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Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably in the north half of the soccer field parking lots. We can fly until sundown at 8:20 PM. Our waiver allows flying motors up through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level).

Here are the two slightly different Saturday forecasts I'm watching:

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NWS - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 82. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TWC - Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 79F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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My hunch is that even if it doesn't rain, we will find it too windy to fly, especially with the wind blowing from an unfavorable direction for the Dodds Park field. But as usual, we'll make the final decision after looking at the conditions about 11:00 AM tomorrow. I'll post the verdict here, or you can call me after 11:00 AM at 217-840-1678.

Our next flying activity will be a demo launch at the Urbana Park District's "Strawberry Jam" festival next Saturday (6/15/2019) at Meadowbrook Park. The next regular club launch will be Saturday, June 22 at Dodds Park.

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


Re: volunteers needed to help at RC Fest in Monticello

Jeffrey Suckow
 

Forgot the images...


On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 12:30 PM Jeffrey Suckow <jefrysuko@...> wrote:
Just thought I'd share a couple details and images that I got from Horizon Hobby today.

Launches are at 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM  Building starts at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
They will be launching 20 rockets at once for as many racks as they can fill.
3 Estes employees, one Horizon Hobby employee and our volunteers are all that are supporting this so any help would be appreciated.
If you can only come for one build session or a launch that would still be helpful.

A couple of us are going to bring some rockets to display.  They have asked us to limit the rockets being displayed to Estes products as this is mainly to showcase Horizon Hobby's distributorship for Estes.
If anyone has some good options for displaying rockets that would be great.  My plan right now is a bucket with sand in the bottom and some holes cut in the lid.  Glue some spent casings onto the end of the dowels, put rocket on end of dowel and put dowel in bucket.  If someone already has something better that would be appreciated.

Let me know if anyone has any questions.

Thanks,
Jeffrey


Re: volunteers needed to help at RC Fest in Monticello

Jeffrey Suckow
 

Just thought I'd share a couple details and images that I got from Horizon Hobby today.

Launches are at 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM  Building starts at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
They will be launching 20 rockets at once for as many racks as they can fill.
3 Estes employees, one Horizon Hobby employee and our volunteers are all that are supporting this so any help would be appreciated.
If you can only come for one build session or a launch that would still be helpful.

A couple of us are going to bring some rockets to display.  They have asked us to limit the rockets being displayed to Estes products as this is mainly to showcase Horizon Hobby's distributorship for Estes.
If anyone has some good options for displaying rockets that would be great.  My plan right now is a bucket with sand in the bottom and some holes cut in the lid.  Glue some spent casings onto the end of the dowels, put rocket on end of dowel and put dowel in bucket.  If someone already has something better that would be appreciated.

Let me know if anyone has any questions.

Thanks,
Jeffrey


Re: meeting at Springer on Tuesday #Meeting

Jeffrey Suckow
 

I am actually free this Tuesday thus I'll be there.  If we need to we can talk about R/C Fest as well.

Thanks,
Jeffrey

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 2:03 PM Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:
    Our monthly meeting at the Springer Center will be this Tuesday,
June 4, at 7 p.m.  This month's topic will be "The Ins and Outs of Dual
Deployment."  If you haven't used dual deployment techniques in the
past, this is your chance to find out how it is done.  If you have
experience with using dual deployment, bring altimeters, AV-bays and
other items to show and talk about, and be ready to answer questions
based on your experiences.

Jonathan




Re: volunteers needed to help at RC Fest in Monticello

John Robbins
 

Hi Jonathan,

I would love to help out but I am looking forward to the launch and getting some birds in the sky after being off since Jan.

The outlook for Sat seems to be about 50% but I am hoping that will change before then.

If we don’t fly I probably could come down and help in the afternoon.

