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Re: Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

Mark Joseph
 

Welcome. CIA is an NAR section, although many of us are also Tripoli members. For the purpose of certifying at one of our launches, the NAR route will be the simplest. Note that while the Dodds Park launches can accommodate H impulse motors, and there's a 4000 ft MSL waiver, you'll want to keep your flight significantly lower than that in order to keep it in the park.

Let us know how we can help.

Mark

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From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Kevin A <kauskings@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:48 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

I wish I could have made it. I'm new to the group and haven't been out yet, but am glad to see there were a couple mid powered rockets launched. I am hoping to go "big" the first time out by certifying L1 with a Leviathan with extra nose cone weight. Are you folks more NAR or Tripoli centric?

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 8:39 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...<mailto:markjos@...>> wrote:
[apologies for those who are seeing this twice - I sent before using the intended address]

My apologies for showing up late and leaving early, and thanks to those who set up and packed up the launch equipment.

I wanted to share that these two flights of the Mach 1 Trivecta 324 (today and 7/11) carried my very simple FlightSketch mini altimeter, a postage stamp size device that stores altitude data across time, and is controlled from a smart phone. I *think* I've mentioned it before. Before the flight, you connect to the device, and "arm" it. After flight, you reconnect, and grab the data, which is viewable on the phone, but also stores locally and to a cloud account. It's got *some* of the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 features, but much lower price. Just another alternative, and not necessarily for everyone.

Here's today's flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1146/

and the July 11 flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1142/

You can zoom in and out, and place a cursor to look at the plot, if you're a data nerd like me. No vent on the first flight, and a crappy vent today. Note that it grabs local weather data. The catch is that it grabs data for the time you make the upload. Since I didn't upload until hours later, it's not perfect. Some is editable, though.

This points out that my imperfect OpenRocket sims were about 15% off for the E20W flight, and worse for the E30T flight.

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit. And, hey, given that I wasn't feeling too confident about getting all three White Lightning motors lit today, it's a bonus that it's still in one piece. Maybe I'll paint it one day.

Mark


Re: Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

Christopher Deem
 

We are a NAR section.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin A <kauskings@...>
Date: 7/25/20 10:51 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

I wish I could have made it.  I'm new to the group and haven't been out yet, but am glad to see there were a couple mid powered rockets launched. I am hoping to go "big" the first time out by certifying L1 with a Leviathan with extra nose cone weight. Are you folks more NAR or Tripoli centric?

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 8:39 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:
[apologies for those who are seeing this twice - I sent before using the intended address]

My apologies for showing up late and leaving early, and thanks to those who set up and packed up the launch equipment.

I wanted to share that these two flights of the Mach 1 Trivecta 324 (today and 7/11) carried my very simple FlightSketch mini altimeter, a postage stamp size device that stores altitude data across time, and is controlled from a smart phone. I *think* I've mentioned it before. Before the flight, you connect to the device, and "arm" it. After flight, you reconnect, and grab the data, which is viewable on the phone, but also stores locally and to a cloud account. It's got *some* of the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 features, but much lower price. Just another alternative, and not necessarily for everyone.

Here's today's flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1146/

and the July 11 flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1142/

You can zoom in and out, and place a cursor to look at the plot, if you're a data nerd like me. No vent on the first flight, and a crappy vent today. Note that it grabs local weather data. The catch is that it grabs data for the time you make the upload. Since I didn't upload until hours later, it's not perfect. Some is editable, though.

This points out that my imperfect OpenRocket sims were about 15% off for the E20W flight, and worse for the E30T flight.

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit. And, hey, given that I wasn't feeling too confident about getting all three White Lightning motors lit today, it's a bonus that it's still in one piece. Maybe I'll paint it one day.

Mark


Re: Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

Kevin A
 

I wish I could have made it.  I'm new to the group and haven't been out yet, but am glad to see there were a couple mid powered rockets launched. I am hoping to go "big" the first time out by certifying L1 with a Leviathan with extra nose cone weight. Are you folks more NAR or Tripoli centric?


On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 8:39 PM Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:
[apologies for those who are seeing this twice - I sent before using the intended address]

My apologies for showing up late and leaving early, and thanks to those who set up and packed up the launch equipment.

I wanted to share that these two flights of the Mach 1 Trivecta 324 (today and 7/11) carried my very simple FlightSketch mini altimeter, a postage stamp size device that stores altitude data across time, and is controlled from a smart phone. I *think* I've mentioned it before. Before the flight, you connect to the device, and "arm" it. After flight, you reconnect, and grab the data, which is viewable on the phone, but also stores locally and to a cloud account. It's got *some* of the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 features, but much lower price. Just another alternative, and not necessarily for everyone.

