Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:41

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

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?
Published in 2018
Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:16

2018 Schedule Announced

The Utah Rocket Club's official schedule is set and is available on the website for your viewing pleasure. Among the changes from last year, the club has reduced the number of member meetings in favor of quality over quantity. While the club does have some very good presentations throughout the year at meetings, if a specifc presentation is not planned the meetings are very administrative and not very interesting to the general membership. So, some of the monthly meetings have been deemd Administrative and will be for the officers and board members to plan activities and address issues. Members are still more than welcome to attend but should not feel obligated to do so.

An additional launch date after HellFire has been added to the schedule and an additonal Sport Competition has been added to the first half of the year. There will be additional workshops, contests and other events added to the calendar as they are confirmed. 

We hope that these changes to the club's activity schedule continue to improve the overall enjoyment of our members.

View the Utah Rocket Club 2018 Activity Calendar

Published in UROC News
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:11

Busy April Member Meeting

April’s meeting is going to be a busy one! We don’t just have one but two special presentations. Definitely a meeting you won’t want to miss. 

UROC member Doug Hillson will present the results of research and analysis related to wind speed at different altitudes and how to use this information to predict rocket landing location. Doug will discuss theory of the planetary boundary layer and on using the currently available information to make a best estimate of landing locations during a rocket flight by utilizing publicly available wind data.

We will also have UROC member Kip Daugirdas give us a presentation about his recent launch to 145,000 (yes, that is one hundred and forty-five thousand) feet at Balls this past September. This launch was captured on video and had a full recovery of the craft. The rocket was a two Stage 4” booster to 3” sustainer weighing in around 60 pounds and was powered by an N-2500 in the booster and staged to an M-685 in the sustainer.

In addition to these great presentations,  (Thanks Kip and Doug for being willing to help out!) we will have our regular show and tell and talk about the upcoming UROC events.

Please arrive on time and plan for a full night!    

Mon, April 10, 2017, 7:00p - 9:00p
Salt Lake County Complex - Salt Lake City, Utah

The meeting will begin promptly at 7pm.

Proceed to Room N1100 at the Salt Lake County Complex located at 2001 South State Street. Make sure to sign in at the security desk first.  

Salt Lake County Complex
2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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Visit www.uroc.org for further information or membership

Published in UROC News
Friday, 03 February 2017 23:22

Special Presentation at February Meeting

Our February UROC meeting promises to be special. UROC's own Matt Steele will be giving us a presentation regarding his experience in the Ukraine as he and the rest of Team USA brought home 4 Gold Medals at the 2016 World Space Modeling Championship. This should be a great presentation, and one not to be missed. Attendance is free and you are welcome to bring friends. We really would like to have you there!

We meet in Room N1100 at the Salt Lake Government Building. Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival and note that food and drink are not permitted.


Published in UROC News
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

April Member's Meeting

UROC's April 2013 Member's meeting will take place Monday, April 8th at 7:00pm. This will be held in the Salt Lake County Complex in Suite N1100. On the docket for this meeting will be discussions regarding the upcoming scout launch, the scout classes, HellFire planning and more. We will be reviewing the NAR's recent Launch Safety document.  Please make sure to bring your latest project to share with the rest of the club and be prepared to talk rocket talk. There might even be a few cool raffle prizes.

We hope to see you there!

Published in UROC News
Friday, 01 April 2011 14:36

UROC provides Community Outreach

Throughout the year, the Utah Rocket Club welcomes Educational, scouting, Civil Air Patrol, 4H and other youth groups to attend our launches. Utah Rocket Club members are also available for presentations to schools, scout troops, and other educational and youth groups.

If you are interested in having a presentation or a launch for your organization, please contact one of the club officers.

UROC does not charge for youth or educational groups to participate in our launches. However, because of the heavy demand throughout the year, we ask that you contact us as far in advance as possible. If your group would like to attend one of our launches please contact us at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the launch.

Because of the nature of some of the launch events we hold throughout the year, NOT ALL LAUNCHES ARE OPEN TO YOUTH OR OTHER GROUPS. If you show up without checking first and the launch is not one open to public you will not be allowed to fly.

We also expect that there is an appropriate number of senior group members to assist in making sure that the kids are safe and under control at all times.

All flyers should be on their best behavior during a launch event. Building and launching rockets is fun but safety is paramount. If a group is too unruly or creating an environment that is unsafe for themselves or others they will be asked to leave. Group leaders and participants should read and understand the NAR safety rules before the day of the event. For Boy Scout groups we suggest that you get a current copy of the Space Exploration merit badge book available in local stores and online.

Participants may bring other model rockets for the launch if there is sufficient time, and the rocket passes safety review. Weather permitting, we will setup and run a model rocket range running under the NAR safety rules. If the weather does not permit launching UROC will schedule an alternate weekend for the event. 

An excellent guide for providing a rocket program for your youth group can be found here.



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