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locked Re: This Weekend's Launch is Canceled #nogo

Jim Seibyl
 

If anyone is interested, Tripoli Mid Ohio is having a launch tomorrow in East Charleston, near Dayton.  It is about a 3 hour drive, but it is a great field (in my opinion, the best in Ohio for high power) The weather down there is forecast for clear, 5 mph winds, and low 40’s.  What might be of interest is that after my TARC team finishes their last 2 qualifying flights, I will be attempting my L3!  I have an M-1845 blue ready to go in my 8 inch Archer.  They have a waiver to 15,000 feet.  If you have wanted to open up your rockets but felt constrained by trees, this is the place to do it!  Hope to see you there!  They are a friendly bunch and welcome all rocket folk.  Below is a link to their site.  Well worth the drive, waiver is open from 10-5pm.



“We need more boom.”

On Mar 9, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald@...> wrote:

Due to low temperatures both Saturday and Sunday, this weekend’s launch is canceled.

Our next scheduled launch will be March 24.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


locked This Weekend's Launch is Canceled #nogo

Mark Recktenwald
 

Due to low temperatures both Saturday and Sunday, this weekend’s launch is canceled.

Our next scheduled launch will be March 24.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


locked Re: March 10, 2018 Launch

larry ward <kbike85@...>
 

Mark I will be doing my show from Amherst for the Penton 50th anniversary on the 10th then packing for a week in Daytona Bike Week. Have fun Saturday don't burn anything down while I'm gone and I'll catch up with you guys the following week.


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From: MTMA@groups.io <MTMA@groups.io> on behalf of Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:28 PM
To: MTMA@groups.io
Subject: [MTMA] March 10, 2018 Launch
 
Our first launch of 2018 should be THIS SATURDAY, March 10, at Noon. The weather forecast is not looking too good, but we will wait to see how much snow we get and if the forecast highs change. Right now the forecast high temperatures both Saturday and Sunday are just above freezing.

Our 2018 Launch Calendar will be posted to the website and group calendar soon. It’s the usual 2nd and 4th Saturday with Sunday as the weather make-up day. We are, however, making a change to the staffing at the launches. The 2nd Saturday will be a fully-staffed launch (club officers and club gear present), while the 4th Saturday will be a bring-your-own-gear (BYOG) launch. These BYOG launches are only be open to those paid-up MTMA members who also hold NAR membership. A club officer may or may not be present at the 4th Saturday launch, so each member’s personal NAR insurance will be in force.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


locked March 10, 2018 Launch

Mark Recktenwald
 

Our first launch of 2018 should be THIS SATURDAY, March 10, at Noon. The weather forecast is not looking too good, but we will wait to see how much snow we get and if the forecast highs change. Right now the forecast high temperatures both Saturday and Sunday are just above freezing.

Our 2018 Launch Calendar will be posted to the website and group calendar soon. It’s the usual 2nd and 4th Saturday with Sunday as the weather make-up day. We are, however, making a change to the staffing at the launches. The 2nd Saturday will be a fully-staffed launch (club officers and club gear present), while the 4th Saturday will be a bring-your-own-gear (BYOG) launch. These BYOG launches are only be open to those paid-up MTMA members who also hold NAR membership. A club officer may or may not be present at the 4th Saturday launch, so each member’s personal NAR insurance will be in force.

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


locked Anthony Ulizzi Obituary - Cleveland, Ohio - Fioritto Funeral Service

John Ulizzi
 

Thanks everyone for your kind words. For those interested here are dad’s arrangements:
http://fiorittofuneralservice.tributes.com/obituary/show/Anthony-H.-Ulizzi-105866663

Anthony Ulizzi Obituary - Cleveland, Ohio - Fioritto Funeral Service

ANTHONY H. ULIZZI, age 94, loving father of John A. (wife Yesenia), devoted grandfather of John A., beloved son of Vincenzo and Giovanna (both deceased), dear brother of the following deceased: Jack, James, Ignatius, Anthony, Roland, Frank and Maria, loving uncle of many. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Church. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME 5236 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (East of Richmond Rd.) 4-8 p.m. TUESDAY.




locked Re: Sad news

Tom Augustyn
 

Will do.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Feb 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Sad news

All,

It is with the greatest of sadness that I announce to you the passing of the father of our club Vice-President, John Ulizzi. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Thank you.

Jeff Kodysz


locked Sad news

Jeff Kodysz
 

All,

It is with the greatest of sadness that I announce to you the passing of the father of our club Vice-President, John Ulizzi. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Thank you.

