build/Fly
Yellow Springs Library, 415 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 6pm-8pm. 12-15 youths age 10+ will build and fly My Boids. If you are available to help, please contact Dave.

July 26-August 3 (Fri-Sat) – NARAM 61
AMA International Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E. Memorial Dr., Muncie IN 47302. In conjunction with ROCI, WSR is providing resources to the event. A full schedule is available at eRockets or by emailing Dave or Randy. This is a very labor-intensive activity so if you are available to help, please let us know.

July 27 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

August 10 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 17 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 24 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

August 31 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 7 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

September 14 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 14 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

September 28 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 28-29 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11 am-5 pm both days.

October 5 (Sat) – Make It Dayton Festival CANCELED
We will not be participating in this event this year.

October 5 (Sat) – BSA Dan Beard Council Rocketry Event
Details TBA. All-hands event, potentially 750 rockets.

October 12 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

October 19 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

October 26/27 (Sat/Sun) – Sport Launch CANCELLED
Due to rain, sustained high winds, and field conditions.

November 9 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November 23 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather and field conditions.

November 30 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather.

December 7 (Sat) – Xtreme BOTS Competition
Wright State Ervin J. Nutter Center, McLin Gym. Setup at 8 am, finishes at 3 pm. eRockets and WSR will have a couple of tables for displaying rockets and rocketry gear. Morning coffee & danishes, and a boxed lunch will be provided. Bring a couple of your absolute best-finished rockets, especially those that involve STEM-centric gear like payloads, altimeters, and other things that you can discuss or demonstrate to engage STEM students. This event is proven to attract new members and visitors to eRockets and our launches. If you’re available, please contact Randy.

December 10 (Tue) – WSR Annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet
eRockets, 2790 Thunderhawk Drive, Dayton OH. 6pm-830pm. The club will provide grilled chicken. eRockets will provide plates, napkins, and plastic ware. Bring a dish to pass. Bring your family; any rocketeer can attend. Bring a wrapped gift with a minimum value of $10 for a gift exchange.  This will be Rambo style, so don’t get too attached until the last round (warn your kids). eRockets will be open starting at 4 am on that Tuesday morning for folks to drop off crock pots that can cook all day or can be turned on prior to the event(leave us a note as to what time to start it).

Bring a dish idea:
2-liter soda or tea
deviled eggs
Coleslaw
potato  or macaroni salad
Potato chips and chip dip
Salads, raw veggies, and dip
fruit bowl/tray
Baked Potatoes
Baked Beans
Mac & Cheese
Brussels Sprouts (I think this was a joke just to see if anyone is reading this list)
Pickles
sloppy joes (Phil has this one)
Buns or bread
Cheese
Light Sabred BBQ Meat Balls (former Jedis – Randy has this covered)
deserts, lots of deserts…

2018 IMPULSE TRACKER: 0.0 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
3 1 9 5 16 19 8 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0

January 20 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (Lee Berry)
What a very interesting launch. Seems like we had a lot of unsuccessful flights. By the afternoon, the Rip Rap Road field was very muddy with all the snow melting. But we did get in 44 total flights. There was a total of 10 flyers and we had 2 brand new flyers for the first time. Welcome, Paul and Bernie to the exciting sport of model rocketry. Our first rack of rockets, I was first off the pad with my “Finny” custom-built rocket on a B6-4. Jay tried to get his rocket in the air but had an igniter problem. Here are some of the other rockets for the day.  Justin launched 1 rocket and then he left. I think he left because he did not want to get his new BMW hit with a rocket.  Our new flyers, Paul and Bernie,  both flew 2 flights. Bernie flew his Trajector with a 2 stage booster with F15 Estes black powder motors. The chute deployed and drifted into the neighborhood to the west. Jay and Bernie made the trip to recover the rocket and bring it back. Zach launched 2 rockets. On the first flight,  the chute did not deploy and we will say it “Yard Darted”. The second flight with his PAC 3 with a G74 screamed off the pad but still landed in the field to the south of us. Tom S was 2 out of 3. His glider with a B4-2 did a perfect Loop “D” Loop and landed on the other side of the field.  The rocket with the D21-7 ripped off the pad and safely recovered. His third flight was a fantastic “CATO” sending parts of the rocket all over the pad area. Carter launched 6 rockets. Jay also launched 6  rockets. His radio-controlled glider launched twice but only got in the “AIR” once. Jay also launched a 2 engine cluster of MicroMax engines and several other rockets with MicroMax engines. Lee did manage to get 7 rockets in the sky and Bill E also launched 7 rockets. But Mike R had the most flights for the day. He had a total of 8 flights. He will have to make repairs to his fleet just like a lot of other rocketeers. Be sure everybody brings your broken rockets to Tuesday build night. Randy has all the parts you will need in STOCK.

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March 3 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (Dave Combs)
While the big kids were at the big field with their big rockets, A small contingent of WSR members went to the Rip Rap Road field for some low-power festivities. Loopy and Dave spent all day burning BP, and we got a visit from Randy (who flew a cool dual ring fin model) and Mark M. (who launched his screw-together 3-D printed rocket and a couple of others). In all we burned 24 motors on 22 flights:

