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This site was created as a resource for anyone interested in hobby rocketry in central Indiana.

This is also the source for information on the Rocketeers Of Central Indiana (ROCI), Section #625 of The National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Feel free to check here for information about ROCIs launch events. The launch events are conducted throughout the warmer months at the Academy of Model Aeronautics' Headquarters and Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. This facility is the finest flying field in the state and ROCI is proud to be the exclusive host of the rocketry events held there. ROCI is not currently conducting meetings as we have lost our meeting place.

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New Rods 1 year 8 months ago #2633

I have 32 1/2 " and 12 1/4 " blast shields made up. I would like to get together with whom ever has the rods to make sure they fit the holes. I have a 1/4 " rod here at home and it did not fit. after looking at it I had to file the end of the rod down, due to the way they cut it to size. I am free after 2 and can meet you where ever. I just don't want any surprises when we set up.

Bob

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New Rods 1 year 8 months ago #2634

Bob, I have the new stainless steel rods. Can arrange to get them to you. I live near Lebanon, but work in Carmel. They are standard rod sizes. If you take any 1/4" or 1/2" metal rod from any store, if the tiles fit them, they will fit our rods. But if you want the actual rods we will use, I have them.

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New Rods 1 year 8 months ago #2635

Jim Strum has the 1/2" rods we will use to attach rails. He is drilling them.

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Verify 1010, 1515 Rail nuts and bolts 1 year 8 months ago #2636

John Kelley:
I believe you picked up the 1010, 1515 rails and the mounting hardware.

Jim Strum is going to drill the 1/2" and 5/8" rods for mounting the 1010 and 1515 rails. Jim would like a confirmation on the size of those nuts. Did you buy the #10-32 or the 1/4-20 threaded bolts for the 1010 rails? Did you buy the 1/4-20 or the 5/16-16 nuts for the 1515 rails?
Thanks!
--Mark

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LaunchPads: Status 1 year 8 months ago #2637

Jim came over (again) to help with launch pads. We finished cutting, deburring and grinding all the parts--have buckets of finished parts all over the shop area. Jim spent 18+ hours at the bandsaw, cutting parts for the pads--not counting time at the sander and cleaning the metal with solvents. Now to welding, which should move faster. Each pad has 21 welds-- 4 are done (all set screws). Goal is to finish them this weekend, then work on building a single, larger pad for the 1515 rail and heavy rockets.

If someone wants/needs the pads prior to set up day, I can load them in my enclosed trailer to deliver. They do take up more space than current pads. :)

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Verify 1010, 1515 Rail nuts and bolts 1 year 8 months ago #2638

Hi Mark and Jim
I bought 1/4-20 for the 1010 rails and 5/18-18 for the 1515 rails
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mark Newton, Jim Stum

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