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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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  A few shots
Posted by: rmulvey - 05-31-2016, 07:51 AM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (2)

Here's an album with a few shots from NYPower: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37614094@N...9059795195

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  Ejection charge pressure?
Posted by: rmulvey - 05-02-2016, 12:13 PM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (4)

Hi All:

   Finally getting a few minutes to get back to rocketry and building my LOC Bruiser.

   I'm going to try it as a single-deploy with a cable cutter. I'm in the midst of spec'ing out the ejection charge, and since it will be a 7.51x33" compartment, it will take a fair amount. The calculators I'm seeing online for smaller diameter rockets generally suggest around 15PSI.

   However, there's also some commentary about how large diameter rockets don't need that much pressure due to the much larger surface area, with suggestions ranging from 5PSI upwards.

   I'll obviously be ground testing, but since the 5-15PSI range for the amount of body tube to be pressurized includes the possibility of doubling the charge from 6 to nearly 12 grams of BP, I'm curious about what other people have used for charge sizes in large diameter rockets.

- Rich

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  NYPOWER T-30 days!
Posted by: mbclune - 04-29-2016, 09:40 AM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (15)

The new MARS BoD and NYPOWER Committee Intends to make NYPOWER 20 a Celebration of 20yrs of this great event. An event launch is a lot of work but that work can and should be a lot of fun! We will begin setup on Friday morning at 9AM, for those who help we will be bringing lunch and beverages (Subway). We encourage everyone to please take a range duty spot to help lighten the load for everyone. 

The NYPOWER Committee has been very busy! A few things to fill people in on. 

Saturday is going to be epic, 

  • We are going to leave the High Power Waiver open for as long as the FAA will allow, in our previous experience that will most likely be DUSK.
  • Starting at 5PM Rochester's favorite BBQ "the 3 Legged Pig" will be serving a Chicken or BBQ rib dinner for a very reasonable price.
  • At 6PM we will be conducting an auction of many Classic Estes, Centuri kits and a Bunch of classic MOTORS!
  • When the Sun goes down we will begin a NIGHT LAUNCH!

All weekend we will be holding 2 actual HIGH Power competitions Mach Madness and Mile High

Details on the website http://nypower.org

Auction Details... http://nypower.org/auction/

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Posted by: bclune - 04-17-2016, 07:26 PM - Forum: Buy and Sell - Replies (5)

Hi All, in the next few weeks i am going to be getting a Massive Aerotech order together BIG Savings! Let me know if you want anything, dont worry about shipping we will be filling a lot of boxes! and unlike on-field AT purchases this will all be FRESH from the Factory!

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Big Grin NYPOWER 20 BFR's and other good things
Posted by: jgoggins - 04-01-2016, 09:18 AM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (1)

Hey everyone out there in rocket land.   Tis I, The Shredder. Smile

If you have been thinking I would like to go to NSL but for some reason you can't make it, the second best event in the North East is NYPOWER!
Have any of you taken a look at the BFR's that are in the FEATURED FLIGHTS page at http://nypower.org/ ?  Well, It's one of the biggest rocket lineups
for our NYPOWER event that I have ever encountered.  Now is the time to pass on our web site address to any and all that
love rockets.  Not to mention, order your 20th Anniversary commemorative shirts.  Don't forget to register. Big Grin

This years NYPOWER is not only the 20th Anniversary of the event, but it will have special competition events, auctions, 50/50 cash splits, night launch, and
drawings just to name a few.  Vendors galore for all the rocket supplies you need or just drool over.

So please, once again, let everyone know that this is the one event that you don't want to miss.  Low to no crops, grass launch area,
and very friendly atmosphere in which to bring children to fly or watch.  Either will be fun and exciting.
Oh and food!  Did I mention food?  BBQ, burgers and other such delights await you on the field.

See you there!
The Shredder

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