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Re: photos of Minuteman Missile

Greg Montalvo
 

I used to repair the test equipment used to do maintenance on Minuteman II missiles in the 80's.  Big rocket in a deep hole.

On Sep 6, 2020 9:10 PM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:
I posted  some pictures of the Minuteman Missile at Rantoul that I took
yesterday. Since we don't have "Cold War relics" folder, I put them
under "Other". If you have any pictures of the soon to be destroyed
concrete filled ICBM, feel free to add them.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


photos of Minuteman Missile

Christopher Deem
 

I posted  some pictures of the Minuteman Missile at Rantoul that I took
yesterday. Since we don't have "Cold War relics" folder, I put them
under "Other". If you have any pictures of the soon to be destroyed
concrete filled ICBM, feel free to add them.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


night launch next Saturday #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

Our next scheduled launch at Dodds Park is on Saturday, September 12. This will be our annual night launch. We will meet at the usual time, around noon, to set up and fly during the afternoon. However, we will plan to stay a bit later than usual so that we can fly some rockets after dark. Obviously it is a good idea to have lights and flashers, etc. on the rockets so they can be seen in the air and then found after they land.

Hopefully this advance notice gives you a chance to put something together to fly on Saturday.

Jonathan


Re: Minuteman missile at Chanute

Jeff Deem
 

Nice Picture.



On September 4, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:


If you haven't seen the news in the past couple of days they are planning on taking down the Minuteman missile that is on display in Rantoul at the entrance of the former Air Force Base. We always talked about getting a group picture of our club in front of it, but it looks like we won't be able to do that now. My understanding is that it will still be there for a week or so. So if you want to go and get a picture you might want to do so soon.

Here is one of the pictures (reduced in size) I took this afternoon.

Jonathan


Re: Minuteman missile at Chanute

Greg Smith
 

They should cut it up and sell the pieces.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan Sivier
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2020 5:29 PM
To: CIA Email List <cia-rocketry@groups.io>
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Minuteman missile at Chanute

 

If you haven't seen the news in the past couple of days they are planning on taking down the Minuteman missile that is on display in Rantoul at the entrance of the former Air Force Base. We always talked about getting a group picture of our club in front of it, but it looks like we won't be able to do that now. My understanding is that it will still be there for a week or so. So if you want to go and get a picture you might want to do so soon.

Here is one of the pictures (reduced in size) I took this afternoon.

Jonathan


Minuteman missile at Chanute

Jonathan Sivier
 

If you haven't seen the news in the past couple of days they are planning on taking down the Minuteman missile that is on display in Rantoul at the entrance of the former Air Force Base. We always talked about getting a group picture of our club in front of it, but it looks like we won't be able to do that now. My understanding is that it will still be there for a week or so. So if you want to go and get a picture you might want to do so soon.

Here is one of the pictures (reduced in size) I took this afternoon.

Jonathan


another appeal for mask preferences

Jonathan Sivier
 

As mentioned in a message a couple of weeks ago we are planning on ordering some custom CIA masks. We will get them in a few different colors and the CIA logo will be printed on them in white. We will be selling them for $10. You can get an idea of what the masks we will be ordering look like, without the logo, at (https://www.sanmar.com/p/10782_HtRed). As you can see on the page these masks come in several colors.

In order to figure out how many to get, and what colors, we would like to hear from you. Let us know if you would purchase a CIA mask, how many you would like to get and what color(s) you like. Once we have some idea of the interest we'll order a batch in several of the most popular colors.

You should be able to respond to me directly using the link at the bottom of this message.

Jonathan


Tuesday's meeting

Jonathan Sivier
 

We still are unable to hold meetings at the Springer Center. So the meeting scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled. However, a few of us plan to meet for dinner in lieu of our regular meeting. If anyone wants to join us we'll be meeting at the Dos Reales on Prospect in Champaign at 7 p.m. We plan to sit outside under their tent. If it is too rainy and/or cold and windy tomorrow we will reschedule for the same time and place on Thursday.

Let us know if you plan to attend so we can ask for the right number of seats.

Jonathan


Rocket Recovery-Drone

John Robbins
 

Anyone know of anyone that could recover a rocket in a tree near Dodds via drone?  Tree company too expensive compared to rocket cost.

Thank you.


pictures

Christopher Deem
 

From last Saturday's launch on SmugMug. If there are pictures of one of
your rockets that you would like me to add something, let me know.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


Re: AeroTech sale

Jeff Deem
 

Go ahead take my money! Lol!



On August 24, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:


AeroTech is having a sale. It amounts to about 5% off retail. So, since
our high power flying season starts in a couple of months, I will send
an order in, if there is enough interest. The sale includes all Quest
products as well. My price will be 75% of retail for up to 54mm motors,
kits, and parts. And 70% of retail for 75mm and 98mm. The sale ends at
the end of September. If you want anything, e-mail me at chris-deem@....

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


AeroTech sale

Christopher Deem
 

AeroTech is having a sale. It amounts to about 5% off retail. So, since
our high power flying season starts in a couple of months, I will send
an order in, if there is enough interest. The sale includes all Quest
products as well. My price will be 75% of retail for up to 54mm motors,
kits, and parts. And 70% of retail for 75mm and 98mm. The sale ends at
the end of September. If you want anything, e-mail me at chris-deem@....

