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Re: Greetings..

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I think we might be able to accommodate you.  We just had three cub scout packs, including yours, contact us.  All want to fly rockets in October.  I'd like to take this conversation off of this list and via email so that I can have one conversation with all of you.  We'll work something out.  I'll be in touch soon.
-W


Greetings..

charlesmatulac@...
 

Good day, all.
 
I'm reaching out on behalf of Boy Scout troop 3280 in Streetsboro to see if the MTMA would allow some of our scouts to join in at one of your October launches.
 
Our scouts have indicated an interest in learning more about model rockets, and who better to learn from than the enthusiasts?
 
While we have about 40 scouts in total, we wouldn't expect all of them and their families to be in attendance. An even smaller subset of the attending group may choose to participate, as some do have their own kits, and will be aware of the launch fees.

Would you as a group be comfortable essentially 'hosting' the troop? Nothing formal needed, just being open to having a group of scouts present, and willing to answer questions as they come up.

Alternatively, is the Harmon field available to non NAR groups for one-off days like our troop? Would an NAR/MTMA member need to be in attendance for such an event?
 
 


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Tom Augustyn
 

Rocketry rule of thumb #1. If you don't want to lose it, don't launch it...Thanks for the info Wolf! Hope to see you there!


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Upcoming public access launches

Yes the field is big enough - if the wind direction is favorable.  Where we set up the first time winds out of the north or northeast would not be so good for us because then we would be blown into the tree line to the south.  We will have to ask and see if we can get permission to move to another location on the field.  But can you imagine the confusion if we said "go here and park here" but at the last minute went and set up somewhere else?

Winds out of the south, east, and west are favorable.  But even with a favorable breeze, we lost a rocket to a distant tree.  Trees are everywhere, and hungry.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Yes the field is big enough - if the wind direction is favorable.  Where we set up the first time winds out of the north or northeast would not be so good for us because then we would be blown into the tree line to the south.  We will have to ask and see if we can get permission to move to another location on the field.  But can you imagine the confusion if we said "go here and park here" but at the last minute went and set up somewhere else?

Winds out of the south, east, and west are favorable.  But even with a favorable breeze, we lost a rocket to a distant tree.  Trees are everywhere, and hungry.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Tom Augustyn
 

I'd like to finally get a Launch Pad PAC-3 Patriot in the air on an Aerotech E15-4 and also Estes Maxi Honest John on an Aerotech E30-4. Can that field handle or accomodate 29MM motors like an Estes Pro Series Nike Smoke on an Aerotech F26 ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Upcoming public access launches

Jon,

Model rocket motors.  As for what impulse model rocket motor that depends on wind direction.  With favorable winds I would fly just about anything, though drift from a high altitude is always a problem.  Dual deployment or a chute release makes it a walk in the park.  

I flew an Estes Fat Boy (short BT80 size kit from 20 years ago) with an E20-7 and got it back no problem.  I plan on flying it with an F24 reload out there, but only if the wind is favorable.



On Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 2:25 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Wolf what motors would you recommend for the new field?

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:14 PM Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Yes you may, Tom.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Jon,

Model rocket motors.  As for what impulse model rocket motor that depends on wind direction.  With favorable winds I would fly just about anything, though drift from a high altitude is always a problem.  Dual deployment or a chute release makes it a walk in the park.  

I flew an Estes Fat Boy (short BT80 size kit from 20 years ago) with an E20-7 and got it back no problem.  I plan on flying it with an F24 reload out there, but only if the wind is favorable.



On Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 2:25 PM Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:
Wolf what motors would you recommend for the new field?

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:14 PM Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Yes you may, Tom.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Jon Goldsby
 

Wolf what motors would you recommend for the new field?

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:14 PM Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Yes you may, Tom.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Yes you may, Tom.


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Tom Augustyn
 

Thanks Wolf, hopefully I'll see you there. May I pay my member fees at the site to join the MTMA group and be able to launch high power birds greater than D Motor? I am currently a NAR member.

Have a good day!

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Upcoming public access launches

Hi Tom,

This email message server is also a message board, with calendar and file storage features.
The website is, meh... it will get fixed eventually.  But in the meantime, avail yourself to this group's calendar.

MTMA Public Launches Calendar


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Hi Tom,

This email message server is also a message board, with calendar and file storage features.
The website is, meh... it will get fixed eventually.  But in the meantime, avail yourself to this group's calendar.

MTMA Public Launches Calendar


Re: Upcoming public access launches

Tom Augustyn
 

Great news Wolf! Is there a current calendar available on the MTMA web site for launch dates?  The link I have saved below only reflects dates for 2019.

http://www.mtmarocketry.org/main/
  

-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Upcoming public access launches

For all you lurkers out there in non-MTMA member land, we have scheduled public launches at our new field at the Barber Airport north of Alliance.  Check the calendar for two dates in October and one date in November.  This is a much larger field than Harmon Flying Field in Aurora, with acres of mown grass.  If the wind is right, it's truly a pleasure to fly there not have to wade through tall grass and bushes to recover your rocket.  But being an active airport it has unique flying restrictions.  The field is not suitable for High Power because of the proximity of people's homes (< 1500 feet away).  The field is shared with a parachute club and a model airplane club.  The owner believes that a model rocket club can cooperate with the other clubs that also use this facility.  We think so too.  But access does come with a few caveats.