Here's today's flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1146/

and the July 11 flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1142/

You can zoom in and out, and place a cursor to look at the plot, if you're a data nerd like me. No vent on the first flight, and a crappy vent today. Note that it grabs local weather data. The catch is that it grabs data for the time you make the upload. Since I didn't upload until hours later, it's not perfect. Some is editable, though.

This points out that my imperfect OpenRocket sims were about 15% off for the E20W flight, and worse for the E30T flight.

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit. And, hey, given that I wasn't feeling too confident about getting all three White Lightning motors lit today, it's a bonus that it's still in one piece. Maybe I'll paint it one day.

Mark


Trivecta 324 flights / FlightSketch Mini Altimeter

Mark Joseph
 

[apologies for those who are seeing this twice - I sent before using the intended address]

My apologies for showing up late and leaving early, and thanks to those who set up and packed up the launch equipment.

I wanted to share that these two flights of the Mach 1 Trivecta 324 (today and 7/11) carried my very simple FlightSketch mini altimeter, a postage stamp size device that stores altitude data across time, and is controlled from a smart phone. I *think* I've mentioned it before. Before the flight, you connect to the device, and "arm" it. After flight, you reconnect, and grab the data, which is viewable on the phone, but also stores locally and to a cloud account. It's got *some* of the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 features, but much lower price. Just another alternative, and not necessarily for everyone.

Here's today's flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1146/

and the July 11 flight:
https://flightsketch.com/flights/1142/

You can zoom in and out, and place a cursor to look at the plot, if you're a data nerd like me. No vent on the first flight, and a crappy vent today. Note that it grabs local weather data. The catch is that it grabs data for the time you make the upload. Since I didn't upload until hours later, it's not perfect. Some is editable, though.

This points out that my imperfect OpenRocket sims were about 15% off for the E20W flight, and worse for the E30T flight.

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit. And, hey, given that I wasn't feeling too confident about getting all three White Lightning motors lit today, it's a bonus that it's still in one piece. Maybe I'll paint it one day.

Mark


Launch is GO

Greg Smith
 

At 11:00 AM, it was 81°F in Champaign, with clear skies and an east wind at 5 mph.

 

That wind direction may make finding a suitable location a bit challenging, but otherwise, it’s a nice day for rocket flying. We’ll meet as planned at 12:00 noon in the Dodds Park soccer field parking lots to begin setting up.


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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, July 25, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

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

The forecast is excellent:

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Saturday - Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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I don't have much doubt that we'll be able to fly, but just to be sure, I'll post the final decision about the launch here 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, August 8 at Dodds Park.

We will be enforcing our new physical distancing and masking requirements at this launch. See Jonathan's message from Tuesday (7/21) for the details.

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


Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

Joseph Rice
 

Thank you, Greg
Joe


On Jul 23, 2020, at 4:32 AM, Greg Smith <gregs@...> wrote:



Yours might not easily attach to our launchers. The club has a 20mm by 4’ long mini rail.


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

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Rice via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:48 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] launch on Saturday #Launch

 

Thank you.  I have one. May bring it Saturday.

 

Joe

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Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

Yours might not easily attach to our launchers. The club has a 20mm by 4’ long mini rail.


-----

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

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Rice via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:48 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] launch on Saturday #Launch

 

Thank you.  I have one. May bring it Saturday.

 

Joe

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Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

Joseph Rice
 

Thank you.  I have one. May bring it Saturday.

Joe


On Jul 22, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

I'm pretty sure that we do have one. I haven't used it, so perhaps one of the people who have could respond and let you know for sure.

Jonathan

On 7/22/2020 3:04 PM, Joseph Rice via groups.io wrote:
Does the club have a mini rail ?


On Jul 21, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

We have another rocket launch scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Dodds Park in Champaign. As always it will depend on the weather. Greg will be making an announcement later in the week with the outlook for the launch, but I thought I should give a heads-up about the launch since we haven't be holding them regularly.

As was the case last time we will be following our COVID-19 launch protocols. They seemed to work well last time and allowed to hold a launch while keeping everyone safe. I will append the rules below.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park V1.1

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. They may be adjusted as time goes by and we see things that
need to be changed or added.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between multiple LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

- We are limited to 50 people in a group. Generally this shouldn't be a
problem. However, we may ask spectators to sit away from the rest of the
group and thus not be considered part of our group.


Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

steven dramstad
 

We do. Used it many times


On Jul 22, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

I'm pretty sure that we do have one. I haven't used it, so perhaps one of the people who have could respond and let you know for sure.

Jonathan

On 7/22/2020 3:04 PM, Joseph Rice via groups.io wrote:
Does the club have a mini rail ?


