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Re: Student Launch project photos

Mark Joseph
 

Justin Roskamp, the student team lead, has shared draft footage from his drone video of launch and recovery, and has permitted me to share it:


Mark

On Feb 24, 2020, at 22:33, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

I haven’t even had the energy yet to pull the memory card out of the camera where I recorded some video yesterday. I’ll try (emphasis on “try” ‘cause I’m still moving pretty slowly) to add something to your gallery in the next couple of days.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Joseph
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:06 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO)

 

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.


Re: Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO) #Launch

Greg Smith
 

I haven’t even had the energy yet to pull the memory card out of the camera where I recorded some video yesterday. I’ll try (emphasis on “try” ‘cause I’m still moving pretty slowly) to add something to your gallery in the next couple of days.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Joseph
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:06 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO)

 

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.


Re: Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO) #Launch

M
 

Neat looking project. Looks like a good group.

 

Mike Z

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Joseph
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:06 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO)

 

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.

 

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/organize/Outreach-Education/UIUC-ISS-NASA-Student-Launch-Project-2020

 

It was a pretty great day.  Thanks to those who came out to lend a hand, fly some rockets, or just hang out.  I’m sorry that more of our members and leaders couldn’t make it out to the launch, especially those who wanted to attend, but are recovering from various illnesses and procedures.  You were missed!  I know that the student team really appreciated this launch opportunity and the effort made by the club members.

 

Mark

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:35 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 



On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?



On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO) #Launch

Dean Babcock
 

It was a great flight, keep posting updates if possible. Hope I am able to see the actual flight with the drone.


On Feb 24, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.

 

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/organize/Outreach-Education/UIUC-ISS-NASA-Student-Launch-Project-2020

 

It was a pretty great day.  Thanks to those who came out to lend a hand, fly some rockets, or just hang out.  I’m sorry that more of our members and leaders couldn’t make it out to the launch, especially those who wanted to attend, but are recovering from various illnesses and procedures.  You were missed!  I know that the student team really appreciated this launch opportunity and the effort made by the club members.

 

Mark

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:35 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 



On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?



On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO) #Launch

Christopher Deem
 

Nice pictures, I wish I could have been there.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Mark Joseph <markjos@...>
Date: 2/24/20 6:06 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO)

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.

 

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/organize/Outreach-Education/UIUC-ISS-NASA-Student-Launch-Project-2020

 

It was a pretty great day.  Thanks to those who came out to lend a hand, fly some rockets, or just hang out.  I’m sorry that more of our members and leaders couldn’t make it out to the launch, especially those who wanted to attend, but are recovering from various illnesses and procedures.  You were missed!  I know that the student team really appreciated this launch opportunity and the effort made by the club members.

 

Mark

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:35 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 



On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?



On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Student Launch project photos (was RE: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO) #Launch

Mark Joseph
 

I’ve added a smattering of iPhone photos from the Student Launch Project to a new folder in our Outreach & Education gallery on SmugMug.   I would welcome any other contributions.  The student team lead shot some launch and recovery video from a DJI Phantom drone, which I hope to see soon.  Anyone else?  Captioning and descriptions are a work in progress.

 

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/organize/Outreach-Education/UIUC-ISS-NASA-Student-Launch-Project-2020

 

It was a pretty great day.  Thanks to those who came out to lend a hand, fly some rockets, or just hang out.  I’m sorry that more of our members and leaders couldn’t make it out to the launch, especially those who wanted to attend, but are recovering from various illnesses and procedures.  You were missed!  I know that the student team really appreciated this launch opportunity and the effort made by the club members.

 

Mark

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Slater
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:35 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 



On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?



On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

steven dramstad
 

Wish I could have been there...


On Feb 23, 2020, at 6:35 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 

On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?


On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

Joe Rice
 


Thanks, Greg.  

On Feb 23, 2020, at 7:40 PM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:



No reason to apologize! People come and go from our launches all the time and there’s no obligation on anyone to stay from beginning to end. Feel free to stay as long as you’re having fun and leave if you have other obligations, have used up all your motors, or just aren’t “feeling it” anymore. We’re happy for getting to know people during the time they can afford to share with us.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe Rice
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

I apologize for leaving early. I got wet feet crossing the drainage ditch to recover my Punisher. Gotta get boots 


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

Greg Smith
 

No reason to apologize! People come and go from our launches all the time and there’s no obligation on anyone to stay from beginning to end. Feel free to stay as long as you’re having fun and leave if you have other obligations, have used up all your motors, or just aren’t “feeling it” anymore. We’re happy for getting to know people during the time they can afford to share with us.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe Rice
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch is GO

 

I apologize for leaving early. I got wet feet crossing the drainage ditch to recover my Punisher. Gotta get boots 


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

Joe Rice
 

I apologize for leaving early. I got wet feet crossing the drainage ditch to recover my Punisher. Gotta get boots 


On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

Gary Slater
 

Only about five flights other than the student launch. 

The students took most of the day prepping ejection charges, shock cords, etc.  They flew on a K1050 to about 3650 feet ( Mark that was it ? ). Their OR prediction was about 4400. 

The flight up and the charges etc all went very well. There was damage to the apparatus designed to house and release the drone which was a near total loss however. The drogue also suffered a minor issue with one of the  cords being torn out. 

I think we were all pleased with the student flight in general. 

