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locked Re: Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Bill Berger
 

Brakes went out on the car yesterday. I'll have to catch up with you next time.

-Bill

Sent from my Verizon Motorola Smartphone

On Sep 28, 2019 12:01 PM, Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:
Get some good night launch photos to share. I’m out of town for work.

Casey


On Sep 28, 2019, at 10:29 AM, Mandy Walden <mwalden@...> wrote:

Hi all!
Sorry we haven’t been able to make the last few launches. We’re on a little hiatus as we are in the process of moving to a new house, and the kids are getting used to their new school. Hopefully we’ll be able to join you again before the weather changes. Have a great time tonight!
Best,
Mandy, Jeff, and Nico

On Sep 28, 2019, at 6:45 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski via Groups.Io <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Yes I will bring the Red Max.

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 6:55 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Will you be able to bring my red max rocket?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...>
Date: 9/27/19 3:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM. Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time. We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens. Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00 General flying and NRC
6:00 break for dinner on the field
6:45 Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29. But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Re: Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Casey Anderson
 

Get some good night launch photos to share. I’m out of town for work.

Casey


On Sep 28, 2019, at 10:29 AM, Mandy Walden <mwalden@...> wrote:

Hi all!
Sorry we haven’t been able to make the last few launches. We’re on a little hiatus as we are in the process of moving to a new house, and the kids are getting used to their new school. Hopefully we’ll be able to join you again before the weather changes. Have a great time tonight! 
Best,
Mandy, Jeff, and Nico

On Sep 28, 2019, at 6:45 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski via Groups.Io <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Yes I will bring the Red Max.

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 6:55 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Will you be able to bring my red max rocket?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...>
Date: 9/27/19 3:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM.  Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time.  We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens.  Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00  General flying and NRC
6:00  break for dinner on the field
6:45  Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29.  But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Re: Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Mandy Walden
 

Hi all!
Sorry we haven’t been able to make the last few launches. We’re on a little hiatus as we are in the process of moving to a new house, and the kids are getting used to their new school. Hopefully we’ll be able to join you again before the weather changes. Have a great time tonight! 
Best,
Mandy, Jeff, and Nico

On Sep 28, 2019, at 6:45 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski via Groups.Io <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Yes I will bring the Red Max.

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 6:55 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Will you be able to bring my red max rocket?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...>
Date: 9/27/19 3:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM.  Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time.  We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens.  Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00  General flying and NRC
6:00  break for dinner on the field
6:45  Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29.  But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Re: Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Yes I will bring the Red Max.


On Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 6:55 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Will you be able to bring my red max rocket?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...>
Date: 9/27/19 3:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM.  Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time.  We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens.  Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00  General flying and NRC
6:00  break for dinner on the field
6:45  Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29.  But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Re: Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Jon Goldsby
 

Will you be able to bring my red max rocket?



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Wolfram v.Kiparski" <astronwolf@...>
Date: 9/27/19 3:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Subject: [MTMA] Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM.  Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time.  We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens.  Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00  General flying and NRC
6:00  break for dinner on the field
6:45  Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29.  But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Tomorrow 9/28/2019 Launch is GO! #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Tomorrow's launch is on, starting a 3:00 PM.  Reminder - bring some food to pass for the pot luck dinner.

The forecast is about a 50% chance for rain at 5:00 pm, but those odds go down after that time.  We're deciding to go for it and just see what happens.  Winds are predicted to be light.

The schedule is:

3:00 - 6:00  General flying and NRC
6:00  break for dinner on the field
6:45  Mandatory night fliers' meeting - if you miss this safety meeting, you will not be allowed to fly at night.
~ 7:15 pm Sundown - Night Launch!

I know that the original announcement stated that the rain date is Sunday, September 29.  But I don't do Sunday morning launches, and since I have the gear, there is no rain date if we get rained out.


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA Model Rocket Night Launch - Sat, 09/28/2019 3:00pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Night Launch

When: Saturday, 28 September 2019, 3:00pm to 10:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

View Event

Description:

MANDATORY Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm 
 
Important information: 
Night Launch Requirements ( https://groups.io/g/MTMA/wiki/nlreqa
 
This model rocket launch will be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ). 
 
To offset additional costs, a $1 "Night Launch Range Fee" will be charged for the Night Lunch. 
 
If you miss the Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm, you will not be permitted to launch. 
 
We will hold a normal model rocket sport launch from 3 pm until 6 pm. This is the time for verification flights of any unproven night launch rockets. We will then break for an on-the-field barbecue and resume with the Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm. 
 
Rain Date is Sunday, September 29, 2019 (daytime launch only, 10 am to 4 pm). Stay tuned for last minute updates.