On Jul 21, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

We have another rocket launch scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Dodds Park in Champaign. As always it will depend on the weather. Greg will be making an announcement later in the week with the outlook for the launch, but I thought I should give a heads-up about the launch since we haven't be holding them regularly.

As was the case last time we will be following our COVID-19 launch protocols. They seemed to work well last time and allowed to hold a launch while keeping everyone safe. I will append the rules below.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park V1.1

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. They may be adjusted as time goes by and we see things that
need to be changed or added.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between multiple LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

- We are limited to 50 people in a group. Generally this shouldn't be a
problem. However, we may ask spectators to sit away from the rest of the
group and thus not be considered part of our group.


Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

I'm pretty sure that we do have one. I haven't used it, so perhaps one of the people who have could respond and let you know for sure.

Jonathan


On 7/22/2020 3:04 PM, Joseph Rice via groups.io wrote:
Does the club have a mini rail ?


On Jul 21, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

We have another rocket launch scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Dodds Park in Champaign. As always it will depend on the weather. Greg will be making an announcement later in the week with the outlook for the launch, but I thought I should give a heads-up about the launch since we haven't be holding them regularly.

As was the case last time we will be following our COVID-19 launch protocols. They seemed to work well last time and allowed to hold a launch while keeping everyone safe. I will append the rules below.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park V1.1

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. They may be adjusted as time goes by and we see things that
need to be changed or added.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between multiple LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

- We are limited to 50 people in a group. Generally this shouldn't be a
problem. However, we may ask spectators to sit away from the rest of the
group and thus not be considered part of our group.


Re: launch on Saturday #Launch

Joseph Rice
 

Does the club have a mini rail ?


On Jul 21, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

We have another rocket launch scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Dodds Park in Champaign. As always it will depend on the weather. Greg will be making an announcement later in the week with the outlook for the launch, but I thought I should give a heads-up about the launch since we haven't be holding them regularly.

As was the case last time we will be following our COVID-19 launch protocols. They seemed to work well last time and allowed to hold a launch while keeping everyone safe. I will append the rules below.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park V1.1

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. They may be adjusted as time goes by and we see things that
need to be changed or added.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between multiple LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

- We are limited to 50 people in a group. Generally this shouldn't be a
problem. However, we may ask spectators to sit away from the rest of the
group and thus not be considered part of our group.


launch on Saturday #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

We have another rocket launch scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at Dodds Park in Champaign. As always it will depend on the weather. Greg will be making an announcement later in the week with the outlook for the launch, but I thought I should give a heads-up about the launch since we haven't be holding them regularly.

As was the case last time we will be following our COVID-19 launch protocols. They seemed to work well last time and allowed to hold a launch while keeping everyone safe. I will append the rules below.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park V1.1

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. They may be adjusted as time goes by and we see things that
need to be changed or added.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between multiple LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

- We are limited to 50 people in a group. Generally this shouldn't be a
problem. However, we may ask spectators to sit away from the rest of the
group and thus not be considered part of our group.


Re: pictures

Bill Murphy
 

Wow, great picks


On Jul 18, 2020, at 2:41 PM, Mark Joseph <markjos@...> wrote:

Really great set of photos, Chris - thanks for sharing. You're quite the multi-tasking kind of guy - prepping your own rockets, and catching all of these flights!

For folks who need a quick pointer to the photos, they're at

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/Local-Launches/2020-Launches/July11-2020-CIA-launch-at-DoddsPark/

The main gallery, of course, is at https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com

Mark
________________________________________
From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:34 PM
To: Cia-Rocketry
Subject: [cia-rocketry] pictures

Pictures from last Saturday's launch at Dodd's Park are on our SmugMug
website.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


Re: pictures

Mark Joseph
 

Really great set of photos, Chris - thanks for sharing. You're quite the multi-tasking kind of guy - prepping your own rockets, and catching all of these flights!

For folks who need a quick pointer to the photos, they're at

https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com/Local-Launches/2020-Launches/July11-2020-CIA-launch-at-DoddsPark/

The main gallery, of course, is at https://cia-rocketry.smugmug.com

Mark
________________________________________

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> on behalf of Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:34 PM
To: Cia-Rocketry
Subject: [cia-rocketry] pictures

Pictures from last Saturday's launch at Dodd's Park are on our SmugMug
website.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


pictures

Christopher Deem
 

Pictures from last Saturday's launch at Dodd's Park are on our SmugMug
website.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


a good day of flying #LaunchReport

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our first launch in around 5 months went pretty well yesterday. We had a dozen or so people flying rockets and several spectators. Most of the spectators were family members, but we did get a couple of people who happened to see us flying our rockets and stopped by to watch. Despite the changes to our procedures we were able to get things set up and start flying by 1:00 as usual. We had to end a bit earlier than we would have due to a storm approaching. We got everything packed up just before it started to rain.

