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Re: Dodds acreage?

Greg Smith
 

Ditto what Chris said, but in general, what you described is well within the range of things we routinely fly at Dodds.

 

Right now, they’re predicting a NNW wind at about 10 mph at launch time. That could change between now and Saturday, but if it holds, thst shouldn’t rule out the flights you’re proposing.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:41 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

A lot depends on the wind speed and direction. We have launched rockets to 2000 ft or more that recovered in the park, and we’ve had rockets go much lower that left the park. A parachute release will greartly increase your chances of staying in the park, and we usually try to set up where we will have the most recovery area.

 

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2                                               Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Greg Montalvo
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:14 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

I was thinking about driving over from Macomb, IL to launch with you this weekend.  I have a couple of rockets with G motors.  One should reach 2000ft. I plan to use a Jolly Logic Chute Release set to 300 ft.  Can Dodd’s Field handle that?

 

Thanks,

 

Greg Montalvo

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jeffrey Suckow
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

You can measure in google maps now.  Just right click (I think you have to hold it) and select your points.  If you connect the points it will give you the area.

 

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

According to the Park District website, the entire park is 104 acres.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>

Date: 7/7/20 4:26 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  

On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

 

 

Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

 

 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Christopher Deem
 

A lot depends on the wind speed and direction. We have launched rockets to 2000 ft or more that recovered in the park, and we’ve had rockets go much lower that left the park. A parachute release will greartly increase your chances of staying in the park, and we usually try to set up where we will have the most recovery area.

 

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2                                               Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Greg Montalvo
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:14 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

I was thinking about driving over from Macomb, IL to launch with you this weekend.  I have a couple of rockets with G motors.  One should reach 2000ft. I plan to use a Jolly Logic Chute Release set to 300 ft.  Can Dodd’s Field handle that?

 

Thanks,

 

Greg Montalvo

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jeffrey Suckow
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

You can measure in google maps now.  Just right click (I think you have to hold it) and select your points.  If you connect the points it will give you the area.

 

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

According to the Park District website, the entire park is 104 acres.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>

Date: 7/7/20 4:26 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  

On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

 

 

Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

 

 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Greg Montalvo
 

I was thinking about driving over from Macomb, IL to launch with you this weekend.  I have a couple of rockets with G motors.  One should reach 2000ft. I plan to use a Jolly Logic Chute Release set to 300 ft.  Can Dodd’s Field handle that?

 

Thanks,

 

Greg Montalvo

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jeffrey Suckow
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

You can measure in google maps now.  Just right click (I think you have to hold it) and select your points.  If you connect the points it will give you the area.

 

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

According to the Park District website, the entire park is 104 acres.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>

Date: 7/7/20 4:26 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

 

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  

On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

 

 

Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Jeffrey Suckow
 

You can measure in google maps now.  Just right click (I think you have to hold it) and select your points.  If you connect the points it will give you the area.

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On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:
According to the Park District website, the entire park is 104 acres.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Date: 7/7/20 4:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  
On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Gary Slater
 

Never thought of using the app such

On Jul 7, 2020, at 5:25 PM, Greg Montalvo <gpm64@...> wrote:


I should clarify that I used the map my walk app to step off the field.

On Jul 7, 2020 5:22 PM, gpm64@... wrote:
Yeah that's what I stepped off the last time I launch with you guys.

On Jul 7, 2020 4:26 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  
On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 


Re: Dodds acreage?

Greg Montalvo
 

I should clarify that I used the map my walk app to step off the field.

On Jul 7, 2020 5:22 PM, gpm64@... wrote:
Yeah that's what I stepped off the last time I launch with you guys.

On Jul 7, 2020 4:26 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  
On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 


Re: Dodds acreage?

Greg Montalvo
 

Yeah that's what I stepped off the last time I launch with you guys.

On Jul 7, 2020 4:26 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  
On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Christopher Deem
 

According to the Park District website, the entire park is 104 acres.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Date: 7/7/20 4:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Dodds acreage?

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  
On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

Re: Dodds acreage?