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April 28 (Sat) – Federal Rd. Field (LB)
 The weather was cold, windy, and overcast. We still managed to get some rockets in the air. We had a total of 42 flights. I even heard that some of the rocketeers had never laughed so hard at a launch. More about laughs later. Most flights landed far away, almost to the southern tree line. Had a couple of flights that landed in the next field to the south of us. After setting up, I put the first flight in the air. “Finny” on a B6-4. With the wind, we were using smaller chutes, and when “Finny” landed, he broke a fin. I also launched “Orange Transport”. Still using a smaller chute, it landed and broke a fin. My third flight of the day was “LIL Weasel” on a B6-4. Did not fly very high and the chute deployed almost on the ground. Jay launched 3 rockets. Sprint XL on a D12-5, Goblin on an E30-7, and a two-stage rocket, D12-0 to a B6-4. Jay said he was glad he did not use a C6-7 in the top stage. Todd S launched his “Purple Sparkle 4” on an H135W to 1590 feet. Steve B from Frankfort, launched his Heavy Bullpup on a C11-3. Tom S put his Orange Crush up on a C11-5. Ron S got in some long walks. His rockets seemed to drift very far south and into the next field. Ron gets the “10,000 Step Award”. He flew his Sprint XL on a D12-5, Goblin Upscale, and Hawk on E30-4’s. But his best flight was his Viper on 3 Estes F15-6. Carter d, if you want to say, got in 6 flights. I had an old pack of C6-5’s that I thought would CATO. Sure enough, the first one CATOed in his Dare to be Square. Very little damage so he loaded another old C6-5 in the rocket again. Again the motor CATOed. Very little damage again so for the third time, he loaded the last old C6-5 in the rocket. They say “Third Times a Charm”. Carter put the rocket on the pad and this time, the CATO damaged the rocket, the motor split from aft to forward along the motor tube. Carter did say that he had the technology to rebuild. His “Sheesh Kabob” came off the pad and did some “loop de loop”. The upscale version, Swoosh Kabob had a great flight on a D12-5. But his best flight was his Weasel on a G40-10. Even though Carter is a high power certified flyer, this was his first “G” motor that he has flown. Michael R had to outdo Carter with his Dare to be Scared. He flew his on an E15-4. The motor “Chuffed” so hard that it almost came off the rod. Michael managed to get in 5 flights. He said, “I have plenty of rockets loaded, but having to walk way too far to recover them”. His “RX-7” 2 stage rocket blazed in the sky with a B6-0 to and 1/2A6. Dave C went all out with his 5 flights. Augie with a single E16-6, Batrok on an A6-4, Teros with a B6-4. After those flights, it went downhill. Or should I say “Down the River”? His “RocketTail” rocket had a huge plastic egg filled with candy for the kids. The Aerotech F67-4 lifted the one pound of candy off the pad. Hopefully, we will see Ron’s video. The rocket did not deploy the parachute and it splashed down in the creek sending on the candy floating down the river. Some of the rocketeers started cleaning up the wreckage and candy from the creek. Someone had big rubber boots picking up the candy. We will say he slipped and the water was deep and over the top of his boots. Everyone should always bring extra shoes and socks to a launch because you will never know what may happen. Then Dave launched his TEROS on an H123W. The up part was good but when the chute was deployed, the nose cone got tangled in the chute. The rocket came in a little too fast and broke two fins. We finally at one point of the day, had a clearing in the sky. I told Paul that it was time for his Level 2 flight. He had his extended 4″ LOC 4-Banana with Perfectflight SL100 altimeter. Up it went over 3900 feet and landed just southeast of the launch pad. Paul brought the rocket back and after the final examination, he passed his L2 flight. Congratulations to Paul. Last but not least, you have Bill E. He launched and launched and launched. Ended up with a total of 12 flights. He gets the “Most flights for the Day Award”. Three of his flights we all can remember. The LCO announced his rocket by mistake and called it “R2 DoDo”. R2’s chute did not deploy and splatted on the ground. SO SAD! His Long John Silver on an A3-4T yard darted and will have to be renamed because it will be a little shorter. Then he flew another rocket that he said was an A8-3 but only went up maybe 50 feet. After looking at the motor, he only had a 1/2A in the rocket. I will change the flight card. After the launch, we headed to the Purple Monkey for pizza.

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 May 5 (Sat) – Lowry Rd. Field (LB)
Due to planting on the Federal Road field, we moved our launch to our low power Lowry Road field. Winds were light and variable. (At Times)  There was a total of 13 members and the Robinson family that was there for the first time. The Robinson’s flew 2 rockets for the first time. We flew 2 clusters and 3 two-stage rockets. Mike R flew a bracket (brace) of all the motors from 1/8A to F. Believe it or not, we had a total of 96 flights and used 100 motors.  I started the day out by flying the first rocket of the day. I managed to get 5 flights in the air. Jay launched 9 rockets. Jay was trying out a new design for rockets and soon will be at eRockets. (TOP SECRET).   Jared put in 11 flights. The “Birdie” rocket really ripped off the pad on an A10-3T.  Can’t believe this either, Randy B flew 7 times. He flew his SATELLITE KILLER 3 times. After the third time, we will say the SATELLITE won the battle. Gary B got there in the afternoon and put in 2 flights.  Tom S flew 3 flights including his NCR LaserHawk on a G125T for a very nice flight. Mark M brought out his 3D-printed rockets and flew 6 total flights. Steve B from Frankfort, quickly put up 5 flights. His rocket named “Crazy Frog”, flew twice. Once on a  G75 Metalstorm and a G76. Also got his “Gizmo” up on a G67R. Justin B was back from vacation and got in 8 flights. His most spectacular flight was his Circus Act on a G80-7. The rocket landed in the neighbor’s backyard. That is all I am going to say about that!.    Phil Q flew 3 flights. The Argent V2.0 flew twice with G64-7W and the Chute Release. Dave C scrambled to put up 5 rockets. NO CANDY THIS TIME????   Michael R put in 14 flights. Launched every motor from Micromax to the big F motor. His rocket named “The Lillian S” flew on an F26-6FJ.  Carter d kept flying all day long. He put in 16 flights. He flew his “Square Banana” and the nose cone came off losing his altimeter. He went out to pick up the rocket and started looking for the altimeter. He finally started to hear the beeping, went right over to it, and picked it up. He also flew his “Kabob Family” rockets. He introduced his new member of the family, “Square Kabob”. He also flew a Dare to be Scared on an E15.  And that is all I am going to say about that!!!!  We were all done by 6:00 pm and packed up to go home. Thanks to everyone that helped with our launch.

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June 16 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (LB)

We all were looking forward to a great day of rocketry. Weather report looked pretty good.  Little did we know that weather can change in a minute or should I say by the afternoon. By 3:30pm, we looked off to the west and see nothing but black thunderstorm clouds coming toward us. So we had to put all the equipment in the truck and call it a day. But the highlight of the afternoon was a visit from the ICE CREAM TRUCK. On a hot day, the ice cream went down petty good.   Even with the bad weather coming in, we still got 74 flights in. I started the day off with my creation of “Finny” on a B6-4. At Naram last year, I received an Estes “Red Nova”.  I finally decided to get it in the air. I used an adapter and flew the rocket on a C6-3. I launched a total of 8 rockets for the day. Justin B had a lot of fun with the new 24/60 reload motors. He flew the F51, F62 and the F63.  These new 24/60 motors really rock. Justin had a total of 4 flights. Randy B got there a little late but he got 4 flights in the air. Dave C managed to get 7 flights. He even tried to have a Bull Pup drag race with me. His rocket took off and mine just stayed on the pad. So Dave won!!!   Carter D brought out his “Kabob Family”. His flights for the day were 8. Bill E brought out a lot of   Clones. His “Mach 10” was designed to glide. We will just say that we did not see any GLIDE.  Let’s give Bill the trophy for the most flights. He had a total of 10.   Joe H had a pretty good day. His best flights were Ventris on the new F67, his Tomahawk on the F67 and the F-9 Falcon on an E9-6. Mark V put in 3 flights and Mark M put in 4 flights with his 3D printed rocket.  Mike R flew his really nice Nike Apache.  He also flew 2 rockets with clusters. His Optima with 2 E9-6’s and the Astron Cobra on 3 B6-6 for two really nice flights.  Tom S launched his “Scrambler” with an egg aboard, twice. The second launch with the 36″ chute had a very long duration time. Jared launched 5 flight.  Aadi brought his Super Big Bertha out to fly. He flew it twice with Aerotech E15’s.  Claire and Dominic each launched one rocket.  Total motors used at this launch was 77. Believe it or not, we did not launch a G motor.   Thanks to everyone that helped at the launch.

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July 21 (Sat) – National Museum of the US Air Force (LB)

Here is the report everyone is waiting on.  I am not sure how many rockets were built but I know we did have some left over.  We had lots of delays.  The rain delayed us twice and by 4:00pm, ended our launch. We also had over an hour delay on a fire alarm. Everyone had to exit the museum and it took over an hour for all guests to go through security to get back in the museum.  Flights are as follows:

295 total flights including 7 club members flights.
288 Astra III guest flights (rockets that were handed out)
241 were first time flyers; 47 were not.

I would like to thank everyone that helped with the build, display table and launch area.

July 22 (Sun) – Summer Moon Festival at Armstrong Air & Space Museum (LB)

Let’s say that the weather was very interesting.  Forecasting rain in afternoon but  the sun came out and was a very nice day.  The sun dried out our equipment from our Saturday launch.  We did have some strong winds.  Had a total of 52 flights.  Also had 12 first time flyers. Total of 18 flights from first time and  guest flyers. I put in a total of 13 flights. Tom S flew 2 rockets. Jay managed to get 2 rockets in the air. Randy B only got 2 flights of his own. He did help a lot of the first time and guest flyers with their rockets. Our new adopted club member, Ethan Wright, launched his rocket 7 times.  Larry Rice from CSAR, flew 7 rockets.

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August 11 (Sat) – Rip Rap Rd. field (LB)

The rain held out until 3:00pm.  We did get in a total of 69 flights. There were 12 flyers and  the Young family attended the launch. Below are the flyers with highlights of their flights.

Joe S.- 19 flights- 16 Crayon flights and 3 Skywinder flights
Justin B- 4 flights- Stinger F24-6, STM-02 with D12-5
Joe H.-  6 flights- Nike Smoke on F42-8T and Warhammer with the other F42-8T
Michael R.-  4 flights- Nike Smoke2 with a C6 needed some nose weight?
Tim M.- 6 flights- Hawk glider with Quest A3-4 with too much ejection charge?- His Tridon on a cluster of (3) E16-6 for a great flight
Lee B.- 2 flights-  2 of his original designed rockets
Jay B.- 5 flights- Prototype GBU-69B with not enough nose weight.  Prototype All Screwed Up with all the bells and whistles
Tom S.- 3 flights- His Egg Loft Rocket went out of the park, maybe landed back at eRockets,  Also he had a cluster with B6-4’s
Carter d.- 3 flights- His Swoosh Kabob shock cord broke
Dave C.- 2 flights- launched his Lil Nuke on an E23
Bill E. – 8 flights-  He did have one part of a rocket go out of the park
Bill P- 1 flight- Star Orbiter – No chute deployed, looked OK until  the fence that it hit, damaged the body tube
Young family- Vinnie and Natalie had 6 flights

Thanks to all that helped. Until we launch again…

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November 10 (Sat) – Federal Rd. Field (LB)

Very interesting weather. Weather report said one thing and was something else. We had nice sunny skies and just a little bit of breeze. Wind was coming from NorthWest. We did have some long walks but had plenty of room for the rockets to land. There was a total of 29 flights and 35 motors used. We had 13 flyers and we even had some spectators at the field.University of Cincinnati rocket team came to the field to launch some rockets and for certification flights. Nate M launched a 2 stager with an Estes F15 to an Estes E16 for a nice flight. He also launched a V2 on a D12-5. Andy T passed his Level 2 written test and then passed his L2 flight on a J270. Congratulations Andy. Then Patrick B had a successful Level 1 flight on a H219. Congratulations to Andy. Thanks for attending our launch.

Dave C brought out his Astron 13mm 2 stager. A10-0 to an A10-3 in the upper stage. He also launched a 2 engine cluster named Dual Moon. Dave had a total of 3 flights. Carter d had 2 flights. Nice flight on his Polar Viper on an I161W. Jay B put up his 1/4 scale Patriot on an I357T. Did not have enough magic powder to get the chute out but the rocket did not have any damage and will fly again. Will R launched his Ariel with the snap away rail buttons on an I435T. Zach B made it out to the field. Glad to see you again. Zach brought out his Franken Rocket. First launched on a H283ST and wanted to get another flight in the sky. So he decided to put an I205W and go again. The shock cord broke and the chute with the nose cone drifted away. Lee B launched 2 rockets. His Harpoon seemed to have a weak C motor and did not deploy the streamer. Tom Z decided to try for his Level 1 on his Arcas with a H135W. He has flown this rocket on a F and a G so it was time to put the H in the rocket. Rocket went to 2800 feet and even with the Jolly Logic chute release, landed way down the field. After Dave found the rocket, brought it back for inspection and another successful Level 1 cert. Congratulations Tom. Tom S just wanted to launch his Little Joe 1 successful. This scale rocket had 4 E15-7W Aerotech motors. After trying to get the rocket in the air maybe 7 different times and several engine starters, up it went and all 4 motors lighted. .After that flight, Tom said he was done for the day and the long drive was well worth it. Another highlight of the day was Justin B. He managed to get 2 flights in the air. His one flight was his Stinger on the new 24/60 F63R. But the flight everyone was talking about was his Dragon. This rocket is like 8 foot tall and 5.5 inches in diameter. He put a K805G in the bottom end and up it went to over 4700 feet in the sky. The main parachute deployed and he really did not have a very long walk. But the rocketeer with the most flights, goes to Mike R. He ended up with a total of 10 flights. Thanks to all that made this a really nice launch. Thanks to all that helped set up and tear down. Below is the total of all the motors used and by the way, we did not use any “G” motors. Thanks…

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2018 Club Events

January 6 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED due to field conditions
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

January 20 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Moved to Rip Rap Road field. 11am-4pm. Meet at eRockets at 10am to load equipment. This is a non-waiver, low-power launch per usual Rip Rap rules. eRockets will open at 8:30am for your rocketry needs.

February 10 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain forecast and the possibility of damage to the entrance to the field. There may be a possibility of launching at Rip Rap Rd. field if weather permits. There will be an open build session at eRockets starting at 10am while we watch the weather.

February 16-17 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest 2018
Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center (Bldg. 12), 301 West Fourth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Free admission; food available for purchase. Park in the Building 12 underground parking garage. TechFest is an annual gathering of the region’s best STEM providers, and WSR will have our usual impressive display of rockets and equipment. Club members are invited to coordinate with Randy and Lee to man the booth and represent the club to community members who would be interested in our services and expertise to help them bring rocketry to their programs and curriculum. If you are manning the booth, business casual dress or WSR logowear is requested, and wear your eRockets ID lanyard badge. We will need your best models for display. Booth setup on Saturday starts an hour before opening.

February 24 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain and high winds through the weekend.

March 3 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

March 11 (Sun) – Terry Virts – View From Above
Victoria Theater, 138 N Main St., Dayton, OH. 3pm. Astronaut Terry Virts will be presenting a talk and pictures about his time on the International Space Station. Tickets are available through Ticket Center Stage.

