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Re: MTMA Summer Rocketry Picnic

Bill Berger
 
Edited

Here is the schedule for the event. We will do our best to stick to it.

Edited:  Sport Scale judging will start after noon, and be done when it's done. -Wolf
Edited: Everyone is asked to help time duration flights.-Wolf

10:00 -12:00 Range is open for sport and contest flying (except sport scale)
12:00 Noon: Sport Scale Entries must be turned in
12:00 - 1:00 Range closes for lunch. Take advantage of this time to peruse the swap meet and buy raffle tickets
12:30 - 1:00 Sport Scale judging
1:00 - 4:00 Range is open for sport and contest flying
4:00 - 4:30 Contest results, prizes and raffle announcements

Still looking for a few volunteers for range duty, RSO/LCO. Please let us know if you can help out. We will be glad to do some training if you are willing, but not experienced with the club launch gear. 

=Bill

Re: MTMA Summer Rocketry Picnic

Bill Berger
 

Fellow MTMA Rocketeers,

 

It is less than a week until this event, and I am really excited for it!

 

Hopefully, everyone is working on their competition models, and getting thing together to bring to the swap meet! There should be some great prizes available.

 

Another fun thing that I can let you know is that we will be raffling off an Estes #2157 30th Anniversary 1:100 Saturn V scale model kit. Tickets will be $5/ea. Or 5 for $20, and will be available on the day of the event.

 

It should be a great event. Hopefully, with plenty of clear skies and straight smoke trails.

 

If anyone has any suggestions or would like to volunteer to help at the event, please contact me.

 

-Bill Berger

MTMA Summer Model Rocket Picnic - Sat, 08/08/2020 10:00am-7:00pm #cal-reminder

main@MTMA.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When: Saturday, 8 August 2020, 10:00am to 7:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:http://maps.google.com/?q=Harmon%20Flying%20Field%2c%20619%20Bartlett%20Rd%2c%20Aurora%2c%20OH%2044202

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Organizer: MTMA

Description: This our monthly model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

In the event of poor flying conditions on Saturday, we might reschedule for Sunday. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

Please arrive on time. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.

Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.

Re: MTMA Summer Rocketry Picnic

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 


On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 11:02 PM M Schevey <Tractionengines@...> wrote:
One question. For the Sport Scale contest is there a motor limit? Or just the standard G for members, and C for guests?

Standard G for members, C for guests.  If I participate, I am flying a C in my scale model.

Re: MTMA Summer Rocketry Picnic

M Schevey
 

One question. For the Sport Scale contest is there a motor limit? Or just the standard G for members, and C for guests?
 
Mike

MTMA Summer Rocketry Picnic

Bill Berger
 

MTMA SUMMER ROCKETRY PICNIC

WHO:
All MTMA Members and their guests are invited to attend

WHEN: Club Launch on, August 8, 2020 (Raindate: Sun 8/9)

WHERE: Harmon Flying Field on Bartlett Rd. Aurora


MTMA will be having some special activities at the August launch.
* Special Contest Activities with Prizes

--- B Streamer Duration
--- B Big Bertha Parachute Duration
--- Sport Scale
--- See attachment for Contest Rules and Details
* Swap Meet
--- Bring any items that you want to trade or sell. The club will bring many rocketry items that were donated to the club to sell.
* Picnic
--- We will take a break from launching and share a picnic meal together. (Pending COVID-19 restrictions)
* Raffle Tickets for a special prize/prizes. Let us know if you have anything that you would like to donate.
This is a regular model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures. G-impulse max. No high power. Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters. The public is invited to attend (See special Covid-19 considerations).
As with all of our events this event is subject to availability of officers in attendance, launch equipment onsite, and safe weather conditions. In the event of poor flying conditions, the next day (Sunday) will be the backup flying date or it may be scrubbed completely. Check here for last minute updates before heading out to the launch.
We typically set up 15-30 minutes before the launch. Please arrive early and help with setup if you can. We fly until 7:00 pm (dusk), or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive late, you may find that we have already flown and packed up. Help with packing up the launch equipment is also greatly appreciated.
Please only park in the main parking lot. Do not drive out into the field.
Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.
SPECIAL COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS – Due to the continual changing nature of these regulations and recommendations, please follow the latest guidelines
* Limit assembly to groups of 10 or less in any given area at a given time to comply with the Park District policy
* Wearing masks or face coverings is encouraged
* Maintain 6' recommended personal separation

Re: Found Rocket

Gary Stricker
 

Thanks Bob, I really appreciate it. I will be at the rocket launch on July 18th.



