Date   
Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

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

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably in the north half of the soccer field parking lots. Flying can continue until sunset at 5:03 PM. Our waiver allows flying motors through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level).

The forecast isn't good:

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Saturday - Snow likely before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

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I think it is unlikely we'll be able to fly. But I'll try to stay positive, so I won't post the final decision about the launch here until shortly after 11:00 AM tomorrow. You can call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next launch will be Saturday, February 8 at Dodds Park.

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

Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), March 14

Jonathan Sivier
 

Here is information on a fun event in norther Illinois in March.

Jonathan

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:47:08 -0700
From: Mark Bundick <mbundick@...>
To: Mark Bundick <mbundick@...>

*What:* Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020)

A one day convention modeled on NAR’s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with “People’s Choice” voting for best model, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.

*When:* Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Moved later than normal due to schedule conflicts among FVR members). Registration opens at 8:15 AM and conference activities begin at 9:00 AM

*Where:* First Presbyterian Church, 2018 North Route 47, Woodstock, IL (Moved due to lack of space at Woodstock North High School).

*Google Map Link*: https://tinyurl.com/tptpo46

*Entry Fee*: COMPLETELY FREE!

*Raffle Tickets / Lunch*:
§$7 – Lunch: Sandwich, chips and drink or $10 – Lunch AND 4 raffle tickets
§Additional Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5

*Workshops*: (subject to change):
§Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum
§Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran
§Gimbaling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen
§Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek

*Rocket Display:* “People’s Choice” awards for both Adult and “Best Junior (under 18) Model”. Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world your rocketry skill.

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!

Mark B. Bundick, President
Fox Valley Rocketeers, NAR Section #683
mbundick@...

Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Robert Brunner
 

Hello,

The Fox Valley Rocketeers are hosting a rocketry conference this spring. Here is the information for anyone who might be interested.
Robert
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What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020)

 

A one day convention modeled on NAR’s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with “People’s Choice” voting for best model, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.

 

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Moved later than normal due to schedule conflicts among FVR members). Registration opens at 8:15 AM and conference activities begin at 9:00 AM

 

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2018 North Route 47, Woodstock, IL (Moved due to lack of space at Woodstock North High School).

 

Google Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/tptpo46

 

Entry Fee: COMPLETELY FREE!

 

Raffle Tickets / Lunch: 

§  $7 – Lunch: Sandwich, chips and drink or $10 – Lunch AND 4 raffle tickets

§  Additional Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5

 

Workshops: (subject to change):

§  Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum

§  Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran

§  Gimbaling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen

§  Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek

 

Rocket Display: “People’s Choice” awards for both Adult and “Best Junior (under 18) Model”. Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world your rocketry skill. 

 

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!

 

Mark B. Bundick, President

Fox Valley Rocketeers, NAR Section #683

mbundick@...

Re: Alessi

Christopher Deem
 

If you mean flying a rocket on a bigger than recommended motor, that would be just about all of my rockets.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 1/19/20 12:38 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Is the secondary focus of this next GARLO “Juiced on Rockets”??


On Jan 19, 2020, at 12:36 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

Christopher Deem
 

No guts, no glory.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 1/19/20 12:40 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

I believe taking a real mailbox would be a felony,,,,,,


On Jan 19, 2020, at 12:38 PM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Yours is a fake mailbox, now if you had taken a real mailbox and converted it......



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 1/19/20 12:36 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

steven dramstad
 

I believe taking a real mailbox would be a felony,,,,,,


On Jan 19, 2020, at 12:38 PM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Yours is a fake mailbox, now if you had taken a real mailbox and converted it......



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 1/19/20 12:36 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

steven dramstad
 

Is the secondary focus of this next GARLO “Juiced on Rockets”??


On Jan 19, 2020, at 12:36 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

Christopher Deem
 

Yours is a fake mailbox, now if you had taken a real mailbox and converted it......



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 1/19/20 12:36 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

steven dramstad
 

Is it stranger then a flying mailbox?



On Jan 19, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Jeff Deem <jdbectec1@...> wrote:



The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

business meeting Tuesday #Meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our January business meeting will be this Tuesday, January 21 at Papa Del's Pizza in Champaign. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., but a few of us get there a bit earlier to get a table and order a pizza. We'll be discussing various club activities for the year. All members are welcome to join us and give their input, as well as join in discussion of other rocketry related topics.

