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Re: Progress report pictures

William Carney
 

I've finished a few new one's.  Currently working on several more.  Still have about 4 builds on my shelve and maybe a few new kits yet.  I posted several pictures on the NAR FaceBook page on the last three projects.

William

In a message dated 5/6/2020 4:11:30 PM Central Standard Time, gws77@... writes:

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

Sorry about that last email.  Have been having trouble downsizing my pics.  Think I figured it out now.  This is my biggest project!

Re: Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

Here are mine.  I think I sent the first one a week or two ago.  If so my apologies.

On May 6, 2020 at 4:11 PM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

 

Re: Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

Those look really nice Rick. 
Where did you get that Leviathan?  

On May 6, 2020 at 4:23 PM "Rick Lyons via groups.io" <medic_633@...> wrote:

 
4" Madcow Nike Smoke, 2.6" Loc Precision AMRAAM AIM 120 C, and the Leviathan. I just finished the 4" Loc AMRAAM AIM 120 C, but am waiting for brown stripes from Stickershock instead of the incorrect blue stripes that came with the kits. Ready to do some flying.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 4:11:56 PM CDT, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

 

Re: Progress report pictures

Mark Joseph
 

Great, Tim! I like them both - two very different split-fin designs. And I always had a thing for the old BSD Thor. Best to you on the move and its associated issues.

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Tim Dixon <dixontj936@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:44 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Cool Mark!

I too am building although it is a bit tough while moving to a new location and getting things unpacked and set up. But, have a BSD Thor in a naked state, and a Mach 1 Daedalus in primer/filler.

On Wed, May 6, 2020, 5:35 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...<mailto:markjos@...>> wrote:
Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io<mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io> <cia-rocketry@groups.io<mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io>> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...<mailto:gws77@...>>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io<mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Progress report pictures

Mark Joseph
 

Well, on motors for the Trivecta, just spitballing here, maybe F39 RMS, but I may first try something like the single use E30. Blue Thunder isn't my favorite, but it's probably a good idea from a cluster-starting reliability standpoint. We shall see.

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:40 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

That is really nice.
But what motors are going to fly it?

On May 6, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:

Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.
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<MJ_Trivecta324_Const_small.jpg>
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Re: Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

I like this one too!

On May 6, 2020, at 5:14 PM, Tim Dixon <dixontj936@...> wrote:


Cool Mark!

I too am building although it is a bit tough while moving to a new location and getting things unpacked and set up. But, have a BSD Thor in a naked state, and a Mach 1 Daedalus in primer/filler.

On Wed, May 6, 2020, 5:35 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:
Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

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Re: Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

That is really nice. 
But what motors are going to fly it? 

On May 6, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:

Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

________________________________________
From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.
<MJ_Trivecta324_small.jpg>
<MJ_Trivecta324_Const_small.jpg>
<Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 11.00.31 PM.png>

Re: Progress report pictures

Christopher Deem
 

I am currently in the planning stage. Since I have a Christmas Candle rocket, I'm thinking of another holiday themed rocket. And, I just need to cut the fins to build a 3" Cherokee D upscale. Plus, I might get creative, so, be afraid, be very, very afraid.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Date: 5/6/20 4:11 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Progress report pictures

Tim Dixon
 

Cool Mark!

I too am building although it is a bit tough while moving to a new location and getting things unpacked and set up. But, have a BSD Thor in a naked state, and a Mach 1 Daedalus in primer/filler.


On Wed, May 6, 2020, 5:35 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:
Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

________________________________________
From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Progress report pictures

Mark Joseph
 

Well, since you asked...and just to point out that I really do build rockets sometimes - here's an impulse buy/project that I worked on over the weekend. It's a Mach 1 Trivecta 324 in progress. I've been interested in taking a look at his kits for a little while, so here it is - suddenly jumped to the head of the build pile. It was therapeutic to stop other things and mix some epoxy.

Thanks for asking, Gary!

Mark

________________________________________

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:11 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Progress report pictures

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Progress report pictures

Rick Lyons
 

4" Madcow Nike Smoke, 2.6" Loc Precision AMRAAM AIM 120 C, and the Leviathan. I just finished the 4" Loc AMRAAM AIM 120 C, but am waiting for brown stripes from Stickershock instead of the incorrect blue stripes that came with the kits. Ready to do some flying.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 4:11:56 PM CDT, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Progress report pictures

Gary Slater
 

Wondering if anyone has been working on rocket builds and or repairs beside Steve and I.

