|January 19th||2:00PM||Trails West Library||Elect officials and set the calendar|
|March 8th||5:00PM||Meeting on the field or at Minskys after the launch.|
|May 17th||2:00PM||Trails West Library|
|July 12th||2:00PM||Trails West Library|
|September 20th||2:00PM||Trails West Library|
|November 8th||2:00PM||Trails West Library|
|January 19th||11:00 AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park||Polar Bear Launch|
|February 23rd||11:00AM||Club Launch||Pattonsburg Field||Polar Bear Launch|
|March 8th||11:00AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park||Postponed one week due to weather.|
|April 26th||11:00AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park|
|May 24th||11:00 AM||Contest Launch||Shawnee Mission Park||Events: D-Eggloft Altitude, 1/2A Rocket-Glide Duration, B-Streamer Multi-Round, Set Duration of 50S|
|June 28th||11:00 AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park|
|July 19th||11:00 AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park|
|August 23rd||11:00 AM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park|
|September 27th & 28th||10:00AM||Contest Launch||Shawnee Mission Park||Sport Scale, D-Boost Glide Duration, A-Super-Roc Altitude, Open Spot Landing|
|October 4th||10:00 AM to 2:00 PM||Parkville Rocket Science Day||Parkville, Missouri||Sponsored by: HMS Beagle Tentative Date|
|October 26th||10:00AM4:00PM||Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park|
|Club Launch||Shawnee Mission Park||Thanksgiving Launch|
|* Date(s) may change due to weather!|
Launches typically run until 4:00 or 5:00 pm depending on weather and demand. Check this page before each launch for the location and launch status. For last minute updates, dial 816-810-0758.
There is a $5 launch fee per adult or family per day for non-KCAR members (accompanied youth fly free), and a $3 launch fee per person or family for KCAR members. In both cases the launch fee is good for an unlimited number of launches that day.
Since we launch in an open field be prepared to protect yourself against sunburn and insects. You might want to also bring chairs and/or tables. We launch through the lunch hour so you may also want to bring food or be prepared to drive somewhere for lunch.
When we launch at New Mark Middle School (106th and North Oak) or Shawnee Mission Park we are limited to a launch weight of 453.6 grams (16 oz.) with no more than 113 grams (4 oz.) of propellant.
When we launch at the Tickwood Ranch, we usually have a waiver to 6000 feet so we can launch larger rockets (currently up to about 5 pounds limited by our launch equipment) and larger motors (up to an I limited by the clubs cummulative experience which is growing all the time.) If you wish to launch something heavier than four or five pounds you must bring your own suitable launcher.
We use FRS channel 14 with CTCSS tone 15 for range operation. FRS (Family Radio Service) radios are relatively inexpensive, require no license, and can be purchased at almost any store that sells sporting goods.
Meetings are normally held at 2 P.M. at the Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (11401 E 23rd St, Independence, MO).
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Last updated: March 10, 2008