Jeff Kodysz


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

Gary Stricker
 

I finished repairing the launch head I took home on Sunday including a new coat of paint. Will bring it next time we meet.




On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:28 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I obtained replacement and spare clamping screws and knobs for the launcher heads.


On Feb 14, 2018 8:00 AM, John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
The “ more robust outdoor cable” was just delivered...  Regarding the spool that this long cable is mounted on, I like Mark’s idea of putting a jack on the side of the spool, with one caveat. These premolded cables are completely sealed. I question the ability to make the internal jack connection as moisture resistant. If we can do that, great. Then I will purchase a short length patch cord to match. However, another option might be to simply push one end of the new cable through the hole in the center and leave just enough pigtail to safely reach the remote cell without strain. 1 1/2 -2’ should suffice. That short pigtail can then somehow be clipped to the outside of the spool. Just another alternative. Looking forward to another great season !

John


On Feb 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I thought that we got a lot accomplished.  Present at the work party was Mark Recktenwald (our host), John Ulizzi, Gary Stricker, and myself.  After 5-6 hours passed, we had cleaned, polished, and sorted all of the launch rods and the rail.  The electronic launch gear was inspected and cleaned.  We sorted through everything we had and got rid of some junk.  The launch clips were wire brushed.  And our troublesome launch pad heads have been reconditioned and are 100% functional. 

Still on the to-do list: 
We will be replacing one of the ethernet cables with more robust outdoor cabling.  We will be replacing our mid-power pad with something easier to use and a little less cumbersome to transport.  A 20mm rail from 80/20 Inc. for use with mini-rail-buttons may (as in might) be available this Spring.

More to-do:
We are still working on what steps need to be taken to improve our range operations.  I believe that we are going to be asking MTMA members for more help running launches.  More about this later in another thread.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I obtained replacement and spare clamping screws and knobs for the launcher heads.


On Feb 14, 2018 8:00 AM, John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
The “ more robust outdoor cable” was just delivered...  Regarding the spool that this long cable is mounted on, I like Mark’s idea of putting a jack on the side of the spool, with one caveat. These premolded cables are completely sealed. I question the ability to make the internal jack connection as moisture resistant. If we can do that, great. Then I will purchase a short length patch cord to match. However, another option might be to simply push one end of the new cable through the hole in the center and leave just enough pigtail to safely reach the remote cell without strain. 1 1/2 -2’ should suffice. That short pigtail can then somehow be clipped to the outside of the spool. Just another alternative. Looking forward to another great season !

John


On Feb 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I thought that we got a lot accomplished.  Present at the work party was Mark Recktenwald (our host), John Ulizzi, Gary Stricker, and myself.  After 5-6 hours passed, we had cleaned, polished, and sorted all of the launch rods and the rail.  The electronic launch gear was inspected and cleaned.  We sorted through everything we had and got rid of some junk.  The launch clips were wire brushed.  And our troublesome launch pad heads have been reconditioned and are 100% functional. 

Still on the to-do list: 
We will be replacing one of the ethernet cables with more robust outdoor cabling.  We will be replacing our mid-power pad with something easier to use and a little less cumbersome to transport.  A 20mm rail from 80/20 Inc. for use with mini-rail-buttons may (as in might) be available this Spring.

More to-do:
We are still working on what steps need to be taken to improve our range operations.  I believe that we are going to be asking MTMA members for more help running launches.  More about this later in another thread.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

John Ulizzi
 

The “ more robust outdoor cable” was just delivered...  Regarding the spool that this long cable is mounted on, I like Mark’s idea of putting a jack on the side of the spool, with one caveat. These premolded cables are completely sealed. I question the ability to make the internal jack connection as moisture resistant. If we can do that, great. Then I will purchase a short length patch cord to match. However, another option might be to simply push one end of the new cable through the hole in the center and leave just enough pigtail to safely reach the remote cell without strain. 1 1/2 -2’ should suffice. That short pigtail can then somehow be clipped to the outside of the spool. Just another alternative. Looking forward to another great season !

John


On Feb 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I thought that we got a lot accomplished.  Present at the work party was Mark Recktenwald (our host), John Ulizzi, Gary Stricker, and myself.  After 5-6 hours passed, we had cleaned, polished, and sorted all of the launch rods and the rail.  The electronic launch gear was inspected and cleaned.  We sorted through everything we had and got rid of some junk.  The launch clips were wire brushed.  And our troublesome launch pad heads have been reconditioned and are 100% functional. 

