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Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jeff Kodysz
 

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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jim Seibyl
 

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.

Regards,

Gheem

“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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jeff Kodysz
 

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?

Jeff

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.

Regards,

Gheem

“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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

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?

Jeff

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.

Regards,

Gheem

“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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jim Seibyl
 

Oh BTW, I’m building the Apogee 5.5 inch Saturn, it’s supposed to fly on G’s.....might have to bring to Harmon on July 20...hehe

Gheem
“We need more boom.”

On Mar 28, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:

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?

Jeff

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.

Regards,

Gheem

“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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Jeff Kodysz
 

We’re having both a scale contest and a spot landing contest. The more the merrier. Its always good to see you out at the field. :)

Jeff

On Mar 28, 2019, at 8:43 PM, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:

Oh BTW, I’m building the Apogee 5.5 inch Saturn, it’s supposed to fly on G’s.....might have to bring to Harmon on July 20...hehe

Gheem
“We need more boom.”

On Mar 28, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:

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?

Jeff

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.

Regards,

Gheem

“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@...

Thanks,
Jeff Kodysz
President, MTMA

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

Mark

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

Al Ballou
330-577-6001


-----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

MTMA Model Rocket Launch #cal-reminder - Sat, 04/13/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Model Rocket Launch #cal-reminder

When:
Saturday, 13 April 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Harmon Flying Field, 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, OH 44202

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. G-impulse max.  No high power.  The public is invited to attend.

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. Please arrive on time. 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.

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

View Event

Re: MTMA Launch Report - March 24, 2019

Mandy Walden
 

Mark,
Thank you for this great summary! Nico thoroughly enjoyed his first club launches and has been readying more rockets since then. Thanks for all the guidance (and igniters) you provided. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, weather-permitting! 

We also enjoyed seeing SpaceX’s successful launch of the Falcon Heavy tonight!
Best,
Mandy (a.k.a. Nico’s mom) 

From: "Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io" <markrecktenwald@...>
Reply-To: "MTMA@groups.io" <MTMA@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:25 AM
To: "MTMA@groups.io" <MTMA@groups.io>
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


Go for Lunch - Saturday, April 13 #go

Mark Recktenwald
 

We are GO for launch tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 2019. It looks like it will be a nice spring day with temperatures rising from the mid-50s into the low 60s, mostly sunny skies, and 8-13 mph winds.


Range set-up begins at 9:30 am. The launch will start at 10 am and we’ll go until 4 pm or until everyone's finished launching, whichever comes first.


We will be at the Harmon Flying Field at 619 Bartlett Rd, Aurora, Ohio.


Our next launch (April 27 or 28) will be a Member-Only, Bring Your Own Launcher date. Club gear may not be there and rocket launching is only open to those that hold current MTMA membership and current NAR membership.


-- 

Mark Recktenwald

MTMA Treasurer

330-221-0823


MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch

When:
Saturday, 27 April 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Organizer:
MTMA

Description:
This is a model rocket launch for MTMA/NAR members-only.  MTMA club membership and National Association of Rocketry membership is required to attend.

The launch will be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ). G-impulse max.  No high power.

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

We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first.

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

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Re: MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John Bryan
 

What’s the process to join MTMA? I’m a NAR member already. Thanks!

John Bryan 
NAR #102949

Re: MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Mark Recktenwald
 

John,

You can join MTMA at our next “regular model rocket launch” that is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 11.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald

On Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:49 AM, John Bryan via Groups.Io <scott_650@...> wrote:

What’s the process to join MTMA? I’m a NAR member already. Thanks!

John Bryan 
NAR #102949

Re: MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Michael Grossman
 

You need to find some indians to do a stop the rain dance for your launch sat



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From: "Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io" <markrecktenwald@...>
Date: 4/26/19 12:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: MTMA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John,

You can join MTMA at our next “regular model rocket launch” that is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 11.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald

On Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:49 AM, John Bryan via Groups.Io <scott_650@...> wrote:

What’s the process to join MTMA? I’m a NAR member already. Thanks!

John Bryan 
NAR #102949

Re: MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Jennifer Davis
 

Saturday looks good. It’s rain all day today 


On Apr 26, 2019, at 1:00 PM, michaelgrossman666 via Groups.Io <michaelgrossman666@...> wrote:

You need to find some indians to do a stop the rain dance for your launch sat



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io" <markrecktenwald@...>
Date: 4/26/19 12:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 04/27/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John,

You can join MTMA at our next “regular model rocket launch” that is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 11.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald

On Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:49 AM, John Bryan via Groups.Io <scott_650@...> wrote:

What’s the process to join MTMA? I’m a NAR member already. Thanks!

John Bryan 
NAR #102949

Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

It will be a bit chilly and a bit breezy but the rain is scheduled to hold off, so the club only launch scheduled for tomorrow is a GO.

This being a club members only launch, the club equipment will not be available. If you are a member of MTMA and wish to come fly your rockets, you will need to bring your own launch equipment.

Jeff

Re: Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Casey Anderson
 

Fly’em high and fly’em safe. I’ll be at work. Get some fresh photos for MTMA’s Facebook page.

Casey

On Apr 26, 2019, at 7:41 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

It will be a bit chilly and a bit breezy but the rain is scheduled to hold off, so the club only launch scheduled for tomorrow is a GO.

This being a club members only launch, the club equipment will not be available. If you are a member of MTMA and wish to come fly your rockets, you will need to bring your own launch equipment.

Jeff

Re: Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Jennifer Davis
 

Anyone else coming out?

On Apr 27, 2019, at 7:39 AM, Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:

Fly’em high and fly’em safe. I’ll be at work. Get some fresh photos for MTMA’s Facebook page.

Casey
On Apr 26, 2019, at 7:41 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

It will be a bit chilly and a bit breezy but the rain is scheduled to hold off, so the club only launch scheduled for tomorrow is a GO.

This being a club members only launch, the club equipment will not be available. If you are a member of MTMA and wish to come fly your rockets, you will need to bring your own launch equipment.

Jeff


Re: Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Mandy Walden
 

Nico came by, but there was just too much wind to fly. Didn’t want to risk losing the rocket.

-Mandy

On Apr 27, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Jennifer Davis via Groups.Io <jhercik=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Anyone else coming out?
On Apr 27, 2019, at 7:39 AM, Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:

Fly’em high and fly’em safe. I’ll be at work. Get some fresh photos for MTMA’s Facebook page.

Casey
On Apr 26, 2019, at 7:41 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

It will be a bit chilly and a bit breezy but the rain is scheduled to hold off, so the club only launch scheduled for tomorrow is a GO.

This being a club members only launch, the club equipment will not be available. If you are a member of MTMA and wish to come fly your rockets, you will need to bring your own launch equipment.

Jeff



Re: Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Andrew Maxwell
 

Still haven't bought any engines though. I don't know where to get them.

Re: Tomorrow’s club only launch is a GO! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

Andrew,

Check the nearest Hobby Lobby store. They usually have a selection of rocket motors and some basic rocket kits. 

Jeff

On May 1, 2019, at 7:12 AM, Andrew Maxwell <andrew4violin@...> wrote:

Still haven't bought any engines though. I don't know where to get them.