Should Launch Organizers provide "recovery caddies" ?

• Seriously, why don't they already do this?

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DavidMcCann

Well-Known Member
I think this is a great idea. I hate going to get my rocket, and it's a dehydration hazard. Someone else should be doing this for me.

Well-Known Member
I loved when some kids climbed over a fence to get my rocket. But then again, I like the exercise hiking for my rockets. That's why I always angle them with the wind...

AlfaBrewer

Well-Known Member
Most definitely!!! I hate having to climb through barb wire fences.

dave carver

....what hump?
I think this is a great idea. I hate going to get my rocket, and it's a dehydration hazard. Someone else should be doing this for me.

...this is a poorly veiled poke at someone, right?...

rharshberger

Well-Known Member
I like this poke the best, no veils, but it reminds me a lot of TRF lately.....

dave carver

....what hump?
I like this poke the best, no veils, but it reminds me a lot of TRF lately.....

Oh, wise guy!

rharshberger

Well-Known Member
Oh, wise guy!
nyuk, nyuk....ah to heck with it....

KBlack

AP abuser, Lithobraker, Shaper of plastics.
Where's the option for "No, I am a responsible rocket flier and take recovery on a personal level seriously."

No.

TopRamen

SA-5
Where's the option for "No, I am a responsible rocket flier and take recovery on a personal level seriously."
This!^^^

cbrarick

Wildman CT
that caddy had better have segregated recycling containers! Oh, BTW, make rounds in the prep area to collect every 15 minutes SHARP!

Bat-mite

Rocketeer in MD
I would like to get driven out to the pad, also. It can be a long walk from my EZ-Up to the C rack, and sometimes I'm carrying a two-pound rocket PLUS the igniter!

cwbullet

Obsessed with Rocketry
Staff member
Global Mod
Hmm and all launch sites should had AC and be environment controlled.

AZRxocet

Well-Known Member
I can't recall which edition of Mark Canepa's "Modern High-Power Rocketry" it was in, but I think there was a picture of a motor case cleaning service. Great idea right there. Neat way for a club, some scouts, or anyone wanting to learn by doing...to earn some extra bucks.

H_Rocket

Death by Powerpoint
That's what we need - Fantasy Rocketry!

No getting hot, being cold, having to fetch your rocket, or deal with trash!

We can do it all on line,

Bat-mite

Rocketeer in MD
That's what we need - Fantasy Rocketry!

No getting hot, being cold, having to fetch your rocket, or deal with trash!

We can do it all on line,
World Rocket Tour! Launch from the world's best launch sites! Move up through the certification levels! Buy virtual rockets, motors, igniters. Extend your launch rod/rail, change the angle of attack. Join a club and pay annual dues. We'll even use our randomizer to provide the occasional cato!

blackbrandt

That Darn College Student
I can't recall which edition of Mark Canepa's "Modern High-Power Rocketry" it was in, but I think there was a picture of a motor case cleaning service. Great idea right there. Neat way for a club, some scouts, or anyone wanting to learn by doing...to earn some extra bucks.
My sister and I ran a rocket motor cleaning service at Freedom launch a few years back... we made about $80 over the 2 days we were there. I also recovered some rockets for people and ended up with a few extra motors in my motor box. dr wogz Fly caster Seriously?!? And if it's a poll, where's the "other side"? the three 'choices' are essentially the same.. Bat-mite Rocketeer in MD Seriously?!? And if it's a poll, where's the "other side"? the three 'choices' are essentially the same.. There is some history here you are missing, regarding the atrocious lack of recycling containers at ROC launches. :wink: dr wogz Fly caster Ahh, Ok, inside joke / inside running commentary. thanks! Steve Shannon Well-Known Member TRF Supporter Ahh, Ok, inside joke / inside running commentary. thanks! Actually more of a dogpile on somebody who made a mistake, admitted that mistake, and apologized for the mistake. dave carver ....what hump? Seriously?!? And if it's a poll, where's the "other side"? the three 'choices' are essentially the same.. This "poll" is a classic internet troll, that's why there's no opposing view. That being said up here, for a while, a member brought out his 4 wheel rig, equipped with a rack for recovering rockets with free access to anyone that needed to chase down a wind-blown rocket. The added height of the rig also allowed a much better view of the surrounding area making the locating of the rocket go much faster. The owner had checked with the BLM and they said that a 4 wheel vehicle made less of an impact on the desert than walking through it due to less PSI pressure on the ground. This comes under the heading of, "been there, done that.".... crossfire Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter One year at LDRS TX. The flyers would walk to his rocket after landing check rocket all out make sure it was safe. Than a guy or gal would drive up on a 4 wheeler and give you and rocket a ride back right to you car. It was great than being 10 years older now it would be even more great. I had no problem at all handing them$10 for the ride back.
I would not want to see someone picking up a rocket and a charge goes off.

Safe and fun

DavidMcCann

Well-Known Member
Actually more of a dogpile on somebody who made a mistake, admitted that mistake, and apologized for the mistake.
Naw I'm cool with G zilla. and honestly I think more of the piling on was caused by others supporting the idea.

This poll is a playful, friendly jab at whoever started the poll on recycling

fyrwrxz

latest photo
Hmm and all launch sites should had AC and be environment controlled.
Heaven knows I've repeatedly asked BLM for Vegas or Lucern to be used as sod farms. Just the idea of walking barefoot in the grass to recover my rocket sounds awesome, now if was air-conditioned, too, well.......
(and the dues- oh, golly!)

pythonrock

Well-Known Member
Hmm and all launch sites should had AC and be environment controlled.
YEAH!! This is the one I want.

rharshberger

Well-Known Member
Heaven knows I've repeatedly asked BLM for Vegas or Lucern to be used as sod farms. Just the idea of walking barefoot in the grass to recover my rocket sounds awesome, now if was air-conditioned, too, well.......
(and the dues- oh, golly!)
Barefoot rocket recoveries are kind of cool, however the tack weed around the edges of the irrigation circles sucks.

Andy Greene

Well-Known Member
never mind - I will play nice ..............

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