Setup begins at 10 am each day. Any volunteers to help are much appreciated. The range is open until 30 minutes before sunset or LCO closes. All dates are subject to changes depending on weather, field conditions, and landowner permission.
FINALLY! After months of rainouts, we are go for launch this Saturday and Sunday. The NOTAMs have been called in and the weather looks acceptable. Saturday’s high looks like 53 with a bit of wind (8 mph with gusts to …Continue reading →
Canceled: January 12-13 ROSCO Launch Due to current field conditions and an inability to deliver launch equipment to the field, the launch is canceled. Our next launch will be February 9-10, 2019. We attempted to reschedule but too many conflicts made …Continue reading →
Because we share the Modern Turf field with the Carolina Sod Busters (the model airplane folks), we have had to adjust the October and November launch dates. The new dates are October 6-7 and November 3-4, 2018. The Carolina Sod Busters had to reschedule an event because of Hurricane Florence and they already had a large event planned for November 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
Ken Allen of Performance Hobbies will not be at the October launch but will be on the field Sunday, November 4. Contact Ken if you need to place an order.
Because we share the Modern Turf field with the Carolina Sod Busters (the model airplane folks), we have had to adjust the October and November launch dates. The new dates are October 6-7 and November 3-4, 2018. The Carolina Sod …Continue reading →
Please be patient. The new site is a work in progress.
The schedule is available on the Calendar. It is available through September and we will work to add more. We do not have a club hotel recommendation. We will work with a local chain.
Sparky motors are dependent on the conditions on the field. Contact the launch director if you plan to fly a sparky motor. Research motors may only be used on ICBM Research launch days. The waiver is limited to 7000 feet until we get accustomed to the field.
Questions from flyers:
Detailed list of landowner restrictions (both actual and potential)
Proposed launch schedule
Other potential issues??
Answers (In no particular order):
EX is available on ICBM research launches. ROSCO and sport launches will only fly commercial motors.
Sparky motors are dependent on the conditions on the field. Contact the launch director if you plan to fly a sparky motor.
Waiver: I have a approval to release it: It is 15,000 feet, but 7000 is our current limit. We may ease higher. We have to avoid the cattle farm to the west. Any rockets that hit that field are “lost”. It is vitally important that we get a good feeling for the limits of this field before we tickle the waiver. Complex flights (air starts, staged high power, or high power clusters) are allowed but must be approved by the launch director.
Club needs? None at this time.
Lodging: I am working on this. There are a lot of potentials within 20 miles but nothing official.
Each flyer must sign a waiver with the land owner each calendar year.
Elections: I am working on the officer election. I have moved to Texas. Bridgett will remain local and can serve as an officer. I have reviewed the rules and found that we can use a stand in as prefect while I am away. We have enough TAPs to stand in to run the launches if necessary.
No dogs on the field unless they are on a leash.
All flyers are required to sign a landholder waiver.