locked Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jim Seibyl

I told him that is a horrible day for rocket folk, that most clubs have something scheduled, but figured I would ask, they are also doing an anniversary thing so got hold of me way too late.

I don’t think they would reschedule so not a big deal either way.

Thanks for letting me know!  

“We need more boom.”

On Mar 28, 2019, at 8:12 PM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

We would be interested for sure, but we have scheduled a special commemorative launch and contest for that day as it's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Any chance they could re-schedule for a different day?


On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 7:16 PM Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey Jeff,

Not sure what MTMA plans are for July 20.  I had this guy contact me about assistance with an alpha build session for kids for Lorain College.  He also want to do a high power demo with 2 flights.  I have an extensive thread with him regarding NAR safety rules etc, which I will spare you on unless you think it is a good outreach opportunity for MTMA.  He says he has worked with Skybusters in the past but Jerry moved blah-blah.  Would MTMA be interested in assisting?  I have done a lot of the leg work already and can provide any details if there is an interest.  Please let me know and I can get you the info and everything lease I have regarding my concerns for NAR compliance, waiver needs etc.  I could do the high power demo possibly provided the waiver is active and the field is within NAR compliance.



“We need more boom.”

On Mar 26, 2019, at 2:52 PM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

Hi Al,

Mark mentioned this at our club business meeting in February, and we are indeed interested in anything you’d care to donate. We can discuss it more via private email. My address is jeffk813@...

Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

On Mar 26, 2019, at 2:09 PM, Allen Ballou via Groups.Io <albecba@...> wrote:


Did the club not want the rockets, rocket kits, supplies and totes I offered to donate ?  

Al Ballou

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald@...>
To: mtma <mtma@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 10:25 am
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

We had a great turnout for our launch this past Sunday. There were 40 flights made by 12 individuals, several being new members. There were also several spectators.

Although the day started out a little cold and the winds were not as light as expected, we had an awesome day. Brothers Ben & Nathan H. flew their Estes Taser rocket six times on A and B motors. A couple hard landings induced a tube wrinkle followed by a broken fin, ending their day, but it looked like they had a lot of fun. Enthusiasteic new member Nico L. launched a pair of rockets (Estes Athena and Estes Rocket Science) on A through C motors, eventually loosing his Estes "Rocket Science" Model Rocket to the trees after an awesome high altitude flight on a C motor. New member Casey Anderson, who flew as a non-member at one launch last year, flew an impressive array of rockets on motors ranging from B through E, including several single-use and reloadable composite motors. New member Dave Brendorfer put up a newly-built Falcon 9 model that suffered a shock cord separation. The booster tried to turn Bartlett Road into Landing Zone 1 and came down hard on the asphalt (no "hover", all "slam"), while the fairing drifted to the woods looking for Mr. Steven! Dave decided to go home via Mennonite Road to see if he could find the fairing. Hopefully he comes to the next launch with good news.

Later in the day, Casey made a trip to the woods to look for a rocket he lost in a tree last fall. A couple months of Ohio weather took care of his shock cord and the lower section, with a reloadable casing, was on the ground waiting for him!

We saw several flights each from returning members John Eck; Gary Stricker; Bill Berger; John Berkey, his grandson Derrick, and friend Ben Beck; and me. We launched rockets on motors ranging from 1/2 A to F impulse. There were a couple cluster and staged flights, a helicopter-recovery rocket, and a paratrooper in one as well!

I hope to see everyone at the next launch, including those of you that couldn't make it out on Sunday. We are looking forward to a lot of nice launching weather this year to make up for all the poor weather we had last year.

Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer

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