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA NRC Launch - Sat, 09/28/2019 3:00pm-7:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: MTMA NRC Launch

When: Saturday, 28 September 2019, 3:00pm 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

View Event

Organizer: MTMA

Description: The MTMA NRC launch is to be run concurrently with the daytime portion of our scheduled model rocket night launch and has no separate schedule.  This launch is an officially sanctioned event of the National Association of Rocketry.  Anyone may participate, but only NAR members will have their flight performance entered on the National Score Board.

The events are:
1/2 Parachute Duration
1/2A Streamer Duration
1/2A Helicopter Duration
1/2A Boost Glider Duration
1/2A Altitude
B Payload Altitude

The event rules are found in the U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code

Altimeter Useage
Fliers must either check to see if MTMA supports downloading data from your altimeter, or bring the equipment necessary to do so.
Payloads
Fliers must supply their own NAR Standard Payloads, but they must be inspected and approved by the Contest Director prior to launch.


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA Model Rocket Night Launch - Sat, 09/28/2019 3:00pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Night Launch

When: Saturday, 28 September 2019, 3:00pm to 10:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

View Event

Description:

MANDATORY Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm 
 
Important information: 
Night Launch Requirements ( https://groups.io/g/MTMA/wiki/nlreqa
 
This model rocket launch will be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ). 
 
To offset additional costs, a $1 "Night Launch Range Fee" will be charged for the Night Lunch. 
 
If you miss the Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm, you will not be permitted to launch. 
 
We will hold a normal model rocket sport launch from 3 pm until 6 pm. This is the time for verification flights of any unproven night launch rockets. We will then break for an on-the-field barbecue and resume with the Night Launch Safety Meeting at 6:45 pm. 
 
Rain Date is Sunday, September 29, 2019 (daytime launch only, 10 am to 4 pm). Stay tuned for last minute updates.


locked Carl McLawhorn Memorial Fly-Off #7

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

In honor of Carl McLawhorn

October 19-20, 2019
Saturday, 9-5pm and Sunday, 9-2pm
Hosted by Pittsburgh Space Command, NAR Section 473
Location - Weber Farm, 595 Tie Line Road, Grove City, PA

NAR NRC Meet and CMMF Championship
Sport and HPR Flying up to K motors, 5000' AGL

CMMF Championship Events
  • Predicted Altitude (with any Semroc kit and an altimeter)
  • 1/2A Streamer Duration
  • 1/2A Parachute Duration
  • 1/2A Boost Glider Duration
  • F Dual Eggloft Altitude (with altimeter)

Eggs will be provided, but you have to bring your own altimeters

http://www.psc473.org/events/McLawhorn/CMMF7/Carl_McLawhorn_7.pdf


locked Re: MTMA Kit Bash Contest #1 #launchreport

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Sorry Mark.  I recall now that you did call the model a Soyuz TM.  It was an epic kit bash. 


locked Re: MTMA Kit Bash Contest #1 #launchreport

Mark Recktenwald
 

My rocket was actually a Soyuz. I'll be uploading some pics and videos from our launch to the club's Facebook page. If anyone has pics or videos of the Scouts launching, please post them--I was too busy assisting them at the pad to document any of it.

-- 
Mark


On Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:16:06 AM EDT, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:


We had five entries for MTMA Kitbash Contest.  They were Bill Berger, Gary Stricker, Mark Recktenwald, John Eck, and Eric Hudnell.  Each rocket was built using only the contents of an Estes Sprint XL kit.  Then the rocket had to make a safe flight.  It was a real pleasure for me to examine the imaginative creations that these guys came up with.  Good job guys!
From left to right:
4th place B. Berger and his not quite finished U.S.S. Andromeda Goonybird
1st place G. Stricker and his Ronast
2nd place M. Recktenwald and his Vostok
3rd place J. Eck and his colorful Sprint Caterpillar
5th place E. Hudnell and his PIA Browns rocket


locked Re: MTMA Kit Bash Contest #1 #launchreport

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

We had five entries for MTMA Kitbash Contest.  They were Bill Berger, Gary Stricker, Mark Recktenwald, John Eck, and Eric Hudnell.  Each rocket was built using only the contents of an Estes Sprint XL kit.  Then the rocket had to make a safe flight.  It was a real pleasure for me to examine the imaginative creations that these guys came up with.  Good job guys!
From left to right:
4th place B. Berger and his not quite finished U.S.S. Andromeda Goonybird
1st place G. Stricker and his Ronast
2nd place M. Recktenwald and his Vostok
3rd place J. Eck and his colorful Sprint Caterpillar
5th place E. Hudnell and his PIA Browns rocket


locked MTMA Kit Bash Contest #1 #launchreport

Jeff Kodysz
 

One more thing... tomorrow is also the day of the kitbash contest. Bring your kitbashed Sprint XL kit for flying and judging. When the scouts are done, the judging begins!