Still on the to-do list: 
We will be replacing one of the ethernet cables with more robust outdoor cabling.  We will be replacing our mid-power pad with something easier to use and a little less cumbersome to transport.  A 20mm rail from 80/20 Inc. for use with mini-rail-buttons may (as in might) be available this Spring.

More to-do:
We are still working on what steps need to be taken to improve our range operations.  I believe that we are going to be asking MTMA members for more help running launches.  More about this later in another thread.


locked MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I thought that we got a lot accomplished.  Present at the work party was Mark Recktenwald (our host), John Ulizzi, Gary Stricker, and myself.  After 5-6 hours passed, we had cleaned, polished, and sorted all of the launch rods and the rail.  The electronic launch gear was inspected and cleaned.  We sorted through everything we had and got rid of some junk.  The launch clips were wire brushed.  And our troublesome launch pad heads have been reconditioned and are 100% functional. 

Still on the to-do list: 
We will be replacing one of the ethernet cables with more robust outdoor cabling.  We will be replacing our mid-power pad with something easier to use and a little less cumbersome to transport.  A 20mm rail from 80/20 Inc. for use with mini-rail-buttons may (as in might) be available this Spring.

More to-do:
We are still working on what steps need to be taken to improve our range operations.  I believe that we are going to be asking MTMA members for more help running launches.  More about this later in another thread.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John Ulizzi
 

Take care, young padawan. Angering one’s back is akin to angering one’s wife. Tread lightly my friend, and feel better. 

Dont worry about missing the meeting, we all came up with a list and of stuff for you to do... Dont worry, it isnt anything more than we spoke of at the meeting at my house. 

We got ‘er done. Feel better. Ibuprofen cocktail highly recommended. That’s two extra strength Advil chased with adult beverage of your choice !

John




On Feb 11, 2018, at 9:35 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

Hey Gents,

Sorry to say that I'm not going to be able to make it today. Apparently I have angered my back and it's exacting its revenge on me this morning. I can barely stand and wouldn't be much use to you all anyway. Please let me know if thee's anything that comes up today that needs to be addressed. 

Thanks and sorry for the late notice.

Jeff

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 5:40 PM, John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
Wolf,

Please bring the remaining swivel heads from the old launch system.

Thanks,

John
> On Feb 10, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Wolf,
> Please bring the =E2=80=9Cshopping list=E2=80=9D for a rocketry-appropriat=
> e first aid kit too.
>
>
> --=C2=A0Mark
>
> On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:12 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@w=
> indstream.net> wrote:
>
> I will be bring some or all of the other MTMA stuff that I have in storage=
> .=C2=A0 We can all see and assess what we have.=C2=A0 I should be






locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Jeff Kodysz
 

Hey Gents,

Sorry to say that I'm not going to be able to make it today. Apparently I have angered my back and it's exacting its revenge on me this morning. I can barely stand and wouldn't be much use to you all anyway. Please let me know if thee's anything that comes up today that needs to be addressed. 

Thanks and sorry for the late notice.

Jeff

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 5:40 PM, John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
Wolf,

Please bring the remaining swivel heads from the old launch system.

Thanks,

John
> On Feb 10, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Wolf,
> Please bring the =E2=80=9Cshopping list=E2=80=9D for a rocketry-appropriat=
> e first aid kit too.
>
>
> --=C2=A0Mark
>
> On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:12 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@w=
> indstream.net> wrote:
>
> I will be bring some or all of the other MTMA stuff that I have in storage=
> .=C2=A0 We can all see and assess what we have.=C2=A0 I should be






locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John Ulizzi
 

Wolf,

Please bring the remaining swivel heads from the old launch system.

Thanks,

John

On Feb 10, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Mark Recktenwald via Groups.Io <markrecktenwald=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wolf,
Please bring the =E2=80=9Cshopping list=E2=80=9D for a rocketry-appropriat=
e first aid kit too.


--=C2=A0Mark

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:12 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@w=
indstream.net> wrote:

I will be bring some or all of the other MTMA stuff that I have in storage=
.=C2=A0 We can all see and assess what we have.=C2=A0 I should be


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Mark Recktenwald
 

Wolf,

Please bring the “shopping list” for a rocketry-appropriate first aid kit too.


-- 
Mark

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:12 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

I will be bring some or all of the other MTMA stuff that I have in storage.  We can all see and assess what we have.  I should be there by 11:00 or so.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I will be bring some or all of the other MTMA stuff that I have in storage.  We can all see and assess what we have.  I should be there by 11:00 or so.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John Ulizzi
 

I plan to be there. Can bring my cordless drill bag and maybe my wire wheel...

