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Old 08-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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Here's an unusual question for you...

Can a person who doesn't live in Wisconsin, and won't be able to make the WHOOSH launch still participate? Like design and build a rocket,
ship it to someone who will be there, and have them prep and launch it?

I really like the inventiveness of your contests and this one sounds very intriguing. It's something I'd like to try out, but since I'm in
south Texas, it would be pretty difficult for me to come to your launch. Besides which my wife shows in the Appaloosa National Championship
show in July and I think she would be very... testy... if I skipped that show to go fly rockets
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:00 PM
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my unofficial guess is that ECOF 2014 will not be held in July...more likely August, however that is only a guess.
I'll let Sather weigh in on the proxy flyer bit.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:09 PM
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Here's an unusual question for you...

Can a person who doesn't live in Wisconsin, and won't be able to make the WOOSH launch still participate? Like design and build a rocket, ship it to someone who will be there, and have them prep and launch it?

I really like the inventiveness of your contests and this one sounds very intriguing. It's something I'd like to try out, but since I'm in south Texas, it would be pretty difficult for me to come to your launch. Besides which my wife shows in the Appaloosa National Championship show in July and I think she would be very... testy... if I skipped that show to go fly rockets


Absolutely. Kelly says she would love that. We'll poll the membership and find you a suitable surrogate to handle your launch. PM me with details when you know them, so we can get the correct certification level, etc. Welcome aboard.

Note to all that the dates in Post #2 were intentionally omitted, as we generally don't know which weekends are available for launches for the following year, until a meeting mid-January. ECOF has traditionally been in August, but has been in July the last two years due to other state park commitments and priorities. The dates in the "Rules Section" of this thread will be updated as they are made available. Flexibility is sometimes a requirement.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:16 AM
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Absolutely. Kelly says she would love that. We'll poll the membership and find you a suitable surrogate to handle your launch. PM me with details when you know them, so we can get the correct certification level, etc. Welcome aboard.


Thanks! An idea came to me as I was trying to go to sleep last night, so I'll be fleshing it out over the next few days. Such an
interesting challenge to meet. I'm looking forward to it!


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Old 08-12-2013, 10:51 AM
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Thanks! An idea came to me as I was trying to go to sleep last night, so I'll be fleshing it out over the next few days. Such an
interesting challenge to meet. I'm looking forward to it!

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:12 AM
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I know several of us have started builds already. Thinking that testing, just as in Apollo, might be advantageous, I have joined them. I laid the keel (motor mount) today for Ascent Vehicle #1. (Since it must fit into the booster, the booster will be built subsequent to successful test flight of the launch guidance mechanism of the lander.) More to follow.
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bump.

progress continues. Ascent vehicle #1 mostly complete. Keel laid for Booster #1.
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Thanks for the reminder! My ideas have not panned out, and I've been sitting on this with no new expectations.
However, thanks to your prodding, my brain is now in full "challenge" mode to the detriment of my job. Fortunately
things are kind of slow this week...
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if my memory is correct...it looks like ECOF (and Kelly's challenge) will be held on June 21-22 this year.
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if my memory is correct...it looks like ECOF (and Kelly's challenge) will be held on June 21-22 this year.
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Yes, but we're not calling that 100% guaranteed until after Tuesday's meeting at Bong.
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