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

Username
  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 93
» Latest member: kkressler
» Forum threads: 511
» Forum posts: 5,008

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 30 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 30 Guest(s)

Latest Threads
August 2018
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
09-03-2018, 08:37 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 148
JUly 2018
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
08-10-2018, 04:35 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 273
NSL 2018 Launch Report (p...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: cconley
06-20-2018, 01:05 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 539
June 9th and 10th, 2018, ...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
06-13-2018, 06:25 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 336
NSL 2018 Launch Report (p...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
06-05-2018, 01:41 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 327
NSL 2018 Launch Report (p...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
06-05-2018, 01:39 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 259
NSL 2018 Launch Report (p...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
06-05-2018, 01:13 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 275
launch report September 3...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
10-01-2017, 09:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 640
launch report,September 1...
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mpleban
09-22-2017, 01:01 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 659
September 16-17th 2018
Forum: Launches
Last Post: mbclune
09-22-2017, 07:13 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 955

 
  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?
jg

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
JG

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

Jg

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.  

 T...........47
1/2 A.....7
 A...........52
 B...........82
 C...........108
 D...........35
 E...........25
 F...........43
 G..........50
 H..........25
 I...........10
 J...........6
 K...........7
 L...........1
 Unknown.....10
 2 stagers......5
 Helicopters...4
 Tumble.........12
 Gliders..........4
 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)

http://www.defyg.com

Print this item

  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

T........5
A........5
B........11
C........11
D........5
E........4
F........1
G........6
H........6
I..........5
J........2
K........2  ( one was mine )
Unknown ...... 1
2 stagers.......  2
Clusters..... 3 eng.   1
Helicopter...2

 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.

Print this item

  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!

Print this item

  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.

T...........4
1/2 A....1
A...........9
B...........6
C...........18
D...........4
E...........5
F...........13
G..........12
H..........7
I............1
J...........1
L...........2
Unknown....1

tumble.......5

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.

Print this item

  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

T.........7
1/2 A..3
A........14
B........12
C........16
D........5
E........11
F........11
G........16
H........3
I..........2
J.........1
K.........3
Unknown.....2
glider.......1
Tumble.....3
Cluster (3 engine)..2

Thanks again to all those that helped out.

Print this item

  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..
Greg

Print this item