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locked Vortico on F26

John Ulizzi
 

Doing my part to get rid of the bugs...

:-)


locked Re: Launch Report for 7/28/2018

John Ulizzi
 

Hey, just trying to do my part...

Nice launch report !

I will try to attach some video...

John


On Jul 30, 2018, at 8:38 AM, Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy@...> wrote:

Nice report Jeff, thanks. Have a great week!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
Subject: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

I thought I would post a brief post-launch report to share with those who couldn't make it to this past weekend's launch.

We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather for a launch. Although it was a bit breezier than we expected, it wasn't too bad and the temperature was that perfect not-too-hot-not-too-cool level that made it pleasant to sit out and launch rockets.

We were happy to see many of you make it out, and we had a few visitors join us who were new to the hobby. Heck, I somehow managed to drag my 18 year-old son out to the field to watch and help retrieve rockets with his younger brother.

Due to some elevated breezes early on in the launch, we started out with some low-flying, but crowd pleasing non-standard models. An estes snitch, a few Quin-stars, and even a 2-stage mini spool, courtesy of Pat Easter, who came out to fly with us. John Ulizzi did his part to smoke out any bugs in the area with several flights of his Rocketarium Vortico on F-26 and F-50 composite motors.

Later on the wind relaxed a bit and some more conventional rockets started to make appearances. For the most part, all were successful flights, although some did have difficulties Such as a Cherokee 3 sustainer which suffered a broken fin after a somewhat tough landing. The only loss of the day came about when one of our guest's rockets, an Estes Crossfire, suffered a shock cord separation at ejection. The main rocket came down fairly easily even without the parachute, which had stayed attached to the nosecone. With the winds aloft being a bit brisk, we tracked the nosecone drifting through thermals as it floated away out of sight somewhere over Streetsboro. Maybe. It could still be aloft for all we know.

All in all though, this was a successful launch, everyone had fun, and everyone was safe. We look forward to many more such launches this year.

If anyone has any photos or videos from the launch that they would like to share, please forward them over and we will post them.

Just as a reminder, our next launch will be August 11th (weather permitting of course) but will be a Cub Scout launch (around 30 kids). We will be starting with the cubs as early as possible to get them all done, and if there is time left over, we will be able to launch our own rockets. Thanks to those who have already volunteered to come out to assist with the 8/11 launch, and for the following launch on August 25th, which will be a dual Boy Scout Troop launch (approximatley 75 kids). We still need help for both launches, so if you can come and lend a hand, please let me know and I will add you to our list.

Remember to always keep the pointy end up and we will see you all very soon!

Jeff 


locked Re: Launch Report for 7/28/2018

Tom Augustyn
 

Nice report Jeff, thanks. Have a great week!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
Subject: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

I thought I would post a brief post-launch report to share with those who couldn't make it to this past weekend's launch.

We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather for a launch. Although it was a bit breezier than we expected, it wasn't too bad and the temperature was that perfect not-too-hot-not-too-cool level that made it pleasant to sit out and launch rockets.

We were happy to see many of you make it out, and we had a few visitors join us who were new to the hobby. Heck, I somehow managed to drag my 18 year-old son out to the field to watch and help retrieve rockets with his younger brother.

Due to some elevated breezes early on in the launch, we started out with some low-flying, but crowd pleasing non-standard models. An estes snitch, a few Quin-stars, and even a 2-stage mini spool, courtesy of Pat Easter, who came out to fly with us. John Ulizzi did his part to smoke out any bugs in the area with several flights of his Rocketarium Vortico on F-26 and F-50 composite motors.

Later on the wind relaxed a bit and some more conventional rockets started to make appearances. For the most part, all were successful flights, although some did have difficulties Such as a Cherokee 3 sustainer which suffered a broken fin after a somewhat tough landing. The only loss of the day came about when one of our guest's rockets, an Estes Crossfire, suffered a shock cord separation at ejection. The main rocket came down fairly easily even without the parachute, which had stayed attached to the nosecone. With the winds aloft being a bit brisk, we tracked the nosecone drifting through thermals as it floated away out of sight somewhere over Streetsboro. Maybe. It could still be aloft for all we know.

All in all though, this was a successful launch, everyone had fun, and everyone was safe. We look forward to many more such launches this year.

If anyone has any photos or videos from the launch that they would like to share, please forward them over and we will post them.

Just as a reminder, our next launch will be August 11th (weather permitting of course) but will be a Cub Scout launch (around 30 kids). We will be starting with the cubs as early as possible to get them all done, and if there is time left over, we will be able to launch our own rockets. Thanks to those who have already volunteered to come out to assist with the 8/11 launch, and for the following launch on August 25th, which will be a dual Boy Scout Troop launch (approximatley 75 kids). We still need help for both launches, so if you can come and lend a hand, please let me know and I will add you to our list.

Remember to always keep the pointy end up and we will see you all very soon!

Jeff 


locked Launch Report for 7/28/2018

Jeff Kodysz
 

I thought I would post a brief post-launch report to share with those who couldn't make it to this past weekend's launch.

