LDRS 38

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #271

    andrewsaccounting

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    Does anyone know where next years LDRS is going to be?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2019 #272

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    I think they announce it at the banquet.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019 #273

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    that is announced at the meeting/banquet saturday
    normally it is a secret until then
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 #274

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    That's kept in a hermetically sealed envelope until the banquet at the current LDRS.
    The envelope is torn open and the announcement made their..

    Teddy
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 #275

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    I vote for Teddy and METRA for 2020 LDRS
     
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    Thanks for doing this!
     
  7. Aug 22, 2019 #277

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    Maybe
     
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    I wish the fields would support this choice.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2019 #279

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    As you've seen on here the KLOUDBusters are working overtime for YOU so we host the biggest and best LDRS ever. Now, it's your turn ... please take a few minutes to browse over to http://www.ldrs38.org , go the the Volunteers Schedule and choose a shift or three of range duty to help us fill out the schedule. It's looking really great, but we have had a few folks change their plans and so there are a few slots available and we need them to be filled by Sunday 8/25 so I can finish all my printing and other prep.

    We have about 85 or so names on the volunteer list and we have well over 300 flyers. Please consider giving back a few hours of your time so we can keep this launch running smoothly.

    Thank you all in advance for your support!!!

    Oh, and every volunteer gets a special gift from the KLOUDBusters that you can't get any way other than volunteering.


     
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    Is that a semi friendly "Hmm" from Bob? :p
     
  11. Aug 23, 2019 #281

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    Hmmm! That was a really, really friendly one for you! Thank you in advance for volunteering Adrian!

    Next?
     
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    I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but has anyone checked the weather for this event?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2019 #283

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    The last time a 7-dsy weather forecast was accurate around here was

    ...

    NEVER.
     
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    OH IS IT A HAT?? I want a hat. I'd really like a hat.

    Actually I really don't care. I just want to see a bunch of rockets fly. :D

    I love my wife. Been married a loooooong time. Yesterday she asked if I was excited to go to LDRS. Probably the dumbest question she's ever asked. Of course, I had nary the courage to tell her that because I enjoy breathing.
     
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    This will be our first LDRS since 87 will have a lot of catching up to do. Does anybody know about what time they usually have the banquet on Saturday?
     
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    Busy day yesterday, started early for Sharon, in the office at 3am. She is trying to get out all the work on her desk before we leave for the rocket pasture. I'm trying to get all my rockets prepped before we pack the trailer tomorrow.
    We spent yesterday afternoon with Robert and Gloria at the AMW/ProX compound. Robert offered to give me some tips while I built my O3400 Imax.

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    While we were discussing CTI O motors, we got a tour of their warehouse, where we came upon this:
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    Here is some serious rocket porn, and I'm not just talking about the cardboard boxes on top, which are just your standard CTI 98mm 6XL casings, but the wooden crates underneath, which have these little orange stickers attached:
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    Even a hardcore flier like myself would get a hard-on looking at this pile.

    We discussed travel plans to the rocket pasture and they informed us that we will be leading two vehicles and two trailers from Glendale, AZ. Gloria will be driving the Motorhome with a U-haul trailer, and Robert will be driving their GMC Sierra 3/4 ton truck and the AMW trailer. They can't fit all the motors in the AMW trailer, so the U-haul will be packed with 75mm and 98mm motors. Even with all that, there will still be weight constraints, since we will also be hauling the two "R" motor casings for Chucks big rocket. With those weight constraints in mind, those wooden crates in the above pic. probably won't be making the trip unless someone contacts Gloria before we leave. If these guys weren't my neighbors, you can bet that I would be placing a hazmat and shipping cost-free order pronto.

    With our new GMC 1 ton and toy hauler in the convoy, that makes for a lot of rocket stuff coming from Sunny Arizona to a rocket pasture we all know and love.
    Anybody else having a hard time getting sleep at night?
     
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    Dinner 7:30
     
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    Thank You Sir
     
  19. Aug 24, 2019 #289

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    R motor project, you say??? DETAILS.
     
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    So I got a detailed email for LDRS and notice that Thursday the waiver doesn't open until noon. I'll be getting to my motel Wednesday night. So I'm going to get out there on Thursday morning so you know what that means until waiver open? SHOPPING

    :D

    Also, everyone needs to read that note thoroughly and especially note the sections with the phrase, "you have been warned." When a Kloudbuster says that - they ain't kidding lol. Especially the part about when the roads are muddy. Yikes. You do NOT want to just drive wherever you want.

    -Dave
     
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    Excellent idea on the shopping. I hadn't thought of that. There will be plenty of Thursday morning chores for many, and we'll be ready to go at noon.

    The message everyone got is an aggregation of experience with many LDRSs (LDRS 38 will be our 7th), recent AIRFest launches approaching 200 flyers and lots of conversation and implementation of lessons learned over the last 16 months of preparation. We have put measures in place to help with crowd management on the pasture, launch throughput on the range and above all *safety*.

    There are a huge number of people on the flyers list who have never been to The Rocket Pasture. We're hoping the information shared will give folks a head start getting settled on the pasture and getting rockets in the air.

    This is going to be GREAT!
     
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    All I know is I cant wait, I will be leaving Tuesday night and will arrive sometime early Wednesday.
    2 questions
    Do you guys need help setting up anything on Wednesday?
    Can we setup and get are spot on Wednesday "10x10 tent and a single parking space" or wait until Thursday?
     
  24. Aug 24, 2019 #294

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    We can always use help.

    Wednesday works.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/438333733255329/permalink/699896233765743/
     
  25. Aug 25, 2019 #295

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    If radar can be believed, the Rocket Pasture is in the process of being hammered by rain. Figure set-up Sunday could be hindered slightly, I’m planning to get there Tuesday around noon with nothing to do all week anyway and will be ready to do work.
     
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    You are correct on both accounts.

    We have boots on the ground. A plan for today will be forthcoming in a couple hours.
     
  27. Aug 25, 2019 #297

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    But it's 63 degrees, yes!!

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    As of 8:00 CDT, is still raining at the Rocket Pasture right now. The current plan is to push back setup to noon. I'll give another update if it changes.
     
  29. Aug 26, 2019 #299

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    Ha, Ok Gary.
    I'll run that by the METRA BoD.
    What the KloudBusters are undertaking right now is about the launch of the century..
    I'll ask everyone on the board to get back to you on that, lol..

    Teddy
     
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    This will be our first time going to the Rocket pasture, I got the information Email pointing out some of the do's and don'ts especially about staying on the improved roads.
    For those who have been there what's it like in the area where the flyers will be set up? The sat photos don't show a lot of detail is it all dirt, scrub grass, or hard pack? I figure
    we will need to bring the rubber boots if the rains continues but does it soak in fast or does it stay on the surface. Does it get real muddy where you sink a few inches or does it
    just get sticky and messy? Going thru the final packing and needs list and trying to make sure we bring everything we need. Looking forward to being there and Thanks in advance
    for any info.

    JP
     
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