Gary Slater
 

Just after hitting the send I remembered I have google earth.  I did a quick measurement.  From Bradley to the ball fields (~1300') x east to west field measurement (~980') equals about 29 acres if my math is correct.  

On 07/07/2020 4:19 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

Dodds acreage?

Gary Slater
 

Greg, did you say once that Dodds is about 20 acres? 

Re: we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

Bill Murphy
 

Good description


On Jul 3, 2020, at 9:48 AM, William Carney via groups.io <WillCarney@...> wrote:

It's tough sometimes to struggle to breath.  When I'm in stage 2 or 3 wearing a mask for more than 5 minutes causes hyperventilation.  I've identified 4 stages in my allergies.  A lot of people have stage 1 but mine are worse.  Fortunately I've never gone to 4.

Stage 1                                               Running nose, eye watering, eye irritation, slight nasal

                                                                                congestion.

 

Stage 2                 Stage 1 plus:         Greater nasal congestion, harder to breathe, some sinus

                                                                                headaches,  beginning of lung congestion, hyper ventilation

               beginning, sore and swollen throat starting.

 

Stage 3                 Stage 1& 2 plus:   Nasal blockage almost complete, sinus headaches bad,

                                                                                worse lung congestion, fluid on the lungs, hyper ventilate

                                                                                bad,  throat much worse.  Struggle to breath.

 

Stage 4                 Anaphylaxic


When the summer humidity hits it's hard too.  It bites to have issues like that.
Hopefully my new med's will help but I'm not expecting much.  An allergic reaction is different than just
having Asama but I'll see how it turns out.  I'm just starting on them today.

It would be nice to fly.  Long range predictions are 50% chance of rain but you know how that goes.

I've got about 5-6 rockets to sell and some items to give away.  I'll post them later.

Sorry about the rant on the medical issue.  Not a lot of people just know how bad allergies can be.

By the way I posted several of my last completed rockets on NAR facebook site.

William
In a message dated 7/2/2020 10:07:18 PM Central Standard Time, gpm64@... writes:

In April I launched with the QCRC.  Most everyone wore a mask when out of the their cars, but if recommended social distancing protocols are used, this can be done safely.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: William Carney via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:19 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

 

Hopefully it will go.  As far as masks I can't wear one right now due to medical issues.  My doctor has got me on several new drugs to see if it helps in my breathing.  I have been tested once and will get tested every month.  Generally I'm in stage 2 or 3 right now in allergy attack.  Hyperventilation happens way to often.  Stage 4 is anaphlylaxis  which I've never had.  The CDC does allow for several exemptions including medical issues or kids 3 and under.  Hopefully my new med's will work and I can tolerate a mask.  I have two new inhalers and one pill to try.


If I can come providing we have a launch I have some stuff to give away and some to sell as well.


William


In a message dated 7/2/2020 4:18:17 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:


Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the reopening plan we have gotten the OK from the park district to hold launches at Dodds Park in Champaign. Our first scheduled launch will be on Saturday, July 11. We will plan on meeting there at noon to set up and hope to be flying by around 1 p.m.

We will be putting together a plan for how to hold the launch safely. Details will be forthcoming, but it will probably include not attending if you have a fever or don't feel well, setting up your stuff well separated from the rest of the participants, wearing a mask when not far away from everyone else and limiting the number of people who can be working at the pads at any given time. This will be our first time doing this and I'm sure there will be things that will have to be worked out. So I hope everyone will have patience as we figure out how to safely hold launches during this difficult time.

Jonathan

 



Re: we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

William Carney
 

It's tough sometimes to struggle to breath.  When I'm in stage 2 or 3 wearing a mask for more than 5 minutes causes hyperventilation.  I've identified 4 stages in my allergies.  A lot of people have stage 1 but mine are worse.  Fortunately I've never gone to 4.

Stage 1                                               Running nose, eye watering, eye irritation, slight nasal

                                                                                congestion.

 

Stage 2                 Stage 1 plus:         Greater nasal congestion, harder to breathe, some sinus

                                                                                headaches,  beginning of lung congestion, hyper ventilation

               beginning, sore and swollen throat starting.