March 17 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELLED; LAUNCH MOVED TO Rip Rap Rd. field for LPR Sport flights.
11am-5pm.

March 18 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch (just announced)
Federal Rd. field. 1pm-6pm.

March 19 (Mon) – Springboro STEMfest
Springboro High School, 1675 South Main Street Springboro, OH 45066. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Setup at 4:30pm. WSR has been invited to do low-power (A-B impulse) demo flights – Phil Queen will be bringing My Boids to fly as the field will be close to the parking lot and there is the possibility of landing a couple on the school roof. Volunteers are also needed to meet with the attendees and talk rockets. We will have display tables. If you can help, please get in touch with Phil (kitbasher99@excite.com or via the Yahoo group).

March 31 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to muddy field conditions and anticipated high winds.

April 14 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to thunderstorms and high winds.

April 21 (Sat) – Xtreme Bots competition
Staub Manufacturing Solutions, 2551 Thunderhawk Court, Dayton, OH 45414 (just down the road from eRockets). 9am-3pm. eRockets and WSR will have an information booth and rocket display (NOTE: As the venue is smaller than the Wright State gym, there is only 1 display table, so please be judicious on what you bring to display). If you’re interested in hanging out with some cool kids and talking rockets, contact Randy to volunteer. Also, eRockets will be open during this event if families are interested in touring the shop and bringing home some rockets.

April 21 (Sat) – BSA Troop 524 Space Exploration Merit Badge Launch
Rip Rap Road field. Launch starts at 11am; setup at 10:30am. A group of 6 to 8 Scouts from Troop 524 in Kettering will be launching to satisfy the requirements of the Space Ex Merit Badge. Club members are welcome to help and are welcome to do demo flights. Contact Dave Combs via the Yahoo group for more info or to volunteer.

April 28 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

April 30 (Mon) – Cub Scout Pack 74 Launch
Parkwood Elementary School, 1791 Wilene Drive, Beavercreek OH. Meet at eRockets @5:30pm, site setup at 6, launch at 6:30. Up to 50 Cub Scouts flying RTF and Viking rockets so lots of help for launch prep and crowd control is needed. If you’re able to help, please contact Lee Berry or Randy.

May 5 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Lowry Rd. field. 11am-5pm. Low-power, non-waiver so Class 1 (G impulse, 3.3 pound) limits apply.

May 7-8 (Mon-Tue) – Brantwood Elementary Build/Fly
4350 Schwinn Dr, Dayton, OH 45404. 8am-11am both days. WSR will be conducting a My Boid build session on Monday and then a launch on Tuesday. Club members are encouraged to help if available; contact Randy for more info or to volunteer.

May 10 (Thu) – Driscoll Elementary School Technology Day
5767 Marshall Rd., Dayton, OH 45429. 5:30pm-7:30pm. WSR has been invited to display rockets and discuss the science of rocketry to students in grades 1-5. A small number of demo flights will be conducted outside (on a VERY small field).

May 11 (Fri) – Legacy Christian Academy Info Session/Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave, Xenia, OH 45385. 10am-11am. Randy, Ron and Phil are giving a talk about model rocketry and doing a few demo launches. Contact Randy for more info.

May 12-13 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Air and Space Museum Demo
500 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Flying from 10am-4pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday. Meet at eRockets at 8am Saturday and 9am Sunday to load; leave for Wapak 30 minutes later. WSR has been asked to do some demo flights; this is a small field and no higher than B impulse is recommended. Those who help at the demo also get free admission to the museum.

May 16 (Wed) – Middletown Middle School Build/Fly
eRockets, 2970 Thunderhawk, Dayton, OH. 9am-1pm. Volunteers needed; please contact Randy ASAP to help.

CANCELED: May 19 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED due to rain
Lowry Road field. 11am-5pm.

May 20 (Sun) – Picnic and Rocket Launch at the Y
Huber Heights YMCA, 7251 Schull Rd., Huber Heights OH 45424. 11am-1pm; setup at 9am. Demo flights on a C-impulse capable field. Contact Randy to participate.

June 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. field. 11am-5pm. Note: Merlin Missiles will not be at the launch, so if you need motors, please contact Lee ahead of time to make arrangements, or contact Randy at eRockets for your motors.

June 9 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm. Rain date is June 23. Directions to the field are on the Launch Site Maps page.

June 16 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 16 (Sat) – BluesRockS HPR Sport Launch
Highland Sod Farm, 1377 Hutcherson Ln, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. 9am-5pm. 10K waiver; non-member launch fees $10 HPR, $5 LPR/MPR. See the BluesRockS website for more info.

June 22 (Fri) – WACO Build/Fly
WACO Air Museum, Troy, OH. 8am-12pm. Contact Randy for more info and to volunteer.

June 23 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

June 30 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Noon-5pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE); those helping with setup should meet at eRockets at 11am.

July 7 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Noon-5pm. This launch was added after discussions on Build Night.

July 14 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

July 21 (Sat) – NMUSAF Family Day / Mass Build/Fly
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. 9am-5pm. This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK club event; there will be 500 rockets available to be built by the public, and they will be launched in front of the Museum. WSR members can also bring a limited number of display models for the lobby and we will need members to discuss rocketry and the club with the public. Current NAR Members can also do sport flights as pad space permits PROVIDED their rocket is checked by the RSO on duty and you stay below 500′ AGL.

July 22 (Sun) – Summer Moon Festival
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta, OH. 11am-5pm; setup at 10:30. WSR has been asked to do some demo flights; this is a small field and no higher than B impulse is recommended. There will also be rockets for sale and the public can build and fly with us. Those who help at the demo get free admission to the museum.

July 28 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

August 4-5 (Sat-Sun) – Dayton Mini Maker Faire
Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409. Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00pm to 4:00pm. WSR will be running a build/fly and rocket store (rockets $10, engines $3). Club members can do LOW IMPULSE demo flights; we will operate on the grass in front of the bell tower. Contact Dave Combs (937-248-9726 or via the WSR Yahoo Group) for more info.

August 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm

August 18 (Sat) – MERFI Barnstorming Festival & Fly-In
Grimes Field, 1636 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078. 9am-2pm. Club members can bring (big) rockets for display only; no flights, 2 display tables. Some motors will be test-fired. For more info, please contact Carter.

August 18 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

August 21 (Tue) – Build Night / Club Officer Election Info & Signup
eRockets. 6pm-8:30pm. From the President, Lee Berry:
From the President, Lee Berry:
It has almost been 3 years for Wright Stuff Rocketeers.  It is time to vote on our officers.  Tuesday, August 21 at build night, we will have a sign up sheet. If you would like to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Senior Adviser, sign up.   We will be having the vote on November  6, 2018.

August 25 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

September 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm

September 15 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELLED
We were unable to find a venue for this launch.

