Utah Rocket Club April 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes by: Heather Park
Meeting held at the Salt Lake County Offices 2001 South State Street RM N1100
7:00 pm until 8:20 pm
Heather Park- President, conducting
April 11, 2016 is a Research, Tripoli launch. We will need someone to pull our trailer. And at least 3 officers on the field.I will be contacting officers by wed for a go or no go. Weather may be windy.
Information will be posted to face book.
We will also be having a Hellfire planning meeting. I will send out emails for a time. The waiver is ready, Heather is contacting the BLM for updates on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
NAR newsletter: Ted Cochran suggested adding space to our launch setups for cars and spectators. We need more space for rockets to land without hitting people or cars. It's was suggested Sept up a first line and move up 50 yards and add an additional line.
Jed Marti, Bill Cooper, Neal Baker Tim Boschert officers in attendance. 25 poeple in attendance
New people: Robert and Judy Hansen, recently moved here.
Wesley Anderson has been ill for some time and has been in the hospital for a while. He will be released soon.
Hobby Town offering discounts up too 7% for club members and more for email information, from our club. Club will be sending in members information to take advantage of the discounts.
NAR: April 30, Contest. A streamer duration,Peanut Scale, Random Duration, C- Egglof Altitude, A, Helocopter, Duration.
Hill Airforce Base will be asking for help with their summer rocket building, some time in July. Kari Christensen, will be contacting soon.
Summer picnic July 11, 2016. Will be held at Sugar House Park. Details will be on the uroc website.
Fred Williams is really ill, could use some cheering up. Need to get a card.
Tripoli Prefect: Tripoli is offering grants for club upgrades need receipts and plans for them from Neal. Neal is currently working on a new prototype low power pads.
Neal : Any ideas to get more poeple interested in our club, or bring back those who have left.
Tony: idea of bringing in Mythbusters actors to come to our Hellfire launch.
Steve : Can we offer prizes during our launches for those who stay after.
Kathy : re-inviting old member back by mail or email.
Show and tell: Bill is working on a large rocket. And Lawrence shared a fun video on youtube.
We had perfect weather. Randall and I got to the school early and set up. We had 16 rockets to fly and 3 deployed perfectly.
Randall gave a brief safety meeting and throughout the launch we would re-brief student of proper basic field safety. All rockets used B6-4 motors except for one rocket which due to its weight we used a C6-0 motor. Most rockets flew well however during 50 percent of the deployments the parachutes failed. We had two totally successful rockets deploy perfectly.
Dr. Dasch also flew his own rocket.
We really enjoyed talking the the elementary aged children and answering their questions. It was really fun to see student teams be able to re-fly a fixed or re-glued rocket.
Thanks to Randall for his support and help during this launch