This is just a reminder that the SEARS 572 February 2004 Launch is this Saturday, February 7th. The normal setup time is 8:30 AM with the launch waiver in effect from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. If there are any changes I will update the web site www.sears572.com
and send another email.
The club welcomes all new members and visitors and especially Team America Rocketry Teams. The club event this launch is the Alabama Tour De Deuce and Deuce's Wild Fly-off (see below). The directions are below also.
See you there!
SEARS 572 President
NAR Model and High Power Safety Codes will be followed. Jack Kale is the Range Safety Officer.
Starting with this launch we will have club members will take turns as Launch Control Officer (LCO). This is to make sure the launches are orderly and safe. Launches are getting pretty busy.
All launch equipment is provided.
Sorry there are no restroom facilities. There are some convenience stores about seven miles away on Hwy 431.
We prefer that you use cellulose insulation, dog barf, instead of Estes wadding. I will have a complementary starter bag of "dog barf" for those who do not have any.
SEARS members can assist you in learning the launch procedures and answer any rocketry questions you may have.
Tour De Deuce and Deuce's Wild Fly-off
The two offical Deuce's Wild (DW) models of the Tour De Deuce https://fliskits.com/tour_de_deuce/
will be launched at the February 7th SEARS 572 launch in Headland Alabama. These models have been launched in Florida, New York, Virgina, Hawaii, Tennessee, Georgia and now Alabama. Eugenio Cebollero and Jason Toft, originators of the Tour De Deuce, will be in attendance.
As a bonus, SEARS 572 will attempt to set a national record for a mass launch of Deuce's Wild Rockets. So bring your DW. We would like to see a dozen. Current count is at least eight. A cluster launch system will be available for up to twelve DWs.
We also welcome flights of upscale, downscale, or other modifications of the Deuces Wild. Eugenio (EugeneFL), Jason (Jetra2), and Tim Mcqueen (Slim_t) of the The Rocketry Forum https://www.rocketryforum.com/
will bring several special DWs including 29mm upscale and a camera DWs.
Special message from Eugenio Cebollero
I am pleased to announce that in commemoration of the Deuce fly-off and the "Tour de Deuce" project the FlisKits Deuce's Wild! model rocket kit will be available and on sale at the Feb. 7th SEARS club launch. In addition to my personal collection of assembled FlisKits rockets that will be flown and on display, I will be bringing along 15 Deuces Wild! (brand new) kits to be sold at the advertised price of $12.95. The on-site sale of these kits at the SEARS launch presents a great opportunity for those rocketeers that have never tried a FlisKits model rocket to try one for themselves without having to spend money on the added cost of shipping. Or, they can pick up their 2nd or 3rd model to add to their collection!
This offer is limited, has been extended solely to the members and guests of the SEARS launch, and is made possible through Mr. Jim Flis [himself] of FlisKits, Inc.
Be sure to drop by and visit Jason T. and myself. We will be proudly displaying a "The Rocketry Forum" banner and US Flag.
See you next weekend!
TEAM "Tour de Deuce"
Directions: If you are traveling North on U.S 431 from Dothan, AL turn right at the first traffic light in Headland (this will be Henry County Road 22). If you are traveling South on U.S. 431 from Eufaula, AL you will turn left at the third traffic light in Headland (Henry County Road 22). Travel down County Road 22 for approximately 7 miles, the field will be on the right...we always have signs at intersections and at the entrance to the field.
From SW Georgia: Take GA 52 west thru Blakely and cross the Chattahoochee into Alabama. Ga 62
becomes AL 52. Go through Columbia, to the bottom of the hill, cross the
railroad, and start up the other side. Turn right onto Coumty 22. If you get to 95
south to Farley Nuclear plant you have just passed the turnoff. On county 22 go
about 7 miles. When you pass Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, slow down, the
entrance to the field is another three tenths of a mile on the left. Stay on
the one lane dirt track into the field. You will have a pasture on your right as
you start into the field. We will have a sign up.