EVENT Michiana Rockerty Mayhem - 4/18 and 4/19

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  1. Feb 24, 2020 #1

    DAllen

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    Hello Michiana Rocketry members, family and friends,

    I hope that everyone is doing well!

    The BOD is really happy that everyone was able to come out last weekend and enjoy the great weather on Sunday and hope everyone had fun launching some rockets! A special thanks to all 4 teams that attended, congrats on 4 successful flights!!

    Over the past few months the BOD has been working very had on a few things for the club. We have redesigned and updated the website! We have formally incorporated the club! But most important, we have put together an AMAZING 2 day launch in April!

    We are proud to announce
    MICHIANA ROCKETRY MAYHEM 2020!!
    APRIL 18th and 19th, 2020 - Three Oaks, MI Launch Field
    Launch times both days from 10am to 5pm EST
    Saturday Waiver to 16,000 FT, Sunday Waiver to 12,000 FT
    2 Day Michiana Rocketry Madness 2020 Early Registration Fee of $30.00 Includes
    •Catered Banquet on Saturday Evening
    •Michiana Rocketry Madness 2020 T-Shirt
    RAFFLE AT THE BANQUET!!!
    50/50 Raffle Daily on Field
    Multiple Vendors will be on site
    LAUNCH EQUIPMENT
    (8) Low Power Pads – 1/8” thru ¼” Rods
    (4) Mid-Power Pads – 1010 (1”) Rails, 3/8” & ¼” Rods
    (4) High-Power Pads – 1010 (1”) Rails
    (2) Extreme High-Power Pads – 1515 (1.5”) Rails
    Launched Powered by a Wilson/FX Wireless Controller
    Sparkys – More the merrier! EX motors both days!
    Online Early Registration February 23rd through March 31st.
    Late on filed registration $50.00 - May not include T-Shirt & Banquet
    Banquet starts at 6pm Saturday after the launch and is being held at the
    American Legion Post 204 in Downtown Three Oaks.
    204 W Linden, Three Oaks, MI 49128
    BANQUET RAFFLE PRIZES FROM
    • LOC PRECISION
    • MADCOW ROCKETRY
    • QUEST MODEL ROCKETS
    • AEROTECH
    • CTI TECHNOLOGIES
    • MJG TECHNOLOGIES
    • DINO CHUTES
    • TOP FLIGHT RECOVERY
    • AND MORE!!!
    Most important a portion of the raffle proceeds will be donated to one of the Academic teams that are members of the club!!
    Here is a link to the event page for Michiana Rocketry Mayhem 2020!!
    http://www.michianarocketry.org/michiana-rocketry-mayhem.html
    Michiana Rocketry Mayhem is gonna be 2 AWESOME days of launching rockets, a fun catered banquet with delicious food and a amazing raffle full of incredible prizes that will help support our academic team members and a free commemorative T-Shirt for each registered attendee!
    Over the next week or so I will send out a email detailing the raffle prizes for the banquet, little hint, they are pretty good!!
    As always, if anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me!
    I look forward to seeing everyone there!
    Best regards,
    Jerry Vida
    President Michiana Rocketry
     
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    Hmm. May have to change my launch schedule to attend...
     
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    Paid launch fees. Hotel reserved.
     
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    Paid launch fees. Bedroom in my house reserved.

    oh wait
     
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    And yes...research motors are welcome. ;)
     
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    Hmm. Didn’t think about getting a hotel room. 2 hours drive should be doable, but what are the hotel recommendations?
     
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    Oh Yeah!!!! :haironfire::ghosty::dancingelephant:
     
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    We don't usually have a special block of rooms reserved for us but...There are A LOT of places to stay in the area. I'll make some recommendations but remember I'm local to the area so I've never stayed in any of these:

    - Four Winds Casino. About a 10 minute drive from the field
    - Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City. About a 20 minute drive
    - There are several motels right off of I-94 exit 1 - roughly 15 minute drive to the field
    - If you don't mind driving a little further Saint Joseph/Stevensville area has some newer motels as does the Benton Harbor area right off of I-94. Do NOT stay in the Red Roof Inn or Motel 6 in Benton Harbor unless you enjoy collecting bed bugs.
    - South Bend / Niles / Mishawaka also have a lot of places to pick from as well and are not horribly far from the field either.

    What I would strongly recommend is VBRO or AirBnB. There are literally hundreds of these kind of places in the surrounding towns such as, New Troy, New Buffalo, Sawyer, Galien, Union Pier, etc. They're kind of expensive in our area since we get a lot of Chicago Tourists but many of these can be shared with multiple people thus splitting fees. Also, the further away from Lake Michigan you get the lower the fees per person it appears.

    And I know someone is going to ask...But here are some great places to eat nearby:

    - Journeyman Distillery in down town Three Oaks
    - Wheatberry just north of Buchannan
    - Buffalo Bills in New Buffalo on US12
    - Redamax in New Buffalo - a lot of people LOVE this place. I think its really over rated. YMMV


    Hope that helps!
     
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    HEY THERE I SHOULD HAVE MY L3 DONE BY THEN!!!!
     
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    Dave, by done, do you mean built and ready to fly that weekend? That would be cool to see the attempt.
     
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    That's the current plan!
     
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    This is the launch that used to be "Midwest Blast", correct? I'll have to see what my calendar looks like.

    Spectating only, I don't want to fetch from trees... :)
     
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    One in the same. Not entirely sure what brought about the name change (not that it matters much) but its going to be the same happy folks with the same equipment at the same field.
     
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    Fly small stuff.
     
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    I can't believe this was four years ago, dang!
     
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    I might be able to go to this one, but I won't know until next week. I am supposed to change work rotations which would give me this weekend off, but I don't have a confirmed change date yet. Hopefully I know before the price goes up and I might be ready for a L1 cert flight on my punisher.
     
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    If the wind is from the west or south, then trees are not an issue. There is probably 2 miles of recovery area in these directions. I have flown to ~14k ft without concern at this field.
     
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    Who typically vends at this event or your launches? I would like to make arrangements to be sure I will have a reload for my Punisher.
     
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    Typically we have Bob from Countyline Hobbies and Jay from Impulse Buys.
     
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    Perfect, thanks!
     
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    Hello everyone,

    Just a quick update for MICHIANA ROCKETRY MAYHEM 2020. We are quickly approaching the close of Pre-Registration. Time is running out and the banquet seats are filling up fast!

    Also, here is pics of some of the raffle prizes that attendees of the banquet can win!

    Here is a link to the registration page.

    http://www.michianarocketry.org/michiana-rocketry-mayhem.html

    Prize Bundle # 01.jpg Prize Bundle # 02.jpg Prize Bundle # 03.jpg Prize Bundle # 04.jpg Prize Bundle # 05.jpg Prize Bundle # 06.jpg Prize Bundle # 08.jpg Prize Bundle # 09.jpg Prize Bundle # 10.jpg Single Prizes # 08.jpg
     
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