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  1. #481
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    Best of luck! I am looking forward to the results!

    Kyle G.
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  2. #482
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    Quote Originally Posted by vahpr View Post
    Hi Jim,

    Can you post a link to the wind forecast site you're using?

    Thanks,
    Jerry O
    This is the one I like within a few days of the launch:

    http://www.aviationweather.gov/windtemp/plot

    I had another one that went out about a week - Weather Underground - but that site has been discontinued.

    Jim


  3. #483
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    I use windy.com. It has a very intuitive interface.

    https://www.windy.com/40.786/-119.16...2,13,m:eM7acQy
    Chris Attebery
    TRA 6602 L2
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  4. #484
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisAttebery View Post
    I use windy.com. It has a very intuitive interface.

    https://www.windy.com/40.786/-119.16...2,13,m:eM7acQy
    I like that site! The forecast, not so much.

    Jim

  5. #485
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    Did it fly yet? (joking - anticipation is killing me for next weekend)
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Currently Level 2.

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    75mm - 35,048ft & M2.7 on an M

  6. #486
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebedee View Post
    Did it fly yet? (joking - anticipation is killing me for next weekend)
    Not yet. No COA (that I'm aware of). On the road though.

    Jim

  7. #487
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    I find it amazing how close the FAA comes on the COA. When you look at how much time and money you and others have invested it must be unnerving. You could do all of this and then possibly not get to fly if the COA is not issued in time.


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  8. #488
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    Quote Originally Posted by markkoelsch View Post
    I find it amazing how close the FAA comes on the COA. When you look at how much time and money you and others have invested it must be unnerving. You could do all of this and then possibly not get to fly if the COA is not issued in time.


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    Phew! Time to break your previous record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJarvis50 View Post
    I'm legal! Woohoo!

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    Best of luck Jim! Can't wait to hear about it!
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  11. #491
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    All the best and may your roller drag be at a minimum with your spin can!

    "Go'in to the chapel for a rocket novena" Kurt Savegnago

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJarvis50 View Post
    I'm legal! Woohoo!

    Jim
    Awesome! Clear skies and low wind to you


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  13. #493
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    I find it amazing how close the FAA comes on the COA. When you look at how much time and money you and others have invested it must be unnerving. You could do all of this and then possibly not get to fly if the COA is not issued in time

    This is a major problem and MUST be addressed.
    Every time they are late with the paperwork and we're left trying to get ready in a few days or speculatively getting ready.
    UNACCEPTABLE!!!

    Now that I have that off my chest - can't wait to see this fly.
    Fred Azinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by markkoelsch View Post
    I find it amazing how close the FAA comes on the COA. When you look at how much time and money you and others have invested it must be unnerving. You could do all of this and then possibly not get to fly if the COA is not issued in time.


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    Well, with the Class 3 group batting 100%, it isn't all that bad. Normally, they finish up the Class 3 applications and then do the non Class 3 high altitude flights last. So, it seemed like they might be a little behind this year. But, all flights were approved as of Friday.

    Thanks for all of the well-wishes! Packing was uneventful. "The box" required a little fine-tuning, but will work fine.

    I still don't know what the best day will be. Right now, it looks like Friday, but the upper wind forecast is moving around more than normal. Probably won't know for several days yet.

    Jim
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  15. #495
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    Don't forget the tower!

    See you in a few days, safe travels.

  16. #496
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    So, maybe I'll try a three-stager

    Per usual we've started to enter a fall like pattern in the inter-mountain west with consistent stormy weather rolling through weekly. This week is no different. I love this pattern for skiing (consistent snow/storms) but it's no good for rockets.

    A trough will move through Northern Nevada on Wednesday and start to exit on Saturday. Upper level winds will increase upon entrance and exit of the trough.

    Friday early, while in the middle of the trough, may be a decent window. However there is the risk of clouds/showers and lousy low level weather during this time.

    Saturday will likely feature high upper level winds as the backside of the trough slips over Black Rock. But should be sunny.

