After 10 years, Tim Boschert has decided to step away from his role as Tripoli Prefect for the Tripoli Utah Chapter (UROC). Tim will continue to be a member of the club and will continue his Das Rocket's motor business. Tim has done a great job as prefect over the years. He has been willing to help new members with their certs and been a great source of knowledge for all UROC's members. He has done a tremendous job in the Prefect capacity and has helped to certify many of our members into high power. Unfortunately, with his leaving, the club is forced to find a new Prefect to take his place.
This position is not one to be taken lightly. Since the Prefect is the leader of the Prefecture, this individual must have knowledge of the rules of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, understand the proper operation of a safe rocket flying environment and have an understanding of the laws and regulations regarding High Power Rocketry. The minimum requirements for a member to be a Prefect is one year as an active Tripoli member and must have attained certification level 2.
One of the most important functions of the Prefect is to assist new members in receiving their certifications. The Prefect can bestow level 1 and level 2 certifications and administer the level 2 certification examinations. It is important that the Prefect make themselves consistently available at launches and other times to help make these certifications a positive and successful experience for the members.
The prefect is also responsible for obtaining the required authorizations from Tripoli for launches such as our Research launches as well as all the insurance documentation required each year. This individual must work closely with the other officers of UROC to coordinate the needs of the club as a whole. The Prefect is also UROC’s representative to the rest of the Tripoli Rocketry Association; they are expected to put forth a positive image of our club to the rest of Tripoli as well as the public at large.
Tim will continue in his role as prefect through HellFire and an election for our new Tripoli Prefect will take place at the September UROC meeting. If you are interested in being considered for the position, please make sure to attend the meeting. Be prepared to give a brief statement about yourself and your campaign platform. Only current Tripoli members will be allowed to vote or run in this election. You must bring your membership card to the meeting! The winner of the election will be in office for the remainder of 2016, through 2017 until officer elections in January of 2018.
If you would like to contact Tim in regards to the position and any other questions, please contact him here.
Tim Boschert's Das Rocket Hobbies supplies Sport rocket supplies for the Club flier. Serving the UTAH ROCKET CLUB, providing propulsion solutions and flight supplies. Go to the Contact page, and send an email. Let's talk about what you need for a successful flight or project.
Tim can deliver your motor needs to the next UROC launch.
The Bad Ass Betty (formerly known as Black Betty) is 5.5 inches in diameter and over 6 feet long. It sports a 76 mm. motor mount . The Betty will most likely take off on HellFire's Research launch.
The Betty is "M" capable with flights up to 9000 feet, but will probably fly on a "L" for HellFire to about 5 - 6000 feet.
Construction features an epoxyless design made from a single 5' diameter carpet tube, ½" birch ply fins and centering rings and a Curtis Turner elliptical nose cone.
This demure craft is a mere 7.5 in diameter and over 9 feet tall! The business end sports a 98 mm motor mount. The OMH Bertha flies on Full Ms or (N motor preferred) and is reaches altitudes around 8,000 feet to 12,000 feet respectively. He will be lofting this bird into the sky on Thursday during the Tripoli Research Launch portion of HellFire on a motor he built.
The rocket is especially unique in it's construction. Most of the rocket is actually screwed together rather than epoxied together. This is for a couple of reasons, first, Tim is hyper-sensitive to epoxies so he can't be around them, secondly, the Bertha's fin design is notorious for breaking one when it lands. So, Tim built the fins so that they bolt on and off. Smart.