 

Stage 3                 Stage 1& 2 plus:   Nasal blockage almost complete, sinus headaches bad,

                                                                                worse lung congestion, fluid on the lungs, hyper ventilate

                                                                                bad,  throat much worse.  Struggle to breath.

 

Stage 4                 Anaphylaxic


When the summer humidity hits it's hard too.  It bites to have issues like that.
Hopefully my new med's will help but I'm not expecting much.  An allergic reaction is different than just
having Asama but I'll see how it turns out.  I'm just starting on them today.

It would be nice to fly.  Long range predictions are 50% chance of rain but you know how that goes.

I've got about 5-6 rockets to sell and some items to give away.  I'll post them later.

Sorry about the rant on the medical issue.  Not a lot of people just know how bad allergies can be.

By the way I posted several of my last completed rockets on NAR facebook site.

William

In a message dated 7/2/2020 10:07:18 PM Central Standard Time, gpm64@... writes:

In April I launched with the QCRC.  Most everyone wore a mask when out of the their cars, but if recommended social distancing protocols are used, this can be done safely.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: William Carney via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:19 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

 

Hopefully it will go.  As far as masks I can't wear one right now due to medical issues.  My doctor has got me on several new drugs to see if it helps in my breathing.  I have been tested once and will get tested every month.  Generally I'm in stage 2 or 3 right now in allergy attack.  Hyperventilation happens way to often.  Stage 4 is anaphlylaxis  which I've never had.  The CDC does allow for several exemptions including medical issues or kids 3 and under.  Hopefully my new med's will work and I can tolerate a mask.  I have two new inhalers and one pill to try.


If I can come providing we have a launch I have some stuff to give away and some to sell as well.


William


In a message dated 7/2/2020 4:18:17 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:


Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the reopening plan we have gotten the OK from the park district to hold launches at Dodds Park in Champaign. Our first scheduled launch will be on Saturday, July 11. We will plan on meeting there at noon to set up and hope to be flying by around 1 p.m.

We will be putting together a plan for how to hold the launch safely. Details will be forthcoming, but it will probably include not attending if you have a fever or don't feel well, setting up your stuff well separated from the rest of the participants, wearing a mask when not far away from everyone else and limiting the number of people who can be working at the pads at any given time. This will be our first time doing this and I'm sure there will be things that will have to be worked out. So I hope everyone will have patience as we figure out how to safely hold launches during this difficult time.

Jonathan

 


AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I am planning to send the order in Monday, or Tuesday. E-mail me at
chris-deem@... if you want anything.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

Greg Montalvo
 

In April I launched with the QCRC.  Most everyone wore a mask when out of the their cars, but if recommended social distancing protocols are used, this can be done safely.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: William Carney via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:19 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

 

Hopefully it will go.  As far as masks I can't wear one right now due to medical issues.  My doctor has got me on several new drugs to see if it helps in my breathing.  I have been tested once and will get tested every month.  Generally I'm in stage 2 or 3 right now in allergy attack.  Hyperventilation happens way to often.  Stage 4 is anaphlylaxis  which I've never had.  The CDC does allow for several exemptions including medical issues or kids 3 and under.  Hopefully my new med's will work and I can tolerate a mask.  I have two new inhalers and one pill to try.

 

If I can come providing we have a launch I have some stuff to give away and some to sell as well.

 

William 

 

In a message dated 7/2/2020 4:18:17 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

 

Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the reopening plan we have gotten the OK from the park district to hold launches at Dodds Park in Champaign. Our first scheduled launch will be on Saturday, July 11. We will plan on meeting there at noon to set up and hope to be flying by around 1 p.m.

We will be putting together a plan for how to hold the launch safely. Details will be forthcoming, but it will probably include not attending if you have a fever or don't feel well, setting up your stuff well separated from the rest of the participants, wearing a mask when not far away from everyone else and limiting the number of people who can be working at the pads at any given time. This will be our first time doing this and I'm sure there will be things that will have to be worked out. So I hope everyone will have patience as we figure out how to safely hold launches during this difficult time.

