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Club Launches / March 10, 2018 Launch
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:41:33 AM »
NOTAM has been issued for tomorrow.  Weather looks better than expected earlier in the week. Looks like even the wind is going to cooperate.
Launch is a GO!!   Setup around 8:00-8:30 so we can get going around 10:00.  Waiver expires at 5:00P.M.
Looks like we have several teams and some major cert flights.  Don't miss it.

Swap Meet / wanted 5" fg switchband
« on: April 28, 2016, 03:47:04 PM »
I know this is a long shot but I am looking for a 5"  fiberglass tube switchband probably 2" long or close to that.  I have a Shape Shifter 5 that I bought from an individual and it was missing.   I was going to build it without one but it turns out that for the chute I am using the extra couple of inches this would give me in the payload bay would be a good thing. 


Announcements / Launch Date changed!!
« on: April 08, 2016, 09:45:26 AM »
Saturday's scheduled launch is being moved to Sunday April 10th 2016!!

We (the BOD) have been looking at the weather forecasts closely for a few days and while the folks who predict the weather are not 100% accurate they have gotten much better over the years.

The forecast for Sunday is just better all the way around.  It will be 20 degrees warmer, less wind, less chance of precipitation, and higher clouds.

We will try to notify as many folks as we can but feel free to pass the word. Sunday is the day!!


Yesterday, Feb. 27, dawned bright and Sunny as we met at the Temple Rocket Barn to pull some maintenance on launch support equipment and plan for the upcoming Spring Session of launches before the crops go in.  It was breezy and cool but it is February so I guess we need to expect that.  We would work some outside and then move inside for some refreshments and to stand next to the heater.

There was probably more talking than working but we had a great time and it was good to see everyone after a long not too cold two months and things look good for the future.

After hooking up the recently purchased wireless units for the away pads for our Wilson FX launch system we were all so impressed that we just decided to take up a collection and purchase the other three units we needed to go completely wireless.  This will give us much more versatility and range with the system, will eliminate all of the pad to pad extension cords, and make set up and tear down much easier.  The new units should be here by the March 12 launch.  Come on out and celebrate with us!! 


Club Launches / 2015 Halloween Day launch
« on: November 01, 2015, 09:00:41 AM »
I guess it's time to get this part of the forum going with an impromptu launch report on our impromptu launch.  This will be more of an impressions kind of report since Gary has all the flight cards with specific rockets, fliers and statistics. 

Personally, I had a great time at the 2015 TMO Shakedown Launch held on Halloween Day 2015.  We had a great turnout for a launch that was only planned one week ago and considering the Midwest Power is/was going on we did not expect a huge gathering here.  We had rockets of all sizes launch from A through L motors.  From a couple of hundred feet high to over 8000 feet high.   

Gary was in close contact with the FAA pretty much all day so things went well there. ;)

We had some friends come out that I haven't seen for a while and met some new friends.  I was reminded of a earlier time when folks gathered to fly rockets, share information, share stories, some of them even true, and just enjoy each others' company.   

The day was a bit windy, as usual, when you are on a wide open space such as we have at South Charleston, Ohio, but it was pretty steady and not a problem.  Besides those long walks to retrieve your rocket give you plenty of time to contemplate that next project or to rethink just exactly what altitude you are going to set the main at next time.   The clouds seemed low hanging early in the day but as the day progressed we realized they were pretty hgh after all. The sun even tried to poke through a couple of times and the clouds ended up not being a factor.

I invited a good friend of mine to the launch who had forsaken rocketry for R/C model flying and he did have a miraculous conversion.  He spent most of the afternoon with us and even helped us put equipment away at the end of the launch.  Later we received an email that he was coming back to the fold.  Once this stuff gets in your blood you can suppress it for a short period of time but eventually it takes over your life.  Welcome back Roger. 

Thanks to everyone who planned, organized, helped, attended, flew, and just generally supported us at this launch.  We have a great group of folks. 

Next launch is November 14, 2015.  I look forward to seeing everyone again.


Swap Meet / items for sale
« on: August 19, 2015, 12:02:40 PM »
Mike asked me to pass this note along.  If you are interested call him, not me. :)

Hello All,[/size][/size]I'm looking to sell my rocket inventory..[/size][/size]I got few motors (like ​2x ​E​15-4w, H165R-M, H128W-M, ​and​ Estes, E,D and think a few Cs)​ few Aerotech Firstfire igniters, an Aerotech Manits launcher and pad, an altimeter (Stratologger SL100), 2x RMS (Dr Rocket 29/180 and a Monster Motors RMS 29/360) a few rockets​ (PML Phobos, Aerotech Initiator​, few Estes) and ​lots of ​various parts. $200 for everything​.. a great deal.​[/size][/size]Regards,[/size][/size]Mike ​Libassi​    [/size]​Text or call 937-231-0888 or email

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