Clothing Purchase Status Spreadsheet/PDF

I have updated the clothing purchase spreadsheet listing paid status after our last weeks meeting. You can access the spreadsheet in Excel form or PDF here if you have member status.

We accept Paypal for clothing purchases at the following address: or checks can be sent to:

Please do not make out checks to me, instead use: St. Louis Rocketry Association

Heino R. Pull
SLRA Secretary
304 Dover Way Ct.
Ellisville, Missouri 63021

I will pass all checks and PayPal payments to our treasurer at the next meeting.



Notes From Last Week’s (8/13/2013) Meeting

We met at the Bandana's BBQ Sunset Hills in their downstairs room and found it to be a nice quiet room with plenty of space. We agreed to meet at Bandanas again in September.

We talked about the Science Center Event (July 20 2013) and reviewed the pictures take by the Post Dispatch photographer. Thanks to all those who helped out. We have a meeting next week with the Science Center to talk about another
event next year to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing. David Kovar is heading the effort and asked a board of director member to attend. Ken Gianino volunteered to attend.

We have decided on a fall launch schedule at Elsberry. Since weather has been a big problem in the past with respect to the crops and condition of the fields, we have decided to be very flexible as we were early this year. We will contact the land owner and find the conditions of the field and then plan a launch with backup dates that will continue each week until we get the launch in. We are choosing Saturday October 19th as the first possible date since the fields may or may not be clear by this time. If the field is not available or weather is bad, we will reschedule to the next Saturday until we get the launch in. Once we get the launch in we will plan a second launch three weeks after the date of the first launch and a third launch if time permits for the rest of 2013.

Our October Elsberry launch will be an insured Tripoli research launch and rules have changed for those attending. Members of NAR or Tripoli will be able to fly as normal. Under 18 model rocket fliers may fly with supervision. Those 18 and over who are not members of Tripoli or NAR will not be able to fly unless they join one of the 2 associations or have made previous arrangements with SLRA as a guest flier. Spectators who want to watch without flying are always welcome to attend and view the launch from our normal spectator area. Access to the high power range and prep area will be restricted for non fliers. Look for more detailed rules in October.

SLRA logo hats, t-shirts and polo shirts are available for sale to members and non-members. Member prices: hats $20, polo shirts $20/$22(XXL)/$23(XXL), t-shirts $10/$12(XXL)/$13(XXXL). If you're interested you can get an item at our monthly meeting or at our regular launches.

Our September normal launch is on the same weekend as the GSLMA 2 day Extravaganza (September 21/22) at Buder Park. We are still discussing if the launch will be allocated for a Boy Scout launch or if we can even have a normal format park launch. Look for details on the web site after our September 10th membership meeting.

Tomorrows Park Launch Information

A few members have expressed interest in tomorrows launch.  I posting this to inform other club members if they're interested in coming to the launch.

Several club members are meeting tomorrow at 11:00 am at  Buder Park for a small setup launch.  I'm including Dan Welliings equipment list for the light setup:

It looks like a small number plan to attend so equipment is being kept fairly minimal (no PA, etc.).  I will transfer club equipment needed to Dan Crank tomorrow.  Please advise if you need anything beyond what is listed below.

Launch control box
(3) extension cords
Clip leads
Small rod case (1/8 and 3/16)
(1) 1/4" rod
1010 rail (small rail)
stand for rail
(2) wooden X-pads

Mike is bringing his controller, battery, table, a couple chairs and his launch pad.

Michael Walsh may also attend if I remember correctly  .


Setup at Buder Park depends on the wind direction and will be determined at setup. We need to stay away from the RC field in the south part of the park since there will be aircraft in the air. I'm including a Google map image that I posted earlier in the year for a layout of the field. We setup usually on the very left or right of the field at the border between the soccer fields and the RC field (shown as a hedge row in the middle of the field).

You may be approached by a park ranger.  Please be very courteous and indicate that we are members of St. Louis Rocketry Assocation and are also members of GSLMA who manages the park for the St. Louis County Parks Department.  If there are any questions, indicate that this is a regularly scheduled insured SLRA launch and that we have been allowed access in the past in the areas away from the RC field. Please follow any directions given by the park rangers.


If you have any questions you can email me at


Thanks and have a good launch!


August 13 2013 General Membership Meeting Announcement – Note Location Change – Bandana’s Bbq Sunset Hills

Next Meeting: SLRA is having our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday
evening, August 13th, at a changed location: Google Map Link

Bandana's Bbq Sunset Hills
11750 Gravois Road
Sunset Hills, Missouri, 63127

We are trying Bandana’s BBQ Sunset Hills as a trial location. Lets us know what you think about meeting at this location. Even though Bandana’s Sunset Hills doesn’t have a minimum food purchase, we are encouraging members to purchase something to support the use of the room. We have the room from 6:30 to 9:00 and we’ll need to leave promptly since 9 pm is the closing time.


Meeting Event Link
The room will be availabe at 6:30 PM and  the business meeting will start at about 7:00PM. We'll need to be out of the room by 9:00 PM (closing).

If you're a member of SLRA, the meeting minutes from the July meeting will be available here: Meeting Minutes Page,

Topics for discussion at the August 2013 Meeting (partial list - filled as items come up).

1. Lessons learned St. Louis Science Center Event - acknowledgement of all who helped:

Rodney Riederer, Dan Welling, Craig Klimczak, Ken Gianino, John Buckley, Dan Crank, Don Hanson, Rob Chapie, Heino Pull, Mike Fischer, Dennis Tuchalski, Lou Goldring
2. Science Center Event Expenses - status of invoice to Science Center ($454.72), member's expenses: Heino Pull: 361.81, Mike Fischer: 92.91
Any other expenses?
3. Clothing - final prices? Spreadsheet accurate for distribution on 7/20?
4. August Buder park launch (8/17)
5. Future scout launch?
6. GSLMA status
7. Ematch status
8. Contest discussion deferred - John Buckley unable to attend
9. August 21st meeting for Science Center/ Apollo 11 event - spring 2014.
10. High power schedule for fall 2013.
11. Changes to launch rules - Elsberry high power under Tripoli insurance. Guest fliers - no uninsured adult walk-on fliers.
12. Meeting location - any new locations to try?


On line and paper membership forms with payments received by mail  to be processed by treasurer and president.

Please comment on this post or email me at if you have anything to add, or questions or comments.

Heino Pull
SLRA Secretary