    Sunday is the best day? With the trough further east and high pressure becoming established winds should subside significantly up high. This is never the ideal day for high altitude flights as the event always raps up early -1pm.

    That's my forecast. I'm a pretend weather man. Below is a pick of winds at 30k MSL at 4pm on Thursday evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kip_Daugirdas View Post
    Per usual we've started to enter a fall like pattern in the inter-mountain west with consistent stormy weather rolling through weekly. This week is no different. I love this pattern for skiing (consistent snow/storms) but it's no good for rockets.

    A trough will move through Northern Nevada on Wednesday and start to exit on Saturday. Upper level winds will increase upon entrance and exit of the trough.

    Friday early, while in the middle of the trough, may be a decent window. However there is the risk of clouds/showers and lousy low level weather during this time.

    Saturday will likely feature high upper level winds as the backside of the trough slips over Black Rock. But should be sunny.

    Sunday is the best day? With the trough further east and high pressure becoming established winds should subside significantly up high. This is never the ideal day for high altitude flights as the event always raps up early -1pm.

    That's my forecast. I'm a pretend weather man. Below is a pick of winds at 30k MSL at 4pm on Thursday evening.

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    That's pretty much how I see it. It's going to be difficult to time this.

    Jim

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    Yeah Friday is looking okay. Chance of showers diminishing throughout the day and winds aloft look really dependent on where the jet sets up. If I remember correctly, I flew into a 60-80kt jet last year - surface winds were non-existent.

    This is 10am Friday...sorta in a lull/on the edge of some really stiff winds.
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  19. #499
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    Here's the iPhone app for the Windy.com website:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wind...161387262?mt=8

    It's very well done - it has a slider that lets you choose the altitude and it shows you the winds aloft and the baro pressure as well as temp and other data. Free to use.


    Tony
    why do people put so much stuff in their sigs?

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    Nice find. I'm downloading it ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by manixFan View Post
    Here's the iPhone app for the Windy.com website:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wind...161387262?mt=8

    It's very well done - it has a slider that lets you choose the altitude and it shows you the winds aloft and the baro pressure as well as temp and other data. Free to use.


    Tony
    Chris Attebery
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisAttebery View Post
    Nice find. I'm downloading it ASAP.
    All of Friday is looking pretty good now for mild jet stream winds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian A View Post
    All of Friday is looking pretty good now for mild jet stream winds.
    We will set up the pad tomorrow and then make a decision on Friday tomorrow eve I g.

    Turns out we will have lots of company at BL center. Oh my.....

    Jim

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    Yup... i have been pushed to the BR15 marker. 2 miles from the flightline???

    Best of luck and see you out there!
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  24. #504
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    So.. did this fly today? I hope it went well!
    NAR# 99285
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    Quote Originally Posted by djs View Post
    So.. did this fly today? I hope it went well!
    We were unable to fly. On the pad ready to launch when waiver closed.

    We got delayed due to the poor weather and just couldn't pull it off. Without Steve, Chris and Dale helping, we wouldn't have even come close.

    We may try to recycle for Sunday but there are some issues.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJarvis50 View Post
    We were unable to fly. On the pad ready to launch when waiver closed.

    We got delayed due to the poor weather and just couldn't pull it off. Without Steve, Chris and Dale helping, we wouldn't have even come close.

    We may try to recycle for Sunday but there are some issues.

    Jim
    Sorry to hear this. Hopefully things will change for the best as you wait for better conditions. Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksaves2 View Post
    Sorry to hear this. Hopefully things will change for the best as you wait for better conditions. Kurt
    Thanks. The wifi switches worked very well by the way.

    Jim

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    Better luck today?
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    L2- 11/1/2015 Wildman Darkstar 2.6- J355RL
    Woosh
    QCRS

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    *hoping....*

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    L2 w/Lil Devil, scratch built L2. CTI 38mm 6XL smoky J580/896.

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