Our new year’s resolution this year is to make our monthly meetings more meaningful. For the next three months, we’ve picked topics to discuss. This is a chance to exchange knowledge, ideas and tips with fellow rocketeers. Help others learn from your rocket blunders and visa versa. The ‘Show and Tell’ portion of the meeting will also follow these topics. Bring items that illustrator the topic or are just cool. Working on a certification project? Building something great or large for HellFire? Bring those too!
Our booth at Cornbelly's was a huge success. We had a constant stream of kids making and launching their very own paper rockets. The kids had a great time, making us very popular. There were approximately 100 kids each day.
To make a paper rocket, the kids first rolled a square piece of paper around a pvc pipe spacer. Next they cut out and taped on fins. Once the tops were folded into nose cones, the rockets were ready for launch.
We mostly launched using a dual launcher except when our first air compressor failed and we had to switch it out. That's when we were using a bike pump to fuel the paper rockets. Luckily, we were able to find another portable air compressor.
Need something to do this weekend? UROC will have a booth at the Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point. We'll display large spectacular rockets, launch paper rockets, hand out UROC brochures and recruit future rocketeers.
Our booth will be open from:
Friday, September 30 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 31 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cornbelly's will be open from 10am to 11pm, so if you come help out, you will still have plenty of time to explore the maze or any of their many other activities. Since we don't have enough room to launch more than a quarter "A" motor, we can play with paper rockets. For a paper rockets, you take one piece of paper and cut it into a square. Then you roll it around a PVC pipe that matches your launch system. Next you fold in the top to make a nose cone. After that you cut out and tape on fins.
More information about Cornbelly's:
Cornbelly's has teamed up with NASA on a space themed corn maze to honor the US Space Program. Cornbelly's will feature the solar system & a space rover in its maze design, offer space-themed food & activities all season long and host a kick-off event that is expected to feature a current NASA astronaut as the guest of honor.
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043
The April UROC member’s meeting is 7pm on Monday, April 11th at the Salt Lake County Government Complex. This month we’ll review safety, discuss what to buy with our Tripoli grant, discuss HellFire cancer research fundraiser ideas and contest ideas for HellFire.
Besides trying to get a rocket closest to 5,000 feet without going over and guessing how HOT the porta-potty gets on the salt flats, what else would you like to do better than your fellow competitors? Suggestions will be discussed with the group, so please come ready to geek out talking to friends about rocketry.
The April sport launch will be the following Saturday, April 16th at Frank Hunt Field. I know a bunch of guys itching to launch, so hopefully the weather will cooperate. This launch will feature plenty of adorable scouts. There will be a porta-potty so remember cash to deposit after you make a “deposit”.
Lastly, Facebook, in its ever changing evolution, has removed the check mark I was using to invite the UROC Facebook group to group events already created. I am no longer able to invite everyone in the Facebook group to the events. Instead, I’ve added an events tab on our Facebook group page. All of our meetings and launches for the rest of the year are listed there. Please invite yourself if you’d like these events in your Facebook events. If you RSVP, you will also be notified if an event is cancelled.
The January UROC launch is a "go" for Saturday. Right now the weather looks acceptable but be sure to check the website before heading out on Saturday.
For those of you planning on coming, you should know that there will be no Tripoli advisor. There will also be no porta-potty. Feel free to bring firewood and marshmallows.
January is a great time to renew your membership. If you have thought about officially joining the club, now is the perfect time to do it. Right now we're offering a free HellFire T-Shirt to new UROC members until they're gone. If you're already a member, recruit your friends and keep the T-Shirt for yourself. They'll never know.
Here's to flying straight and staying safe on Saturday.