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Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, September 26, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

Setup will begin as soon as possible after 12:00 noon, probably in the south half of the soccer field parking lots. There are soccer events scheduled at the park in the morning, so we may need to delay until they are finished, hopefully around 1:30 PM. Our waiver allows flying motors through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level). The waiver expires at sunset at 6:43 PM, but we plan to stay later tomorrow for the second try at our annual night launch. This is a chance to try out your rockets equipped with lights, beepers, glow-in-the-dark parachutes or anything else you can think of to aid in tracking and recovering them. Night flying rockets are limited to 3.3 pounds liftoff weight and 125 grams of propellant.

If we fly tomorrow, it will also be our "mini-GARLO" launch, with awards for best flight, best looking rocket, and theme (20/20 Vision).

Unfortunately, the weather forecast is not good:

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Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

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This sounds like it's going to be one of those classic "nice days for anything except flying rockets," with warm temperatures and sunny skies, but way too much wind. I honestly don't think we'll be able to fly, especially since the forecasts usually underestimate the actual wind speeds, but I'll try to remain hopeful until morning. I'll post the final decision about the launch here shortly after 11:00 AM tomorrow. You can also call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next launch will be Saturday, October 10 at the Rantoul Aviation Center. We'll postpone the GARLO-lite activities until that day if necessary (but won't be trying the night launch again if it doesn't happen tomorrow).

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

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


AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I would like to send the order in in about one week. If you want
anything, e-mail me off list at chris-deem@...

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


GARLO 2021

Jonathan Sivier
 

We have been discussing what the theme should be for GARLO next year. We would like to settle on a theme soon so that people will have more time than in the past to work on projects for GARLO. The date hasn't been set, but assuming things keep going OK and we are able to continue holding launches it would be at the end of June or beginning of July as in the past.

One suggestion that has been made would be another Mars Lander theme in honor of the Perseverance Rover that will be landing on Mars in February. We had a similar theme in 2015, but Mars is always a good subject for rockets.

If anyone has an opinion on using a Mars Lander theme (and suggestions for exactly what the title might be) we would like to hear it. If you have an alternate suggestion for a theme for GARLO next year we would like to hear that as well.

Remember we will be holding our Unofficial GARLO 2020 "2020 Vision" at our next launch on Saturday, September 26. We won't be doing most of the stuff we usually do for GARLO. However, we will give out a few prizes for Best Theme Rocket, Best Looking Rocket and Most Spectacular Flight. We won't be using flight cards for most of the flights of the day. However, if you have a rocket you want to enter in one of the competitions we will have flight cards to fill out for those. That way we'll have a record of the flights to be considered. We won't have a GARLO t-shirt this year, so we suggest that everyone wear your favorite GARLO shirt from some previous year. We'll have the left-over shirts from past years on sale for $2 each.

That same day we will also be staying later than usual and flying our annual night launch, so come prepared with a rocket or two with lights and flashers to fly after dark.

Jonathan


Re: AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

And they are such lovely chemicals.




Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: steven dramstad <sdramstad@...>
Date: 9/16/20 8:28 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

Chemical Dealer.  Whole different thing....



On Sep 16, 2020, at 6:38 AM, M via groups.io <grimracercnc@...> wrote:



Drug dealer………………… in a good way!

 

Mike

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

I send orders in whenever there is enough interest to meet my dealer minimum, about $400. I also have some motors in stock that I bring to our launches.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

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

From: Jake Hyde <jakehyde1978@...>

Date: 9/15/20 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2







Re: AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I've got the good stuff.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "M via groups.io" <grimracercnc@...>
Date: 9/16/20 6:38 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

Drug dealer………………… in a good way!

 

Mike

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

I send orders in whenever there is enough interest to meet my dealer minimum, about $400. I also have some motors in stock that I bring to our launches.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

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

From: Jake Hyde <jakehyde1978@...>

Date: 9/15/20 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2







Re: AeroTech order

steven dramstad
 

Chemical Dealer.  Whole different thing....



On Sep 16, 2020, at 6:38 AM, M via groups.io <grimracercnc@...> wrote:



Drug dealer………………… in a good way!

 

Mike

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

I send orders in whenever there is enough interest to meet my dealer minimum, about $400. I also have some motors in stock that I bring to our launches.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

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

From: Jake Hyde <jakehyde1978@...>

Date: 9/15/20 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2







Re: AeroTech order

M
 

Drug dealer………………… in a good way!

 

Mike

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Deem
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:03 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

I send orders in whenever there is enough interest to meet my dealer minimum, about $400. I also have some motors in stock that I bring to our launches.

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

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

From: Jake Hyde <jakehyde1978@...>

Date: 9/15/20 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

 

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:

Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2







Re: AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

I send orders in whenever there is enough interest to meet my dealer minimum, about $400. I also have some motors in stock that I bring to our launches.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Jake Hyde <jakehyde1978@...>
Date: 9/15/20 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] AeroTech order

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:
Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2








Re: AeroTech order

Jake Hyde
 

Thank you I am glad to know this. Unfortunately I just ordered my motors and dip today. I will keep this mind for next time. 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM Christopher Deem <chris-deem@...> wrote:
Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2








AeroTech order

Christopher Deem
 

Just a reminder that I'm getting an order together to send into AeroTech
by the end of the month. If you want anything, e-mail me at
chris-deem@.... Since AeroTech is having a sale for dealers, I'm
lowering me prices by an additional 5%.