On July 10, 2020, at 9:43 AM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


To: G. Stricker

I don't have you email address to groups io is the only way I can getin touch with you.

I found your kitbash Ronast in the field yesterday. The model couldfly again, but I sure you really want the altimeter back.

Let me know the next launch you will be at and I will bring you your model. I mighr even fly something since I will be at the field.

Bob Ferrante

On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 3:51 PM Gary Stricker via Groups.Io <keystric=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Jeff , I didn't make the launch 7/20 but would like to do the kit bash contest. Could you bring me one? I will be there at the next launch
Thanks,  Gary Stricker



On July 27, 2019, at 11:03 AM, "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...> wrote:


You make a good point.  I also don't use the rubber shock cord.

I didn't consider the internal components when I posted the kit bash rules because those parts are typically not visible when displaying a model rocket for show.

Rule Amendment #1

It's OK to replace the following internal components of the Sprint XL provided that the replacement components are not visible on the completed model during judging:
   Shock cord
   Shock cord mount
   Motor mount
   Recovery device


On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 10:05 AM Bill Berger via Groups.Io <wjberger11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wolf,

Sorry to be "that guy", but can there be an exception to the rules in that Kevlar can be substituted, or augment, the estes "rubber band" shock cord? I will build it stock if necessary to meet the rules, but prefer not to. I don't think I need to explain why.

Thank you for your consideration.

-Bill

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 03:34:30 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks for the report, I think it was one of the most fun launches I have been to in a while.  Who sez it has to be high power!!  Thanks to the MTMA for all the cool stuff you did to make the Apollo 50th one to remember!

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 23, 2019, at 3:31 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Everyone who hung around until the afternoon at the last launch all received an Estes Astron Sprint XL kit.  We proposed a kit bash contest.  The rules for the contest are simple:

  1. You must build a model rocket that doesn't look like the Estes Astron Sprint XL using only the contents of the kit.
  2. You can't add materials or parts, like more balsa, another tube, or a substitute nose cone.  If the parts weren't in the original package for the kit, you can't use them.
  3. You must fly the model at September 14 launch.
If you didn't stay or didn't go to the launch but want to participate, get a Sprint XL kit and join in.  If you are an MTMA member who did not get a Sprint XL kit and want to participate, you may qualify for a FREE KIT.  Contact Jeff Kodysz (the Sprint XL Man) for details.
-W

Found Rocket

Bob Ferrante
 

To: G. Stricker

I don't have you email address to groups io is the only way I can getin touch with you.

I found your kitbash Ronast in the field yesterday. The model couldfly again, but I sure you really want the altimeter back.

Let me know the next launch you will be at and I will bring you your model. I mighr even fly something since I will be at the field.

Bob Ferrante

On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 3:51 PM Gary Stricker via Groups.Io <keystric=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Jeff , I didn't make the launch 7/20 but would like to do the kit bash contest. Could you bring me one? I will be there at the next launch
Thanks,  Gary Stricker



On July 27, 2019, at 11:03 AM, "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...> wrote:


You make a good point.  I also don't use the rubber shock cord.

I didn't consider the internal components when I posted the kit bash rules because those parts are typically not visible when displaying a model rocket for show.

Rule Amendment #1

It's OK to replace the following internal components of the Sprint XL provided that the replacement components are not visible on the completed model during judging:
   Shock cord
   Shock cord mount
   Motor mount
   Recovery device


On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 10:05 AM Bill Berger via Groups.Io <wjberger11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wolf,

Sorry to be "that guy", but can there be an exception to the rules in that Kevlar can be substituted, or augment, the estes "rubber band" shock cord? I will build it stock if necessary to meet the rules, but prefer not to. I don't think I need to explain why.

Thank you for your consideration.

-Bill

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 03:34:30 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks for the report, I think it was one of the most fun launches I have been to in a while.  Who sez it has to be high power!!  Thanks to the MTMA for all the cool stuff you did to make the Apollo 50th one to remember!