September 22 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

September 29-30 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm both days. Directions are on the WSR Launch Sites page.
This is a SANCTIONED CONTEST launch. The events being flown are the NRC events for our NARAM:

  • 1/4A Parachute Duration
  • 1/4A Helicopter Duration
  • A Boost Glider
  • B Eggloft Duration
  • B Payload Altitude (Altimeter)
  • C Eggloft Altitude (Altimeter)

If you have questions concerning the contest events, or if you need parts/kits, see Randy. If you need an altimeter, contact Randy or Lee.

October 6 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm
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October 13 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Crops are still in the field.

October 20 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

October 20 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

October 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Crops are still in the field, plus predicted weather.

November 3 (Sat) – Xtreme Bots Fall 2018 Competition
Thunderdome, 2551 Thunderhawk Ct., Dayton, OH. 9am-3pm. eRockets will have a display of model rockets to show participants for promoting STEM activities. Setup time is 8:30. Randy needs a booth volunteer. eRockets will also be open all day for building and tours.

November 3 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

JUST ANNOUNCED: November 4 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field, Cedarville, OH. 1pm-5pm.

November 6 (Tue) – WSR Club Officer Elections
eRockets. Voting starts at 6:30pm during our regular Build Night.  If you cannot make the meeting, you can email Randy with your vote. Officers are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Senior Advisor. If you intend to self-nominate for an office, sign up on the sheet at eRockets, or let Randy know what office you are applying for. Write-ins are accepted, but the person you write in must accept nomination (meaning you can’t write in someone and force them to attain the office).  

November 10 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

November 17 (Sat) – Family Day at the National Museum of the US Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. 9am-5pm. WSR members can bring a display models for the lobby and we will need members to discuss rocketry and the club with the public.

November 17 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm. Last launch of the season for WVSOAR. Lee Berry is going so if you need a ride, please get in touch with him.

November 24 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to anticipated weather. eRockets will be open for a build session.

December 1 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

December 4 (Tue) – WSR Christmas Party & Awards Banquet
eRockets, 2790 Thunderhawk Ct. Dayton, OH. Gather at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm. Dinner is being catered by OinkaDoodleMoo BBQ; please bring drinks or desserts. Gift exchange: If you want to participate in the exchange, please bring a wrapped rocketry-related gift with a value of at least $10. We will again do the “Rambo” exchange where a gift may be stolen by someone who has already gone, but a particular gift may only be stolen once per round.

December 15 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain. eRockets will be open for build session.

December 29 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

2017 Reports

February 4 – Sport Launch, Federal Rd. field (Carter de Werd)
My fingers have finally thawed out enough to type up the flight report for the WSR launch on Saturday, February 4th. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the field it was cold out there. And if you weren’t there, you weren’t the only ones not to make it to the launch, the predicted clear skies and low winds didn’t make it out to the field either.

Despite the bracing weather we had 29 launches from 8 intrepid rocketeers. Leading the pack was the indefatigable Mike Rhode with 8 launches. In a three way tie for a distant second place were Cater de Werd, Tim Mauk and Jay Berry with 4 each. Lee Berry and Justin Bray launched three each. Bringing up the rear were Randy Boadway with 2 launches, and Logan Hermann and Joe Hermann with one launch each.

Despite the challenging weather we had some very interesting launches. Lee Berry started off the launch with the WSR rocket on a D12-3.

Jay Berry launched his G helicopter rocket on a G38-7. Randy (eating crow) Boadway insisted that it would shred on the way up, but the rocket held together and stayed aloft for over 90 seconds. I don’t say this often, but good job Jay.

Joe Hermann’s single launch was a very special one; he certified L1 high power. Joe launched a WAC Corporal on an H195T and used a chute release. It was a very nice flight. Congratulations Joe!

Tim Mauk had several nice flights. He launched his Little Joe II on an F44-4. The rocket ripped off the pad for an exhilarating flight. The Little Joe II has a lot of little fiddly bits hanging off of it and Tim found only one small part missing after recovery. Good job building Tim! But Tim had a second great launch that day. He put up his LOC EZI-65 rocket on an I65. The motor burned for about 9 seconds and was a very impressive thing to watch. Great job Tim.

Justin Bray had a challenging day. His X-wing rocket (four A10P motors in the pods and a central D12-5) suffered a Cato on the D12. Sadly, Justin’s difficulties didn’t end there. Justin attempted to certify L2 on an R3 with a J420R. The rocket lifted off on a beautiful red flame, but failed to deploy the parachute properly and damaged a fin on landing which resulted in a failed L2 attempt.

Randy Boadway successfully tested a Semroc prototype on several 13mm A motors.

Logan Hermann put up his Logan’s Sky Hook on a B6-4 for his lone flight of the day.

And finally, Carter de Werd went for the SpaceX award with his Sidewinder D. At a previous launch this rocket went unstable, so Carter added some nose weight. Apparently it wasn’t enough. Shortly after leaving the rod the rocket looped several times and then headed toward the ground. About 15 feet from impact it reversed direction and began to head back up. The smoke charge made it look like it was still under power and trying to land upright just like the Falcon 9. The rocket settled gently to the ground just as the nose popped off. OK, more nose weight next time.

We burned 33 motors at the launch. Here is the breakdown:

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 6 5 9 5 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Joe Hermann (L1)

 

March 19 (Sun) – Sport Launch, Rip Rap Rd. field

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
3 0 1 0 9 5 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

March 20 (Mon) – Springboro HS STEM Fest

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

April 1 (Sat) – Rocket into Spring at Armstrong Air and Space Museum (Lee Berry)
We had a COLD day today. Overcast, a small breeze, causing a wind chill of 36 degrees. But we still got in 74 flights. We even had 12 new first time flyers with the build session. The sun did come out about 3:00pm to warm things up a little. Justin put in a total of 13 flights. Justin was even brave enough to launch a 2 stage rocket, not once, but twice and recovered all parts both times. Lee had also 13 flights for the day. Jay launched 9 rockets. He launched his Gyroc, Mini Mars Lander and Mini Orbital Transport. Gary and Emmett Beaver had a combined flights of 7. Colin enjoyed the afternoon. He did get in 6 flights. Carter also launched 6 rockets. He launched his “E.D.” rocket twice. The first flight ended up in a tree. Justin (we called him Justin 2) came and launched his “Executioner” twice on the D12-3. Both flights recovered in the field. One of his rockets was not able to return to us. Tom got in 3 flights for the day. After the launch, we were talking to museum and they said that they had 350 people go through the museum today. Overall we had a great day. Thanks to every that helped today at the launch…. Lee Berry….. President…..WSR703….

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
2 0 2 42 12 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

April 8 (Sat) – Sport Launch, Federal Field (Phil Queen)
As Lee said, if you weren’t there, you missed a great day for flying. We had 2 first time fliers in the 24 people who did show up to fly. There were 69 flights using 71 motors, one flight being a three motor cluster. We also had 4 successful High Power Certification Flights. T.J. Vieira and Rob Burghardt both got their Level 1 Certifications. Mark Van Luvender and Phil Queen both has successful Level 2 Certification flights.

