Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:12

UFO 2017 Standings

UROC's Fall Contest event  the UROC Fall Open (UFO) 2017 took place on Saturday, October 14th. The event began about 8am in 27 degree temps with clear blue skies and no wind.  So we got our birds in the air a quickly as we could. We were flying under the new National Rocketry Competition (NRC) rules so there were no points but we all still had a lot of fun.  We had some pretty good flights and some nice Scale models.  Al Mecklenburg had a sliding wing Rocket Glider that made 2 excellent flights to earn him first in that event.  By the time it got warm enough to generate thermals the wind also came up.  We finished up about noon.  Looking forward to the NAR launch in November.
-- Bruce

UFO 2017 Standings 

Sport Scale

PlaceContestantNumberSectionPrototypeStaticFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 D Region Tomahawk 530.0 100.0   63000 600
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 WAC Corporal 495.0 100.0   59500 360
3 Bell, Sally 85169 523 IQSY Tomahawk 445.0 100.0   54500 240
4 Redd, Randall 6333 523 Patriot 340.0 100.0   44000 120


D Egg Lofting Altitude

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 473   473 570
-- Goode, Matt 100903 523 CR   0 0


B Rocket Glider Duration

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Mecklenburg, Al 65738 523 28 44 72 630
2 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 23 41 64 378
3 Bell, Sally 85169 523 41   41 252
-- Goode, Matt 100903 523 NG   0 0


Random Duration (45 sec)

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 13.3% (39 s)   133 300
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 24.4% (56 s)   244 180
4 Redd, Randall 6333 523 115.6% (97 s)   1156 60
T Division
3 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 55.6% (20 s)   556 120


A Streamer Duration

PlaceContestantNumberSectionFlight 1Flight 2TotalPoints
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 43 65 108 240
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 47   47 144


UFO 2017 Meet Champions

PlaceContestantNAR NumberSectionTotal Points
C Division
1 Bell, Bruce 20636 523 2088
2 Goode, Matt 100903 523 684
3 Mecklenburg, Al 65738 523 630
4 Bell, Sally 85169 523 492
5 Redd, Randall 6333 523 180
6 Snaufer, Mark 29609 523 0
6 Steele, Carrie 78080 000 0
6 Steele, Cassidy 81474 000 0
6 Steele, Cody 46810 000 0
6 Steele, Katie 80121 000 0
6 Stewart, Pearce 101610 000 0
T Division
1 Team, Pod Bay Doors T-201 523 120
2 Team, Pod Babe Doors T-202 523 0
1 UROC   523 4194
Published in UROC News
Monday, 31 August 2015 16:17

Randall Redd - 50 Years of NAR

Last month, at the NARAM-57 awards banquet, the NAR announced the members of the Association who have reached 50 years of continuous membership. As of this date there are fewer than 40 current NAR members who have reached this milestone. These include legends in the hobby like: Bill Stine, Vern and Gleda Estes, Manning Butterworth, Trip Barber, Jay Apt, and Gordon Mandell.  

As of 2016, UROC's very own Randall Redd is a member of this esteemed group. Randall is UROC's current NAR advisor and one of the founding members of UROC. It's safe to say that UROC would not be the club it is today without Randy! Congratulations to Randall and thanks for all of his support and friendship throughout the years and for reaching his 50th anniversary with the National Association of Rocketry!

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Thursday, 11 November 2004 10:11

What is Model Rocketry?

Model rocketry was developed during the "space race" era as an alternative to the amateur rocket activity -- involving metallic airframes and the mixing of dangerous propellants -- that was responsible for injuring and even killing numerous young scientific experimenters. 

Model rockets are constructed of much safer materials -- such as cardboard, plastic, and balsa wood -- and are fueled by single-use rocket motors manufactured by professional concerns. These rockets may be flown over and over simply by replacing the used motor with a fresh one. They typically contain a parachute, streamer, or other recovery device that allows them to land gently for later reflight. The modeler need never mix, pack, or work with explosives or propellants.

Today, model rocket kits and motors can be purchased in almost every hobby shop and toy store. Kits are designed for all ages and all levels of challenge, from simple starter kits to complicated scale models. Motor power ranges from "1/4A" (the smallest) to "G" -- enough power to lift a six-foot model and a hefty payload!

Model rockets must be flown in compliance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code

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