Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.



Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 93
» Latest member: kkressler
» Forum threads: 506
» Forum posts: 5,002

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 3 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 3 Guest(s)

Latest Threads
Forum: Announcements
Last Post: dhaas
01-12-2018, 07:32 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 387
launch report September 3...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
10-01-2017, 09:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 335
launch report,September 1...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
09-22-2017, 01:01 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 345
September 16-17th 2018
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
09-22-2017, 07:13 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 526
HP stuff for sale.
Forum: Buy and Sell
Last Post: dhaas
09-14-2017, 10:48 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 395
August 18 and 19 Launch
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
08-28-2017, 12:58 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 523
L2 & L3 stuff for sale!
Forum: Buy and Sell
Last Post: driedel
07-21-2017, 09:17 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 539
July 8th and 9th launch
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
07-18-2017, 03:46 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 653
MARS Banquet
Forum: Club Events
Last Post: mbclune
07-10-2017, 07:26 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 844
Surf and Turf Dinner
Forum: Club Events
Last Post: mbclune
07-10-2017, 07:23 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 462

  June 10th and 11th.
Posted by: mpleban - 06-16-2017, 01:40 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (2)

This weekend proved to have plenty of sun on both days. Unfortunately  the winds on Saturday keaped a lot of high flights to about 1500 feet initially. Later we were able go higher. We still had winds on Sunday but high power flights were  not limited 
on Saturday, we had three TARC teams show up to fly, Buffalo Science Academy, International School for the Arts, and Southside 93. We were also expecting four Scout troops to show up,but only two arrived. Troop 677 from Cattaraugus, and their sister troops from Angelica.
 The pot luck dinner on Saturday night was great fun, you should think about sticking around and enjoy the company. And bring a dish to share.
Now the stats.


Tumble. ..2
2 stagers....4

We had no cert flights this weekend.

Hopefully that covers everthing.

Print this item

  NYPOWER 21, 2017
Posted by: mpleban - 06-07-2017, 01:33 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (1)

We had a fantastic weekend. Hardly any wind cool temperatures, and clouds. But as Saturday and Sunday  progressed, the clouds left and we were able to shoot to the waiver.Monday started with rain, then stopped around 10am. We had a mix of sun and rain for the rest of the day.
 Saturday we had our second annual night launch, Im happy to say we had 33 night launches. A great improvement over last years.
we had many different lighting schemes. I cannot chose which was my favorite, but they all look great to me.
 Sunday night we had our pot luck dinner, it was alot of fun, everyone who stayed enjoyed themselves greatly. I am looking foward to the next one.
 on  Saturday we had two cert. flights, and on Sunday we had three cert. flights. So five total.

Saturday day, we had 300 launches, and at night 33 launches.
Sunday, we had 199 launches.
and on Monday we had 43 launches.

Of course  we had some failures, some AP motors deciding to burn through the tops. Some CATOS on the pads and just after liftoff.
I seem to recall we also had two premature ignitions of the main charges while being armed on the pads. Thankfully No one was hurt.

okay here we go,.

level 1 cert flights.

Jason Kimmel flew a estes Ventris on a H118
Daniel Mingiat flew a Black Brant ii on a H148
Stephan Rea flew a Non-Spotted Madcow on a I255
Saad Mirza flew a Loc iv on a H100

Level 2 cert flight,

Eric Roth flew a Icarus iii on a J270

Saturday flights
T)   19
1/2 A) 2
A) 16
B) 53
C) 49
D) 15
E) 17
F) 22
G) 36
H) 28
I)   21
J)  13
K)  4
L)  3
M)  2
Unknown  0
2 stagers  14
3 stagers   3
Tumble   1
Gliders   3
Helicopter  3
2 engine cluster 1
3 engine cluster  1

Saturday night 

T)  2
A)  1
B)  4
C)  15
D)  2
E)  2
F)  4
G)  2
H)  1
2 stagers 1


T)  7
A)  21
B)  28
C)  40
D)  14
E)  10
F)  9
G)  14
H)  14
I)    15
J)   9
K)   9
L)   2
M)  4
Unknown  3
2 stagers   6
3 stagers   1
tumble    2
Gliders   3
3 engine cluster  1
4 engine cluster  1


T)  1
A)  3
B)  11
C)  5
D)  2
F)  1
G)  6
H)  2
I)  1
J)  1

2 stagers  2
Helicopter  1
Tumble  5
Gliders   1

We had a total of 575 flights.

Hopefully I got everthing.


Print this item

  Inertial Guidence
Posted by: jgoggins - 03-01-2017, 04:30 PM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (2)

Hi All.
I'm working on a side project (nothing for NAR rockets), that I've come to a fork in the road.  If anyone can give me their thoughts on the matter, I'd appreciate their views.  I have not determined what approach I want to take to get to the same outcome.  One vs the other, is my dilemma. Both have vibration, and cost issues.  Should I use a gimbaled system, or a strap down? 

Print this item

  March 9th Winter meeting
Posted by: mbclune - 02-16-2017, 12:27 PM - Forum: Club Events - No Replies

The clubs next winter meeting will be held March 9th at RIT in the Golisano Building. More information is on the website under schedule then winter meetings. Hope toooo see you there! Smile Smile

Print this item

Posted by: mbclune - 02-16-2017, 12:16 PM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (8)

Don't forget to submit a logo idea to the club. Members will be voting on logo idea soon! You never know,good luck!

Print this item

  Air frame Spirals
Posted by: jgoggins - 02-03-2017, 11:15 AM - Forum: How To: - Replies (2)

Hi everyone.

I know there are many ways to fill in an air frame spiral.  Some use Elmer's wood filler paste, others use epoxy.   

I'm looking for the easiest product to use, that requires minimal sanding and clean up. It's Winter so whatever I use must be inside the house friendly.  While I can't smell, my wife can.   Recommendations?

Print this item

  Membership 2017???
Posted by: jgoggins - 01-14-2017, 07:44 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (1)

I am going to assume that MARS membership for 2017 is not an election year freebie? Big Grin

It appears that you can mail in to join the club to an old address, but there is nothing at the bottom of the page so you can join/renew by Pay Pal.  What's up  Huh

Print this item

Big Grin New Year 2017 Launch
Posted by: jgoggins - 01-14-2017, 08:55 AM - Forum: Launches - No Replies

We we not able to attend the New Years Day launch.  How did it turn out?  Who and/or how many people attended? Any interesting rockets launched?  Any pictures available so I can attend vicariously through everyone else?  Big Grin


Print this item

  Launch Summary.....2016
Posted by: mpleban - 10-08-2016, 12:22 PM - Forum: Launches - No Replies

This summary is for the season of 2016, it does not include NYPOWER flights.
 I do not have the records of that weekend.

The motor counts are as follows.  

1/2 A.....7
 2 stagers......5
 Clusters....... 2 eng.....2
                        3 eng.....2
                        4 eng.....2
                        5 eng.....1 ( this was a compound cluster )
 The only level one cert we had was on New Years Day, when Peter flew his rocket into the only blue patch of sky we had all day.
 As stated earlier this is incomplete,. If i ommited something please let me know.

Print this item

  Wanted: Defy Gravity Tethers
Posted by: jderimig - 10-07-2016, 04:56 PM - Forum: Buy and Sell - No Replies

Jerry O'Sullivan is looking for tethers.  Anyone who has some and don't plan on using them let me know.

Also, if anyone wants some I can look into getting some machined.  Don't know what the cost might be but the more I order the cheaper it may be each.

In case you don't know what they are, website here:  (been unavailable for some time now)


Print this item