John


On Feb 9, 2018, at 10:00 AM, MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

When:
Sunday, 11 February 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:
2003 Stonebridge Xing, Stow, OH 44224

Description:
*****************************************************************************************************************************************
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN PLAN LUNCH.
*****************************************************************************************************************************************

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 10:00 am, we will meet at Mark's house to clean and repair the club's ground support equipment (launch pads, rods, rails, controllers, cables, igniter clips and leads, etc.). Please bring whatever cleaning/repair tools and supplies you have that would be helpful (penetrating oil, sandpaper, steel wool, emery cloth, Scotch-Brite pads, wire brushes, soldering iron, etc.). If you think of anything else that would be useful, please bring it.

Mark has a corded 1/2" drill, a Dremel, a soldering iron, and lots of miscellaneous hand tools; but feel free to bring your own tools if you would like.

Mark's house has a full, un-finished basement so there is plenty of work space for everyone! Mark has lots of table space, but please throw a folding chair in your vehicle just in case he runs out of chairs.

View Event.


locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun,

Jim Seibyl
 

I won’t be able to, birthday party for the kid

“We need more boom.”

On Feb 9, 2018, at 12:31 PM, Gary Stricker via Groups.Io <keystric@...> wrote:

I plan on being there




On Friday, February 9, 2018, 10:01 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

I will be there along with the youngster.

Jeff

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM, MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

When:
Sunday, 11 February 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:
2003 Stonebridge Xing, Stow, OH 44224

Description:
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *****************
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN PLAN LUNCH.
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *****************

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 10:00 am, we will meet at Mark's house to clean and repair the club's ground support equipment (launch pads, rods, rails, controllers, cables, igniter clips and leads, etc.). Please bring whatever cleaning/repair tools and supplies you have that would be helpful (penetrating oil, sandpaper, steel wool, emery cloth, Scotch-Brite pads, wire brushes, soldering iron, etc.). If you think of anything else that would be useful, please bring it.

Mark has a corded 1/2" drill, a Dremel, a soldering iron, and lots of miscellaneous hand tools; but feel free to bring your own tools if you would like.

Mark's house has a full, un-finished basement so there is plenty of work space for everyone! Mark has lots of table space, but please throw a folding chair in your vehicle just in case he runs out of chairs.

View Event.



locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun,

Gary Stricker
 

I plan on being there




On Friday, February 9, 2018, 10:01 AM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

I will be there along with the youngster.

Jeff

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM, MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

When:
Sunday, 11 February 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:
2003 Stonebridge Xing, Stow, OH 44224

Description:
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *****************
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN PLAN LUNCH.
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *****************

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 10:00 am, we will meet at Mark's house to clean and repair the club's ground support equipment (launch pads, rods, rails, controllers, cables, igniter clips and leads, etc.). Please bring whatever cleaning/repair tools and supplies you have that would be helpful (penetrating oil, sandpaper, steel wool, emery cloth, Scotch-Brite pads, wire brushes, soldering iron, etc.). If you think of anything else that would be useful, please bring it.

Mark has a corded 1/2" drill, a Dremel, a soldering iron, and lots of miscellaneous hand tools; but feel free to bring your own tools if you would like.

Mark's house has a full, un-finished basement so there is plenty of work space for everyone! Mark has lots of table space, but please throw a folding chair in your vehicle just in case he runs out of chairs.

View Event.



locked Re: MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

John Berkey
 

Sorry, I have to work Sunday and won't be able to attend.


John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@groups.io>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 10:00 am
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair - Sun, 2/11/18 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Reminder:
MTMA Launch Equipment Cleaning and Repair

When:
Sunday, 11 February 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:
2003 Stonebridge Xing, Stow, OH 44224

Description:
*****************************************************************************************************************************************
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN PLAN LUNCH.
*****************************************************************************************************************************************

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 10:00 am, we will meet at Mark's house to clean and repair the club's ground support equipment (launch pads, rods, rails, controllers, cables, igniter clips and leads, etc.). Please bring whatever cleaning/repair tools and supplies you have that would be helpful (penetrating oil, sandpaper, steel wool, emery cloth, Scotch-Brite pads, wire brushes, soldering iron, etc.). If you think of anything else that would be useful, please bring it.

Mark has a corded 1/2" drill, a Dremel, a soldering iron, and lots of miscellaneous hand tools; but feel free to bring your own tools if you would like.

Mark's house has a full, un-finished basement so there is plenty of work space for everyone! Mark has lots of table space, but please throw a folding chair in your vehicle just in case he runs out of chairs.

View Event.