Care to share with some photos or are you saving for GARLO? Although I fear at this point a GARLO in June is in jeopardy.

Re: Elastic for Masks

Wes Cravens
 

Yes, yes it did.  Thank you so very very much!!!

Osj is going to do a promotional write up to thank everyone that has helped make this happen for them. She's waiting on the masks to be delivered so that she can take some pictures and thank everyone at the same time along with photos of the results.  When she's got that ready I'll send it to the group for pre-approval for publication.

All the best,

Wes

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 8:18 AM edwin hartle via groups.io <ed46112=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings Wes!

Did it get there OK?

On Friday, April 24, 2020, 09:57:17 AM EDT, Wes Cravens <wcravens@...> wrote:


Many thanks!!! That is much appreciated.  You can send it to me at 811 Trailway Drive, Champaign, IL 61822.

Wes

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 6:56 AM edwin hartle via groups.io <ed46112=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings Wes!

I have at least one 1/4 inch roll of elastic I can send. Please shoot me an e-mail and I can get it in the mail no later than Monday!

Evil Ed

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:05:59 PM EDT, William Carney via groups.io <willcarney=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


My role is fabric sewing elastic.  I could send a few feet by mail.  Just where?
William

In a message dated 4/23/2020 11:45:59 AM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

Aren't the Estes shock cords just rubber, rather than fabric sewing elastic? If those would work I have a bag of them we have replaced at workshops.

Jonathan

On 4/23/2020 12:03 AM, Wes Cravens wrote:
I think that the 1/8 will be fine.  Osj thought it might be a bit small... but my thinking is that anything that works will work.  She's worried that if people are wearing them all day that it might feel uncomfortable.  But again, what works will work.  And it beats a respirator no matter what!!!

Wes

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 11:28 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@... <mailto:chris-deem@...>> wrote:

If your wife can use 1/8th inch elastic., I have some pre cut Estes shock cords. I will see how many I can dig up, some of them are 1/4 inch.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Wes Cravens <wcravens@... <mailto:wcravens@...>>
Date: 4/22/20 4:52 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io <mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Elastic for Masks

Hello everyone,

My Wife works for Courage Connection, the Champaign-Urbana domestic violence shelter.  They have someone making masks for them but they are short on elastic.  Osj (my wife) checked the local hobby craft stores and haberdasheries but can't find any.  We raided a little bit from my rocket supplies.

If anyone has any elastic ribbon or rubber that they would be willing to share it would help them out a lot. Let me know.

All the best,

Wes

Re: Elastic for Masks

edwin hartle
 

Greetings Wes!

Did it get there OK?

On Friday, April 24, 2020, 09:57:17 AM EDT, Wes Cravens <wcravens@...> wrote:


Many thanks!!! That is much appreciated.  You can send it to me at 811 Trailway Drive, Champaign, IL 61822.

Wes

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 6:56 AM edwin hartle via groups.io <ed46112=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings Wes!

I have at least one 1/4 inch roll of elastic I can send. Please shoot me an e-mail and I can get it in the mail no later than Monday!

Evil Ed

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:05:59 PM EDT, William Carney via groups.io <willcarney=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


My role is fabric sewing elastic.  I could send a few feet by mail.  Just where?
William

In a message dated 4/23/2020 11:45:59 AM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

Aren't the Estes shock cords just rubber, rather than fabric sewing elastic? If those would work I have a bag of them we have replaced at workshops.

Jonathan

On 4/23/2020 12:03 AM, Wes Cravens wrote:
I think that the 1/8 will be fine.  Osj thought it might be a bit small... but my thinking is that anything that works will work.  She's worried that if people are wearing them all day that it might feel uncomfortable.  But again, what works will work.  And it beats a respirator no matter what!!!

Wes

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 11:28 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@... <mailto:chris-deem@...>> wrote:

If your wife can use 1/8th inch elastic., I have some pre cut Estes shock cords. I will see how many I can dig up, some of them are 1/4 inch.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Wes Cravens <wcravens@... <mailto:wcravens@...>>
Date: 4/22/20 4:52 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io <mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Elastic for Masks

Hello everyone,

My Wife works for Courage Connection, the Champaign-Urbana domestic violence shelter.  They have someone making masks for them but they are short on elastic.  Osj (my wife) checked the local hobby craft stores and haberdasheries but can't find any.  We raided a little bit from my rocket supplies.