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 1 4 4 14 8 6 9 11 6 3 3 2 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Phil Queen (L2), Mark Van Luvender (L2), Rob Burghardt (L1), T.J. Vieira (L1)

 

April 22 (Sat) – Wayne Trace District Camporee Space Exploration Merit Badge (Dave Combs)
Seven Boy Scouts from various Troops built and launched SEMROC My Boids at the small field at the Darke County Fish and Game club. They all did very well in building the rockets and operating the range equipment; they made my job easy. 15 flights, no losses, and one Scout turned in his completed Merit Badge workbook to finish the badge.

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

May 13 (Sat) – Sport Launch, Lowry Rd. field (LB)
WOW! WHAT A DAY!!!!  Clear skies and hardly any wind!!!!

We got to use a brand new location for our launch today. A field that was 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile. We did not have a waiver, so we were limited to a “G” motor. Thanks to Preston Mote for the use of the field.  We had 17 flyers, 97 flights and using 110 motors.  Below is the list of flyers with their flight totals.

1) Lee B.- Started the day off with the WSR703 rocket on a D12-3. Also flew his 2 stage Rookie for a good flight. Then Quadzilla for a total of 3 flights.

2) Chuck J.- 1 flight with his Thunderstrike on a D12-7 for a perfect flight.

3) Jay B. – 7 total flights including his MOAB for 2 flights, Space Shuttle on a B6-2 for interesting flight with the glider landing inside of a car. His Large Sidewinder with a G76G made great flight and landed right behind us. Jay gets the award for having to walk the farthest. His 2 stage rocket drifted over St Rt 571.

4) Emmett B.- Had a total  of 6 flights, his “Dare to Be Square” on a B, C and then a D motor. Also flew 2 of his Crayon rockets. Emmett gets the award for closest to pad.

5) Clay B.- Clay had 3 flights on the same rocket “Dare to be Scared” on those special numbered E12’s. After the third flight, the rocket is no longer with us.

6) Joe H.- Joe was the “G” motor man today. A total of 12 flights. He flew his Ventis twice on G74’s, his WAC on G77 and a G74 and flew his Panavia twice with the Estes F15. Congratulations on the most flight for the day!!!!!!!!!

7) Antoine- Thanks for flying with us for the first time. With a total of 6 fights,  Antoine started slow with his Baby Bertha and Astra III on “B”motors. After getting braver and braver on each flight, he decided to try the larger “C” motors. Congratulations on some amazing flights.

8) Dave C.- Dave flew 6 flights. He flew his Zenith two stage rocket on “B” motors and flew his “Mr. Eggcitement” on  E18 and landed way across the field. He brought the rocket back and the EGG was not broken. Way to go DAVE!!!!

9) Justin B.- He had 9 flights. His “Circus Act” ripped off the pad on a G76Green.  He flew his 2 stage Navaho for the first time on an A in the first stage to an A on the second stage. Then Lee dared him to use a C in the first stage. Justin prepped the rocket with the C in the first stage and a “A” motor in the top. Off the pad it went, while everyone was watching the first stage hit his car, nobody was watching the second stage and we LOST the rocket. SORRY DUDE!!!

10) Carter d.- Carter came in second place for the most flights for the day. He had 11 total flights. His V2 on an E18 decided to come apart right after motor ignition. Maybe he can repair it?  The Phoenix flew on a D12-3 for interesting flight and his Sidewinder on a D12-5. The Sidewinder decided to Lawn Dart but we think with a little tape and glue, it might fly again.

11) Steve B.- Thanks for coming to our launch all the way from Kentucky. He gets the award for traveling the most miles. He flew 5 flights. His most unbelievable flight was his 8 motor cluster with a flash pan. 1 central D motor and 7 C motors. Sweet Flight. Also flew his LOC Something on a cluster of 2 D12-5. He scared us all with his Crazy Frog rocket. The delay was JUST a little TOO long but right before hitting the ground, the chute deployed and saved the rocket.

12) Mark M.- Mark flew 5 flights. He was using a computer in his rockets and can’t wait until he downloads to give us the data that he received.

13) Gary B.- He managed to get 1 flight in on his Scoin on a F27 Redline.

14) Nate J.-  Nate got in 3 flights. Hope you had fun today launching with us!!!!!

15) Justin 2- He had a total of 10 flights. His Weasel flew on a F27 Redline. I tried to get him to launch the rocket on a G motor.  Maybe the next launch he might launch on a bigger motor.

16) Mark V.- With a total of 6 flights, I liked his flight of  the ARV Condor with 2 gliders.

17)  Mike R. – Mike was just passing thru, but got 3 flights in the air. His first flight was a Blue Jay glider or should we say a “B” motor?

Had a great day with very little wind and blue skies. We managed to get a lot of flights in the air. Our next launch will be our contest on May 20 and 21. The land owner of Lowry Road Field has given us permission to launch on his field next weekend. Should be another great weekend.

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 1 5 20 41 18 13 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

July 8 (Fri) – WVSOAR Launch (LB)
Had a Great time at WVSOAR today. Congratulations to Rob on his successful Level 2 flight. His 3″ bird went up on a J425R to 4300′ and landed only 50 feet from the pad. NICE JOB!! Colin flew his 4″ bird on an I366R. Main chute did not deploy but rocket landed ok with just the drogue chute. I launched my SA-14 on a F25 but the shock cord broke. Then I launched my AAMRAM on a I180W and the chute did not come out of the tube. No damage to both rockets and both will fly another day. Joe H flew all kinds of rockets. You will have to ask him how many steps he took today! All of his rockets ended up in the next field over. Phil Q was the man of the day! He first flew his SLS Mars Snooper on a H128W. That is correct, A H128W! Then he topped that flight with his 4″ Goblin with a H178DM “Sparky” motor. After ripping off the pad with sparks flying everywhere, the chute release deployed the chute and the rocket landed in the field.  Thanks to Joe and Phil for going with me…………..

CERTIFICATIONS: Rob Burghardt (L2)

July 15 (Sat) – NMUSAF Newton in Space (PQ)
A huge congratulations and thanks to all the WSR team members who assisted with the build of ALL 500 rockets, the launch crew who kept the lines short and moving, and the guys who manned the display inside the museum entrance. There were 294 Astra III flights (265 first-time rocketeers), and club members flew 29 sport flights for a total of 323 launches in a span of just 5 1/2 hours!

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 3 3 304 8 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

August 19-20 (Sat-Sun) WSR Sport Launch (PQ)
Even though the weather forecast called for rain on Saturday, we had a great day for flying. We had a Cub Scout Pack come out and fly with us and they had 5 boys fly their first rockets. On Sunday the winds picked up a little bit, but still was a good day for flying. We also had a Boy Scout Troop come by and had 2 boys fly their first rockets.

