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  1. #1
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    Ottawa Rocketry 2018 launch Schedule

    Our 2018 calendar has been approved:

    January 14, 2018
    January 28, 2018
    February 11, 2018
    February 25, 2018
    March 11, 2018
    March 25, 2018
    April 8, 2018
    April 22, 2018
    May 6, 2018
    May 20, 2018
    June 3, 2018
    June 17, 2018
    July 8, 2018
    July 22, 2018
    August 12, 2018
    August 26, 2018
    September 9, 2018
    September 23, 2018
    October 21, 2018
    November 4, 2018
    November 18, 2018
    December 2, 2018
    December 16, 2018

    Please be sure to check our mailing list or Facebook group for Go/No Go status on day of launch.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551003295134206/

    TRA 13602 L2
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    http://ottawa-rocketry.org/

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    January 14, 2018 is a NO GO as the wind chill will be near -37C.


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    January 28, 2018 is a GO.

  4. #4
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    Here are some pictures from the January 28, 2018 event. Fun was had by all

    Some of the club members waiting at the Grenade Range gate.


    The range was a little slick. We have had spells of bitter cold, above zero with rain and just plain cold and it results in fields that look like this.


    Here's a design using a ring plate to up the drag. Worked great under thrust but not so great after the motor burnt out. I'm sure the designers will come up with something for its next launch.


    A glider design that worked fine on the up part but needed more lift to get into a glide. It corkscrewed in at a steep angle and now has the designer back at the drawing board.

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    Daniel's glider, flight #2!

    he launched it our field a few months ago..
    -paul

    NAR# 101258 - L2
    www.CRMRC.org
    I don't know the same things you don't know..

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    This was the last flight for this version as it came in almost ballistic and destroyed most of the body tube and the whole forward aileron section. I'm sure he will rebuild and come back with a new version.

    You should try to come to the next ORG event. Unlimited altitude up to G motors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threemorewishes View Post
    This was the last flight for this version as it came in almost ballistic and destroyed most of the body tube and the whole forward aileron section. I'm sure he will rebuild and come back with a new version.

    You should try to come to the next ORG event. Unlimited altitude up to G motors!
    That sounds pretty similar to what happened at CRMRC. Hopefully it'll get figured out eeventually...

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    NO GO for February 11, 2018 launch event.

    Environment Canada predicts the following: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Snow or ice pellets beginning near noon then changing to freezing rain this afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then becoming west 20 this afternoon. High minus 2.

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    Where is your launch site and what is your ceiling? I may be heading over to Ottawa this summer to visit family and if so I might try to work a launch in.
    Michael Pitfield
    TRA 14579 L2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpitfield View Post
    Where is your launch site and what is your ceiling? I may be heading over to Ottawa this summer to visit family and if so I might try to work a launch in.
    We launch on the grenade range at the Connaught Range & Primary Training Centre off Carling Avenue. Always check the GO/NO GO call on our Yahoo Group, Facebook or here before coming out. We meet at the P1 parking lot on the right side of Rifle Road not the one at the rivers edge for 11:45am (winter hours). We enter the base as a group and proceed to the grenade range to launch our rockets. If you show up late you will not get in as the locked access gate to the grenade range is far enough away from our activities that we wont hear you.

    A to G impulse = unlimited ceiling if your still a model rocket (less that 1500 grams).

    H and above is limited to 750 feet above ground level. Yes, 750' AGL is low and means oddrocs or high impulse motors on big rockets. RSO approval is also required before you launch a HP rocket, so a simulation showing you won't break the ceiling on our authorization is a good idea.

    Hope to see you on the field.

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    NO GO for February 25, 2018 launch event

    NO GO for February 25, 2018 launch event

    I'm calling it early so everyone can sleep in tomorrow morning.

    Environment Canada is calling for the following;

    Periods of snow or freezing rain changing to freezing rain in the morning then changing to drizzle in the afternoon and ending late in the afternoon then clearing. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 late in the afternoon.

    https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric_e.html

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    We are GO for the March 11, 2018 launch event.

    We are GO for the March 11, 2018 launch event.

    Weather's not perfect but its good enough.

    See you at the P1 parking lot for 9:45am.

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    We are GO for the March 25, 2018 launch event.

    We are GO for the March 25, 2018 launch event.

    See you at the P1 parking lot for 9:45am.

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    A few pictures from the March 25 event...enjoy.

    Not sure who this one belongs to but it looks cool.


    A D powered screamer.


    A linen phenolic minimum diameter.


    My dead popcorn bowl oddroc...the H255 cracked it and the frozen ground made the pieces jump apart. I have another identical bowl so it will be rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threemorewishes View Post
    Not sure who this one belongs to but it looks cool.


    A D powered screamer.


    A linen phenolic minimum diameter.


    My dead popcorn bowl oddroc...the H255 cracked it and the frozen ground made the pieces jump apart. I have another identical bowl so it will be rebuilt.
    Love the NYPower logo. If you're coming down for NSL, send me a PM and I will send you the NSL logo.
    Evan Brown
    NAR# 92851, TRA# 14596, Level 3

    I don't brag...but I DO state the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EeebeeE View Post
    Love the NYPower logo. If you're coming down for NSL, send me a PM and I will send you the NSL logo.
    Thanks. I was bummed that the sticker broke because I would have tried to peel it off and put it on the new bowl if it stayed whole.

    I am coming down for NSL. Will there be NSL logo stickers available?

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    NO GO for April 8, 2018 launch event

    NO GO for April 8, 2018 launch event.

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    We are GO for the April 22, 2018 launch event.

    See you at the P1 parking lot for 9:45am.

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    We are GO for the May 6, 2018 launch event.

    See you at the P1 parking lot for 9:45am.

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    NO GO for May 20, 2018 launch event.


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