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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?

 

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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?

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*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?

 

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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.

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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


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

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