If anyone has any elastic ribbon or rubber that they would be willing to share it would help them out a lot. Let me know.

All the best,

Wes

Re: New again, with a little modification

Daniel Greuel
 

Neat build. 


On May 1, 2020, at 5:49 PM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:


Several years ago I built the unpainted rocket, a Flis Kits Borealis. It flew well the first flight at the scout event in Rantoul although not too high.  So I put a bigger motor in it for the second flight. Going from B to C who would have thought?  Just goes to show you, those tubes just weren't up to the higher thrust and you can see the result. And that can apply either way, too much or not enough.  It has sat around ever so slowly tilting more and more over the years.  

Anyway, I just happened to have another kit I've had for at least five years, laying around, waiting. I decided not to make the same mistake twice. So I modified it a bit. I think it still looks good and it will handle that higher thrust motor thus reach a higher altitude without any problems.

Waiting for GARLO!


<old Borealis.jpg>
<Borealis Done.jpg>

Rocket modification

Gary Slater
 

Trying this again.

Several years ago I built the unpainted rocket, a Flis Kits Borealis. It flew well the first flight at the scout event in Rantoul although not too high. So I put a bigger motor in it for the second flight. Going from B to C who would have thought? Just goes to show you, those tubes just weren't up to the higher thrust and you can see the result. And that can apply either way, too much or not enough. It has sat around ever so slowly tilting more and more over the years.

Anyway, I just happened to have another kit I've had for at least five years, laying around, waiting. I decided not to make the same mistake twice. So I modified it a bit. I think it still looks good and it will handle that higher thrust motor thus reach a higher altitude without any problems.

Waiting for GARLO!

Re: Buzz Bomb in Milford

Greg Smith
 

It’ll need a new coat of paint first.

 

I’ve always wondered if they named the JB-2 the Loon to try and convince the public that its sound was not really as offensive as it seemed (it was). It’s a lot less musical than the call of a real loon, but if you think of them both as “flying objects that make weird and loud sounds” then it may make some sense. It’s also less likely to upset the civilians than “buzzing white-hot purveyor of random death from the sky,” which would be the technical name for it.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 5:58 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Buzz Bomb in Milford

 

We can make it fly.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...>

Date: 5/1/20 5:53 PM (GMT-06:00)

To: CIA Email List <cia-rocketry@groups.io>

Subject: [cia-rocketry] Buzz Bomb in Milford

 

After 7 weeks of solitary confinement I broke down and make a break for it this afternoon. It was a nice day, so I took a drive to Milford, IL (about 70 miles from C-U depending on how you go) to take a look at the JB-2 Buzz Bomb they have on display. It is in a park on the west side of Route 1, just north of the Milford Elementary School and south of the Casey's. It is a very small park. If you blink you'll miss it.

The JB-2 was an American knock-off of the German V-1. Here is one of the pictures I took.

Jonathan

Re: Buzz Bomb in Milford

Christopher Deem
 

We can make it fly.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...>
Date: 5/1/20 5:53 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: CIA Email List <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Buzz Bomb in Milford

After 7 weeks of solitary confinement I broke down and make a break for it this afternoon. It was a nice day, so I took a drive to Milford, IL (about 70 miles from C-U depending on how you go) to take a look at the JB-2 Buzz Bomb they have on display. It is in a park on the west side of Route 1, just north of the Milford Elementary School and south of the Casey's. It is a very small park. If you blink you'll miss it.

The JB-2 was an American knock-off of the German V-1. Here is one of the pictures I took.

Jonathan

Re: New again, with a little modification

Christopher Deem
 

Cool, can't wait to see it fly.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Gary Slater <gws77@...>
Date: 5/1/20 5:50 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] New again, with a little modification

Several years ago I built the unpainted rocket, a Flis Kits Borealis. It flew well the first flight at the scout event in Rantoul although not too high.  So I put a bigger motor in it for the second flight. Going from B to C who would have thought?  Just goes to show you, those tubes just weren't up to the higher thrust and you can see the result. And that can apply either way, too much or not enough.  It has sat around ever so slowly tilting more and more over the years.  

Anyway, I just happened to have another kit I've had for at least five years, laying around, waiting. I decided not to make the same mistake twice. So I modified it a bit. I think it still looks good and it will handle that higher thrust motor thus reach a higher altitude without any problems.

Waiting for GARLO!