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  October 1st & 2nd launch report
Posted by: mpleban - 10-07-2016, 01:17 PM - Forum: Launches - No Replies

This was probably the warmest October launch since  I joined the club. The weather did not disappoint and gave us some more wind and rain. 
 On Saturday Cub Scout pack 152 showed up and flew with us, the boys had a good time. Greg showed them how to pack their rockets.
 Also on Sunday we celebrated Tom M. Birthday. Mary Beth baked a very delicious cake for the occasion and Bill did his best imitation of Marylin  Monroe singing Happy Birthday Mister President. We had a very good time with that.
We had a failed level 2 flight. The motor blew on the pad.

Sunday we shut the range down a little early due to a incoming thunderstorm. The trailer was about 95% packed by the time the rain came.

now for the report

K........2  ( one was mine )
Unknown ...... 1
2 stagers.......  2
Clusters..... 3 eng.   1

 we had no qualifying cert flights this weekend.

I want to thank Dennis once again for the setup, Mary Beth and Bill for help on the range.

If I missed anything let me know.

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  Rockets Magazine NYPower 20 DVD
Posted by: mbclune - 09-23-2016, 01:12 PM - Forum: Buy and Sell - Replies (1)

I wanted to let you know that I will have the DVD or Blue Ray DVD available for sale at the next launch for $16. Thank you AMW , Bob Utley and Neil McGilvray from Rockets Magazine!

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  September 17 & 18th launch report
Posted by: mpleban - 09-22-2016, 01:44 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (1)

Well once again we had a Saturday that was a little wet, and we shut the range down around 3:00. Sunday was a little better, but higher winds wanted  to push all the rockets into the beans, except Jacksons' Beanseeker rocket. the rocket never found the beans.
And Evan after couple of years finally managed to fly the fins off of his Maxim Alpha 3.

We had a TARC. team from Immaculate conception show up and do their practice flights.
Cub scout pack 272 from Cheektowaga showed up and flew for fun.

We had a lot of spectators on saturday, which was good to see. Sunday was the National Warplane Museum annual chicken dinner. The range was closed between 1 and 2 so everyone could go to the dinner.

now the launch breakdown.

1/2 A....1


We habits no cert flights this weekend.
A special thanks goes out to Dennis for setting up the field for us. And to Mary Beth and Bill for doing a lot of the range duties. 
thank you to everyone who helped with the breakdown.

any errors let me know.

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  Launch 20 & 21 of August
Posted by: mpleban - 08-27-2016, 01:07 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (2)

On Saturday we had our typical  day. High 80s low 90s and plenty of sun. Lots of wind again.
Sunday started out with rain but stopped around 11:30. It was a sparse turnout on Sunday but we still flew
and I even flown a couple rockets.  YEA!!
We did not have any cert flights this weekend.

Now the report

1/2 A..3
Cluster (3 engine)..2

Thanks again to all those that helped out.

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  fire supresssion and control
Posted by: gyoung - 08-25-2016, 07:23 AM - Forum: Launches - Replies (7)

What do folks think about getting a fire broom for our launches? 
Talking with some fire experts recently they recommended this, along with use of water based fire extinguishers, as opposed to chemical ones, for grass fires..

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  star wars x wing
Posted by: tatink - 08-23-2016, 06:20 PM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (1)

at NYPOWER a starwars x wing fighter kit was raffled off. I did not win!!!! but I would like to know who did as I would love to get a copy of the parts and direction so I can build a scratch copy of it.  any help would be great thanks

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  July 23rd & 24th launch
Posted by: mpleban - 07-27-2016, 06:20 AM - Forum: Launches - Replies (2)

For the weekend we had plenty of sunshine for both days. The winds were strong on Saturday but not strong enough to shut the range down. we had a few high power flights, and a decent showing of low power flights.  A group of scouts showed up and flew there Alphas.
 Sunday was almost a perfect day, plenty of sun and almost no wind. We saw more high power flights. what little breeze that showed up was only the results of thermals moving through the area.
 We had a couple Level 1 Cert flights this weekend.
  Wayne Hayes flew a Loc Forte on I 212    And
  Dan McNeal  flew a Loc V-2 on a  H 163   Congrats to you both.

Marybeth and Bill Clune flew their "Miss Riley" on its 50th flight this sunday.

 MaryBeth Clune and Dennis Jurus help me run the range on sunday  and I Thank you two very much for the help.

 Now for the flights summery

T)        17
!/2 A)   3
A)        10
B)        49
C)        47
D)        16
E)         5
F)         12
G)        11
H)        7
I)         1
J)         2
K)        2
L)        1
Unknown0) 2
Tumble recovery        4
Helicopter                 2
2 Stagers                  2
Gliders                     3
2 Eng. cluster           (2) C6-3
(2) 4 Eng. cluster     (4) C6-5,       (4) G80-10
5 Eng. cluster        This was a compound cluster
                             1 Single use H-135-10
                             4 E12-0 which were plugged

We had 1 flight scrubbed due to ignition failure.

hope I got everything send me corrections if you have any


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  v-max motors
Posted by: mpleban - 07-13-2016, 06:27 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (4)

I was browsing the NAR website when I came across this article.
all V-MAX motors must have a redundancy deployment system in use due to snuffing of the delay charge due to acceleration g's.
this article is posted on June 3 along with Tripolli and voices their concerns over this matter. The restriction will be lifted with CTI can show that this problem is corrected.
I have not come across this and I love to fly V-MAX motors.

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  June 11th and 12th Launch
Posted by: mpleban - 06-16-2016, 04:22 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (1)

For those who showed up and braved the high winds on both saturday and Sunday.  Thank you.

Well everyone knows that we did not have a very good turnout this weekend. The weather was cloudy at the start but most of the clouds left by mid afternoon Saturday. And Sunday was mostly sunny but the wind on both days was a bit high and forced a early shutdown on Sunday.

 We did have a couple a groups show to fly with us on Saturday. One group was from a sixth grade class from Geneseo hosted by Tim Adams, another was a group of scouts from Alegany and Cataragus host by Mike Pleban. Evan Brown was to host another group of scouts, but they did not show up.

We did have some flights mostly low power and a few highpower.

K.....aborted due to wind
2 stagers....1
Clusters, 2 engine...1

There was no certification flights

Hopefully everything is accurate,  if not feel free to correct me.

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  Cereal boxes for donation
Posted by: bclune - 06-08-2016, 05:09 PM - Forum: Launches - No Replies

Hi All, My Employer Solepoxy, Inc. The sponsor of our Kids fly FREE, bucket of rockets, is collecting Cereal boxes for the Olean area food pantry. These Cereal boxes will help kids living in Catt county get a breakfast while school is out for the summer! Catt county is one of the lowest income area's in New York! June 11 and 12.
If you have any boxes you would like to donate PLEASE Bring them to our NEXT Club Launch THIS WEEKEND! 
Thanks in Advance
Bill Clune

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