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locked Re: Sunday's Launch

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

This is so confusing!

Spring forward, Fall back.

At 2:00 am on Sunday morning you will be turning your clock BACK to 1:00
am.

--
Mark


Hilty Information Systems wrote:


Just a quick reminder...

Sunday is the day we change back to EST from DST. Clocks should be set
forward an hour as of 2AM Sunday morning.


locked Sunday's Launch

Tod Hilty
 

Just a quick reminder...

Sunday is the day we change back to EST from DST. Clocks should be set
forward an hour as of 2AM Sunday morning.

I totally forgot about the change, and thanks to Mark Recktenwald for
reminding me, as I would've shown up at the field at 8AM!..

I'll be walking the field later today (looking for Randy's motor casing!
:).. and I'll report back field conditions..

Tod


locked Re: Sunday Launch Update

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

Hilty Information Systems wrote:

I just checked the field about an hour ago, and _all_ corn is out, so the
field is now the size it was during our June launch. The area that was
plowed before is now disked (read, much smoother), and I will be verifying
with the landowner that he's not got anything planted there.
I know it felt like June because it was so warm, but the launch at
Pioneer Trail before the corn was planted was actually on April 30!

Here's a run-down of launches since MTMA became an official NAR section.

- Second Sunday in April we got rained/snowed out at SCFG.
- Fifth Sunday in April was the aforementioned launch at Pioneer Trail.
- Second Sunday in May was the "I told you so" Mothers' Day launch at
SCFG.
- Second Sunday in June was the "you're scaring Fifi" launch at SCFG.
- Second Sunday in July was canceled due to "field issues".
- Fifth Sunday in July was a beautiful day at Pioneer Trail.
- Second Sunday in August was canceled due to wet field conditions at
Pioneer Trail.
- Fourth Sunday in August was when Zeus ran us off of the Pioneer Trail
site.
- Second Sunday in September we did the Aviation Day display at KSU
Airport.
- Fourth Sunday in September we got rained out at Pioneer Trail.
- Second Sunday in October was canceled due to "field issues" and wet
weather.
- Fifth Sunday in October was "a rocketeers dream weather day" at SCFG.

Weather forcasts are improving, so, at this point, I don't see any scrubs on
the horizon.
Still looking good!

Hope to see everyone Sunday!
I won't be there, but wish you all clear skies and calm winds.

--
Mark Recktenwald


locked Sunday Launch Update

Tod Hilty
 

I just checked the field about an hour ago, and _all_ corn is out, so the
field is now the size it was during our June launch. The area that was
plowed before is now disked (read, much smoother), and I will be verifying
with the landowner that he's not got anything planted there.

Weather forcasts are improving, so, at this point, I don't see any scrubs on
the horizon.

Hope to see everyone Sunday!

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems


locked Sunday's Launch

Tod Hilty
 

Just a quick reminder regarding Sunday's launch at our Pioneer Trail flying
field. Setup is at 9AM, and the range will be open from 10AM to 4PM.
Currently, LMR rules apply, but we may have a 4000 foot waiver, if Stan can
get it activated.

Weather looks good at this point, but if we get a lot of rain between now
and Sunday, the launch may be scrubbed, as the field tends to get very
swampy with rain. If there is a scrub, it will be announced via email
before 8AM Sunday morning, so please check your email before departing for
the field.

The corn in the eastern field has been removed, and the corn in the western
field was in the process of being harvested. I'll be checking the field
later today, and will report back its status.

For directions to the field, see the MTMA web site at:

http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems


locked Reminder - Launch at Pioneer Trail Field

MTMA@...
 

We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

Launch at Pioneer Trail Field

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM EST (GMT-05:00)

West Pioneer Trail
Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio
http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/ptmt.htm
Setup at 9:00 a.m.
Range opens at 10:00 a.m.


locked Re: MTMA #11 Launch Report, and other stuff

Bob Riddle <briddle@...>
 

Sorry but I won't be able to make it. Can't get back up till next month.
Good luck!

Bob


NAR #76749
MTMA Section #606

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilty Information Systems" <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 8:10 PM
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA #11 Launch Report, and other stuff


Launch report is up on RMR. I won't post it over here, it got rather
large..
Please feel free to bend, staple, and spindle as you see fit!

<g>

As for Sunday, Phil is working on getting the corn out of the western
field.
He's got about 20 rows out around the perimeter, and doesn't know if the
rest will be down by this weekend, as the corn in the center is still too
wet.

