Wednesday, 04 April 2018 22:18

Spring Launch Postponed... Again...

Due to the expected poor weather on this upcoming weekend  UROC's Spring Launch will be rescheduled yet again. Current weather forecasts show that conditions at Frank Hunt Field will not be acceptable for a launch event this weekend (April 7/8) as a result, the Officers and Board Members of the Utah Rocket Club have decided to postpone the event again. 

We understand  how frustrating this is, and it is for the officers as well. Unfortunately, there are limiting factors involved with deciding to hold a launch and all these must be considered. The officers are evaluating upcoming dates for another attempt at a Spring Launch and will announce it here as soon as a decision has been made. Our tentative makeup date will be the following weekend (April 14/15) but we will post confirmation on this once we have recived the approvals required.

Hang in there!

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:53

March 17/18 Launch Postponed

Due to the expected poor weather on the originally scheduled weekend, UROC's Spring Launch will be rescheduled for April 7/8. 

This launch will be held as a two-day event. We have permission from the BLM for overnight camping at the launch site. We invite members to camp out Saturday evening and take advantage of the great weather early on Sunday as well. This launch will be held under the Tripoli Research rules. Also be aware that only members of UROC are allowed to participate in the launch. If you are not a member you can sign up online or at the launch.

As always, we will need help running the launch, RSO, LCO, pad managers and lots of help setting up and tearing down the range. We do have a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:00 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong and if the weather permits maybe start up some model rocketry in the evening. 

Sunday morning should prove to be some excellent flying time. The range should be set up, ready to go long before the wind catches us.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:24

October Launch is GO

UROC's upcoming launch for October 14 is a go. We anticipate the launch only taking place on Saturday (Oct 14) as opposed to a two-day launch due to the low temperatures but it looks like we should have a pretty good day.  A porta pottie will be onsite and the trailer is expected to roll in around 830am or so on Saturday morning. The more folks we have to help set the equipment up the quicker we can get flying. We do expect winds to increase later in the day so the earlier we can get the launch system up and running the more flight time we will have.

Details about the October Launch

Contests being held at the October Launch

Launch Site Information

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:40

Upcoming UFO 2017 Contest

UROC's next event is our annual NAR sanctioned contest known as "UROC Fall Open" or "UFO" for short. This launch is for people competing in the contests, no high power flights will be taking place. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Event will take place from 8am to 2pm on Saturday, October 7. The contest will be held at our normal launch site Frank Hunt Field.

List of the UFO 2017 contest events:

There will not be a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:30 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

These events are for NAR members and we can sign you up at the site. 

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Friday, 28 July 2017 11:01

Art Applewhite Rockets

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If you have not seen, built or flown an Art Applewhite kit yet, you need to. Art's creations are different from any other rockets out there. Saucers, pyramids, monocopters, all kinds of unique designs. Art's designs range in size and complexity but they are all fun. Art has supported HellFire in year's past and we certainly appreciate his support again this year! Please take a moment and visit Art's webpage of kits, you will be surprised.

Free shipping on all US orders over $50 and International orders over $200. Profits from this business are used to support the Alamo Rocketeers NAR#661Hill Country Rocketeers NAR#671 and Texas Hill Country Tripoli #089 .  These clubs provide support and outreach opportunities to Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, 4H, TARC and the community in South Central Texas.  Check out the big discounts on bulk orders for educational activities. 

Art Applewhite Rockets
210 Hummingbird Ln 
Kerrville, TX 78028-3549

Website: http://www.artapplewhite.com/
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Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:15

Sticker Shock 23

stickershock2Stickershock creates vinyl stickesr for rocketeers and hobbyist's creations. Stickershock23.com was founded in late 2007 completely by accident. The Owners, Mark and Marian Hayes, have been rocket addicts since they were very young. Mark started building and flying rockets with his dad when he was about 8 years old, and it stuck with him through his entire life. Marian got interested in rockets after meeting Mark, and it just went crazy from there.

They are both TRA-certified high power rocketeers. Mark got his LIII certification in 2005 flying his scratch-built, 10" diameter Mercury Redstone.  Mark and Marian were married in 2004 at Rockstock, Southern California's biggest launch, right on the flightline with all their friends flying rockets when they said "I do."

A year later, they had a son, Jayden, who is as crazy as his dad is about rockets. Jayden flew his first rocket when he was just weeks old!

Stickershock started on a whim. One day, Mark was doing his thing: building an upscale of an old Estes kit {one of his favorites scaled up 300%), but had no idea where to get decals to finish the job. After trying to make them by hand (and failing miserably), He got together with a neighbor who made "wall quotes" and other artsy decals from home. He asked her if she could upscale the stock decals, and a couple hours later, she did. The second he saw the decals, Mark knew that every rocketeer needed these and stickershock23.com was born.!