Jeff


locked Tomorrow’s launch

Jeff Kodysz
 

Sorry for the late reminder, but tomorrow morning we will be hosting Cub Scout Pack 3269 for their rocket day. They will be first up in the morning so if there are any members who can get to the field and assist, help would be greatly appreciated. We were lucky enough to have some of our regular members pitch in and help for the last scout launch.

Unfortunately I will not have my two sons with me this weekend as they have these things called social lives (when did that happen???).

See you at the field!

Jeff


locked MTMA NRC Launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

During October our regular launches will also be sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry as NRC Launches.  "NRC" means, National Rocketry Competition.  It's kind of like an ongoing National model rocketry postal contest that's been going on for the past couple years, and MTMA is just now supporting this event for its first time.

The MTMA NRC launch is to be run concurrently with our scheduled model rocket launch and has no separate schedule.  The NRC model rocket flights are pretty much just like any other model rocket flight, except that NRC flights are timed with a stop watch, or have an altimeter onboard that must be read by a contest official.  This launch is an officially sanctioned event of the National Association of Rocketry.  Anyone may participate, but only NAR members will have their flight performance entered on the National Score Board.

The events are:
1/2 Parachute Duration
1/2A Streamer Duration
1/2A Helicopter Duration
1/2A Boost Glider Duration
1/2A Altitude
B Payload Altitude

The event rules are found in the U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code

Altimeter Useage
Fliers must either check to see if MTMA supports downloading data from your altimeter, or bring the equipment necessary to do so.
Payloads
Fliers must supply their own NAR Standard Payloads, but they must be inspected and approved by the Contest Director prior to launch.

Respond to this discussion thread if you have any questions.
-Wolf  (MTMA NRC Contest Director)


locked Updated Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Saturday, 14 September 2019 #cal-invite

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MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 14 September 2019
10:00am to 6:00pm
(UTC-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 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 15-30 minutes before the launch. Please arrive on time. We fly until 6:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. 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.


locked Re: Handbook of Model Rocketry

John Ulizzi
 

This sounds like rocketry’s counterpart to what “First Steps In Winemaking” is to the amateur winemaker. It’s regarded as the the bible and the starter and is a good and educational read for novices and experienced alike. It was first printed in the 70s, or maybe even the 60s, and is in the 8th or 10th edition now.  If this rocketry handbook is indeed that good, I need one, because the mishaps the winemaking one saved me from making saved me a lot of $$$ and grief...

And we all know I’ve had my mishaps in rocketry...🤣

John


On Sep 10, 2019, at 4:19 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

HEADS UP!

Because of some very generous donors, MTMA is now offering the Handbook of Model Rocketry for only $5.00.

There are very limited quantities available, and I'm limiting sales to one copy per person.  You have to be at our launch and fly a rocket.  First come, first served...


locked Re: Handbook of Model Rocketry

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

HEADS UP!

Because of some very generous donors, MTMA is now offering the Handbook of Model Rocketry for only $5.00.

There are very limited quantities available, and I'm limiting sales to one copy per person.  You have to be at our launch and fly a rocket.  First come, first served...


locked Re: Handbook of Model Rocketry

Jeff Kodysz
 

Thanks Wolf! In my opinion, EVERYONE who views rocketry as a hobby at any level and in any kind of serious manner should read this book.

Jeff

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 2:44 PM Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Take my money, I need a copy!  See you at the next launch.

Gheem

“We need more boom.”

On Sep 10, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I plan on offering brand-new paperback copies of G. Harry Stine's, Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th edition, for sale at all upcoming launches.  Price is at my cost - $13.87.  I am not making any profit from selling these.

I recommend this book to anyone who is new to the hobby.  You've come out to our launches and flew a few times.  Or maybe you've just watched.  Now you're hooked, and you're looking for more knowledge.  You can read the forums and Facebook, but no where will you get it all in one spot like in the Handbook.  Many of us got their start by reading the Handbook of Model Rocketry.  I had a 3rd edition of the book almost on permanent loan from the library before I ever flew my first model rocket in 1973.  The information in this book will help you build better, fly better, and expand your horizons beyond wherever you are at in the hobby.

Experienced fliers would also benefit from reading this book.  I still refer to it.  Any experienced flier who wants to become more consistent in their flying (fewer mishaps) would benefit from the knowledge in this book.  I can't recommend this book enough.  Buy a copy and read it.
-Wolf



--
Jeff Kodysz
President
Mantua Township Missile Agency
NAR Section #606


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