John Robbins

-----Original Message-----
From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonathan Sivier via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:15 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] volunteers needed to help at RC Fest in Monticello

We are still looking for people who can help out next Saturday, June 8. If you can help with the rocket building, even if just for a couple of hours, contact Jeffrey Suckow at <jefrysuko@gmail.com> or John Hall at <jotdown@yahoo.com>.

Thanks.

Jonathan

On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 06:07 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:


We have been asked by Horizon Hobbies (a major distributor based in
C-U) and Estes to help out with a build and fly event at the RC Fest being held by
Horizon on Saturday, June 8. You can find info on the RC Fest at
"https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.horizonhobby.com%2Fcontent%2Frc-fest-render-rc-fest&;amp;data=02%7C01%7Cjohn.robbins%40shell.com%7C439a00e25e9d45bc99c608d6e78e8bd8%7Cdb1e96a8a3da442a930b235cac24cd5c%7C0%7C0%7C636950996759566808&amp;sdata=QU5%2FLIYRLuzsCcvjTmo76nR5s9ODVLiEgYFB3adwrvw%3D&amp;reserved=0"

Estes will have a tent at the event and would like to have people
to help kids build Humdinger models (basically a stretched Estes
Gnome). There will be a morning building session from around 9 to
noon and then an afternoon session from 1 to 4. There will be windows
for the kids to fly their rockets at noon and 5:00. We don't have to provide launching equipment or anything.
They just would like some people to help the kids building their rockets.

The complication here is that we have a launch at Dodds Park
scheduled for that afternoon. So we can probably get plenty of people
to help out in the morning, but the afternoon could be more
challenging. We would like to be able to help out in order to score
some points with Horizon Hobbies and Estes (always useful), and
possibly get some area kids interested in flying rockets with us. We'll be able to hand out fliers and promote our club at the event.

If you would be willing to volunteer for some time, even if just an
hour or two, morning and/or afternoon, on June 8, let me know.

Thanks.

Jonathan
jsivier@illinois.edu


Re: volunteers needed to help at RC Fest in Monticello

Jonathan Sivier
 

We are still looking for people who can help out next Saturday, June 8. If you can help with the rocket building, even if just for a couple of hours, contact Jeffrey Suckow at <jefrysuko@gmail.com> or John Hall at <jotdown@yahoo.com>.

Thanks.

Jonathan

On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 06:07 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:


We have been asked by Horizon Hobbies (a major distributor based in C-U)
and Estes to help out with a build and fly event at the RC Fest being held by
Horizon on Saturday, June 8. You can find info on the RC Fest at
"https://www.horizonhobby.com/content/rc-fest-render-rc-fest";

Estes will have a tent at the event and would like to have people to help
kids build Humdinger models (basically a stretched Estes Gnome). There will
be a morning building session from around 9 to noon and then an afternoon
session from 1 to 4. There will be windows for the kids to fly their rockets
at noon and 5:00. We don't have to provide launching equipment or anything.
They just would like some people to help the kids building their rockets.

The complication here is that we have a launch at Dodds Park scheduled for
that afternoon. So we can probably get plenty of people to help out in the
morning, but the afternoon could be more challenging. We would like to be
able to help out in order to score some points with Horizon Hobbies and Estes
(always useful), and possibly get some area kids interested in flying rockets
with us. We'll be able to hand out fliers and promote our club at the event.

If you would be willing to volunteer for some time, even if just an hour or
two, morning and/or afternoon, on June 8, let me know.

Thanks.

Jonathan
jsivier@illinois.edu


meeting at Springer on Tuesday #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our monthly meeting at the Springer Center will be this Tuesday,
June 4, at 7 p.m. This month's topic will be "The Ins and Outs of Dual
Deployment." If you haven't used dual deployment techniques in the
past, this is your chance to find out how it is done. If you have
experience with using dual deployment, bring altimeters, AV-bays and
other items to show and talk about, and be ready to answer questions
based on your experiences.