Flying is still most possible tho', as we've still got the field to the
east, and given a good westerly, or southerly wind we'd have plenty of
room
to put some good sized stuff up.

Weather for Sunday looks pretty decent at this point, but it's still
pretty
early to tell.

I'm game... can I have a headcount on who else might attend MTMA #12 on
Sunday?

Thanks!

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems



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locked Re: MTMA #11 Launch Report, and other stuff

Bob Riddle <briddle@...>
 

Sorry I won't be able to make it until next month...Wish I could, but I
can't. Good luck and happy flying to the rest of you though!

Bob


NAR #76749
MTMA Section #606

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilty Information Systems" <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 8:10 PM
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA #11 Launch Report, and other stuff


Launch report is up on RMR. I won't post it over here, it got rather
large..
Please feel free to bend, staple, and spindle as you see fit!

<g>

As for Sunday, Phil is working on getting the corn out of the western
field.
He's got about 20 rows out around the perimeter, and doesn't know if the
rest will be down by this weekend, as the corn in the center is still too
wet.

Flying is still most possible tho', as we've still got the field to the
east, and given a good westerly, or southerly wind we'd have plenty of
room
to put some good sized stuff up.

Weather for Sunday looks pretty decent at this point, but it's still
pretty
early to tell.

I'm game... can I have a headcount on who else might attend MTMA #12 on
Sunday?

Thanks!

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems



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locked MTMA #11 Launch Report, and other stuff

Tod Hilty
 

Launch report is up on RMR. I won't post it over here, it got rather large..
Please feel free to bend, staple, and spindle as you see fit!

<g>

As for Sunday, Phil is working on getting the corn out of the western field.
He's got about 20 rows out around the perimeter, and doesn't know if the
rest will be down by this weekend, as the corn in the center is still too wet.

Flying is still most possible tho', as we've still got the field to the
east, and given a good westerly, or southerly wind we'd have plenty of room
to put some good sized stuff up.

Weather for Sunday looks pretty decent at this point, but it's still pretty
early to tell.

I'm game... can I have a headcount on who else might attend MTMA #12 on Sunday?

Thanks!

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems


locked Fw: [PGHRocketry] Dragon's Fire 18 - October 28, 2000

Rob Carr <robertcarr@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <kgood@...>
Subject: [PGHRocketry] Dragon's Fire 18 - October 28, 2000


Greetings Fellow Rocketeers:

You are invited to attend Tripoli Pittsburgh's final launch event of 2000,
"Dragon's Fire 18," which will be held at the Jones Farm launch site at
Charleroi, PA (Monongahela/Centerville exit - Exit #13 - I-70), on October
28. Set-up begins at 7:00 AM, and flight operations last from 9:00 AM to
5:00 PM. FAA waiver is 5K feet AGL, and up through I motors are
pre-approved for flight operations. J-motor flights are permissible,
contingent upon flight conditions, with approval from me, John Baer or
Francis Graham.

******Important Note*********

Please note that due to the proximity of I-70, and potential problems
associated with rocket drift into the vicinity of this freeway, the Range
Safety Officer(s) for this and subsequent Dragon's Fire events will be
working closely with flyers whose rockets will exceed 2,000 ft. in apogee.
Flyers in this range will be expected provide the RSO with the details of
the rocket's recovery system, demonstrating how drift will be controlled
(e.g. two-stage recovery systems). It is strongly recommended that all
flyers who will exceed 2,000 ft. use two-stage recovery systems, or where
feasible, increase the overall descent rate with small/reefed parachutes
or
streamers. Additionally, the RSO or his/her designee may assist the flyer
with pad set-up to determine the optimal angle for safe flight operation.
Wind conditions may result in prohibiting certain flights, and any flights
which the RSO deems as too high a risk, for reasons of recovery drift or
any other safety factor, will be scrubbed. The decision of the RSO will
be
final.

*********************************

Vendor Information:

As usual, toilet facilties will be provided, there will be a food and
beverage vendor. At this point, due to schedule conflicts, it is known
that neither Magnum nor Performance Hobbies will be able to attend the
event. No other rocketry vendors have confirmed their presence at this
time, but I will send updates if I learn that any will attend.

For more detailed information, maps, etc., refer to the Tripoli Pittsburgh
website: http://www.rimworld.com/tripoli_pgh/.

We hope to see you there!

