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2009 schedule on line

Jonathan Sivier
 

Since we didn't have our New Year's Day launch today, I spent a few hours and updated the web pages for 2009. Check the pages at

http://www.prairienet.org/cia/ops.html
http://www.prairienet.org/cia/schedule.html

Let me know if you see any errors or omissions. I'm sure there will be some additions, deletions and changes to the schedule as the year goes by, but it should be a good start to letting everyone know what is happening this year. As always last minute changes will be announced to the email list.

Jonathan


Launch CANCELLED

Greg Smith
 

It's the old story: a day that is pretty nice in
all respects EXCEPT that it's too windy to fly rockets.

At 11 AM, the wind was 22 MPH from the south,
with a temperature of 28° F and rather pretty,
partly sunny skies. Not bad at all for January
1, except for that wind speed. Sorry folks,
we'll have to continue our celebrating indoors today.

Our next launch attempt will be Saturday, January 10, 2009.



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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu 217-840-1678


Outlook for New Year's Launch

Greg Smith
 

We relax our usual weather standards for the New
Year's Day launch, so we can get a little
first-of-the-year flying in, even if it's too
cold to stay out very long. Still, we have our
limits, especially in regard to the wind, and it
doesn't look too good for tomorrow, I'm afraid.

Thursday's forecast is for partly cloudy skies
with a high near 40° F, but strong southerly
winds at 15 - 20 MPH, possibly gusting up to 30
MPH. If true, we might not be able to hold the
launch because of the legal limit of 20 MPH for
rocket flying. Since this forecast is right on
the edge, though, I'm still holding out some hope for the day.

As always, I'll make the final decision and
announcement about 11 AM Thursday. You can call
me at 217-840-1678 for information around that same time.


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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu 217-840-1678


meeting next Tuesday

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our first meeting of 2009 will be held next Tuesday, January 6, at the Springer Center starting at 7 p.m. The topic for the meeting will be Rocketry Videos. So bring any interesting tapes or DVD's you might have to share with everyone.

We will also be discussing our plans for our presentation on Saturday, January 24, at the 4H Learn and Fun Day to be held at the Heartland Community College in Normal. We will be giving our presentation on rockets from noon to 1 p.m. We will do something very similar to the presentation we made at the Champaign Public Library in March, 2007. If you would like to help with this outreach event come to the meeting next Tuesday. If you are unable to make it to the meeting, but would still like to help, let me know.

While we try to schedule a topic of some sort for each meeting, there is always plenty of opportunity for anyone to ask questions or discuss any other aspect of model rocketry. The meetings are a great chance to get more involved with rockets and our local club and we would like to invite everyone to attend when they can.

Jonathan


Re: 2008 flight stats

Greg Smith
 

At 09:38 PM 12/30/2008, you wrote:

Despite the weather being bad for a number of
launches I did get some flights in. Here's the
numbers (if I counted right, I am terrible at math).

The year isn't over yet! You still have another day to improve your stats!

- GDS


2008 flight stats

William Carney
 

Despite the weather being bad for a number of
launches I did get some flights in. Here's the
numbers (if I counted right, I am terrible at math).

106 motors, 106 flights, no clusters this year.
13 EX motors, 44 rockets, 16 flight days.
D12 motor most flown.
From the commercial motors:
2 ½ A2, 5 A10, 1A3/4, 3 B6, 8 C6, 26 D12,
1 E16, 6 E9, 1 F12, 5 F20, 1 F50, 1 G64,
1 G77, 1 G79, 8 G80, 2 G80 (LOKI), 2 H100,
1 H128, 3 H144, 1 H160, 1 H210, 1 H90,
1 I154, 1 J320, 3 J396, 2 J528, 2 J712,
2 M1882
EX included 6 G, 1 F, 2 H, 1 J, 2 K and 1 M.
The M being the Wimpy Red flight at MWP.
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New Year's Launch

Greg Smith
 

A reminder to all that we'll try once again this year to hold our annual New Year's Day launch on Thursday, January 1, 2009, with setup starting at noon at Dodds Park.

We haven't been able to hold the launch the last two years due to wind, rain and snow, but I'm hopeful for this year. The forecast calls for cold, but fair conditions.

So shake the fuzz out of your head from your late night celebrating on Wednesday and come join us for an afternoon of long cold walks and breathing rocket exhaust. Who knows, the fumes may even be a good hangover cure.

- GDS


Launch CANCELLED

Greg Smith
 

Not a chance ...

61 °F
Rain
Wind: 33 mph from the SSE
Wind Gust: 46 mph
Pressure: 29.71 in (Falling)
Visibility: 3.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 700 ft
Overcast 2000 ft
(Above Ground Level)



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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu 217-840-1678


Re: Outlook for Saturday launch

Christopher Deem
 

I was out and about this afternoon, and cruised by the park, does the name "The Great dismal Swamp" sound familiar? All the lower laying areas have standing water, and it hasn't started to rain yet.

Greg Smith wrote:


I can describe the chances for holding our scheduled launch on
Saturday, December 27 no better than by quoting the official forecast:

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Saturday
Dense fog advisory in effect until 4 am CST Saturday...
Flash Flood Watch in effect from 6 am CST Saturday through Saturday evening...

Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall
possible. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. Windy. South winds 20
to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near
100 percent.

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So as long as the wind, rain, fog and floods don't stop us, we can
enjoy an unseasonably warm December day. :-)

Obviously, I think the chances of launching are pretty dismal. I'll
post my usual final announcement about 11 AM tomorrow, but I don't
think you need to hold your breath about what it might say.

You can call me at 217-840-1678 as usual for information.

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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu <mailto:GregS%40illinois.edu> 217-840-1678

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Outlook for Saturday launch

Greg Smith
 

I can describe the chances for holding our scheduled launch on Saturday, December 27 no better than by quoting the official forecast:

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Saturday
Dense fog advisory in effect until 4 am CST Saturday...
Flash Flood Watch in effect from 6 am CST Saturday through Saturday evening...

Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. Windy. South winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

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So as long as the wind, rain, fog and floods don't stop us, we can enjoy an unseasonably warm December day. :-)

Obviously, I think the chances of launching are pretty dismal. I'll post my usual final announcement about 11 AM tomorrow, but I don't think you need to hold your breath about what it might say.

You can call me at 217-840-1678 as usual for information.




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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu 217-840-1678


2009 CIA Calendar

Greg Smith
 

Here is the official (as of this moment) CIA events calendar for 2009. This has been reviewed by the board and we believe everything is accurate -- but special events do come up, and weather and personnel factors sometimes require us to move or cancel events. So stay tuned to this list and the CIA website for future announcements.

Notes for 2009:

1. The launch schedule for January and April is not the usual 2nd and 4th Saturdays -- there are extra events during those months that required moving one of the launches.

2. Currently, we plan to hold both March launches at the Flessner's farm field south of Flatville. Both April launches will be at Rantoul, and all three (that's right, three) November launches will be at Flatville.

3. Some of the meeting topics and all of the contest events are still undecided, and may change. The dates should be correct, however.

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS AEROSPACE 2009 MASTER CALENDAR

This calendar is intended for CIA internal planning only. Events
may be added, deleted or changed without notice. Changes will be
announced on the CIA electronic mailing list and web site.
Launches may be cancelled due to bad weather. Before attending
any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of
Operations, at (217) 840-1678, or e-mail gregs@illinois.edu for
the latest weather information or schedule changes.

Regularly scheduled events are normally held each month as
follows:

1st Tuesday: Membership meeting at Springer Cultural
Center, 301 N. Randolph St., Champaign, or special
events elsewhere.

3rd Tuesday: Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza Parlor,
1801 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign.

2nd Saturday: Rocket launch at Pick Dodds Park, 2200 W.
Bradley Ave., Champaign. Rockets are limited to
4,000' MSL (~3,250' AGL) altitude and "H" motor
impulse by FAA waiver and site dimension
restrictions.

4th Saturday: Rocket launch at Dodds Park. High power
launches may be held at the Rantoul Aviation
Center or the Flessner farm near Flatville in the
spring and fall with up to a 10,000' waiver.
Watch the CIA e-mail list or check the website for
announcements.

Some events may be held at special locations or times - check
the calendar!


Last updated December 22, 2008

JANUARY

Thursday 1 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 6 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry videos. Bring your
favorite rocket-related tapes, discs, and computer
files to view with the group.

Saturday 10 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 20 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 24 4-H workshop in Normal, IL, 11:30 AM.

Saturday 31 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


FEBRUARY

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Forum on rocket design and
construction tips.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "The Rocketeer Who Went Out in the Cold."
Events: To be announced.


MARCH

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Annual membership meeting and election of
club officers. Meeting topic: "Show and tell"
about your current rocketry projects.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Sunday 15 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


APRIL

Tuesday 7 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocket photography.

Saturday 11 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Saturday 18 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Tuesday 21 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Thursday 23 "Rocket Into Space" display and demonstration
launch at Parkland College Theatre, 5:30 PM - 8:30
PM.


MAY

Tuesday 5 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Introduction to model
rocketry for new rocketeers. New board members
take office.

Saturday 9 Illinois Junior Academy of Sciences State Fair at
the Assembly Hall. CIA members will assist in
judging the aerospace and astronomy categories.

Saturday 16 Build'n'Fly workshop for young rocketeers at
Leonhard Recreation Center, 9 - 11 AM. $20 fee
covers rocket kit, motors and all supplies. For
information or to enroll, call the Champaign Park
District at 398-2550.

Saturday 16 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 19 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 23 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: Illinois Missile Crisis. Events to be
announced.


JUNE

Tuesday 2 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocket books.

Saturday 13 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 16 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 27 GARLO 2009, all-day rocket launch at Dodds Park,
10 AM - 4 PM. Followed by an awards
ceremony/potluck picnic, location to be announced.
Theme: "Destination: Moon." Rain date: Sunday,
June 28.


JULY

Tuesday 7 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: GARLO followup.

Saturday 11 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

M 13 - F 17 Illinois Aerospace Institute at the University
of Illinois. CIA will assist in rocket building
Monday, 7/13, 7 - 10 PM, and launching rockets
Friday, 7/17, 1 - 4 PM.

Tuesday 21 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 25 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "Insurrection Launch." Events: To be
announced.


AUGUST

Tuesday 4 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry electronics.

Saturday 8 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 18 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 22 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. Annual
Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch
equipment more than 20 years old.


SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 1 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Introduction to medium and
high-power rocketry for new members.

Saturday 12 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. Followed by
night launching of rockets equipped with lights,
beepers, etc.

Tuesday 15 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 26 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon. NAR Section
Meet: "The Missiles of October." Events: To be
announced.


OCTOBER

Tuesday 6 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry flea market. Bring
your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies
to buy, sell and trade with other members.

Saturday 10 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.

Tuesday 20 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 24 Rocket launch at Rantoul Aviation Center, 12 noon.


NOVEMBER

Tuesday 3 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: High power rocketry beyond
Level I.

Saturday 7 U of I AE100SD class rocket launch at Flessner
farm near Flatville, 8 AM. High power waiver to
10,000' MSL. Rain date: Sunday, November 8.

Saturday 7 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL.

Saturday 14 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL. Rain
date: Sunday, November 15

Tuesday 17 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 28 Rocket launch at Flessner farm near Flatville, 12
noon. High power waiver to 10,000' MSL. Rain
date: Sunday, November 29


DECEMBER

Tuesday 1 Membership meeting at Springer Cultural Center, 7
PM. Meeting topic: Rocketry "tall tales" and
general discussion.

Saturday 12 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.

Tuesday 15 Business meeting at Village Inn Pizza, 7 PM.

Saturday 26 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.


JANUARY, 2010

Friday 1 Rocket launch at Dodds Park, 12 noon.



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Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu 217-840-1678


Re: Rocket R&D?

Christopher Deem
 

Yes, that is Gary's company.

Tim Dixon wrote:


All,

Over the weekend I won a Rocket R&D kit on Ebay (ASP, 4" dia, 7' tall,
54mm mount). It looks pretty sweet (although I don't physically have
it yet).

In any case, according to the packaging, Rocket R&D has an address in
Homer, IL. I thought someone in CIA would likely know the background
on this company? Is this Gary Buck's old company?

-Tim

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Re: Rocket R&D?

Dave Ketchledge <sketchledge@...>
 

Yes this was Gary's company. Dont know it its around anymore
Dave Ketchledge
NAR SR 57231

--- On Mon, 12/22/08, Tim Dixon <dixontj93060@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Tim Dixon <dixontj93060@yahoo.com>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Rocket R&D?
To: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, December 22, 2008, 3:51 PM

All,

Over the weekend I won a Rocket R&D kit on Ebay (ASP, 4" dia, 7'
tall,
54mm mount). It looks pretty sweet (although I don't physically have
it yet).

In any case, according to the packaging, Rocket R&D has an address in
Homer, IL. I thought someone in CIA would likely know the background
on this company? Is this Gary Buck's old company?

-Tim


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Rocket R&D?

Tim Dixon <dixontj93060@...>
 

All,

Over the weekend I won a Rocket R&D kit on Ebay (ASP, 4" dia, 7' tall,
54mm mount). It looks pretty sweet (although I don't physically have
it yet).

In any case, according to the packaging, Rocket R&D has an address in
Homer, IL. I thought someone in CIA would likely know the background
on this company? Is this Gary Buck's old company?

-Tim


Re: FW: shuttle over satellite beach

Jonathan Sivier
 

Greenwood, Chuck wrote:
A photo from one of the locals... The view I had was incredible.. As
it flew southward over land, we saw the left side, and got the best look
at the right side as the piggybacked shuttle flew up the beach, just a
mile or 1.5 out over the ocean. Turns gave us a great view from
somewhat above. It looks unreal!
We have the list set up to remove attachments. However there is a way to upload pictures to the site and make them available to list members. We also have our club Smugmug site where we have a large number of pictures taken by club members of various rocketry activities. So the best way to share a picture with the list is to place it somewhere on the web and send a note to the list with a link.

Jonathan


Re: Oracle for sale

William Carney <wcarney@...>
 

You know, I tried again and it will work with XP Pro.
Just does not work with Vista which is on my laptop.

William

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Carney" <wcarney@iwu.edu>
To: <cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale


The drivers on the Estes web site are for the Astrovision and not
the Oracle. There are no drivers for the Oracle, just a program.
At least the one I got. XP Pro is also a little different and the
camera just won't work with mine. Believe me I have tried just
about everything. Changing security and just about everything
else, all a waist of time. The Oracle I have only works with Win98.

William

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey Deem" <jdbectec1@att.net>
To: <cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale


After reading your comments on oracle and windows xp, I decided I better
Try
installing it on my xp computer before bagging my Pentium 2 HP Win 98
computer. I used the provided cd and followed the Estes instructions to
the
letter, The first thing that popped up was an "install drivers" or
"browse"
screen, I installed said drivers, and all following screens proceeded
as
in
my copy of the instructions. As instructed I kept the cd in till I
connected the camera. It works fine. I have windows xp home edition.
Perhaps the problem has to do with permissions and the like or security
in
the office edition.

If by chance you no longer have the instructions, both they and the
drivers,
they can be found here:
http://www.estesrockets.com/assets/downloads/

I hope this helps,

Jeff

p.s.- there do not seem to be any vista drivers, And my understanding is
that the astrovision will not work with vista period so probably oracle
won't either

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Carney" <wcarney@iwu.edu>
To: <cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale


Not the problem. My computer has the old USB and the new.
When I purchased my MB it had the older USB then I had to
add a new IO Board just for the faster 2.0. I even get a cookie
warning-message every time I plug a faster item into the older
port say "this device can operate faster" but the quirk is that
the computer itself can't. At least not without the new IO Board.

It will still give me the same message about needing drivers
that are not available in both the older and newer USB.

Like I said it's a Window's problem and it won't get solved.