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 23, 2019, at 3:31 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Everyone who hung around until the afternoon at the last launch all received an Estes Astron Sprint XL kit.  We proposed a kit bash contest.  The rules for the contest are simple:

  1. You must build a model rocket that doesn't look like the Estes Astron Sprint XL using only the contents of the kit.
  2. You can't add materials or parts, like more balsa, another tube, or a substitute nose cone.  If the parts weren't in the original package for the kit, you can't use them.
  3. You must fly the model at September 14 launch.
If you didn't stay or didn't go to the launch but want to participate, get a Sprint XL kit and join in.  If you are an MTMA member who did not get a Sprint XL kit and want to participate, you may qualify for a FREE KIT.  Contact Jeff Kodysz (the Sprint XL Man) for details.
-W

Re: A few pictures from July 4th launch

Tom Augustyn
 

COOL! Been wanting to get that "red, white and blue" Patriot in the air for years. I have 2.


-----Original Message-----
From: CG <cg@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jul 9, 2020 7:45 pm
Subject: [MTMA] A few pictures from July 4th launch

Here are the pictures I took while testing out my camera on July 4th...

-CG

Re: A few pictures from July 4th launch

Bill Berger
 

Nice shots! Very appropriate rockets for an Independence Day launch. I will post them on the Facebook page.

If anyone else has any pictures, please send them and I will get them posted also. Thanks.

Sent from my Verizon Motorola Smartphone

On Jul 9, 2020 7:45 PM, CG <cg@...> wrote:
Here are the pictures I took while testing out my camera on July 4th...

-CG

A few pictures from July 4th launch

CG
 

Here are the pictures I took while testing out my camera on July 4th...

-CG

moderated July 4 launch report #launchreport

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Seventeen fliers, some with their families, flew rockets all day long at the Harmon Field.  The day was sunny and hot, with a deceptive north breeze that seemed to be stronger than it was.  Your author started off the day with a clone of an Estes Goblin on a D12-7 to test the winds.  The rocket landed in the short grass next to the parking lot.  That flight sort of set the benchmark for the rest of the day as the winds aloft proved to be very light compared to surface conditions.  We enjoyed excellent flying conditions all day. 

Gary and John E. got started at 10:00 sharp and kept at it until closing time.  Gary demonstrated a device that he created to make hooking up clusters easier and checking each motor for continuity separately.  I have never seen such a device.  He should consider building more of them and selling.  By 11:00, more people started arriving.  Jeff K. stopped by to drop off MTMA membership cards.  These are very nice, and if you want yours see me at the next launch.  Jim and Cornelius were there making some recordings for the Rocketry Show.  Corny needed to capture model rocketry sounds for the new The Model Rocket Show.  Jim was beta testing a new version of the FlightSketch Mini altimeter and recording his observations for the show.  Nico flew a lot of rockets out of a big box of rockets that his grandfather found at a garage sale.  Talk about winning the jackpot!  Nico was joined by his friends, Owen and Elijah, who were visiting an MTMA launch for the first time with their family.  We hope to see them again at our next launch.  New MTMA members Michael, Oliver, and Kathryn flew a lot of rockets.  The BAR force seemed strong with Michael.  Their enthusiasm was catching.  Chris P. of NOTRA fame joined us for a few hours of great flying.  John U. flew a bunch of E and F powered rockets.  I flew an old Estes Rattler rocket on a D21-7 and got it back.  That wasn’t supposed to happen. Benjamin and Nathan H. made many flights on the same two rockets.  One of was flown so much that it suffered a separation, but we managed to find all the pieces.  It will fly again.  Casey flew a Star Orbiter on an F67 that was too easily recovered for such a high flight.  Casey also flew a Mach 1 kit (not sure of the name) on an F39 reload.  In the “who flew the G” department,  Jon G. flew an NCR Archer on a G78-7.  The motor made a curious sound as it came up to pressure before blasting skyward with green flame.  Jon came close to losing this large rocket because the grass was so tall.  The other G flight was a venerable NCR Big Brute flown by your venerable author on a G80-7.  The high flight was easily recovered not far from the pads. 

By 5:30 we had had enough and packed up.  We lost a few small rockets in the tall grass and had only two or three rockets drift across the street.  Even the far drifters were recovered.  It was a great day for flying.

Flight totals for those of you who like lists of numbers were as follows:

1/4A

0

1/2A

3

A

4

B

25

C

14

D

11

E

4

F

8

G

2

TOTAL

71

moderated Re: for sale at launches

Mandy Walden
 

Nico would like one, too! I can honestly think of no more perfect way to celebrate July 4th than by launching rockets! 
Mandy 

On Jul 2, 2020, at 8:05 PM, John Ulizzi via groups.io <jaulizzi@...> wrote:

 Wolf,

Please reserve one of those books for me...