I think the COVID-19 protocols worked out well. Thanks to everyone for helping us hold a safe and fun launch. Hopefully our launch on July 25 will be even better.

Jonathan


#Launch is GO #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 11:00 AM, it was 83°F in Champaign, with mostly clear skies, and a west wind at 9 mph.

Conditions are good for flying, so we will meet as scheduled at 12:00 noon at the Dodds Park soccer field parking lots to set up.

HOWEVER, The Weather Channel is predicting that a significant band of thunderstorms will move through the area between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. We'll need to watch the skies and radar and be prepared to pack up quickly if necessary.

Remember to observe our cleaning, masking and physical distancing rules today as previously described. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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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
 

For the first time since February, we have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, July 11, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably in the south half of the soccer field parking lots. Flying can continue until sunset at 8:30 PM. Our waiver allows flying motors through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level).

The forecast is good (except for one little thing!):

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Saturday - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

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We'll have to be on the lookout for those thunderstorms, but it sounds like a good day for flying, at least for as long as it stays dry. I will post the final decision about the launch here 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, July 25 at Dodds Park.

Please note that we will be enforcing our new physical distancing and masking requirements starting with this launch. We're brand new at doing things this way, so please be patient with us. Here are the new rules again:

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Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park
7/11/2020

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own common sense. Since we haven't done this before we may need to adjust them during the course of the launch as we see how well they work.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly. Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod. Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between a couple of LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards. We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and try to maintain spacing as best we can.

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


Re: rules for Saturday's launch

William Carney
 

I'm getting tested every month right now just to check.  My last test was negative.  Under the CDC guidelines there are two exemptions including medical and children 3 and under.

I figure it will be next year or later till the mask issue will be over.  Unless a vaccine can be made.  But that's unlikely since none of the COVID virus strains have a vaccine.

Since I can't be there I'll try and sell some stuff on Rocketry Forum.

William

In a message dated 7/9/2020 10:52:27 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

I'm sorry to hear that William. However, better safe than sorry, I guess. Hopefully, things will improve eventually and we'll all be able to fly together again.

Jonathan

On 7/9/2020 10:14 PM, William Carney via groups.io wrote:
The no mask thing will put me out for the foreseeable future.  My doctor has me on four Asama meds right now to see if it will help and if I can tolerate a mask.  So far I hyperventilate easily when I wear one.

William

In a message dated 7/9/2020 9:48:44 PM Central Standard Time, jsivier@... writes:

We hope to be able to hold a launch at Dodds Park on Saturday, July 11. We have tried to come up with some rules to help keep everyone safe. We will probably be playing by ear some since we haven't done this before, so we hope that everyone will be patient and help out so we can all fly some rockets.

Jonathan

Rules for CIA launches at Dodds Park
7/11/2020

These rules are based on guidelines from the Park District as well as our own
common sense. Since we haven't done this before we may need to adjust them
during the course of the launch as we see how well they work.

- If you don't feel well, stay home.

- Don't park in adjacent spaces.

- Set up your prep area at a reasonable distance from others.

- If you want to participate in the launch, a mask must be worn to cover both
your nose and mouth whenever you cannot maintain a safe distance from other
participants. No exceptions to masks. Effectively, this means that masks
must be worn when you are not at your own setup area or your car, or
recovering a rocket in the field far from other people.

- Everyone should bring their own hand sanitizer and use it regularly.
Especially after you have been in contact with the pads or wadding bucket
that others will also be using.

- Bring a scoop or cup or something to get wadding out of the bucket, rather
than using your hands.

- Take your trash out of the park with you when you leave. Bring a trash
bag you can use for your trash.

- We will have the pads spaced out in pods, with possibly 2 pads per pod.
Only one person at a pod at a time. The exception to this is that members
of a family can go to the pad together.

- One LCO or specific sanitizing between a couple of LCOs.

- No remote launch button (sorry kids).

- Do not hover or loiter at the LCO table, unless you are the LCO.

- Be willing to inform visitors and guests about these safeguards.
We all need to help keep everyone safe. We'll need everyone to do their
part, including letting new people know what they should do.

- We will be collecting contact information of all participants and
spectators. Check in with the LCO when you arrive. This is so that if
someone present happens to be infected their past contacts can be traced.

- For set up and tear down, only one person in the trailer at a time. That
person can unload/reload equipment and the rest of us can carry that
equipment to and from the field. When doing so we need to wear masks and
try to maintain spacing as best we can.

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