Ken Good
Prefect, Tripoli Pittsburgh



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locked Re: eGroup list

Wolfram v.Kiparski <wolf@...>
 

If you haven't subscribed your e-mail address to the MTMA group on
eGroups, please take a minute to do that now. We currently have 30
members on eGroups, but 38 folks are still on the old
manually-maintained address book.
My new email address was used to subscribe to the MTMA list.
My old NCCW address in the manually-maintained list should just be
deleted.

Wolf


locked Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

MTMA@...
 

We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2000
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT (GMT-04:00)

S.R. 91 (North Avenue)
Tallmadge, Ohio
http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/scfg.htm
Setup at 9:00 a.m.
Range opens at 10:00 a.m.


locked Fixed Map Link [was: October 22, 2000 Launch]

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

The link to the map in the announcement was to the wrong site!

Here is the correct URL:

http://MapsOnUs.switchboard.com/bin/maps-map/usr=~new/mapCentScale=-81.43940%2c41.12390%2c0.40?SelectItems=-&AddMarker=Marker=END%09LL=-81.43940%2c41.12390%09Name=End+Point+%28Set+by+click%29&SessionSrc=SendMail.m
If your browser clips or wraps the above link, you'll have to cut and
paste everything together from
"http://MapsOnUs..."
to
"...SessionSrc=SendMail.m"

The label "E" on their map stands for "End Point" and can be used in
their "Route Planner" to plan a route from your home to the site. To do
this, click on their link to "Plan a Route" on the left side of the
page. On the next page, click the "Enter Address" button under "Start of
Route". Enter your address, City, and State; then click "SET START
ADDRESS". On the resulting page, click on "Plan Route". You'll then be
presented with a full map from start to finish and turn-by-turn
directions.

Sorry for the confusion.

--
Mark Recktenwald
Stow, Ohio
Moderator of MTMA on eGroups: http://www.egroups.com/group/MTMA
NAR #77432, Level 1, Co V.P./Sec'y MTMA, NAR Section #606
MTMA web page: http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/


locked October 22, 2000 Launch

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

Our next launch will be this Sunday, October 22, 2000, at the Summit
County Fairgrounds. Setup at 9:00 a.m., range open from 10:00 a.m. until
about 4:00 p.m.

Permission from the Summit County Fairgrounds was confirmed today
(finally!).

No word from Stan yet on the waiver. I assume we will get the usual
waiver to 3,500 feet. If not, LMR rules (FAR 101.22) will be in effect.

Stan, Tod, and I will bring our ground support equipment. I also have
Chuck's Trigger(tm), his four-rod rack-launch system. If you want to
bring your own gear, no problem, if we have too much just leave it in
the car.

For those not familiar with the fairgrounds, we will be in the
northwestern portion of the fairground's property, on the east side of
North Avenue (S.R. 91), north of Howe Avenue and the Tallmadge soccer
fields. The range will be set up in a grass parking area, a mowed field
about 25 acres in size with over 100 acres of former farmland (tall
weeds) to the north.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
DIRECTIONS:

Here is a URL to a MapsOnUs map:
http://MapsOnUs.switchboard.com/bin/maps-map/usr=~new/mapCentScale=-81.80869%2c40.85472%2c0.40?SelectItems=-&AddMarker=Marker=END%09LL=-81.80869%2c40.85472%09Name=End+Point+%28Set+by+click%29&SessionSrc=SendMail.m
If your browser clips or wraps the above link, you'll have to cut and
paste everything together from
"http://MapsOnUs..."
to
"...SessionSrc=SendMail.m"

The label "E" on their map stands for "End Point" and can be used in
their "Route Planner" to plan a route from your home to the site. To do
this, click on their link to "Plan a Route" on the left side of the
page. On the next page, click the "Enter Address" button under "Start of
Route". Enter your address, City, and State; then click "SET START
ADDRESS". On the resulting page, click on "Plan Route". You'll then be
presented with a full map from start to finish and turn-by-turn
directions.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE:

In FAR Sec. 101.22, Large model rockets are defined as "model rockets
that use not more than 125 grams of propellant ... and that weigh not
more than 1,500 grams, including the propellant".

----------------------------------------------------------------------
MTMA on eGroups:

If you haven't subscribed your e-mail address to the MTMA group on
eGroups, please take a minute to do that now. We currently have 30
members on eGroups, but 38 folks are still on the old
manually-maintained address book.