Saturday: 88 Flights, 95 motors used, 1 Cluster flight, 5 Multi Stage flights
1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 5 9 19 42 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunday: 43 Flights, 48 Motors used, 2 Cluster Flights, 1 Multi Stage flight
1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 2 6 13 10 10 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
September 9 (Sat) – Wright Brothers Aero Carnival (LB)
 Just wanted to write about the FUN we had at the Aero Carnival at Huffman Flying Field.  We started out with The Colonel meeting with us and even talking to Collin. The Colonel then went over to LCO table and launched the first rocket. By 10:30 we were off and running. Building rockets and even got to launch a few before our scheduled time. The first launch time was at 12:15 to 1:00.  Everything went great with no problems. We ended a little before 1:00 and then there was a 4 plane fly over. Still building rockets, by 1:15, we had a Boy Scout Troop that needed to launch rockets and then be at the Air Force Museum by 2:00.  We were not scheduled to launch until 2:15.  I asked for special permission for them to launch  between 1:30 to 1:40.  The launch was granted and up went the rockets. We got down to the last 2 rockets  and all went DOWN HILL. Off to the north of the tent city, a micro burst of wind, looked like a small tornado,  came twisting, roaring down the line of tents. Throwing tents in the air, along with lots of paper. The  wind burst, crossed the road heading toward our tent. Everybody grabbed our tent to keep it from blowing away. The two tents next to us went up in the air and it looked like the twisting wind headed around us and up in the air.  Still had all kinds of paper twisting in the circle of wind as it went skyward. There were a few people injured and had to take one person to the hospital. The park service decided to close down the event. No one in our group had any injuries.  Justin did launched his Nike Smoke on a F23-4BJ and Jay launched his small glider on a 1/2A motor. We did get to launch 55 rockets. We then packed up our equipment and took it back to eRockets. This was another very interesting Aero Carnival. Last year at this event, a severe thunderstorm closed the event.
September 20 (Wed) – Cub Scout Pack 116 Build/Fly, Far Hills Community Church (PQ)
 Five members came out to Far Hills Community Church to help Cub Scout Pack 116 with their Pack rocket launch last evening. Joe Hermann, Brian Guzek, Jay Berry, Randy Boadway, and myself helped 25 first time fliers launch their first model rocket, while launching a total of 69 rockets.One of the parents brought a vintage X-Ray rocket he had built when he was his son’s age for him to fly. Brian and Jay both flew their gliders and helicopters. The gliders flew great, the helicopters; not so much. Joe flew a Dare to be Square a couple of times.
1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 24 21 8 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
November 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch @ Federal Rd. Field (LB)
Things did not start out the way we wanted them to go. We got a late start because of the work that the farmer was doing to the field. Being a November day, we still had a pretty nice day. Here are some highlights of the day.

I started the day with the WSR703 rocket on a D12-3. Jay launched his 3 stage rocket but did not go as planned. John launched his “Door Knob” on a J415W. Mike also got in the race for staged flight with a rocket that had 2 stages. Mark brought out his up scaled “Sizzler” on an I2858R.  Tim used a J270W in his “Norad” to go to an altitude of 5700 feet. Ed from Columbus club, launched his “BBX” on a J425R motor.   We also had 5 certification flights.  University of Cincinnati had 2 students in attendance. One student completed their Level 1 and the other student, a successful Level 2 cert flight.  Bob from Columbus club had a Level 1 cert flight completed. A new entry to the HPR scene, Zac, after flying his rocket on a G74, decided to put an H135DM in his second flight for his successful Level 1 flight. Welcome to the “Rocketeer World”. The big flight of the day was Dave with his Level 2 flight. His scratch built “Mega Bandit” flew on a J350W to 3019 feet for his successful Level 2 flight.

We came up with 65 total flights.    Here is list of rocketeers with the number of flights that they had:  Carter- 1     Dave C- 3   Tom S – 2    Lee B- 3   Justin B- 3       Jay B-  4       John K- 4    Mark V- 3     Mike R- 6    Tim M- 5     Zac-3       Ed H-2    Bob C-1     UofC- 3

Next launch is December 2nd. Let’s hope for good weather. Thanks to all that helped make this launch.

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 6 8 16 10 2 1 6 12 3 5 0 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Dave Combs (L2), Bob C (L1), Zach Blustein (L1), University of Cincinnati (L2, L1)

December 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch @ Federal Rd. Field (DC)

34 fliers, 95 flights (1 multi-stage, 3 cluster), 105 total motors, 8 successful L1 cert flights and one failed Jr. L1 attempt (broken fin & zipper).

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
1 0 1 6 13 16 6 16 12 7 17 5 4 1 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Daniel Chudzinski (L1), Wiliam Frey (L1), Aaron Lampner (L1), Peter Lefere(L1), Andrew Loch (L1), Samantha Porter (L1), Jay Nagy (L1), Patrick Schernerhorn (L1)

December 16 (Sat) HPR Sport Launch @ Federal Field (LB)

We started the day or should I say, the morning off with attending the movie “Star Wars”.  After the movie, we went out to the field to launch rockets. We had clear skies but it was a little breezy. I started the day with the rebuilt WSR703 rocket. Last launch, the rocket landed in the creek. I had to replace the centering rings and motor tube. I decided to make the rocket a cluster of 2 24mm motors. I used 2 D12-5 to get the rocket into the air. The rocket landed all the way up to the land owners driveway. I launched a total of 3 rockets. Jay keeping in the theme of Star Wars, launched a R2D2 and the Death Star.  Tim M got in 5 flights. Zach launched 2 flights with one of them being a new Aerotech H283 Super Blue Thunder.  Bill E flew 3 rockets. Dave C had his Crayon rocket on the pad with a F40W.  We will just say something went wrong with the motor and came in a little too HOT!!!!!  Justin B launched 2  rockets. Justin knows that he needs to work a little bit more on his “Ring Rocket”.  Tom S used a D21-7 in his rocket that ripped off the pad. Carter got in 2 flights including Sammy Pooh and his Indestructible V.  Nate put his 2 stage rocket on the pad. First engine lighted but the top engine did not light. Dave had one of the Boy Scouts launch his rocket for the merit badge. Ethan launched his rocket successfully twice to complete the launch part of the merit badge. The U of Cincinnati club was in attendance. Krystal L passed the written L2 test. Then she launched her rocket on a J270.  The rocket went up in the air, the chute came out and landed for a successful L2 flight. We had a total of 25 flights and 27 motors.

