Those of you traveling to Walnut Grove for the launch this weekend may want to make use of this Google Maps link to plan your trip to the field.
Please also see the Launch Info page of our host club, Teeniemunde, for another map, and contact information.
The weather forecast looks good for this weekend, with mild temperatures, clear skies and single-digit wind speeds. Hope to see some of you there!
We only had a few people today, as expected due to the cool temperature and high wind, but we were able to fly a few rockets and I'm pleased to say that we didn't lose any. The range is now closed. We'll hope for calmer conditions next time!
Our model rocket launch tomorrow at Buder Park is still GO - although the weather will probably not be as nice as it was last time. The weather forecast is calling for 17-18 mph winds all day. Per the NAR safety code, we can only fly safely in 20 mph winds or less; although we do not have a way to precisely measure the wind speed at the field, we will be watching it carefully and may have to cut things short for this reason.
Also please note that the setup time for this launch is 9:00 am rather than 8:00 am. As we get into the hot summer months, we will likely revert to an 8:00 am start time so we can get our flying in before heat and humidity become uncomfortable, but that clearly won't be a problem this month!
If you want to attend the launch but will be arriving later than around 10:30 am, please call my mobile phone at (314) 630-7619 to make sure we're still there, and the launch has not been cut short because of the wind. If I don't answer, it is likely because we've closed up and gone home; I will try to update the website from the field in this event but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to do so.
Thanks, and hope to see you at the field!
Dan Crank, SLRA Secretary
SLRA is having our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, May 10th, at our meeting location: Google Map Link
Bandana's Bbq Sunset Hills
11750 Gravois Road
Sunset Hills, Missouri, 63127
We are continuing to meet at Bandana’s BBQ Sunset Hills. 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.
The room will be available 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 and are registered on the website, you can view minutes of previous meetings here: Meeting Minutes Page, The meeting minutes will be the basis of our "old business" discussion.
The standard agenda for all meetings is as follows:
1. Treasury Status.
2. Recognition of Achievements
3. Recognition of Contributions
4. Members expenses.
5. Old Business - please review minutes for last month's meeting for topics
6. New Business
Online and paper membership forms with payments received by mail to be processed by treasurer and president.
Please comment on this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have new business for the meeting.