Jonathan

Re: Alessi

Jeff Deem
 

The Alessi juicer is made of aluminum. Beautiful design dating from 1990. 5" wide 11" tall.



On January 19, 2020, at 1:00 AM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

Christopher Deem
 

Flopping around on the ground does not count as flying.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Smith <gregs@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:15 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

Greg Smith
 

Your lawn candle was less than 12% as weird as the scale model of Stonehenge that flew (if you can call it that) at GARLO 1996.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:43 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Alessi

 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Re: Alessi

Christopher Deem
 

What is it made of? If it's metal, that could be problematic. As for the
advisability of converting a citrus juicer to rocket powered flight, I
may not be the best person to ask, since at our last launch I flew a
lawn ornament.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Gary Slater wrote:

Alessi is an Italian business that sells kitchen items like coffee
makers and citrus squeezers.

Some may remember the first pic I sent after a trip Jennifer and I
made to an Italian store in Chicago in early Dec.


Now see the real thing:>

I think I have possibly figured out a way to make this fly.
And if I have ,GARLO 2020 is it’s tentative maiden flight.

What do you think?

Alessi

Gary Slater
 

Alessi is an Italian business that sells kitchen items like coffee makers and citrus squeezers.
Some may remember the first pic I sent after a trip Jennifer and I made to an Italian store in Chicago in early Dec.


Now see the real thing:>

I think I have possibly figured out a way to make this fly.
And if I have ,GARLO 2020 is it’s tentative maiden flight.
What do you think?

pictures from January 6

Christopher Deem
 

We held an unusual Monday launch at Forsyth on January 6, 2020 to launch
a U of I student rocket for a NASA contest. Some of us also launched a
few rockets, and one lawn ornament. Pictures are on SmugMug under
Outreach and Education.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Chuck in Hubble 3D movie

CHARLES GREENWOOD
 

here's a picture I posted on FB with description of when I can be seen.




I was out there on a special invite to planetarium people.  
I carried along with me a plastic project box having two toggle switches 
for selecting "39A" and "39B" and a big red push button.

Re: #launch CANCELED #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

For those who don't already have their web site bookmarked it is

http://www.indianarocketry.org/

Jonathan


On 1/11/2020 11:42 AM, Randy Milliken wrote:
Indiana Rocketry cancelled the launch for today but will try for tomorrow. Weather is looking much better, but recovery may be an issue. If you have are planning to come out, check the website or Facebook for any last minute changes.

Hope you can make it!

County line Hobbies is planning on attending and will be vending at the site as well!

Randy

On January 11, 2020 12:09:24 PM EST, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 11:00 AM, it was 34°F in Champaign, with the ceiling at 700 feet, light snow, and a north wind at 21 mph, gusting to 31 mph. More rain and snow is expected this afternoon.

Since the conditions violate our weather limits in just about every way possible, today's launch is canceled.

Stay dry today. We'll try again on January 25.

A few of us will meet for pizza anyway at 6:00 PM today at Monical's on Mattis in Champaign. All are welcome to join us.

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

Indiana Rocketry launch on Sunday.

Randy Milliken
 

Indiana Rocketry cancelled the launch for today but will try for tomorrow. Weather is looking much better, but recovery may be an issue. If you have are planning to come out, check the website or Facebook for any last minute changes.

Hope you can make it!

County line Hobbies is planning on attending and will be vending at the site as well!

Randy
--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Re: #launch CANCELED #Launch

Randy Milliken
 

Indiana Rocketry cancelled the launch for today but will try for tomorrow. Weather is looking much better, but recovery may be an issue. If you have are planning to come out, check the website or Facebook for any last minute changes.

Hope you can make it!

County line Hobbies is planning on attending and will be vending at the site as well!

Randy


On January 11, 2020 12:09:24 PM EST, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:
At 11:00 AM, it was 34°F in Champaign, with the ceiling at 700 feet, light snow, and a north wind at 21 mph, gusting to 31 mph. More rain and snow is expected this afternoon.

Since the conditions violate our weather limits in just about every way possible, today's launch is canceled.

Stay dry today. We'll try again on January 25.

A few of us will meet for pizza anyway at 6:00 PM today at Monical's on Mattis in Champaign. All are welcome to join us.

-----

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

--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.