We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather for a launch. Although it was a bit breezier than we expected, it wasn't too bad and the temperature was that perfect not-too-hot-not-too-cool level that made it pleasant to sit out and launch rockets.

We were happy to see many of you make it out, and we had a few visitors join us who were new to the hobby. Heck, I somehow managed to drag my 18 year-old son out to the field to watch and help retrieve rockets with his younger brother.

Due to some elevated breezes early on in the launch, we started out with some low-flying, but crowd pleasing non-standard models. An estes snitch, a few Quin-stars, and even a 2-stage mini spool, courtesy of Pat Easter, who came out to fly with us. John Ulizzi did his part to smoke out any bugs in the area with several flights of his Rocketarium Vortico on F-26 and F-50 composite motors.

Later on the wind relaxed a bit and some more conventional rockets started to make appearances. For the most part, all were successful flights, although some did have difficulties Such as a Cherokee 3 sustainer which suffered a broken fin after a somewhat tough landing. The only loss of the day came about when one of our guest's rockets, an Estes Crossfire, suffered a shock cord separation at ejection. The main rocket came down fairly easily even without the parachute, which had stayed attached to the nosecone. With the winds aloft being a bit brisk, we tracked the nosecone drifting through thermals as it floated away out of sight somewhere over Streetsboro. Maybe. It could still be aloft for all we know.

All in all though, this was a successful launch, everyone had fun, and everyone was safe. We look forward to many more such launches this year.

If anyone has any photos or videos from the launch that they would like to share, please forward them over and we will post them.

Just as a reminder, our next launch will be August 11th (weather permitting of course) but will be a Cub Scout launch (around 30 kids). We will be starting with the cubs as early as possible to get them all done, and if there is time left over, we will be able to launch our own rockets. Thanks to those who have already volunteered to come out to assist with the 8/11 launch, and for the following launch on August 25th, which will be a dual Boy Scout Troop launch (approximatley 75 kids). We still need help for both launches, so if you can come and lend a hand, please let me know and I will add you to our list.

Remember to always keep the pointy end up and we will see you all very soon!

Jeff 


locked Re: We are GO for launch tomorrow! #go

John Ulizzi
 

Indeed it is CG!  Happy birthday to mom !


On Jul 28, 2018, at 10:11 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

Happy Birthday to Mom!!!

On Jul 28, 2018, at 9:07 AM, CG <cg@...> wrote:

Have a blast, gang!!

We're holding mom's 70th birthday party today, so I won't be around.    But having another year to enjoy with Mom is just as great as flying rockets on a beautiful day!!!   

-CG   

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 5:31 PM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
The rocket gods are indeed smiling favorably upon us. This will be our second launch in a row. The weather will be absolutely gorgeous (75 degrees with 3-8 MPH winds).

As always, the launch will be from 12 noon - 4 PM or until everyone's finished flying, whichever comes first.  

The field is at 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, Ohio (but you should have this pre-programmed into your GPS already)

Remember, the next two launches (August 11th and August 25th) will be Boy / Cub scout launches and launch opportunities will be limited (but we still need volunteers for those days... hint, hint).

Get your rockets, get your motors, get your hats and sunscreen, and get yourselves to the field and fly!!!! 

Jeff





locked Re: We are GO for launch tomorrow! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

Happy Birthday to Mom!!!

On Jul 28, 2018, at 9:07 AM, CG <cg@...> wrote:

Have a blast, gang!!

We're holding mom's 70th birthday party today, so I won't be around.    But having another year to enjoy with Mom is just as great as flying rockets on a beautiful day!!!   

-CG   

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 5:31 PM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
The rocket gods are indeed smiling favorably upon us. This will be our second launch in a row. The weather will be absolutely gorgeous (75 degrees with 3-8 MPH winds).

As always, the launch will be from 12 noon - 4 PM or until everyone's finished flying, whichever comes first.  

The field is at 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, Ohio (but you should have this pre-programmed into your GPS already)

Remember, the next two launches (August 11th and August 25th) will be Boy / Cub scout launches and launch opportunities will be limited (but we still need volunteers for those days... hint, hint).

Get your rockets, get your motors, get your hats and sunscreen, and get yourselves to the field and fly!!!! 

Jeff





locked Re: We are GO for launch tomorrow! #go

CG
 

Have a blast, gang!!

We're holding mom's 70th birthday party today, so I won't be around.    But having another year to enjoy with Mom is just as great as flying rockets on a beautiful day!!!   

-CG   

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 5:31 PM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
The rocket gods are indeed smiling favorably upon us. This will be our second launch in a row. The weather will be absolutely gorgeous (75 degrees with 3-8 MPH winds).

As always, the launch will be from 12 noon - 4 PM or until everyone's finished flying, whichever comes first.  

The field is at 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, Ohio (but you should have this pre-programmed into your GPS already)

Remember, the next two launches (August 11th and August 25th) will be Boy / Cub scout launches and launch opportunities will be limited (but we still need volunteers for those days... hint, hint).

Get your rockets, get your motors, get your hats and sunscreen, and get yourselves to the field and fly!!!! 

