Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Maker Faire!

The JMRC will once again be at The Henry Ford for this year's Maker Faire to be held on July 28-29.

And we need volunteers!

This event is a major fundraiser for us and has always drawn a big crowd. On a good weekend we can build and fly some 250 rockets!

We set up right out in the front yard of the Henry Ford.

We will need folks to help run the range, chase down rockets and help with the builds. If we have enough folks we will try to setup an information table inside. 



More information can be found at: http://detroit.makerfaire.com/

Next launch July 14, 2018 at MIS

Our next launch will be July 14, 2018 at MIS.

Setup starts about 8:30an (please help) and we will fly till 5:00pm (more help for teardown please). 

Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions.

Flights to 3000ft are approved.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Join our new forum on groups.io

We have migrated our Yahoo forum over to groups.io

You can join us here:

https://groups.io/g/jmrc 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Launch date added! June 16, 2018

We have added June 16, 2018 to our launch schedule. We will be back at MIS.

Setup starts about 8:30an (please help) and we will fly till 5:00pm (more help for teardown please). 

Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions.

Flights to 3000ft are approved.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Launch for May 12th cancelled!

Looks like a bad weather day so we will have to cancel the launch scheduled for this Saturday, May 12th. We will try again on May 26th at MIS. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Launch Date and Location Change!

Please note that we have changed the date and location for our May launch. 

This Saturday, May 12th, at Horning #2.

The JMRC cafe will not be available so pack a lunch.

We have also set a rain date for May 26th at MIS.

Horning #2 is located northwest of Mannchester, on Bethel Church road between Ernst Rd. and Schneider Rd. 

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Launch Canceled!

Forecast for this Saturday is for rain and high winds so we are going to have to cancel the launch for this Saturday, April 14. We will try again in May.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Next launch April 14th at MIS

Our next launch will be April 14th at MIS.

Please click on the "Launch Fields" tab above for details.
 
Current weather forecast is calling for rain so watch for updates.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Launch Schedule for 2018

Hi everyone.

Here is our launch schedule for 2018:

April 14 at MIS or Horning's
May 26 at MIS or Horning's
June 23-24 joint launch with MMAR and SMASH at Muskegon waste water
July 14 at MIS
August 18 at MIS
September 8 at MIS
October 13 at MIS or Horning's
November 10 at MIS or Horning's
December TBD

Be there! You'll have a great time with all our JMRC friends.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Next launch ths Saturday, March 17th at MIS!

So we are going to try for our first launch of 2018 this Saturday, March 17th, at MIS. Please remember to enter through the main entrance on M12.

The field (Graves Campground) is located south of Brooklyn off of M12 between Brooklyn Rd. and M-50 just across from the MIS main entrance.  Enter through the main MIS entrance on M12. Follow the signs for "Check In". Be sure to stop at the guard shack and sign the MIS waiver form. Once you're through the gate you'll proceed forward 100 to 200 feet. Turn to the right. The road will take you to the Tram # 9 station. From there you will see the tunnel that goes "under" US-12, follow that to the Graves Launch Site.

At the end of the day, you may leave the way that you entered.

Drive back to the MIS Security building. You'll see a Yellow grid painted on the asphalt. Drive up to that point & the gate will open so that you can leave for the day.

Flights up to 3000' are approved!


Click on the map below for a larger version.