Jonathan

 

Re: we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

William Carney
 

Hopefully it will go.  As far as masks I can't wear one right now due to medical issues.  My doctor has got me on several new drugs to see if it helps in my breathing.  I have been tested once and will get tested every month.  Generally I'm in stage 2 or 3 right now in allergy attack.  Hyperventilation happens way to often.  Stage 4 is anaphlylaxis  which I've never had.  The CDC does allow for several exemptions including medical issues or kids 3 and under.  Hopefully my new med's will work and I can tolerate a mask.  I have two new inhalers and one pill to try.

If I can come providing we have a launch I have some stuff to give away and some to sell as well.

William 

In a message dated 7/2/2020 4:18:17 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the reopening plan we have gotten the OK from the park district to hold launches at Dodds Park in Champaign. Our first scheduled launch will be on Saturday, July 11. We will plan on meeting there at noon to set up and hope to be flying by around 1 p.m.

We will be putting together a plan for how to hold the launch safely. Details will be forthcoming, but it will probably include not attending if you have a fever or don't feel well, setting up your stuff well separated from the rest of the participants, wearing a mask when not far away from everyone else and limiting the number of people who can be working at the pads at any given time. This will be our first time doing this and I'm sure there will be things that will have to be worked out. So I hope everyone will have patience as we figure out how to safely hold launches during this difficult time.

Jonathan

we are planning to launch rockets at Dodds Park on July 11 #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the reopening plan we have gotten the OK from the park district to hold launches at Dodds Park in Champaign. Our first scheduled launch will be on Saturday, July 11. We will plan on meeting there at noon to set up and hope to be flying by around 1 p.m.

We will be putting together a plan for how to hold the launch safely. Details will be forthcoming, but it will probably include not attending if you have a fever or don't feel well, setting up your stuff well separated from the rest of the participants, wearing a mask when not far away from everyone else and limiting the number of people who can be working at the pads at any given time. This will be our first time doing this and I'm sure there will be things that will have to be worked out. So I hope everyone will have patience as we figure out how to safely hold launches during this difficult time.

Jonathan

Firefly Aerospace uses rocket engine to light birthday candles in epic cake video

George Krumins
 

Simply epic.

Firefly Aerospace uses rocket engine to light birthday candles in epic cake video

https://www.space.com/firefly-aerospace-lights-birthday-cake-with-rocket-engine-video.html

looking for pictures from GARLO 96

Jonathan Sivier
 

I've had an inquiry about pictures from GARLO 96 (Ballistic Architecture Takes Flight). A former member of our club, Michael Stemle, flew a rocket designed like a Disney toy castle. I think he may have won first place in the competition for flying buildings. Apparently he passed away a couple of years ago and his son is asking if we have any pictures of that flight, or possibly of any other rockets he flew with the club. It is too early for them to be on our picture web site. I may have some around somewhere, but it will take some effort to find them. If anyone else has any pictures from that time they would be willing to share with him let me know.

Thanks.

Jonathan

Re: L3?

john hall
 

I posted about it in the forums and there was another guy that posted who was at the same launch reporting connectivity issues as well.  Moving forward I'm going to avoid high altitude launches at large gatherings and as you said Steve, spend some time testing after firmware updates.  John





On Thursday, 25 June 2020, 10:00:05 am GMT-5, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:


I have a love/hate relationship with my featherweight tracker. When it works it’s great but nearly every time I fire it up you have to update firmware and you have to relearn how to use it. Have gotten in the habit of starting them up a few days before the launch and getting reacquainted with them. Steve



On Jun 24, 2020, at 8:52 PM, Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:

So sorry to hear this, John. Looking forward to seeing you before too much longer.

Mark

________________________________________
From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of john hall via groups.io <jotdown@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:19 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] L3?

Hi guys, sorry I’ve been caught up in a reorg at work on top of covid and really busy. I lost my rocket during my level 3 attempt on Sunday at mmwp. It’s a long story but my tracker was locking on to another guys, I can share details next time we get together. It was a beautiful flight on the way up though! John

AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I want to send the order in soon , so if you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... My prices are 80% of retail up to 54mm, and 75% of
retail for 75mm and98mm. I also can order Quest products, 80% retail.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2