There are two ways to subscribe to the MTMA group on eGroups:

1. Send an e-mail to:
MTMA-subscribe@...
or if your mail reader makes automatic links,
click the following link
mailto:MTMA-subscribe@...?subject=Subscribe

2. Go to:
http://www.egroups.com/group/MTMA
and click the link to "Subscribe"

----------------------------------------------------------------------

See you Sunday!

--
Mark Recktenwald
Stow, Ohio
Moderator of MTMA on eGroups: http://www.egroups.com/group/MTMA
NAR #77432, Level 1, Co V.P./Sec'y MTMA, NAR Section #606
MTMA web page: http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/


locked MTMA Holiday Party!

Tod Hilty
 

OK, Ok... I've been kicking around the idea of hosting an MTMA holiday party
at the palatial Hilty Compound in the weeks to come...

It could be a "carry in" sorta thing with the Hilty family providing the
meat, and you guys could bring in everything else...

Um, my special "atomic chicken wings" on the grill would be a nice choice..

Awards (of course) would be necessary, but a date, sometime during the next
couple of months that would work for everyone would be even better...

Anyone have any good suggestions for weekends during November, and December?

Comments?

Tod


locked Re: MTMA password

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

Hilty Information Systems wrote:

<snip>

Next launch is slated for October 21/22 (yep, a "two day-er"!) at the Summit
County Fairgrounds. Our Pioneer Trail field is also currently being cleared
of that noxious weed they call corn, so we seem to be in for a fine "fall of
flying"!
The two-day launch has not yet been confirmed by the folks at SCFG.
Heck, I'll be happy if they give us the OK for just one of those dates,
we have yet to get that far with them.

--
Mark Recktenwald
Stow, Ohio
Moderator of MTMA on eGroups: http://www.egroups.com/group/MTMA
NAR #77432, Level 1, Co V.P./Sec'y MTMA, NAR Section #606
MTMA web page: http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/


locked Re: MTMA password

Tod Hilty
 

Hi Wolf!

At 03:34 PM 10/10/00 -0400, Wolfram v.Kiparski wrote:
Hello MTMA,

I just got a new email address, and subscribed to the MTMA mailserver.
The problem I have is that I want to change my email address on my
user profile on egroups (I am subscribed to several other mailing lists
there). I can't do it because "wolf@..." is "already in use,"
and I need a password for the "wolf@..." account in order to edit
it. Seems like I have to delete my old profile, and resubscribe using
my new profile.

What is the password?
That'd be a "Mark"... <g>

Next launch is slated for October 21/22 (yep, a "two day-er"!) at the Summit
County Fairgrounds. Our Pioneer Trail field is also currently being cleared
of that noxious weed they call corn, so we seem to be in for a fine "fall of
flying"!

Cheers!

Tod A. Hilty
Hilty Information Systems


locked MTMA password

Wolfram v.Kiparski <wolf@...>
 

Hello MTMA,

I just got a new email address, and subscribed to the MTMA mailserver.
The problem I have is that I want to change my email address on my
user profile on egroups (I am subscribed to several other mailing lists
there). I can't do it because "wolf@..." is "already in use,"
and I need a password for the "wolf@..." account in order to edit
it. Seems like I have to delete my old profile, and resubscribe using
my new profile.

What is the password?

Missed the last two scheduled launches, but that only allows me and
my cousin to get "more ready" for the next one. Hope we get an
Indian Summer weekend soon.

Regards,

Wolf


locked Re: Thunk.. thunk... is this thing on? <g>

M <mleffler@...>
 

Great Tod,

Now just fix the weather and we'll be good to go.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilty Information Systems" <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 11:13 AM
Subject: [MTMA] Thunk.. thunk... is this thing on? <g>


Figgered I'd try out this newfangled egroups thingy...

Coming back from the Aurora library today, I noticed Mr. Carlton's
harvested
the corn in the eastern field at Pioneer Trail! Cool! Flyable area has
now
more than doubled. Hopefully, he'll have the corn in the western field
out
soon too!

Yours in grain...

Tod A. Hilty, NAR #72099
Hilty Information Systems
Mantua Township Missile Agency


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locked Thunk.. thunk... is this thing on? <g>

Tod Hilty
 

Figgered I'd try out this newfangled egroups thingy...

Coming back from the Aurora library today, I noticed Mr. Carlton's harvested
the corn in the eastern field at Pioneer Trail! Cool! Flyable area has now
more than doubled. Hopefully, he'll have the corn in the western field out
soon too!

Yours in grain...

Tod A. Hilty, NAR #72099
Hilty Information Systems
Mantua Township Missile Agency