--
Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2


Re: #Launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

The forecast says the rain will last off and on until about 9:00 tonight – so we’ll just try next time.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of steven dramstad
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:12 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] #Launch CANCELED

 

Will we do a night launch then?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Greg Smith
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:05 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] [cia-rocketry] #Launch CANCELED

 

At 11:00 AM, it was 72°F in Champaign, with an overcast sky at 400 feet, light mist, and a south wind at 10 mph. Heavier rain is visible on radar to our north and west and is predicted to begin here about 1:00 PM.

Due to the low ceiling and threat of rain, conditions are poor for flying today, so our launch is canceled.

We'll try again in two weeks, on Saturday, September 26.

-----

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

 


Re: #Launch CANCELED #Launch

Jonathan Sivier
 

The plan is to try the night launch again at our next scheduled launch on September 26. Since we may have to start a little later than usual due to soccer games on the field that weekend, staying a bit later than usual to fly some night rockets sounds good to me.

Jonathan


On 9/12/2020 11:11 AM, steven dramstad wrote:
Will we do a night launch then?

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

*From: *Greg Smith <mailto:gregs@...>
*Sent: *Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:05 AM
*To: *cia-rocketry@groups.io <mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io>
*Subject: *[Special] [cia-rocketry] #Launch CANCELED

At 11:00 AM, it was 72°F in Champaign, with an overcast sky at 400 feet, light mist, and a south wind at 10 mph. Heavier rain is visible on radar to our north and west and is predicted to begin here about 1:00 PM.

Due to the low ceiling and threat of rain, conditions are poor for flying today, so our launch is canceled.

We'll try again in two weeks, on Saturday, September 26.

-----

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


Re: #Launch CANCELED #Launch

steven dramstad
 
Edited

Will we do a night launch then?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Greg Smith
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:05 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [Special] [cia-rocketry] #Launch CANCELED

 

At 11:00 AM, it was 72°F in Champaign, with an overcast sky at 400 feet, light mist, and a south wind at 10 mph. Heavier rain is visible on radar to our north and west and is predicted to begin here about 1:00 PM.

Due to the low ceiling and threat of rain, conditions are poor for flying today, so our launch is canceled.

We'll try again in two weeks, on Saturday, September 26.

-----

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

 

 


#Launch CANCELED #Launch

Greg Smith
 

At 11:00 AM, it was 72°F in Champaign, with an overcast sky at 400 feet, light mist, and a south wind at 10 mph. Heavier rain is visible on radar to our north and west and is predicted to begin here about 1:00 PM.

Due to the low ceiling and threat of rain, conditions are poor for flying today, so our launch is canceled.

We'll try again in two weeks, on Saturday, September 26.

-----

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


Re: Minuteman missile at Chanute

Christopher Deem
 
Edited

They are still going to need to raise funds to repair it. The years have not been kind to it, it wasn’t meant to be left outside for 60 years.

 

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2                                               Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Greg Smith
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 10:29 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Minuteman missile at Chanute

 

Few details yet, but apparently it won’t be leaving for a while:

 

https://www.news-gazette.com/news/update-chanutes-missile-saved/article_7faac99a-a6bf-5c62-ad43-2bbb73732453.html

 

We should make a plan to get that group picture, maybe in the spring when the weather turns decent again and hopefully we can do it without masks.

 

- 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

 

 


Re: Minuteman missile at Chanute

Greg Smith
 

Few details yet, but apparently it won’t be leaving for a while:

 

https://www.news-gazette.com/news/update-chanutes-missile-saved/article_7faac99a-a6bf-5c62-ad43-2bbb73732453.html

 

We should make a plan to get that group picture, maybe in the spring when the weather turns decent again and hopefully we can do it without masks.

 

- 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


Outlook for Saturday #Launch

Greg Smith
 

We have a rocket launch scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, at Dodds Park in Champaign.

Setup will begin at 12:00 noon, probably in the south half of the soccer field parking lots. Our waiver allows flying motors through "H" class up to 4,000' MSL (about 3,250' from ground level). The waiver expires at sunset at 7:04 PM, but we plan to stay later tomorrow for our annual night launch. This is a chance to try out your rockets equipped with lights, beepers, glow-in-the-dark parachutes or anything else you can think of to aid in tracking and recovering them. Night flying rockets are limited to 3.3 pounds liftoff weight and 125 grams of propellant.

Since we started flying again after the lockdown in July, we've had excellent weather for four launches in a row. Alas, it looks like tomorrow will put an end to that lucky streak. Here's the forecast from the NWS:

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Saturday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 81. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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I don't think the chances are good that we'll be able to fly. As always, I'll try to stay optimistic and won't post the final decision about the launch here until shortly after 11:00 AM tomorrow. You can also call me after that time at 217-840-1678 for an update.

Our next launch will be Saturday, September 26 at Dodds Park. We have designated that as our "mini-GARLO" for this year and will be handing out the usual awards for best flight, best looking rocket and best theme entry ("2020 Vision"). We'll also try the night flying again if it doesn't happen tomorrow.

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

-----

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


Re: AeroTech sale

Dean Babcock
 

Chris, please order me the following
(1) J-275W
(2) I161W

Thanks


On Aug 24, 2020, at 9:24 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


Re: photos of Minuteman Missile

Christopher Deem
 

When you drive by on Route 45, it doesn't look all that big. But when
you walk up to it, it's a whole lot bigger. I don't know if they ever
fixed up the training control room in the museum. It's underground, and
water leaked in, and now, the museum is closed, and all the planes taken
to other sites, or turned to scrape. I wish I had gotten some pictures
of the BOMARC before they disassembled it.

Christopher Brian Deem NAR 12308 TRA 2256 level 2

Greg Montalvo wrote:

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



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

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