Jonathan


Another Soyuz Close Call

Gary Slater
 


dual deployment of recovery system at meeting next Tuesday #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

The topic of our June meeting at the Springer Center will be "The
Ins and Outs of Dual Deployment." Dual deployment refers to a set of
methods used to reduce how far your rocket drifts during recovery.
Basically the idea is to have the rocket fall quickly after apogee so it
doesn't drift very far with the wind, but then open the main parachute
as it approaches the ground so it will still land softly. So there are
2 deployment events, one at apogee with a small parachute, or sometimes
no parachute, and then another close to the ground opening a larger
parachute for a soft landing. There are a variety of ways to accomplish
this, and obviously it is a bit more complex than a typical flight with
only one parachute. However, there can be a real benefit, especially if
you have a high flight on a windy day. Usually this is considered to be
an advanced topic for high power rocketry, but there are also ways to do
this with smaller rockets. This could be of interest to everyone, no
matter what size rockets you fly.

So at the meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. we will be discussing dual
deployment options and methods and will show you how you too can reduce
the distance you have to walk to recover your rockets. Everyone is
encouraged to attend the meeting. You might learn something new and
useful and there will likely be time for other questions or discussions
of other aspects of model rocketry.

I hope to see everyone there.

Jonathan


rockets on CI Living program

Jonathan Sivier
 

On May 16 some CIA members displayed some rockets and promoted model
rocketry and our club at the taping of an episode of the CI Living
program. The theme of the program was the final episode of the Big Bang
Theory and they invited some science based groups in town to exhibit.
These included the Orpheum Children's Museum and the Anita Purves Nature
Center. CI Living is typically broadcast live, but due to some bad
weather that day it wasn't aired at the time. I saw an ad during the
news this evening saying it is being broadcast tomorrow, Monday, May 27.
Our segment of the show is very short, but if you might want to check
it out. Hopefully it will be seen by some new people who might be
interested in joining us at future launches. That is, if we ever get
any good weather. ;-)

Jonathan


Launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

Occasional rain and winds gusting up to 25 mph are forecast this afternoon. Oddly, the wind was only 9 mph at 11:00 AM, but that seems to be a brief anomaly compared to an hour or two ago.

 

Today’s launch is canceled; we’ll try again on June 8.


-----

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

 

 


Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, May 25, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably in the south half of the soccer field parking lots. We can fly until sundown at 8:10 PM. There will be no waiver in effect for this launch (the new waiver will be in effect for the next one, however).

It's another rather depressing forecast:

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Saturday - A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Neither the wind nor probability of rain sound very promising for a launch. As usual, we'll make the final decision after looking at the conditions about 11:00 AM tomorrow. I'll post the verdict here, or you can call me after 11:00 AM at 217-840-1678.

Our next scheduled launch will be on Saturday, June 8 at Dodds Park.

-----

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


judge rockets at the State Fair

Jonathan Sivier
 

Dave Harris and I have judged rockets at the McLean county fair for
many years. In addition Dave also judges at the State Fair. They are
looking for more judges at the State Fair this year. Here is some info
on judging. If you are interested contact Breanna at the address below.

Jonathan

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 2019 State 4-H Project Fair Judges - Aerospace
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:42:39 -0500
From: Bone, Breanna Jane <bbone3@illinois.edu>
To: Sivier, Jonathan E <jsivier@illinois.edu>

I am in charge of finding project judges for the 2019 State 4-H Project
Fair this August. I am needing help finding qualified people to judge
the 4-H kids’ projects. Aerospace is a typically a tricky project area
to find judges for and Curt said may be able to help. Would you be
interested in being a judge or know of anyone who would like to judge? I
can tell you that the judges really enjoy the time with the kids and it
is a rewarding day. Below is some judge information.

Judge Info:

·Judges are needed Aug. 9, 10, 11, 12 (Friday through Monday) Judges may
work any day or combination of day(s) (one day or up to all four days).

