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August 15th WVSOAR Club Launch in Rio Grande, OH
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Hello, and welcome to our August club launch. It is planned for this Saturday, August 15th, weather permitting.

We borrow the field at the Bob Evans Farm, in Rio Grande, Ohio once a month to launch from 10am to 4pm.
The launch date is open to any rocketeer, born again, NAR member or newbie....
We practice safety on the field, but don't stand on formality.
Updates and discussion of field conditions, weather, postponements and other club business is held on our facebook page: WVSOAR NAR 546, and all are welcome to read over our shoulder or post questions.

We normally have at least one vendor present who helps us with supplies, motors, kits, etc.  However, they also travel to other larger venues, so ask in advance if you're counting on buying something specific.

We're batting about 50-50 so far this year, with two very successful launches, and two rained-out .  As of this moment, the NOTAM has been filed with the FAA for pilots.  There is normally a "K motor Limit under 10,000 feet" but if you have questions, please ask. (I'm LPR and so the HPR terminology is greek to me!)

The drive to the field is virtually all expressway, and there's a great Bob Evans restaurant immediately across the road from us, so feel free to load up and set the cruise control to come spend the day in SE Ohio with us! [Image: cool.png]
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We had a great day launching at Rio Grande. Temps climbed into the 90s, and I got five launches in my first and only hour there.There was hardly a breath of air prior to noontime, when a slight breeze began, so virtually all the launches were coming right down again after going straight up. Very little drift today, and quite a few were coming down uncomfortably close to the cars, but no direct hits through 12:20pm when I had to leave.


I sent up my modified Der Red Max on a D12-5, as I did the Super Neon XL, and then attempted the crumpled Mega Mosquito, which flew but again failed to blow out the chute wrapped in the nomex. It fell to earth and landed in the tall grass unharmed.
Then I loaded the two remaining B6-4 one at a time into the CiCi glider and impressed the crowd with two high lazy circles. The onlookers were thrilled!

And, with some assistance from Lee Berry, selected a Goblin kit plus yellow T-shirt, and will prepare it for flight sometime before Halloween! So it was a good day, although plenty hot!
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