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February 2018 Meeting Minutes

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General Club Administrative Meeting was held on February 12, 2018. 
Meeting took place in Room N1100 at the Salt Lake County Complex. There were 10 people in attendance.

  • New secretary – Kim unable to attend
    • Chris Baker appointed to secretary
  • Current financial status
    • $6159 + some money in a paypal account
    • Foreseeable expenditures
      • Maybe new trailer
      • Post use at FHF around $250
    • Status of BLM permits for FHF and Bonneville
      • Cannot get hold of BLM contact, awaiting call back.
    • Status of FAA waivers for FHF and Bonneville
      • Filed for FHF awaiting approval
        • 10,000 feet AGL
      • Have not heard anything back from FAA at this point
    • UROC night at Grizzlies Game on 3/24
      • Need member help for display
      • Tickets are only 10 dollars, 2 dollars of every ticket sold from our ticketing link goes to UROC.
    • Judge memorial rocket class – Intro talk introduction to rocket safety and basics of rocketry
      • Thursday – 8:55, 10:25, 11:10, 1:10
      • Or on Friday – 9:40, 11:10, 12:20, 2:00
      • Jed volunteered for part of one day
    • Equipment party and trailer clean-up
      • Trailer is located at Neal’s house, will publish address and times to website.
      • Things that need to be done
        • Launch control boxes need new ends
        • Test and fix wireless setup
        • Investigate a solar setup to trickle charge batteries
        • Re-evaluate at cleanup time for more tasks
      • March meeting – 3/12 – Equipment familiarization and range safety class
        • Write instructions for range setup and safety
      • Spring launch 3/17- 3/18
        • ‘O’ class sugar motor test
          • Awaiting safe motor specs from rocketeer
        • Meetings – plans for upcoming meetings
          • Kip about his high-altitude test in Aprl
          • Propellant making class w/ Jim Yehle to be determined
          • Arduino Based Altimeter w/ Jim Yehle to be determined
          • Talks about possible Space X tele conference new member Paul will be investigating.
        • Hellfire planning
          • Slogans for Hellfire 23
            • Hellfire Prime
          • UROC Group Project - Led by Jed Marti
            • NAR sponsored Saturn V project
            • Current setup
              • 1:24 scale
              • 15 feet tall
              • 3 stage
                • Main stage 16in diameter
                  • 5 ‘k’ or larger cluster
                • Second stage
                  • Single ‘K-L’
                • Third stage
                  • Single ‘I’
                • Need dedicated volunteers to help assemble this by 2019 HellFire.
              • Misc topics to be carried to next meeting
                • Should experimental motor flyers pay for broken equipment when motors fail?
                • Need to add a meeting in June before Hellfire
                • Is there a need for exp motor users to provide data on untested motors?
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