John


On Jul 2, 2020, at 2:49 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

July 4th - I have a few copies of the Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th edition leftover from last years' club sale.  These are brand-new books.  I'm selling them for $10 each.  Exact change only.  This is an astounding deal for a new book.  If interested, ask me about it on the field.

moderated Re: for sale at launches

John Ulizzi
 

Wolf,

Please reserve one of those books for me...

John


On Jul 2, 2020, at 2:49 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

July 4th - I have a few copies of the Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th edition leftover from last years' club sale.  These are brand-new books.  I'm selling them for $10 each.  Exact change only.  This is an astounding deal for a new book.  If interested, ask me about it on the field.

moderated Re: July 4, 2020 Launch is Go! #go

Jim Seibyl
 

Looking forward to popping in!  I may or may not have an Apogee Saturn that needs its first flight.....;).

Gheem

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 2, 2020, at 11:33 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:



We are go for launch.  NWS predicts a light breeze from the north.

When:

Saturday, 4 July 2020
10:00am to 7:00pm

Where:
http://maps.google.com/?q=Harmon%20Flying%20Field%2c%20619%20Bartlett%20Rd%2c%20Aurora%2c%20OH%2044202

Description:

This our monthly model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

  • Please arrive early. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.
  • Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.
  • Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.
  • Angling launch rods toward the road will not be allowed.  We will not risk dropping rockets on our neighbors across the street for any reason.  If drift is a concern, use a smaller motor.  Fly the field.
  • Plan on walking through the field to recover your rockets - shorts and sandals are NOT recommended. Watch for ticks!
  • Wear sunscreen and bring water.
  • Please practice social distancing.  Face coverings are encouraged, but not required.

moderated for sale at launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

July 4th - I have a few copies of the Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th edition leftover from last years' club sale.  These are brand-new books.  I'm selling them for $10 each.  Exact change only.  This is an astounding deal for a new book.  If interested, ask me about it on the field.

moderated July 4, 2020 Launch is Go! #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 
Edited

We are go for launch.  NWS predicts a light breeze from the north.

When:

Saturday, 4 July 2020
10:00am to 7:00pm

Where:
http://maps.google.com/?q=Harmon%20Flying%20Field%2c%20619%20Bartlett%20Rd%2c%20Aurora%2c%20OH%2044202

Description:

This our monthly model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

  • Please arrive early. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.
  • Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.
  • Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.
  • Angling launch rods toward the road will not be allowed.  We will not risk dropping rockets on our neighbors across the street for any reason.  If drift is a concern, use a smaller motor.  Fly the field.
  • Plan on walking through the field to recover your rockets - shorts and sandals are NOT recommended. Watch for ticks!
  • Wear sunscreen and bring water.
  • Please practice social distancing.  Face coverings are encouraged, but not required.

moderated Re: YouTube Links

M Schevey
 

VERY NICE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS. Many thanks for taking and sharing them.

Mike Schevey
Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S9.


-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 6/28/20 1:26 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Subject: [MTMA] YouTube Links

moderated Re: Upcoming Event: MTMA Fourth of July Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 07/04/2020 10:00am-7:00pm #cal-reminder

Tom Augustyn
 

Looks like a good time!


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jun 28, 2020 11:31 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Upcoming Event: MTMA Fourth of July Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 07/04/2020 10:00am-7:00pm #cal-reminder

Pictures from June 13, 2020 attached. 

Please feel free to use them in any media publication to promote Model Rockery!

Best Regards,

Mike Williams
216.832.3653


On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM main@MTMA.groups.io Calendar <main@mtma.groups.io> wrote:
Reminder: MTMA Fourth of July Model Rocket Launch
When: Saturday, 4 July 2020, 10:00am to 7:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York
Organizer: MTMA
Description: This is a regular model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

In the event of poor flying conditions on Saturday, we might reschedule for Sunday. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

Please arrive on time. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.

Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.

moderated Re: YouTube Links

CG
 

Nice videos!!!

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:36 AM John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
Dude,

These are totally cool!

Thank you!

John Ulizzi


On Jun 28, 2020, at 1:26 PM, Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...> wrote: