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Looking for sites in the Springfield area

Robert Brunner
 

Hi,

I have received an email asking for information about launch sites in the Springfield area. I have asked what sort of flying they want to do, but I assume they are looking for a site for smaller model rockets. Does anyone have any information about launch sites in the Springfield area?

Robert


launches this month #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

We have launches scheduled for the 13th and 27th of this month. The
locations and times of these launches may be a bit different than usual.
Greg will send his usual announcements prior to the launches, but I
thought I would give a heads up on the plans for this month so people
can be aware of what is going on.

The launch for this coming Satuday, April 13, will most likely be
held at Dodds Park. If we are lucky enough to get our waiver by then
the launch will be relocated to the Rantoul launch site. However, we
are assuming that won't be the case and that the launch will be held at
Dodds. However, the soccer groups are playing in the park in the
morning, so we will have to wait until they are done before we can set
up. While we say we will meet there at noon and start flying at 1:00,
it is likely to be later than that. Sometimes we have to wait a couple
of hours for the soccer players to clear out. Just be aware that there
could be a delay in getting started on Saturday.

The launch on Saturday, April 27 will be held at the field in
Forsyth, near Decatur. We held a launch there last fall, and also in
the fall of 2017. This is a nice large farm field and we had a really
good time there last fall. Once again we hope to have a waiver in place
so we can fly some high power rockets, but even if we don't we will
still be flying at the Forsyth field. In this case we won't have to
wait for soccer players so we will plan on meeting at noon and hopefully
get flying by 1:00. You can find directions and a map to this launch
site on our web site at

http://www.ciarocketry.org/maps.html#forsyth

Jonathan


AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I am getting another order ready. I would like to send it in before the end of the month. As always, up to 54mm is 80% of retail, 75mm and 98 mm is 75% of retail. If you want anything, e-mail me at chris-deem@att.net, unless you really want everybody else to know what you are buying.

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NASA student launch taking place today

Jonathan Sivier
 

The NASA student launch is taking place today. You can watch it live at

https://www.facebook.com/NASAStudentLaunch/videos/

In the past the U of I had a team at the launch, but this year they are planning on going to another competition called IREC.

Jonathan


New NAR Section Championship rules under consideration

Robert Brunner
 

Hi,

The NAR is considering rules for a Section Championship, and is seeking comments on a new draft of the rules. If you have comments, please send them to me, and I will collect and forward the comments.

Robert


Here is the message from the NAR (along with attached draft of the rules):

Nearly 2 years ago, the Expanding Competition Sub-committee (ECS) debuted a substantial change to the US Model Rocket Sporting Code (USMRSC) when it introduced the National Rocket Competition (NRC). The Sporting Code contains the rules that govern NAR model rocket competition.

The new Sporting Code has now been used for one full contest year- 2017-2018- which culminated at NARAM 60 in Pueblo, CO. Though the new Sporting Code has now successfully recognized its first individual and team national champions, it was not able to recognize a Section Champion as there were no rules describing how a Section Champion could be arrived at.

During its meeting at NARAM 60, the NAR Board directed Ed LaCroix, Chairman of the ECS, to take steps to draft rules that would allow for awarding a Section Championship. A committee comprised of Mark, Bundick, Glenn Feveryear, Ed LaCroix, and Dan Wolf has now completed a draft of Section Championship rules, and they are attached.

In order for these draft rules to be added to the Sporting Code, your Board asked that they be reviewed by the Sections, and that comments be received so the Section Championship committee can make any final changes prior to a Board vote for approval.



I need your Section’s comments no later than midnight on Friday, April 26, 2019.

In order for the Section Championship draft rules to be added to the Sporting Code in time for use during the 2019-2020 Contest Year beginning July 1, 2019, the NAR Board must approve them no later than its June monthly meeting.

Thank you for your support and fly the NRC!

Sincerely,
Ed LaCroix, 11248
Expanding Competition Sub-Committee Chair


Re: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

Tim Dixon
 

ROFL!!!


On Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 9:05 AM Randy Milliken <randy@...> wrote:
Right there with ya Tim. 
I can guarantee if I tried to build that it wouldn't look anything like the pictures!
It would be more like:


Randy Milliken

------ Original Message ------
From: "Tim Dixon" <dixontj936@...>
Sent: 4/2/2019 6:52:49 AM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

This is why I have to build big rockets. I would mutilate these tiny pieces of paper. And, even worse, once you add in the Chinese instructions: http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/041.html.

