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  NYPOWER 20 is coming!
Posted by: gyoung - 03-19-2016, 05:44 PM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (2)

T minus 2 months until NYPOWER 20 becomes reality ... It will be one fun launch weekend!
We will be auctioning off some rare Estes kits.
NYPOWER 20 will feature the first night launch Geneseo has seen! (Be sure to have your LEDs ready to go.)
We may have some LED sticks available for sale.
Since WNY'ers always know how to eat well, we will once again be offering BBQ lunches from the 3 Legged Pig.
Be sure to check out our NYPOWER website: NYPOWER.ORG
See you all in May! Smile

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  L3 builds
Posted by: mbclune - 03-05-2016, 09:32 AM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (7)

Getting excited the last few items will be delivered on Tuesday let the fun begin! I guess I'm a stocker now because I'm checking the tracking number a couple times a day to see where the package is! We'll post so pictures soon, I want to get a few more things done and then reveal the project! Cool

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  Kit Attenuator Build
Posted by: nkinsey - 02-12-2016, 03:48 PM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (3)

Saw someone at an URRG launch with one of these kits, so I bought a couple to try out.  They're available here- http://kc9on.com/store/kits/fox-hunt-offset-attenuator/

Circuit board included, through hole soldering, nothing too terribly hard to get to work, as long as you've had a decent amount of simple soldering experience.  Drilling the holes in the case is probably more challenging depending on equipment.

Followed the directions and got it together, and like, OMG... it works!  There's a trimmer on the board that will allow for attenuation tuning beyond what the knob does, and I think I need to play with that.  Like the arrow antennas attenuator it's very sensitive.  Right now it's freezing cold and windy so we'll have to wait for warmer weather to continue experimenting. 

Arrow's device is $59 plus shipping.  This was $8, plus shipping, buying a box, a pair of co-ax connectors, and a whole bunch of assembly time.  Not sure which is the better deal!  I'll report back later when I get a chance to tune it.  As is, at full attenuation, it does kill the signal completely at about 20ft outdoors.

I don't have assembly pics, didn't have the camera when I was soldering.

   

   

   

N

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  Rocket Hauler (Truck) for sale
Posted by: PerfectTommy - 02-06-2016, 11:08 AM - Forum: Buy and Sell - No Replies

For Sale: The 2004 Toyota Tundra 4-door 4WD truck that I've brought there many times to haul my gear. For more information, email me, or check out the ad on autotrader, look under zip code 17065. I will deliver!
Tom Ha
MARS member
NAR Treasurer

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Photo NYPower Logos/T-Shirt Designs
Posted by: ebrown - 01-10-2016, 09:12 PM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (18)

Submitted for consideration, a NYPower 20 logo. It can be seen at the following link.  Having trouble uploading the image.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9678844@N0...ed-public/
   

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  NYPOWER history
Posted by: jsekol - 01-09-2016, 08:21 PM - Forum: NYPOWER - Replies (18)

Was the 1st NYPOWER the one that also became a NSL at the last minute? Has anyone here been around long enough to know this? Am I the only old person here?

Jim

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  2015 LAUNCH SUMMERY
Posted by: mpleban - 10-08-2015, 02:40 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (1)

This Report is incomplete because I started it at the end of July so some information missing.

LEVEL 1 CERTS BY >>>>  Ian Dykes
                                      Chris Udy
                                      Maher Alchter

JUNIOR LEVEL ONE CERTS>>>> Ben Mulvey
                                                Nathan Radder
                                                Tom Brown

  T)        44
  1/2 A)  3
  A)        31
  B)        134
  C)        281
  D)        62
  E)          67
  F)          50
  G)        56
  H)        55
  I)          49
  J)          22
  K)        20
  L)          6
  M)        18
UNKNOWN  4
TOTAL    963 definitely higher.

2 STAGERS      15
3 STAGERS      1
SAUCERS          4
BOOST GLIDERS 3
RC BOSST GLIDERS  1
HYBREDS          2
CLUSTERS        11
HELICOPTERS 1 ( probably higher  4 )
UNKNOWN    4
 

As stated earlier this is an incomplete report.

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  Launch Report October 3rd & 4th
Posted by: mpleban - 10-08-2015, 01:42 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (2)

Well for those who did not show up Saturday, we still had plenty of rockets in the air even with the light rain all day.
Some children show up and had a birthday party fly day.
Sunday was a lot better weather wise. with sun and high clouds.
A Team from RIT came out to check out the club and get some information from us. I believe Tom Ha talked to them and Tom Cohen show them the Set Up of the rockets on the pads.

We had one Level 1 cert flight by Maher Alchtar, who flew a SUPER BATRAY on a  H 143 Smokey Sam. his flight was successful. Congrats.

Also Tom McCarthy had a Birthday on Sunday.  Both of his high power flights landed at the flight line. The Rocket gods smiled on him that day.

  T)      13
  B)      14
  C)      55
  D)      11
  E)      9
  F)      14
  G)    16
  H)    6
  I)      9
  J)      3
  k)      2
  M)    2
UNKNOWN    3

  2 STAGERS    3
  SAUCERS        1
  TUMBLE          1
  BOOST GLIDE  2
3 Eng. CLUSTER  1

{Please feel free to correct me if I made a mistake.

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  a contest on October 3.
Posted by: mpleban - 09-21-2015, 07:58 PM - Forum: Launches - Replies (2)

Hi everyone,  I have decided to offer up 4 bags of mini chocolate bars for this contest.
entry fee is to fly one rocket per guess. Yes I said guess. Most of you know that I have "hot rodded" a estes Red Max.
it will be its 12th flight. It will fly on a CTI  E-75  V-MAX motor.
there will be four categories to place your guess in.
They are.........Maximum Altitude (in feet), .........Maximum Speed,(in  MPH)......Maximum G-force,.....and Average G-force..    G-force guesses should be in tenths.  ie  2.2g    3.8g    1.7gs
All measurements will be done by the Jolly Logic Altimeter 2.

I will be the judge as well as whoever is the LCO at the time.
standard contest rules apply. Closest guess without going over wins that category.  NO DUPLICATE GUESSES, so if someone already choose your guess, you will have to choose another.
Hopefully I will fly between 3 and 3:30 Saturday.

Good Luck to all

Mike

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  Pad parts
Posted by: jsekol - 09-13-2015, 11:39 AM - Forum: Buy and Sell - Replies (4)

I once built some launch pads for MARS, and the Syracuse people, and maybe a few others here and there. I dunno where any of them are anymore, but I do know where some leftover parts are. I have side plates for the 2" square tube leg style pad, 8 pairs, and a pair for the 3" square tube leg version.

See picture here:

http://www.kineticdesigns.com/images/side_plates.jpg

Free to a good home, similar pricing to any other kind. Pickup in Chili NY, ship for cost, maybe deliver to October launch. I can provide CAD geometry or possibly drawings for the additional parts needed to build a pad from these.

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