Caveat #1 - the Airport charges $5 per person day use fee.
Caveat #2 - non-MTMA members are restricted to a maximum 20 N-s power (D engine), no clusters, no staging at Barber Field.
Caveat #3 - non-MTMA members pay MTMA a $5 launch fee too - $10 total to fly at Barber.
Caveat #4 - we periodically have to shut down the range to allow the parachute club to do its thing.

Notice a trend here?  We want to encourage you to join the National Association of Rocketry and join MTMA.  This message goes out to 128 email addresses that are not bouncing and are not associated with club members.  Consider doing more than just lurking MTMA's email message list.  Re-up and come check us out.


Upcoming public access launches

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 
Edited

For all you lurkers out there in non-MTMA member land, we have scheduled public launches at our new field at the Barber Airport north of Alliance.  Check the calendar for two dates in October and one date in November.  This is a much larger field than Harmon Flying Field in Aurora, with acres of mown grass.  If the wind is right, it's truly a pleasure to fly there and not have to wade through tall grass and bushes to recover your rocket.  But being an active airport it has unique flying restrictions.  The field is not suitable for High Power because of the proximity of people's homes (< 1500 feet away).  The field is shared with a parachute club and a model airplane club.  The owner believes that a model rocket club can cooperate with the other clubs that also use this facility.  We think so too.  But access does come with a few caveats.

Caveat #1 - the Airport charges $5 per person day use fee.
Caveat #2 - non-MTMA members are restricted to a maximum 20 N-s power (D engine), no clusters, no staging at Barber Field.
Caveat #3 - non-MTMA members pay MTMA a $5 launch fee too - $10 total to fly at Barber.
Caveat #4 - we periodically have to shut down the range to allow the parachute club to do its thing.

Notice a trend here?  We want to encourage you to join the National Association of Rocketry and join MTMA.  This message goes out to 128 email addresses that are not bouncing and are not associated with club members.  Consider doing more than just lurking MTMA's email message list.  Re-up and come check us out.


Re: MTMA Night Launch canceled #nogo

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Go for it!  Others are there already.


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 10:22 AM M Schevey <Tractionengines@...> wrote:
So were we... 

Is anyone doing the BYOG launches until wind or rain stops it?

I was thinking of going over with our launcher early afternoon.  Depending on wind and radar. We have plans on saturday mornings for the next few weeks.


Re: MTMA Night Launch canceled #nogo

M Schevey
 

So were we... 

Is anyone doing the BYOG launches until wind or rain stops it?

I was thinking of going over with our launcher early afternoon.  Depending on wind and radar. We have plans on saturday mornings for the next few weeks.

Mike

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S9.


-------- Original message --------
From: Mandy Walden <mwalden@...>
Date: 9/12/20 9:28 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Night Launch canceled #nogo

Oh no! 😢 We were looking forward to it!

On Sep 12, 2020, at 9:01 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski via groups.io <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Forecast calls for rain and even thunder this evening.  There is no rain date for this launch.

From NWS:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a low pressure system will
develop this evening, becoming more numerous late tonight into
Sunday. Heavy rain with storms could produce localized flooding
tonight through Sunday.


Re: MTMA Night Launch canceled #nogo

Mandy Walden
 

Oh no! 😢 We were looking forward to it!

On Sep 12, 2020, at 9:01 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski via groups.io <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Forecast calls for rain and even thunder this evening.  There is no rain date for this launch.

From NWS:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a low pressure system will
develop this evening, becoming more numerous late tonight into
Sunday. Heavy rain with storms could produce localized flooding
tonight through Sunday.


MTMA Night Launch canceled #nogo

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Forecast calls for rain and even thunder this evening.  There is no rain date for this launch.

From NWS:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a low pressure system will
develop this evening, becoming more numerous late tonight into
Sunday. Heavy rain with storms could produce localized flooding
tonight through Sunday.


MTMA Night Launch - Sat, 09/12/2020 5:00pm-6:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: MTMA Night Launch

When: Saturday, 12 September 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, (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: This is our yearly model rocket night launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

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

Mandatory flight safety meeting at 7:00 p.m.  If you miss this meeting, you will be a spectator.  Please arrive on time.

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

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


moderated Re: pics 3

Mike Williams
 

Video Studio
Final Cut Pro

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 12:00 PM M Schevey <Tractionengines@...> wrote:
Nice photos Mike.  THANK YOU.

The video I took of the Big Bertha with the 60" parachute came out well on my phone. But I would like to edit it a little (zoom, white balance, contrast, etc & slow-mo of liftoff...) What software do you use for video edits?

Mike


-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 8/23/20 8:15 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] pics 3


Best Regards,

Mike Williams
216.832.3653


moderated Re: pics 3

M Schevey
 

Nice photos Mike.  THANK YOU.

The video I took of the Big Bertha with the 60" parachute came out well on my phone. But I would like to edit it a little (zoom, white balance, contrast, etc & slow-mo of liftoff...) What software do you use for video edits?

Mike


-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 8/23/20 8:15 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Subject: [MTMA] pics 3


Best Regards,

Mike Williams
216.832.3653


moderated pics 3

Mike Williams
 


Best Regards,

Mike Williams
216.832.3653