Model Rocket Club, Section #139
Serving Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area
2000 - 2001 and 2003 - 2004 National Championship Section
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Sport Launch - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD
Sport launches are held on the third Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome. Launches are open to the public, but schedule varies by month. Check the calendar for specific times. A launch controller and pads are provided for low power flights. Six-position launch racks are set up with launch rods of 1/8" and 3/16" diameters. Also available are 10x900 mm micro rails.
Mid power flights can be launched from standalone away pads. NARHAMS provides a 1/4" rod, a 72-inch 1010 rail, and a 48-inch 20mm rail.
The launch site is limited to G impulse.
Note that the launch site is located adjacent to soccer fields. When there is a game in progress on the adjacent field, flights will be limited to D impulse, with no clustered or staged flights allowed. The Range Safety Officer may choose to impose other restrictions based on activity on nearby fields.
Public Launches - Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, MD
Public launches are held at 1 pm on the first Sunday of every month, weather permitting, at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome. Due to the limited recovery area, no multi-stage models or motors larger than D power. Maximum altitude is also limited to 2000 feet.
Meetings - College Park Airport, College Park, MD
Club business meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month. Anyone who wants to attend is welcome, but only current members may vote on actions. Meetings start at 5:30 pm with a building session or discussion until 7:30 pm. Then the real business gets taken care of until 9 pm. Any leftover items get discussed over a late dinner at Ledo's.
Holiday Party - Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt, MD
NARHAMS holiday party is an annual event, held in place of the December business meeting. It is held in the basement of the Greenbelt Community Church. Since it is a large open space, people often bring their radio-controlled aircraft to fly before dinner begins. The dinner is pot luck, so please bring a dish to share. Once we get a critical mass of people and food, we sit for dinner. Afterward is an auction of various rocketry related (some more so than others) items donated by fellow club members. Tickets are available for $1 each. We also run a separate auction for a more expensive kit or other prize donated by Hobby Works, with those tickets going for $2 each.
Address: 1 Hillside Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770
East Coast Regional Meet - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD
NARHAMS is hosting ECRM-45 at Old National Pike Park in Mt. Airy, MD, June 16-17, 2018.
Contest entry fee is FREE for A/B division, $5 for C/T. Trophies will be awarded to the meet winner in each division only. You may fly any NRC event during the event. We will have payloads and Firefly altimeters to borrow. We will NOT have eggs for NRC egg lofting. Only the ECRM event list will be used to tabulate the meet winners (2017 Sporting Code).
We are tentatively planning to have a post-event picnic/BBQ on Sunday at 3 pm. This will be dependent on if I can get a volunteer to "organize" the purchase of food and a volunteer to also work the grill. If you wish to eat at the picnic on Sunday, there is a $7 per person fee (or $25 for a family of 4 or more) to cover the cost of the food.
There is no official meet hotel. In the past, we have used Days Inn, 5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland.