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locked Re: Tomorrow’s launch POSTPONED

Jim Seibyl
 

I’m running some N grains down to Columbus for a project on Sunday, I’m with you in spirit.

“We need more boom.”

On Aug 24, 2018, at 7:13 PM, Michael Nowak <mikemnowak@...> wrote:

I’m sorry Jeff, but I cannot make it Sunday.

Mike Nowak

On Aug 24, 2018, at 6:26 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

Due to the threat of thunderstorms in our launch window, and the forecast for unfavorably brisk winds, we will be postponing the Cub Scout launch scheduled for tomorrow until Sunday. The forecast for Sunday looks much better to have a bunch of little ones fly some rockets.

For any of you who volunteered to help and can’t make it in Sunday, I understand completely. Thank you for volunteering. For those who still can, we appreciate your flexibility and welcome your assistance.

We will be setting up around 11 and the scouts will be on site around 12:30. Volunteers and any regular club members wishing to fly, come on out and bring your rockets!

See y’all at the field!

Jeff




locked Re: Tomorrow’s launch POSTPONED

Michael Nowak
 

I’m sorry Jeff, but I cannot make it Sunday.

Mike Nowak

On Aug 24, 2018, at 6:26 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

Due to the threat of thunderstorms in our launch window, and the forecast for unfavorably brisk winds, we will be postponing the Cub Scout launch scheduled for tomorrow until Sunday. The forecast for Sunday looks much better to have a bunch of little ones fly some rockets.

For any of you who volunteered to help and can’t make it in Sunday, I understand completely. Thank you for volunteering. For those who still can, we appreciate your flexibility and welcome your assistance.

We will be setting up around 11 and the scouts will be on site around 12:30. Volunteers and any regular club members wishing to fly, come on out and bring your rockets!

See y’all at the field!

Jeff


locked Tomorrow’s launch POSTPONED

Jeff Kodysz
 

Due to the threat of thunderstorms in our launch window, and the forecast for unfavorably brisk winds, we will be postponing the Cub Scout launch scheduled for tomorrow until Sunday. The forecast for Sunday looks much better to have a bunch of little ones fly some rockets.

For any of you who volunteered to help and can’t make it in Sunday, I understand completely. Thank you for volunteering. For those who still can, we appreciate your flexibility and welcome your assistance.

We will be setting up around 11 and the scouts will be on site around 12:30. Volunteers and any regular club members wishing to fly, come on out and bring your rockets!

See y’all at the field!

Jeff


locked Re: MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 8/25/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Jeff Kodysz
 

As an addendum to the automatic calendar reminder, I have a few updates to this weekend's planned scout launch.

Initially, I believed that this launch would be fore two separate Boy Scout Troops, but I was incorrect. They are Cub Scouts. 
Originally, the launch planned was two separate Packs staggered into two sessions, one starting at 10 AM and the next at 12 (ish). I was contacted yesterday by the pack leader, and informed that one of the groups had an issue with the rocket kits they sourced, and had cancelled for their group of kids. I offered our groups help to get the kids flying, but the pack leader I spoke with told me she had made a similar offer and it was declined. 

Therefore, we will be having only one group of kids coming out to the launch this weekend, and since they have another event going on in the morning, they will not be out to launch until 12 (ish).

I would still like to get out to the field and set up by 10AM and any club member who would like to come out before the kids arrive can come and fly. From the last launch it would appear that this number of kids can get done launching within a couple of hours, so we should also have some time left to launch afterwards as well.

If you're coming out to assist, you don't have to get there by 10, but you're welcome to do so anyway to hang out and / or fly. If you're on the fence about coming out to assist, please come on out. To see the faces of the little ones light up when their rockets take to the sky is one of the most rewarding sights you could ever see! 

As always, this is all dependent on the weather holding out. We will keep everyone in the loop as far as Go or NO-Go status as always.

Thanks!

Jeff

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 25 August 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Description:
We will be assisting the Boy Scouts of Troop 3269 launch their model rockets. This launch is weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation if the weather does not cooperate. If you're a club member, or a NAR member interested in helping out, please drop us a PM.

View Event.


locked MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 8/25/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 25 August 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Description:
We will be assisting the Boy Scouts of Troop 3269 launch their model rockets. This launch is weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation if the weather does not cooperate. If you're a club member, or a NAR member interested in helping out, please drop us a PM.

View Event.


locked MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 8/25/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Boy Scout Troop 3269 Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 25 August 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Description:
We will be assisting the Boy Scouts of Troop 3269 launch their model rockets. This launch is weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation if the weather does not cooperate. If you're a club member, or a NAR member interested in helping out, please drop us a PM.

View Event.


locked Re: We are GO for launch! #go

Jim Seibyl
 

Sorry I can’t make it, I’m in Connecticut visiting my dad. Have a great launch, the scouts ones are fast and fun!

“We need more boom.”

On Aug 10, 2018, at 9:44 PM, Jeff Kodysz <@JeffK813> wrote:

There is only minimal chance of a spotty shower tomorrow so we are GO for our Cub Scout launch. We have about 30 or so scouts coming out to launch rockets with us tomorrow and we will be assisting them should they have any trouble with their models.

I anticipate having time after the scouts are finished to launch our own rockets, so bring what ya got and put it in the air!!!

See you all tomorrow!

Jeff


locked We are GO for launch! #go

Jeff Kodysz
 

There is only minimal chance of a spotty shower tomorrow so we are GO for our Cub Scout launch. We have about 30 or so scouts coming out to launch rockets with us tomorrow and we will be assisting them should they have any trouble with their models.

I anticipate having time after the scouts are finished to launch our own rockets, so bring what ya got and put it in the air!!!

See you all tomorrow!

Jeff


locked Re: Tomorrow's Cub Scout launch

willowchiller@...
 

Is it possible to get a wheelchair close enough to see a launch?
Our son is in a wheelchair now 
and as a family we did a wee bit 
of rocketry.  
We have not for a 
long time.  I would take a 
day off to do this!
Thank you


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
Looks like there's only a very slight chance of scattered rain tomorrow, so we WILL be launching. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help out. We will be sending out the official "GO" announcement later today.

We will be getting the ball rolling a little earlier than usual tomorrow, and will hopefully be set up and launching by 11:00 AM, so if you who have volunteered to help can be there a little before that time to help set up and get the ball rolling, it would be great.

Still in desperate need of people to commit for the next scout launch, on August 25th. If anyone can help out we could really use it.

Thanks again to all who have volunteered. See you at the field tomorrow!

Jeff

--
Willow M. Chiller


locked Tomorrow's Cub Scout launch

Jeff Kodysz
 

Looks like there's only a very slight chance of scattered rain tomorrow, so we WILL be launching. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help out. We will be sending out the official "GO" announcement later today.

We will be getting the ball rolling a little earlier than usual tomorrow, and will hopefully be set up and launching by 11:00 AM, so if you who have volunteered to help can be there a little before that time to help set up and get the ball rolling, it would be great.

Still in desperate need of people to commit for the next scout launch, on August 25th. If anyone can help out we could really use it.

Thanks again to all who have volunteered. See you at the field tomorrow!

Jeff


locked Club Website Down

Mark Recktenwald
 
Edited

Due to a major server crash at our web host, our website is currently down. I have spoken to technical support, who told me they are working to restore all backups. No timetable has been given.

-- 
Mark


locked MTMA Cub Scout Pack 67 Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 8/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Cub Scout Pack 67 Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 11 August 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Description:
We will be assisting the Cub Scouts of Pack 67 launch their model rockets. This launch is weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation if the weather does not cooperate. If you're a club member, or a NAR member interested in helping out, please drop us a PM.

View Event.


locked MTMA Cub Scout Pack 67 Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 8/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder:
MTMA Cub Scout Pack 67 Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 11 August 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

Description:
We will be assisting the Cub Scouts of Pack 67 launch their model rockets. This launch is weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation if the weather does not cooperate. If you're a club member, or a NAR member interested in helping out, please drop us a PM.

View Event.


locked Re: Vortico on F26

Tom Augustyn
 
Edited

I love those black powder motors! Here is my Cosmodrome Nike Smoke on the same motor with a 6-second delay. I flew it at NARAM 59 in Muskegon, MI last August. That's also my MAMMOTH on pad # 11 .

20170801_095105.jpg
20170801_095734_046.jpg





-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Vortico on F26

F26


On Jul 30, 2018, at 12:18 PM, Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy@...> wrote:

AWESOME!! Was that an F or G Aerotech motor?


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:23 am
Subject: [MTMA] Vortico on F26

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

:-)




locked Re: Vortico on F26

John Ulizzi
 

F26


On Jul 30, 2018, at 12:18 PM, Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy@...> wrote:

AWESOME!! Was that an F or G Aerotech motor?


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:23 am
Subject: [MTMA] Vortico on F26

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

:-)




locked Re: Launch Report for 7/28/2018

Tom Augustyn
 
Edited

Here's my ESTES STM-10 from last year. I called Ohio Edison that day and reported it. They sent out a bucket truck later that night to clear the line. An RC RC plane club member held on to it and gave it back to me the next launch! Here are pictures from the first launch day and second after I got it back.

20170826_134923_009.jpg
20170826_134923_015a.jpg
20170909_144852_009.jpg





-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Angyal <Danno1159@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

Beat you it.  I already hung one on a wire.

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 12:16 PM Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
When I finally show for a launch you will have a field day! Catos, rockets hung up in power lines, lawn-darts...


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:19 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

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

Daniel Angyal
 

Beat you it.  I already hung one on a wire.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 12:16 PM Tom Augustine via Groups.Io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
When I finally show for a launch you will have a field day! Catos, rockets hung up in power lines, lawn-darts...


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:19 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

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: Vortico on F26

Tom Augustyn
 

AWESOME!! Was that an F or G Aerotech motor?


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:23 am
Subject: [MTMA] Vortico on F26

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

:-)




locked Re: Launch Report for 7/28/2018

Tom Augustyn
 

When I finally show for a launch you will have a field day! Catos, rockets hung up in power lines, lawn-darts...


-----Original Message-----
From: John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:19 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Launch Report for 7/28/2018

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 SM-80 on F50

John Ulizzi
 

Sorry, no earth shattering kaboom...