Stickershock23.com has made literally thousands of decals for rocketeers all over the world, including USA, Canada, Australia, England and many more. Stickershock decals have been on rockets big and small, for kids, families and even NASA projects, including the Max Launch Abort system. Stickershock decals have been featured on rockets appearing on the TV shows like "LDRS Large dangerous rocket ships" and more.

Today, you can custom order anything from simple lettering to full rocket wraps and more.

 

Stickershock
131 W 1000 S
Hurricane, UT 84737

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Monday, 10 July 2017 10:26

Photos by Nadine

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If you have been to a UROC launch on the Salt Flats, you have no doubt seen Nadine out there. Nadine Kinney started her rocketry photography business on the Salt Flats when we hosted LDRS17.  Back then it was a process of shooting pictures all day long and then running into Salt Lake to have them processed and printed and then have them in an album for people to look at and order the next day. The digital age has made that a little bit easier, but the creative and artful portion never gets easier. Nadine makes it look easy though. Nadine's photographs have been featured in High Power Rocketry, Sport Rocketry, Extreme Rocketry and Popular Science publications.

Often seen scurrying around numerous launch sites including LDRS and Black Rock / Balls, Nadine has truly made rocketry action shots an art form. You can view some of her work on her website. She will be taking a group photo during HellFire. Definitely one to get in on. Nadine also publishes the "Rockets of High Power Calendar" each year with pictures from launches all over the country. Make sure to check that out as well when you see her at HellFire!

 

Website: http://www.photosbynadine.com/

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:50

North Coast Rocketry

northcoastMatt Steele, is the owner of Notrh Coast Rocketry (NCR) and a UROC member. When you see a North Coast  Rocketry model fly you will encounter an absolute treat of sight, sound and performance. 

North Coast Rocketry was founded in 1984 in northeast Ohio on the premise that rockets larger than Estes "D" types could be far more fun and interesting to build and fly. Estes acquired the manufacturing rights to North Coast products from 1996-1999.

Now Matt has brought North Coast Rocketry back, from from sales goals, production deadlines or corporate approvals. NCR now is just the models and accessories that Matt likes to build and fly for himself and his closest friends.

Matt is an accomplised designer, having produced models for Estes (Big Daddy), Quest (Planet Probe), HobbyLab (SR-71 Blackbird) as well as most of the older NCR designs.  Matt is also an accomplished model rocketry competitor having won several national and international medals. More than 40 years of experience is in the NCR designs you can build and fly.

 

North Coast Rocketry
63 East, 11400 South #203
Sandy, UT 84070

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Website: www.northcoastrocketry.com

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:45

Wildman Rocketry

wildmanbannerTim Lehr and the rest of the crew from Wildman hobbies has been a big part of the hobby for years. Wildman has provided support for HellFire in years past and we appreciate his supporting us this year as well.  Wildman Rocketry is a full line shop, they carry all of your rocketry needs, from launch to recovery. Wildman sells AeroTech, Loc Precision, Performance, Public Missiles and Wildman kits as well as all of the building supplies, recovery systems and motors from Aerotech and Cesaroni.  

You may want to consider joining the Wildman Club which is a buying club for additional savings off everyday purchases. Wildman Club members are also eligible for special club member sales. If you have not tried Wildman for your rocketry needs in the past, you owe it to yourself to visit their website and see how they can help you. 
 

Wildman Rocketry
P.O. Box 33
25996 N. 2750 Rd.
Van Orin, IL 61374

Toll Free: 1 (815) 638-3200

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Website: wildmanrocketry.com

 

 

 

 

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Monday, 03 July 2017 13:23

Animal Motor Works

amw1If you have been in the mid/high power world for a while, you are no doubt familiar with Animal Motor Works. Gloria and Robert travel all over the country with their rolling rocketry store, but they also have a great webstore. They carry all of your rocketry building and flying needs. Robert and Gloria can answer your questions about this stuff too, they are great to work with.

They carry the full line Cesaroni motors and casing from 29mm to 150mm diameter. They also carry AeroPac, PerfectFlite, Pico, SkyAngle, AMWZoo, LOC, Estes, Madcow, ProLine, Rocketry Warehouse and many other brands. AMW also has lots of fiberglass kits , tubes & cones in stock, if you don't see what you need, give them a call, they have lots!. For Level 1 and Level 2 Cert flyers, check out AMW's Certification Special offers! 


Robert DeHate
Phone: 978-766-9271
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Gloria Robinson
Phone: 603-566-2904
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Jason Nadeau
Phone: 978-761-9790
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Website: http://www.amwprox.com/

 

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