Jeff





locked We are GO for launch tomorrow! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

The rocket gods are indeed smiling favorably upon us. This will be our second launch in a row. The weather will be absolutely gorgeous (75 degrees with 3-8 MPH winds).

As always, the launch will be from 12 noon - 4 PM or until everyone's finished flying, whichever comes first.  

The field is at 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, Ohio (but you should have this pre-programmed into your GPS already)

Remember, the next two launches (August 11th and August 25th) will be Boy / Cub scout launches and launch opportunities will be limited (but we still need volunteers for those days... hint, hint).

Get your rockets, get your motors, get your hats and sunscreen, and get yourselves to the field and fly!!!! 

Jeff





locked MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 7/28/18 12:00pm-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 28 July 2018
12:00pm to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Ray Harmon Flying Field, 619 Bartlett Road, Aurora, OH

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/ ). In the event of poor flying conditions, the following Sunday will be the backup flying date. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

We typically set up 30-60 minutes before the launch. We start promptly at noon. We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first. If you arrive late, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

View Event.


locked Re: BT-80 Saturn V plans

Jim Seibyl
 

Very cool!!!!  It’s time to build the one I have in the build pile.....

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 19, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Mark Recktenwald's 20-year old Saturn V plans made a reappearance on YORF.
https://www.forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=17382

Here is the "original" page courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:
http://web.archive.org/web/20000226180105/http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/saturn_v/index.htm


locked MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 7/28/18 12:00pm-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 28 July 2018
12:00pm to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Ray Harmon Flying Field, 619 Bartlett Road, Aurora, OH

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/ ). In the event of poor flying conditions, the following Sunday will be the backup flying date. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

We typically set up 30-60 minutes before the launch. We start promptly at noon. We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first. If you arrive late, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

View Event.


locked BT-80 Saturn V plans

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Mark Recktenwald's 20-year old Saturn V plans made a reappearance on YORF.
https://www.forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=17382

Here is the "original" page courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:
http://web.archive.org/web/20000226180105/http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/saturn_v/index.htm


locked Re: Scout Launches Update

John Berkey
 

Jeff,

 There is a chance I can help out on both the 11th and the 25th. Will have to let you know when it gets closer. Back on treatments and not sure how I'll feel until I get closer to these dates. Will be there if any way possible!

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 9:32 am
Subject: [MTMA] Scout Launches Update

Hi gang,

So far we've gotten some good responses from members willing to assist with the upcoming Cub / Boy Scout launches coming up in August, but we could really use some more.

Right now we're looking better for the 11th launch than we are for the 25th. Some have been listed as "Possibly" for the 25th and I have you marked as such,  but currently I have only one person marked as a definite for the 25th (other than myself). The launch on that day will be the larger of the two, having about 75 kids attending over the course of the day. 

If you haven't yet done so, and can possibly help out on one or both of those days, please let me know as soon as you can.

Thanks to all who have volunteered to help so far!

Also, the weather was great and we had a beautiful day for our launch this past weekend. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that we are just as fortunate for our next scheduled launch on Saturday, July 28th. We hope to see you there!!!!  

Jeff


locked Scout Launches Update

Jeff Kodysz
 

Hi gang,

So far we've gotten some good responses from members willing to assist with the upcoming Cub / Boy Scout launches coming up in August, but we could really use some more.

Right now we're looking better for the 11th launch than we are for the 25th. Some have been listed as "Possibly" for the 25th and I have you marked as such,  but currently I have only one person marked as a definite for the 25th (other than myself). The launch on that day will be the larger of the two, having about 75 kids attending over the course of the day. 

If you haven't yet done so, and can possibly help out on one or both of those days, please let me know as soon as you can.

Thanks to all who have volunteered to help so far!

Also, the weather was great and we had a beautiful day for our launch this past weekend. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that we are just as fortunate for our next scheduled launch on Saturday, July 28th. We hope to see you there!!!!  

Jeff


locked Re: We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Jim Seibyl
 

Sorry I missed, one of my former students was doing his L2 down in Rio Grande at WVSOAR, hope it was a good day!

Jim

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:51 AM, John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:

I am happy too!  Should be there between 11 and 11:30…

John


On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff


locked Re: We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Tom Augustyn
 

By the way. For what it's worth my last name is spelled Augustyn...


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 9:54 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Have fun everybody! Hope to get up there for a launch soon!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 9:36 am
Subject: [MTMA] We are GO For Launch!!! #go

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff


locked Re: We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Tom Augustyn
 

Have fun everybody! Hope to get up there for a launch soon!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 9:36 am
Subject: [MTMA] We are GO For Launch!!! #go

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff


locked Re: We are GO For Launch!!! #go

John Ulizzi
 

I am happy too!  Should be there between 11 and 11:30…

John


On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff


locked Re: We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Mike Nowak
 

I’ll be there, closer to 1 PM

Mike Nowak

On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff


locked We are GO For Launch!!! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

I'm happy to say that we are GO for today's launch! The weather is finally on our side, so bring your rockets, your motors and some sunscreen and come on out and have fun!

This is a club launch and will be from 12 noon to 4PM, or until everyone's had enough, whichever comes first.

Hope to see you all there!

Jeff