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 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Winter Weather "Wipeout"

Our Launch for Sat.Feb.17 is CANCELED!

rain, dizzel and coldish... Sorry 'bout that.

updated: Saturday 2018-02-10 2:45pm

##: Upcoming DARS Launch activity:

Next Monthly Modroc Launch
Scheduled for CANCELED! Sat.Feb.17
Next one Next Time is Sat.Mar.17
at our Gunter Launch Site.
Start at 10am, fly until 4pm.

##: Next High-Power Launch

Hi-Power, also CANCELED by Weather
Rains on 16, 17th.

We'll try againSat.Mar.17
{plan to stay under 3K AGL and L motors}

##: Next business meeting:

November meeting: Sat.Mar.03
at the Coppell Family YMCA   starting about 1:00 pm.
The meeting will be in the Teen-Center downstairs
Building Spork-rockets for Easter, come and join in.

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We are one of the largest, and the oldest Texas chapter, of the NAR (National Association of Rocketry.) Operating since 1972, we have been promoting sport and hobby rocketry throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex nonstop for over 40 years. While launching/flying rockets is our primary activity, our presence also reaches out into the community in other ways.

Our outreach programs work with the Scouts, YMCA, 4H, as well as many local schools and educators, to encourage the next generation of Texans to pursue their interest in science, math, aerospace or engineering. And, kids always fly free!

The general public is always welcome to attend any of our launches, bring your rockets and join in the fun. Our members will help you fly everything, from the smaller Estes and Quest model rockets up to custom built high-power rockets reaching altitudes in excess of a mile.

So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

The picture above is of a scale model Saturn-V vehicle from the Apollo missions. Flown by Warren Benson (of Houston) at a DARS launch, the kit is from Apogee Rockets and is 1/70 scale. It flew successfully on the core Aerotech G-64 motor (even though the four outboard Estes E-9 motors failed to ignite.)

      This is STILL cool!
Watch this very-well-made-video of a DARS montly launch, showing the people side of model rocketry. It wonderfully highlights the fun we find in the hobby.
Thanks to Cap'n Kris Kirk

(one of the Team Amick Dads.)
Good work indeed!