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:11 PM Lon Westfall <l.westfall@...> wrote:

From: Westfall, Lon Alan
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 6:03 PM
To: 'cia-rocketry@groups.io' <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this before but you need to look at the unbelievable detail in this model of the Apollo 13 LEM.

 

https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/build-this-incredibly-detailed-apollo-13-lunar-module-from-21-sheets-of-a4-paper-1623002/

 

If anyone wants to scale it up or convert it to a model rocket, please let me know.

 

Lon Westfall

 


Re: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

Randy Milliken
 

Right there with ya Tim. 
I can guarantee if I tried to build that it wouldn't look anything like the pictures!
It would be more like:


Randy Milliken
randy@...

------ Original Message ------
From: "Tim Dixon" <dixontj936@...>
Sent: 4/2/2019 6:52:49 AM
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

This is why I have to build big rockets. I would mutilate these tiny pieces of paper. And, even worse, once you add in the Chinese instructions: http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/041.html.

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:11 PM Lon Westfall <l.westfall@...> wrote:

From: Westfall, Lon Alan
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 6:03 PM
To: 'cia-rocketry@groups.io' <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this before but you need to look at the unbelievable detail in this model of the Apollo 13 LEM.

 

https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/build-this-incredibly-detailed-apollo-13-lunar-module-from-21-sheets-of-a4-paper-1623002/

 

If anyone wants to scale it up or convert it to a model rocket, please let me know.

 

Lon Westfall

 


Re: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

Tim Dixon
 

This is why I have to build big rockets. I would mutilate these tiny pieces of paper. And, even worse, once you add in the Chinese instructions: http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/041.html.


On Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:11 PM Lon Westfall <l.westfall@...> wrote:

From: Westfall, Lon Alan
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 6:03 PM
To: 'cia-rocketry@groups.io' <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this before but you need to look at the unbelievable detail in this model of the Apollo 13 LEM.

 

https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/build-this-incredibly-detailed-apollo-13-lunar-module-from-21-sheets-of-a4-paper-1623002/

 

If anyone wants to scale it up or convert it to a model rocket, please let me know.

 

Lon Westfall

 


Re: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

Greg Smith
 

I’ve seen some absolutely astonishing paper models of aircraft, ships and cars before. In some respects they can be even more detailed and have better textures and colors than plastic models.

 

The LM has so many tubular and cylindrical features – rolling and gluing all those little struts and such must have been a complete pain. I wonder if there are special tools for that.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lon Westfall
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 6:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

From: Westfall, Lon Alan
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 6:03 PM
To: 'cia-rocketry@groups.io' <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this before but you need to look at the unbelievable detail in this model of the Apollo 13 LEM.

 

https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/build-this-incredibly-detailed-apollo-13-lunar-module-from-21-sheets-of-a4-paper-1623002/

 

If anyone wants to scale it up or convert it to a model rocket, please let me know.

 

Lon Westfall

 


"Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

Lon Westfall
 

From: Westfall, Lon Alan
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 6:03 PM
To: 'cia-rocketry@groups.io' <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: "Paper" Model of Apollo LEM

 

I don’t know if any of you have seen this before but you need to look at the unbelievable detail in this model of the Apollo 13 LEM.

 

https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/build-this-incredibly-detailed-apollo-13-lunar-module-from-21-sheets-of-a4-paper-1623002/

 

If anyone wants to scale it up or convert it to a model rocket, please let me know.

 

Lon Westfall

 


Re: meeting Tuesday #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

That sounds like great advice. Thanks, William.

Jonathan

On 3/31/2019 2:51 PM, William Carney via Groups.Io wrote:
Won't be able to be there but there is one tip you can pass along.

You need to do dual deploy flights before your L3 project with the
electronics you plan to use.
Getting to learn about your electronics way before hand is important and
takes a little stress off your flight.
I did at least 20-30 DD flights before starting my L3 Project.  It also
gives you experience in making e-bays.

William

In a message dated 3/31/2019 12:31:36 PM Central Standard Time,
jsivier@illinois.edu writes:

  Our April meeting at the Springer Center will be this Tuesday, April
2 at 7 p.m.  The topic for the evening will be a Forum on Level 3
Certification.  This should be a fun and interesting topic for all
rocketeers, whether you plan to go for your Level 3 someday or not.

    Knowing how our meetings typically go I'm sure there will be time
for discussing other rocketry related topics if you have something in
particular you want to bring to the meeting.

    I hope to see everyone there on Tuesday.

