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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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2020 Schedule 8 months 2 days ago #2919

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OK i will no Longer be involved with the ROCI club as long as Mario is around


I dont need the club to launch AMA i can launch there anytime i like

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2020 Schedule 8 months 2 days ago #2920

This would our first time visiting your club . I hope it would be a good time . Mh 14 yr old son is high function autistic and build a lot of scratch . I will do all my recert .

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2020 Schedule 8 months 2 days ago #2921

I hope you have a good time, Chris. There are normally a lot of great people there.

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2020 Schedule 8 months 2 days ago #2922

Apparently Darrell is upset with me because I haven't been able to bend over backward for the club while I've been caring for my wife. Well, excuse me if I put Pam above this hobby. If anyone thinks they can do a better job of things step up and let us know.

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2020 Schedule 8 months 2 days ago #2923

Let's keep it civil everyone. This is a family channel. Concerning funds, Mario hasn't been paid from club money. BTW, I have 9-10 launchers in my barn. I brought them home from NARAM last fall because there was no room in the trailer. I know Mario spent more than I, and I spent $1300 in parts and about 100 hours of shop time building the launch pads. I know Tom Laird spent >$500 fixing up the low power pads prior to NARAM
Mario has more important things on his plate right now than rocketry, so let's give him some space. His concern is that ROCI not lose the AMA site. He had to personally jump through hoops after the NSL affair in 2007. We nearly lost the site when a couple of rockets landed on high voltage lines, and a guy was out there trying to pull his rocket off one of the lines. There were some meetings between AMA and NAR Board members + Mario + Lawyers about that event. Were it not for his efforts, nobody would be able to launch a rocket anywhere on the AMA site-that was their position until terms were agreed about future launches. Mario is asking for a single voice to AMA because we are one mistake away from losing it. Please rethink this matter, and let's do what is best for everyone flying on the site.
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2020 Schedule 8 months 1 day ago #2924

All: will be bringing cleaning supplies for the launch rails and rods, and for clips. I expect they'll be fairly corroded.
I noted rails are difficult to clean manually and so am bringing brake cleaner spray from Rural King. It'll take anything off of metal - just don't use on plastic : /

Mark: thank you for the explanation of the launch site. Wow, impressive. Climbing or hooking 1Megavolt+ transmission lines. Darwin was waiting for that person. That would make people plasma.

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11.) Recovery Safety. I will not attempt to recover my rocket from power lines, tall trees, or other dangerous places.


I know it happened a long time ago but maybe preflight refreshers are in order before a launch day.

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert
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