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 1 1 4 3 7 6 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

2017 Club Events

May 24th (Wed) – Cub Scout Pack 116 (Weller Elementary) Launch
Far Hills Community Church, 5800 Clyo Rd, Centerville.  6:30pm-8pm (setup at 5:45). 50 Scouts who want to fly twice.  Club members can fly too and they want us to bring rockets to show off.  There is a very good chance we will be rained out so watch for a cancellation notice.
May 27 (Sat) – YMCA Huber Heights Build
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights.  6pm-8pm (setup at 5pm in the gym for build; put down carpet to protect the floors, get out tables and chairs). Contact Randy if you can help.
May 28 (Sun) – YMCA Huber Heights Launch
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights. 11am-1pm (setup 9am).  The church will be providing food for lunch.  Setup at 9am so we can attend service at 9:30 (volunteer needed for setup). Contact Randy.

June 3-4 (Sat-Sun) – WSR Regional Contest
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Load at eRockets at 930am, setup 10am.

Events: Open Spot Landing (4 points – MUST be flown first), B Eggloft Duration (17), B Boost Glider (19), A Helicopter (20), Sport Scale (20)

June 10-11 (Sat-Sun) – WSR Regional Contest
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Load at eRockets at 930am, setup 10am.

Events: Open Spot Landing (4 points – MUST be flown first), B Eggloft Duration (17), B Boost Glider (19), A Helicopter (20), Sport Scale (20)

July 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

July 15 (Sat) – Newton in Space at National Museum of the US Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Times TBA. This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK club event; there will be 500 rockets available to be built by the public, and they will be launched in front of the Museum. Members can also do sport flights as pad space permits.

July 22-23 (Sat-Sun) – Summer Moon Festival at Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Arrive at eRockets to help load at 8am, depart at 830, demo flights start at 11 or earlier and go until about 2 or until crowd conditions make us close the range for Buzz Aldrin’s address. Then we can resume flights until about 5pm. Please wear your WSR shirts. Club members can do demo flights on both days. This is a VERY small field, next to I-75, so keep the impulse down; the club will provide A and B motors for demo flights. You also get free admission to the museum.

July 29 – August 4 (Sat-Fri) – NARAM-59
698 N. Maple Island Rd, Muskegon, MI  49442
Events:
Open Spot Landing (rules, tips)
C altitude (tracked) (rules, tips)
B Super-roc Altitude (altimeter) (rules, tips)
C Payload Altitude (altimeter) (rules, tips)
B Eggloft Altitude (tracked) (rules, tips)
G Helicopter Duration C and T divisions (rules, tips)
D Helicopter Duration A and B divisions (rules, tips)
C Flex-wing Duration (rules, tips)
Scale (rules, tips) (Mission Points Worksheet)
Concept Scale (rules, tips)
R&D (rules, tips, past reports for NAR members)

August 5-6 (Sat-Sun) – Dayton Mini Maker Faire
Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409. Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00pm to 4:00pm. WSR will be running a build/fly and rocket store (rockets $10, engines $3). Club members can do LOW IMPULSE demo flights; we will operate on the grass in front of the bell tower. Contact Dave Combs (937-248-9726 or via the WSR Yahoo Group) for more info.

August 5 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

August 15 (Tue) – Build Night/NRC Qualifying (1/2A PD) Launch
Rip Rap Road field. Starts at 6:30pm. Just announced at last Build Night, WSR will have the first opportunity to qualify for the National Rocketry Contest by flying the new contest events; emphasis at this launch is on 1/2A Parachute Duration. These are now individual qualifiers; there is no team or section competition. Your results can be entered on the NAR website to count towards your invite to the NRC in Pueblo next summer. You can fly ANY contest event at ANY sanctioned NRC qualifier launch,  and WSR intends to sanction every organized launch as a qualifier.

The new NRC Events are 1/2A Parachute Duration, 1/2A Boost Glider Duration, A Streamer Duration,  A Payload Altitude (Altimeter), and C Eggloft Altitude (Altimeter). The NAR website is in the process of being modified for the new NRC rules.

August 19-20 (Sat-Sun) – Sport Launch EXTENDED
Rip Rap Road field. Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm or later. Please arrive at eRockets an hour early to help load equipment. eRockets will be open Saturday morning before the launch in the event weather is questionable.

September 9 (Sat) – Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival Build/Fly
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, State Route 444, WPAFB Gate 16A. 10:30am – 5pm. This is an all-hands event, so please try to make yourselves available to help. Load equipment at eRockets starting at 7:30am. Setup 8:30-10am. Please wear you WSR name badge. You can park in the vendor/volunteer parking lot. Our tent is #2 on left side. When you get to this event, please go to Information tent and sign in. You will be given a ticket for a free lunch. Bring some of your rockets to fly. We can do demo launches but we need to keep them below 500 feet.

September 23 (Sat) – Miami Valley Council Cub Scout Rocket into Scouting Build/Fly
Cricket Holler Scout Camp. 10am-3pm; meet at eRockets at 9 to load, and setup is at 9:30. Demo flights are permitted but this is a SMALL field, so keep the impulse low (A/B, heavies on C’s). More information to follow.

September 24 (Sun) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 1pm-5pm.

September 30-October 1 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI Sport Launch
5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302.

October 7 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

October 14 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm. The crops are still in the field at Federal Road, so this launch will be moved to Rip Rap Road. Class A (3.3 pound, G impulse limit) as always.

October 28 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI Sport Launch
5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302.

October 29 (Sun) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 1pm-5pm. Subject to weather.

November 4 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

November 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

November 18 (Sat) – Family Day Display
National Museum of the USAF,  1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431. 9am-3pm. This is a display only event in the museum lobby – no flying. Bring a few high-quality display models and be prepared to talk to speak with visitors about rocketry and the club. Setup is at 8:30am, and you will have to go through security.

December 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

December 9 (Sat) – Alter HS Build Session
940 E David Rd, Dayton, OH 45429. Time TBD. Ron Stauffer and Randy need some assistance with a class doing a build session. Please contact Randy to help.

December 12 (Tue) – WSR Christmas Party
eRockets. Gather at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm. Open to WSR members and their spouses/families/SOs. It would be helpful to club leadership for you to determine how many are coming and to let Randy or Lee know ASAP. Gift exchange: You can bring one or more wrapped rocketry-related gifts, and you will get to pick as many gifts as you brought. Rambo Rules: When you select a gift from the pile, you can either keep it or take the most recent previously-chosen gift from its owner. (I.E. you want to be the last person chosen!) Dinner will be catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse BBQ in Springfield and will include meat and sides, and possibly desserts. Also, BYO beverages (adult or otherwise). Annual dues will also be collected at the dinner ($10 NAR member family, $20 non-NAR family).

December 16 (Sat) – STAR WARS – The Last Jedi
Rave Cinemas, Huber Heights, OH. 8:30am 3-D showing. You will have to go to the Cinemark Huber 16 website (CLICK HERE) to check ticket availability. We will reenact the classic Battle of Hoth immediately afterward at the Federal Road field as we launch rockets in the snow.

December 16 (Sat) – High-Power Sport Launch (Battle in the Snow)
Federal Road field. 11am-4pm. Anyone dressed as a Wookie gets in for free.

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