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


Re: Is there a launch tomorrow?

steven dramstad
 

Yup. I don’t have anything that old either. Still plan to fly a bunch! Steve


On Aug 21, 2020, at 11:54 AM, Jonathan Sivier <jsivier@...> wrote:

We are planning on holding our launch tomorrow. All rockets are welcome as usual, we just like to encourage people to bring out some of those older models once a year and give them an airing.

Jonathan

On 8/21/2020 11:19 AM, John Robbins wrote:
I see on the schedule there is a launch tomorrow from noon to 6pm.

Weather looks awesome!

I don’t have any rockets over 30yrs old but can we still fly newer ones?

John


#Launch is GO #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 11:00 AM, it was 79°F in Champaign, with clear skies, and a southwest wind at 6 mph.

Conditions are great for flying, so we will meet as scheduled at 12:00 noon in the south half of the Dodds Park soccer field parking lots to begin setting up for our launch.

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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, August 22, 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 7:39 PM. Our waiver allows flying motors through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level).

The forecast looks great:

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Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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I'm very confident we'll be able to fly. As always, 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, September 12 at Dodds Park. That will also be our annual night launch, so be prepared to stay out late and bring your rockets equipped with lights, strobes, beepers, etc. (Flashlights and insect repellant also highly recommended!)

We will be enforcing our physical distancing and masking requirements at tomorrow's 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


GARLO 2020 and other fall events

Jonathan Sivier
 

Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold GARLO 2020 at the time it was scheduled in late June. Due to the restrictions we have had to impose in order to fly safely we don't feel we can hold GARLO in its normal form this year. However, we do want to hold a special launch for GARLO this year despite everything. So we have decided to designate our launch at Dodds Park on September, 26 as being "Unofficial GARLO 2020". Details still need to be worked out, but basically it probably will be the same as our regular launches at the park. However, we want to encourage those who have put together rockets for GARLO, or can put something together over the next month, to fly them that day. Remember the theme this year was "2020 Vision". That can mean whatever you like it to. We probably won't have all the usual contests, but we may award some impromptu prizes for noteworthy flights, good looking rockets and rockets that fulfill the theme in some manner.

Our next launch, after tomorrow, will be on Saturday, September 12. That is planned to be our annual night launch. So we will meet at noon to set up and start flying around 1:00 as usual. However, we will stay at the park a bit later so we can fly some rockets after it gets dark. Typically people put flashers or other sorts of lights on their rockets so they can be seen and then found in the dark.

We are then planning to hold our October and November launches at farm fields so that we can fly some larger high power rockets. Smaller rockets are still welcome of course. This will depend on the progress of the harvest, but hopefully we'll be able to get in a few high power launches this fall.

Jonathan


Re: CIA masks

Jonathan Sivier
 

We are currently planning on printing the CIA logo in white on the masks. The plan is to have the logo over to one side, rather than right in front over the mouth.

Jonathan


On 8/21/2020 4:10 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:
We are planning on getting a batch of face masks with the CIA logo printed on them. We plan to be selling them for $10. You can get an idea of what the masks we will be ordering look like, without the logo, at (https://www.sanmar.com/p/10782_HtRed). As you can see on the page these masks come in several colors. We don't plan to get all of the colors, but will get a variety of colors.

In order to figure out how many to get, and what colors, we would like to hear from you. Let us know if you would purchase a CIA mask, how many you would like to get and what color(s) you like. Once we have some idea of the interest we'll order a batch in several of the most popular colors.

You can respond to me directly via the link at the bottom or this message or to my email address <jsivier@...>.

Thanks.

Jonathan


CIA masks

Jonathan Sivier
 

We are planning on getting a batch of face masks with the CIA logo printed on them. We plan to be selling them for $10. You can get an idea of what the masks we will be ordering look like, without the logo, at (https://www.sanmar.com/p/10782_HtRed). As you can see on the page these masks come in several colors. We don't plan to get all of the colors, but will get a variety of colors.

In order to figure out how many to get, and what colors, we would like to hear from you. Let us know if you would purchase a CIA mask, how many you would like to get and what color(s) you like. Once we have some idea of the interest we'll order a batch in several of the most popular colors.

You can respond to me directly via the link at the bottom or this message or to my email address <jsivier@...>.

Thanks.

Jonathan


Re: Is there a launch tomorrow?

Jonathan Sivier
 

We are planning on holding our launch tomorrow. All rockets are welcome as usual, we just like to encourage people to bring out some of those older models once a year and give them an airing.

Jonathan


On 8/21/2020 11:19 AM, John Robbins wrote:
I see on the schedule there is a launch tomorrow from noon to 6pm.

Weather looks awesome!

I don’t have any rockets over 30yrs old but can we still fly newer ones?

John


Re: Is there a launch tomorrow?

Greg Smith
 

We’re still on for tomorrow, and the forecast looks great right now. We’ll start flying around 1:00 PM and will probably be in the south half of the parking lot. I’ll post more details later today.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Robbins
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 11:20 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] Is there a launch tomorrow?

 

I see on the schedule there is a launch tomorrow from noon to 6pm.

 

Weather looks awesome!

 

I don’t have any rockets over 30yrs old but can we still fly newer ones?

 

John

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