Anyone that cares to add or correct anything incorrectly stated please feel free. Also add and photos available. 

On Feb 23, 2020, at 5:33 PM, steven dramstad <sdramstad@...> wrote:

 How did it go today?


On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Re: #Launch is GO #Launch

steven dramstad
 

How did it go today?


On Feb 23, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


#Launch is GO #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000', and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

- GDS

(re-sending with proper hashtag)


Launch is GO

Greg Smith
 

At 8:00 AM, it was 39°F in Decatur, with a few clouds at 6,000’, and a SSW wind at 13 mph.

 

Conditions are not perfect, but are within our flying limits, so we will meet at the Forsyth field as planned at 10:00 AM to begin setup for our launch.

 

- GDS

 

 


Outlook for Sunday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We'll try to fly again tomorrow, Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the Forsyth farm field. We will again meet earlier than usual to give the student team plenty of time to prep their complex test flight.

For directions to this launch site, see http://www.ciarocketry.org/maps.html#forsyth

Setup will begin at 10:00 AM, along Schellabarger Road where it runs through the middle of the field. Flying can continue until sundown about 5:30 PM. Our waiver allows flying up to 10,000' MSL (about 9,250' from ground level).

The forecast (NWS for Decatur) is decent, although the wind gusts may require a few holds at times:

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Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

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We'll look at the wind speed tomorrow before deciding whether we can fly, but I'm fairly optimistic it will work out. As always, I'll look at the actual conditions and short term forecasts and post the final decision about the launch here about 8:00 AM tomorrow (an hour earlier than usual due to the long travel time to the launch site). You can call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next regular club launch will be Saturday, March 14, also at the Forsyth site.

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


IMPORTANT - #Launch POSTPONED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

Due to the illness of several important CIA team members, we will POSTPONE today's scheduled launch at the Forsyth field until tomorrow (Sunday, February 23). As today, we'll meet at 10:00 AM to begin setting up.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our members - but we really need the extra recovery time. At least five of us were hit with the "4-H plague" at the same time after our workshop on Monday.

As consolation, it's supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow as well.

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


Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Forsyth farm field. We will meet earlier than usual to assist a U of I student group in making a required test flight, and still break early enough in the afternoon to attend the Insect Fear Film Festival tomorrow evening.

For directions to this launch site, see http://www.ciarocketry.org/maps.html#forsyth

Setup will begin at 10:00 AM, along Schellabarger Road where it runs through the middle of the field. Flying can continue until approximately 3:30 PM. Our waiver allows flying up to 10,000' MSL (about 9,250' from ground level).

The forecast (NWS for Decatur) is better than usual for February:

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Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 46. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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We'll need to take a close look at the wind speed tomorrow before deciding whether we can fly, but it should be possible if this forecast turns out to be accurate. As always, I'll look at the actual conditions and short term forecasts and post the final decision about the launch here about 8:00 AM tomorrow (an hour earlier than usual due to the long travel time to the launch site). You can call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next regular club launch will be Saturday, March 14, also at the Forsyth site.

-----

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


Saturday #launch moved to Forsyth #Launch

Greg Smith
 

In order to support a test flight of a big rocket by a U of I student group, we’re planning to move the launch this Saturday (2/22/2020) to the large farm field near Forsyth, IL.

 

We will also need to leave the site by about 4:00 PM in order for some of us to attend the Insect Fear Film Festival that evening. Therefore, we’re also changing the start time for setup to 10:00 AM.

 

The forecast, especially for the wind, is still looking a bit marginal for Saturday. I’ll post my usual weather outlook message tomorrow evening and will make the final call about the launch around 8:00 AM Saturday.

 

So – launch moved to Forsyth, 10:00 AM, 2/22/2020.


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

 

 


competition discussion at March 3 meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

At the business meeting last night we discussed a variety of items. One item was to figure out a topic for the meeting at the Springer Center on March 3. We thought it would worth having a talk about NAR competition. For the most part we fly rocket just for fun. However, some people also enjoy competing, seeing who can fly the highest or keep their rocket or glider in the air the longest, and so on. In the past we held contest launches occasionally. A few years ago the NAR changed the way they handle competition and we haven't had any contest launch since then. So we thought we would talk about how the new contest rules work and decide if we want to try holding a contest launch from time to time. While some of the contest events are challenging, we always try to include a few that anyone can do, not matter what your level of experience is. That way everyone can participate. If you think this might be a fun thing to do plan to come to the meeting at the Springer Center on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

We will also be holding our annual elections for members of the CIA board of directors that evening. If anyone is interested in running for an office and getting involved in running the club, let me know.

Jonathan


Insect Fear Film Festival next Saturday

Jonathan Sivier
 

The Insect Fear Film Festival is taking place on Saturday, February 22. The theme this year is "Crustacean Fear Films." A group of club members will be attending and everyone is welcome to join us. We do have a launch scheduled for that day as well. Assuming the launch takes place, we'll probably pack up a bit earlier than we might normally so we can have dinner and then get to the evening event.

The IFFF is being held at the Foellinger Auditorium on the U of I campus. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the movies start at 7:30. Everyone is welcome to join us. There will be further announcements as we see what the launch possibilities are for Saturday and figure out where to meet for dinner, etc.

For more information see https://publish.illinois.edu/uiuc-egsa/ifff/

Jonathan

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