·Judges get paid $35 for half day; $50 for all day(8am – 3pm); or judges
may volunteer their services.

·Judges are provided entry tickets to the fair and a parking pass for
the days they work. These passes also allow access to the rest of the
State Fair.

·A hotel room may be requested for those traveling more than two hours
or judging for multiple days.

· Lunch is provided.

·A rubric with judging criteria is provided to assist with scoring
projects. There is no previous judging experience needed.

·Judging is done by short one on one interviews with the project owner
(kids ages: 8-18). They are to be able to tell you about their project,
details of how it was made, etc.

·After the judging in your area is done, the judge can leave. The kids
come back later in the afternoon to see what ribbon they received.
(Judges are not there for this)

·The judging is done in the Orr Building on the Illinois State
Fairgrounds. The building is air conditioned.

If you wish to sign-up please click the following link:
go.illinois.edu/statefairhelp
<https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/default.cfm?RegistrationID=19411>

 If you have additional questions, I would be happy to assist. I am
available at 217-265-8208 or bbone3@illinois.edu.

Thanks for your time,
Breanna
Breanna J. Bone
University of Illinois Extension
State 4-H Office
801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite E
Champaign, IL 61821
(217)265-8208
bbone3@illinois.edu <mailto:bbone3@illinois.edu>


Re: SmugMug

William Carney
 

I only posted here to see if anyone had the same issues and possibly solutions.
My experience with MicroSoft is that they don't have solutions to problems.
Trying to get a page to help usually is also impossible with most saying it's not their problem.

I'll try with my AOL maybe it still works on Smug Mug.  Otherwise I won't be downloading pics anymore.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions anyway.
William

In a message dated 5/20/2019 8:30:17 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

William,
    I'm not sure if we can help you here.  You may need to take it up
with Microsoft (to update their software) or Smugmug (to support an
obsolete browser).  A quick search on Google shows that there is a
Smugmug app for Apple and Google Android.  I don't know if that helps
you any, but you might check around to see if there is an app for
Smugmug that will run on your computer.

    I don't want this to turn into a religious war on which browser (or
OS) is best.  However, if anyone knows of another browser that William
could try, please let him know.

Jonathan


Re: SmugMug

Mark Joseph
 

If you want another browser alternative, I’ll suggest Pale Moon. A fairly light weight browser with good ancestry.

That said, most difficulties with browsers can be linked to the extensions and plugins that you allow to be installed. You can refresh these browsers, starting from scratch, or turn off extensions and plugins to avoid these issues altogether. Completely clearing these and your history/cache will help a lot. Kept clean, Firefox and Chrome should be pretty successful, but I won’t tell you what to like.

I’m surprised that you’re not having trouble with other sites using IE. It’s likely the least flexible or compatible of all, and being 5+ years old, somewhere between “barely” and “not” supported.

And now, back to our rocketry programming.

Good luck.

Mark

On May 20, 2019, at 20:30, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@illinois.edu> wrote:

William,
I'm not sure if we can help you here. You may need to take it up
with Microsoft (to update their software) or Smugmug (to support an
obsolete browser). A quick search on Google shows that there is a
Smugmug app for Apple and Google Android. I don't know if that helps
you any, but you might check around to see if there is an app for
Smugmug that will run on your computer.

I don't want this to turn into a religious war on which browser (or
OS) is best. However, if anyone knows of another browser that William
could try, please let him know.

Jonathan

On 5/20/2019 8:08 PM, William Carney via Groups.Io wrote:
Kind of leaves me in a pickle. I've got Win8.1 64bit and IE11. I won't
install 10 due to money and buying a lot of programs. Chrome, Firefox
and Edge are out of the question.

William

In a message dated 5/20/2019 3:30:40 PM Central Standard Time,
gregs@illinois.edu writes:

Interesting, but not surprising. IE is pretty old tech now. I got
the same message but it was the first time I had fired up IE since
installing Windows 10 a year ago. I’ve been a Firefox user for a
long time, but most of my students prefer Chrome.

