Updated information for Heavy Metal II (Regional Competition and High-power launch)

HEAVY Metal-II Regional Competition and High Power launch

June 10-11 2017
Walnut Grove MO
Regional competition and high power sport launch.
Set up will be begin at 8AM with flying beginning ASAP after that, 10AM probably
Competition flying will end promptly at 3PM Sunday
Launch will be held on the NARAM 58 field.

Hotel Information- We have a block of rooms at the Best Western Plus on North Glenstone in Springfield. Rate is $82 per night. Use code HEAVY METAL for the rate. (417)862-0701.

Launch Announcement
Heavy Metal II Regional Competition
June 10-11, 2017
What: Regional competition and High power launch
Contest events
G HD, C-Alt (Altimeter tracked) A BG , A SD, A PD, A BG, Set duration (t=55 seconds)
Contest Director: John Buckley
Jbuckley1996@gmail.com, 636-734-0762
High Power launch:
Waiver- 12,500 ft maximum AGL For more information, for projects going over 6,000 ft, a current simulation will be needed prior to flight. Gary Cole will coordinate, gary.cole@att.net
Location: Walnut Grove MO on the NARAM 58 field, Sponsored by the Teeniemundie Rocket club, Tripoli Prefecture #101 (Tripoli Mo-Kan), and Saint Louis Rocketry Association, NAR section #551. This launch site is the current Teeniemundie club launch site.
Field location: Launch Site Lat/long - 37.4486N, 93.61565W
Directions to the field (From I-44 exit 75)
Take exit 75 for US-160 toward Willard
Turn right onto MO-123 N
Turn left on E. 550th Rd
Turn left on S 10th Rd, and continue to launch site at 5600-5612 S 10th Rd
Set up for contest and High power will begin Saturday morning at 8AM. We hope to begin contest flying by around 10AM. Sunday Hours will be 9AM with contest activity scheduled to end by 3PM.

Launch and meeting announcements


  • Buder Park launch tentatively rescheduled to Sunday May 21 due to flooding
  • Our regular monthly meeting is Tuesday May 9 at Bandana's in Sunset Hills

Due to flood conditions in Valley Park, we are going to postpone our Buder Park launch which was scheduled for next Saturday, May 13. Once the park re-opens, I will go take a look at the field and see what shape it's in. If conditions permit, we will hold the May launch on Sunday, May 21 - look for another announcement next week with a go / no-go for that.

SLRA is having our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, May 9th, 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 email admin@stlouisrocketry.com if you have new business for the meeting.