Jonathan


Re: meeting Tuesday #Meeting

William Carney
 

Won't be able to be there but there is one tip you can pass along.

You need to do dual deploy flights before your L3 project with the electronics you plan to use.
Getting to learn about your electronics way before hand is important and takes a little stress off your flight.
I did at least 20-30 DD flights before starting my L3 Project.  It also give you experience in making e-bays.

William

In a message dated 3/31/2019 12:31:36 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

  Our April meeting at the Springer Center will be this Tuesday, April
2 at 7 p.m.  The topic for the evening will be a Forum on Level 3
Certification.  This should be a fun and interesting topic for all
rocketeers, whether you plan to go for your Level 3 someday or not.

    Knowing how our meetings typically go I'm sure there will be time
for discussing other rocketry related topics if you have something in
particular you want to bring to the meeting.

    I hope to see everyone there on Tuesday.

Jonathan


meeting Tuesday #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our April meeting at the Springer Center will be this Tuesday, April
2 at 7 p.m. The topic for the evening will be a Forum on Level 3
Certification. This should be a fun and interesting topic for all
rocketeers, whether you plan to go for your Level 3 someday or not.

Knowing how our meetings typically go I'm sure there will be time
for discussing other rocketry related topics if you have something in
particular you want to bring to the meeting.

I hope to see everyone there on Tuesday.

Jonathan


Re: advance notice of next week's meeting

john hall
 

A quick point- the presentation is designed to be fun and encourage discussion.  I've done a lot of research but still have questions so I'm looking forward to your feedback. John

On Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 12:05:56 pm GMT-5, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:


  Our April meeting at the Springer Center will a week from today on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.  The topic for the meeting will be a forum on Level 3 certification.  Level 3 rockets fly on "M" class, and higher, motors.  John Hall has put together a presentation with information on the process and other members who have experience or knowledge of level 3 rockets are encouraged to give us their views and experience.  Whether or not you think you will be interested in flying a level 3 rocket some day I think you will find this to be an interesting topic.  I'm sure everyone will learn something new and you may be inspired to build bigger and better rockets in the future.

  It would be great to have a good turnout at the meeting, so I hope to see everyone there.

Jonathan



Re: pictures

Gary Slater
 

Got the Mirage but its pretty much destroyed. Lets jus say a pilot error caused a chute malfunction.

On Mar 29, 2019, at 4:09 PM, John Robbins <john.robbins@shell.com> wrote:

Looks like the wind was a little tricky. Did Gary get his Mirage back?

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Deem via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:22 PM
To: Cia-Rocketry <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] pictures

From Saturday's launch on our SmugMug site.


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Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


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Re: pictures

John Robbins
 

Looks like the wind was a little tricky. Did Gary get his Mirage back?

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From Saturday's launch on our SmugMug site.


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pictures

Christopher Deem
 

From Saturday's launch on our SmugMug site.


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advance notice of next week's meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our April meeting at the Springer Center will a week from today on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The topic for the meeting will be a forum on Level 3 certification. Level 3 rockets fly on "M" class, and higher, motors. John Hall has put together a presentation with information on the process and other members who have experience or knowledge of level 3 rockets are encouraged to give us their views and experience. Whether or not you think you will be interested in flying a level 3 rocket some day I think you will find this to be an interesting topic. I'm sure everyone will learn something new and you may be inspired to build bigger and better rockets in the future.

It would be great to have a good turnout at the meeting, so I hope to see everyone there.

Jonathan


Re: Wildman Jr. Rocket

Frank Davis
 

Thank you both.

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 9:28 AM Jonathan Sivier <jesivier@...> wrote:
I would suggest building it so you can fly it with, or without, the AV-bay and upper body tube sections.  That will give you lots of options on configurations and motors to fly it with.

Jonathan


On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 9:10 AM Frank Davis <frnkdavis5@...> wrote:


On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 8:08 AM Frank Davis via Groups.Io <frnkdavis5=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
just purchased wildman Jr. rocket. Want to get level 1 certification. Do I build in short mode for level 1, and then add payload DD for level 2? And, how to do build from short to long? I’m new to HPR, so please bare with me.
Thankyou,
Frank Davis 


GO for #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 11:00 AM, it was 42° in Champaign, with clear skies and a SE wind at 8 mph.

Although, as predicted, the wind direction isn't great, otherwise conditions look good for a launch. We'll meet as scheduled at 12:00 noon in the Dodds Park soccer field parking lots.

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Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace
GregS@illinois.edu  217-840-1678

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