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TARC Launch Schedule for 2023

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1 year 3 months ago #11552 by KennB
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Sorry Zach. Three teams showed up an launched only one rocket each. The wind was picking up and the sun was hiding behind clouds, As we were out at the field when you posted, we didn't know you were coming.

Next TARC launch is scheduled for 18 March. Please let us know at least a day or two before that you plan to attend. Like this weekend, weather could change the plans.

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1 year 2 months ago #11559 by Zach
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The newton north team is planning on attending Saturday. If possible, will be closer to 2:00.

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1 year 2 months ago #11560 by RetroRocketGuy
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Westboro High also plans to swoop into Acton!

See ya soon!

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1 year 2 months ago #11563 by hgreenblatt
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There are a couple of TARC teams that have expressed interest in launching this weekend (March 25/26).  Sunday the 26th looks better (no rain/snow forecast) but it might be a little windy (winds from the west at 15 - 25). This is not an official CMASS TARC launch, but if you are a TARC team and want to do some test flights on Sunday (or a CMASS member and just want to help out or fly a few rockets), come join in Acton.  I will be there around 11:00 AM with launch equipment.
 

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1 year 2 months ago #11564 by KennB
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Please be careful with the wind on Sunday the 26th. It will be blowing toward the trees much faster at altitude than on the ground.

It might be a good idea to send up a sacrificial non-TARC rocket to check the drift before committing you altimeters and TARC rockets to a flight.

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1 year 2 months ago #11565 by hgreenblatt
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Yes - good idea. NAR Safety Code will apply. Nothing flown in winds above 20 MPH.

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