- GDS

*From:*cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] *On
Behalf Of *William Carney via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
*To:* cia-rocketry@groups.io
*Subject:* [cia-rocketry] SmugMug


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it. It says I
need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE. I can't even
get to the CIA SmugMug page.


I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge. I've had issues
with all three more so than IE.


William



Re: SmugMug

Jonathan Sivier
 

William,
I'm not sure if we can help you here. You may need to take it up
with Microsoft (to update their software) or Smugmug (to support an
obsolete browser). A quick search on Google shows that there is a
Smugmug app for Apple and Google Android. I don't know if that helps
you any, but you might check around to see if there is an app for
Smugmug that will run on your computer.

I don't want this to turn into a religious war on which browser (or
OS) is best. However, if anyone knows of another browser that William
could try, please let him know.

Jonathan

On 5/20/2019 8:08 PM, William Carney via Groups.Io wrote:
Kind of leaves me in a pickle.  I've got Win8.1 64bit and IE11.  I won't
install 10 due to money and buying a lot of programs.  Chrome, Firefox
and Edge are out of the question.

William

In a message dated 5/20/2019 3:30:40 PM Central Standard Time,
gregs@illinois.edu writes:

Interesting, but not surprising. IE is pretty old tech now. I got
the same message but it was the first time I had fired up IE since
installing Windows 10 a year ago. I’ve been a Firefox user for a
long time, but most of my students prefer Chrome.

- GDS

*From:*cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] *On
Behalf Of *William Carney via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
*To:* cia-rocketry@groups.io
*Subject:* [cia-rocketry] SmugMug


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it.  It says I
need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE.  I can't even
get to the CIA SmugMug page.


I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  I've had issues
with all three more so than IE.


William


Re: SmugMug

William Carney
 

Kind of leaves me in a pickle.  I've got Win8.1 64bit and IE11.  I won't install 10 due to money and buying a lot of programs.  Chrome, Firefox and Edge are out of the question.

William

In a message dated 5/20/2019 3:30:40 PM Central Standard Time, gregs@... writes:

Interesting, but not surprising. IE is pretty old tech now. I got the same message but it was the first time I had fired up IE since installing Windows 10 a year ago. I’ve been a Firefox user for a long time, but most of my students prefer Chrome.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of William Carney via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] SmugMug

 


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it.  It says I need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE.  I can't even get to the CIA SmugMug page.


I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  I've had issues with all three more so than IE.


William



Re: SmugMug

steven dramstad
 

I got in on my iPad using safari


On May 20, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

Interesting, but not surprising. IE is pretty old tech now. I got the same message but it was the first time I had fired up IE since installing Windows 10 a year ago. I’ve been a Firefox user for a long time, but most of my students prefer Chrome.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of William Carney via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] SmugMug

 


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it.  It says I need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE.  I can't even get to the CIA SmugMug page.

 

I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  I've had issues with all three more so than IE.

 

William


Re: SmugMug

Greg Smith
 

Interesting, but not surprising. IE is pretty old tech now. I got the same message but it was the first time I had fired up IE since installing Windows 10 a year ago. I’ve been a Firefox user for a long time, but most of my students prefer Chrome.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of William Carney via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] SmugMug

 


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it.  It says I need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE.  I can't even get to the CIA SmugMug page.

 

I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  I've had issues with all three more so than IE.

 

William


Re: SmugMug

Lon Westfall
 

Hi William,

 

I tried IE and got the same result.

 

For what it is worth, if you have Windows 10, Edge is already installed.

 

Lon

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of William Carney via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 2:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] SmugMug

 


Seems like when I try to go to SmugMug I can't access it.  It says I need a new browser and does not want to recognize IE.  I can't even get to the CIA SmugMug page.

 

I don't want to install Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  I've had issues with all three more so than IE.

 

William

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