We’re getting packed for what should be a fantastic weekend of flying! We’ll be attending the National Sport Launch in Geneseo New York! As such, orders placed on or after Monday, May 21 may not ship until we return on Wednesday, May 30! We hope to see some of you there! If there’s anything you might need for the launch we’ll have a FEW vendors there! Animal Motor Works will be on site as will Chris from Chris’ Rocket Supplies! And of course Ken from Performance Hobbies and that awesome trailer!!! Make sure to contact them!
While we still have some time before the official release at NSL later this month. We thought we would start getting things ready on the website! And while we only have 4 of the LOC-I showing for now, it would seem that we will have 6 make their debut this month. Including some brand new designs! Feel free to take a look around!
Home of Rockets For Schools
Rockets for Schools is up and running at full force for our May 11 & 12, 2018 High-Power Rocket Launch. We are currently looking for teams to build and fly a six foot high rocket and payload.
Please join us!
History of Rockets For Schools
On May 3 & 4, 1996, 240 students partiacipated in the first state-based Rockets For Schools program. NASA Administrator Dan Goldin addressed the students along with Astronaut Col. Mark Lee. Students were briefed on the different aspects of the launch and were given a tour of the different launch stations. 12,000 people were in attendance, as Sheboygan, Wisconsin became the first inland sub-orbital launch site. The rocket contained a payload that was constructed by a team of professionals and students from UW-Madison’s engineering school.
Since 1996, we have had several more successful secondary school launches involving students from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa but participation is open to all U.S. students in grades from 6 through 12. In 2001, students from Sheboygan County were involved in the first elementary rocket launch. Since then, we have had several more successful elementary launches. This event provides an opportunity for students to participate in aerospace technology and rocket launches: to learn about rocket construction and to perform as part of a team.
Goal and Value of the Program
The goal of Rockets For Schools is to:
- Make science exciting and “cool”
- To stimulate the academic interest in science, math and technology in students in grades 6 to 12
- To aid and encourage students and the public in future aerospace pursuits
Rockets For Schools provides students in grades 6 through 12 with an experience that:
- Helps to develop team-building skills
- Provides access, knowledge and participation in a space launch
- Stimulate the learning process in all areas, particulary math, science and technology
- A chance for students to meet a U.S. Anstonaut and industry professionals
The Rockets For Schools program addresses several national standards by its hands-on, minds-on approach to science and technology.
The students participating in this event come from the full range of the socioeconomic and racial spectrum. We have always had a strong contingency from Inner City Chicago and Milwaukee Schools. Students from a diverse population of more rural Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois areas have participated but participation is open to all U.S. students in grades from 6 through 12.
Rockets For Schools is a fun and exciting way for kids to learn about space technologies while providing them with an opportunity to be part of an extraordinary team-building event.
For more information contact:
Rockets For Schools
P. O. Box 684
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0684
Phone: (920) 458-6299
Email: Carol Lutz
Happy New Year! 2018 proves to be a high flying year for LOC! As we keep adding and improving out product line…. Here’s your fix for January! CHEERS!
The 5.5″ Phoenix makes it’s debut, is boxed and ready!
The 2.26″ IQSY, BBX, and Sandhawk are back in the 2.26 line-up and available. Some minor modifications include a new Kevlar shock cord and larger payload bays. There will be 2 versions available with the 38mm Performance series slated for late winter.
The PK-66 Ultimate is also back in action and ready. Sporting 7x 29mm mounts and an upgraded nylon shock cord.
Park Flier series announced for release
Plymouth, WI, May 1, 2017– Loc/Precision is excited to announce the release of our new “Park Flier” series of rocket kits. A low cost, durable, and all inclusive line of kits made for the softball or soccer field. Sturdy enough to be flown over, and over again!
“This is the perfect size for schools or anyone transitioning from low-power to mid-power” says Turicik
These 1.6” diameter kits include a multitude of innovations carried over from LOC/Precision and Yank Enterprises history. Laser cut fins, rings and tube slots. All recovery including parachute, shock cord and nomex heat protector. Launch lugs, decals and instructions for quick assembly and easy flight prep.
“I can take my kids to the ball diamond and fly all day!” Claims Fitzwell
The kits are great from D-G power. Get yours and Get Up There!
Just a reminder that we will be attending this years LDRS. As a result, we will not be shipping after Tuesday April 4th and should resume Monday April 10th. We will have limited access to e-mails but won’t be forwarding the phone!! We hope to see you at the launch!!!
A few have inquired as to why we no longer had MissileWorks available! We couldn’t answer that question. And, after a call to Jim and some throwback conversation, MissleWorks is back on our website! We’re currently carrying the RRC3 with the expectation that we will add the rest of the line-up soon!!! It’s a perfect match-up for us. A brand we’ve used in the past without any problems and some familiarity. There are a lot of newcomers in the electronics side of the hobby. And that’s a great thing and look forward to meeting and experimenting with some of the new gadgets out there. But for us, it comes down to comfort, ease of use and just not having to learn a new system. At least for now!
And man do we have an excellent one here!! On-Board video of Eric Bessman’s EZ-I65 on a Aerotech K-550. Launched on 03/04 of this year in Alabama. Making us extremely jealous of the extended flying season ya’ll get in the South!
It’s a roll the dice launch here in Wisconsin! We’re looking forward to some fun, friends, and flights!!! Visit TWA for more information!!!