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I see that DARS (Dallas Area Rocketry Society) is having a club launch east of Dallas in the town of McLendon-Chisholm, in Rockwall County, on 6/12 (next week Saturday.)

My wife will be attending a convention all day in Arlington, and this looks like a great distraction for me while she's carousing with the girls.

Anyone else interested in going?
 

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I'm not sure if that launch will happen or not. I heard that the field is overgrown with weeds. I'm planning to attend the DARS meeting tomorrow, I'll post whatever info I can get.

The Rockwall site is great for LMR, it's just not well kept sometimes.
 

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I'd appreciate any updates you can offer, Don!

I just live too far away to attend DARS meetings - but I'd like to make it a point to go to a few of their launches this summer.
 

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Someone is supposed to go by the field today and report in as to the condition. I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything.
 

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The field is in good shape but a little wet. It does have a week to dry out though. I'm guessing the launch is still on unless the launch director cancels it.
 

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I got word from Pelham that the Armadillo Aero field out in Rockwall
Cty has been mowed! THe LMR launch for this Saturday is still on. ALl
we need is a couple of days of sun and no rain to dry the field
enough to walk and drive on.

We will have 1/8" through 1/4" rods, an LMR pad out at H distance
with 1/4" rod *and rail*, and a model rocket rail.

Buzz McDermott
 

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:cool:


C'mon, weather!


I *really* want to launch my Atlantis.....
 

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Well, I hope they got less rain in Rockwall county last night than we did last night here in Wise county....

I got over 4 inches here at the house....

And with the ground already being saturated, it all went to run-off...

The road I take to work was flooded this morning. My normal 8 min. drive was extended to over 1 hr. as I had to drive *way* around through the country to escape the flooding.

No kidding.
 

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So the deluge continues. Another 4+ inches this morning, and the roads are flooded yet again.

My main production pit has water running into it faster than the dewatering pumps can keep up.

What a mess.....

Not looking good for the Saturday club launch.
 

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We got another 2-3 inches last nite, here on the west side of FW, and it's still drizzling today.
Yesterday they reported over 6 inches fell on White Settlement, causing local flooding.
It's a good thing this coming weekend is not a 'first Monday' weekend, or else it would be pouring down?
 

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With the current weather, it looks like we have 2 chances for this launch to come off, slim and none.

:(
 

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Not yet, I'm still waiting to hear an official call on this. My S.M.O.R. sources say that someone is out at the field right now looking things over.
 

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The field has been checked. It's quite drivable. The Rockwall launch is on - 9am to 3pm tomorrow (Saturday).

LMR notice has been sent in. 3.3 pound rocket weight limit, etc.

See you there....


Buzz McDermott
 

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Too bad I missed out - I was looking forward to it (my wife pulled the end-around snafu on this plan after all.)

I hope everyone had fun times and safe flying! Maybe next time.....
 
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