Quantcast

TCC (Tripoli Central California) Helm, CA launch 7/15/17 - Launch is a GO!

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

woferry

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Messages
805
Reaction score
27
Location
San Jose, CA
The June launch was cancelled due to being the same weekend as Father's Day and projected ~110° weather around Fresno, this month a few regulars have already said they're busy but there is someone available to haul the trailer. Trying to determine whether there's enough interest to justify the effort to set up the launch. I'm planning to go, anyone else?

EDIT: Club prez says the launch is a go! Here's the plan, slightly shortened due to the hot forecast:

Meet - 8:30 - setup by 9am
Waiver hot at 9am, fliers meeting
Fly from 9am - 12, slow down for lunch
12-2pm - MAX Q
2pm - last flight call, start tear-down
3pm - start heading out
 
Last edited:

kevinkal

Insatiable Hobbyist
Joined
Feb 13, 2016
Messages
598
Reaction score
22
I'm thinking about it. The heat forecast has me somewhat damped.
 

tfish

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2009
Messages
2,649
Reaction score
687
I'm going to be there with a few Junior College science teachers taking a STEM class at Fresno State.

Tony
 

woferry

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Messages
805
Reaction score
27
Location
San Jose, CA
I'm thinking about it. The heat forecast has me somewhat damped.
Yeah, I just checked my weather app and it sounds about as bad as last month. :p July last year it was only like mid-90's there but I basically hit heat exhaustion, thankfully Mike and another flyer whose name I didn't know helped me cool off with ice and shade, I hadn't brought my Ez-Up which was a really bad idea. I'll have shade in case anyone else needs it, but be sure to bring lots of water! The heat there seems worse than Black Rock to me, I wonder if it's the darker soil.

Sounds like they're going to keep finding out about interest for the next few days, and make the call around next Wednesday when the waiver normally gets phoned-in. I'll make sure the responses on this thread are known to the TCC list before Wednesday.
 

jimn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2010
Messages
632
Reaction score
15
Launch tomorrow, bring out your rockets.

And be prepared for heat.
 

Worsaer

Amateur Propulsionist
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 11, 2012
Messages
1,769
Reaction score
82
Location
Central Virginia
It should be in the 80's and 90's until about 1 pm. Not bad. At Harris Ranch tonight, looking forward to an early start in the morning.
 

Worsaer

Amateur Propulsionist
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 11, 2012
Messages
1,769
Reaction score
82
Location
Central Virginia
Nice launch today, pretty good turnout. Thanks again to the TCC regulars for a nice launch.

I flew my 4" Nike Smoke to 7,655 on a K1440. Here's the Eggfinder view via Google Earth.

No photos of it leaving the pad.. It jumped off the pad so fast all I got was a clould of smoke streaming off the pad.

 
Last edited:
Top