Anyone want to buy my Oracle?

William

----- Original Message -----
From: "Strain, Paul" <paul.strain@cliftoncpa.com>
To: <cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 8:29 AM
Subject: RE: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale


Not sure if this link will help, since it applies to Astrovision, but
the USB 2.0 incompatibility is intriguing and may be an issue with
Oracle.

http://www.musatcha.com/articles/estesastrovision.php



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From: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of William Carney
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 8:02 AM
To: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale

Not surprising with Windows. With my XP Pro the software will load
but when you plug in the camera it calls for drivers. Since there is
no drivers it won't work. No idea how to get around it.

William


----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy Dixon" <dixontj93060@yahoo.com>
To: <cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale


I have XP Pro/SP3 on my main laptop and it works fine.

--- On Thu, 12/11/08, WillCarney@aol.com <WillCarney@aol.com>
wrote:

From: WillCarney@aol.com <WillCarney@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale
To: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 9:08 PM


In a message dated 12/11/2008 8:43:00 PM Central Standard Time,
slbill@comcast.net writes:
Nope, it calls for drivers every time. The software and camera
does
not
use
drivers and
it won't connect to the camera without it. The CD does not have
drivers
just
program.
Compatibility does not work for this one, it's a Windows problem
and
no
way

to run it.
I have XP Pro with SP3 and Vista on two seperate computers, it
won't
run
on

either.

William


Will it run in Compatibility Mode?
(right click/properties&#92;compatibility)

-----Original Message-----
From: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com]
On
Behalf Of WillCarney@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:16 PM
To: cia-rocketry@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Oracle for sale



In a message dated 12/11/2008 3:13:07 PM Central Standard Time,
dixontj93060@yahoo.com writes:

I had a few minutes between meetings today and went into Slot &
Wing.
There at the front door they have two Estes Oracle video rockets
for
sale for $29.95 (orig. retail $129.95). A quick Internet & Ebay
search
seems to show they are still generally selling for $105+ so it
seems
to be a good deal. If you don't have one (I already do), they are
reasonably entertaining.

I got one and can't use it.
The software for those only runs on Windows 98 and does not work on
XP or Vista. At least the one I have.

William



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FW: shuttle over satellite beach

Greenwood, Chuck <greenwoodc@...>
 

A photo from one of the locals... The view I had was incredible.. As
it flew southward over land, we saw the left side, and got the best look
at the right side as the piggybacked shuttle flew up the beach, just a
mile or 1.5 out over the ocean. Turns gave us a great view from
somewhat above. It looks unreal!



Chuck.



________________________________

From: Bill [mailto:bmanley@cfl.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 2:48 PM
To: BAS
Subject: shuttle over satellite beach



I snapped this a few minutes ago...............


newsletters and dues

Jonathan Sivier
 

The next edition of the Informant, the CIA newsletter, is being printed and will be mailed out to all members soon. Given the upcoming holidays it may happen that they won't all get mailed until after the new year, but they will be on their way as soon as possible.

It is also time for CIA members to renew their memberships and pay their annual dues. Dues are the same as in the past, $10 for an individual and $2 for each additional family member. I will be including a reminder with the newsletters when they are mailed, but in the meantime anyone who would like to pay their dues can catch me at the next meeting or make a check out to Central Illinois Aerospace and mail it to me at

Jonathan Sivier
5 The Summit
Champaign, IL 61820


Couple of websites

Christopher Deem
 

For those who might be interested, a download of a free NASA calendar www.nasa.gov/pdf/296130main_calendar09-100pdf and a website featuring Earth from space, and Space Shuttle in orbit with the Space Station, www.greatdanepro.com/Blue%20 Bueaty/index.htm

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level II


business meeting on Tuesday

Jonathan Sivier
 

We will be holding our last business meeting of the year this coming Tuesday, December 16, 7 p.m. at the Village Inn Pizza in Champaign. We will be discussing and working on the calendar of CIA activities for 2009, as well as eating pizza and talking about rockets as usual. All members are invited to attend and give their input.

Jonathan

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