Canadian Rocketeers - introduce yourselves!

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  1. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:27 AM #1

    Tyler P

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    I thought it might be nice to know who the Canadian members are and where everyone is from!

    I'll start us off!

    My name is Tyler. I started in rocketry as a youngster and then got away from it for many years. I got the bug again a few years back and now I'm aiming for my L1.

    I'm in the Ottawa area and fly mostly south of the city with low and mid-power rockets. I plan to join Tripoli and the Ottawa Rocketry Group in the new year and continue moving towards L1.

    I'd also like to travel south to a big launch like New York Power at least once next season.

    I'm having a tonne of fun learning new things as I move forward to higher power stuff.

    Who else do we have here from the Great White North?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2018 at 5:33 AM #2

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    I'm Bruce, playing with rockets in Southern Alberta. I have enjoyed rocketry as a young boy, as a teen, a young adult, and whatever other category I fit now :)

    I enjoy models, mid power and high power, with no particular affiliation for scale/sport/anything else. I enjoy building, flying, hanging out with like minded people, photography/video with rockets, and everything about the hobby, except digging core samples out of the ground...

    I've decided to play around with a website recording some of my rocketry history and hopefully, future rocketry plays. Have a look and feel free to comment: https://rocketryforbruce.webs.com/

    I'm fortunate to live close to Rock Lake and Sullivan Lake High power launches. I was also fortunate enough to attend an LDRS in Potter New York, a launch in Virginia, a launch on the Bonnyville Salt Flats, and a one day launch with Kloudbusters in Kansas on a road trip I did years ago. My goal is to someday hit up a couple of those large launches in the states.

    Now I've added a goal of trying to recruit some more members!
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM #3

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    A dry lakebed/salt flat launch is definitely on my bucketlist!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018 at 3:56 PM #4

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    Hello! Dave here. I'm in BC, on the island. Flew in the 1970's in Alberta and got back into it after I found my parents had actually saved (and moved) much of my rocket stuff. I flew lots of competitions in the 70's and early 80's and recently attended NARAM 60 where i discovered I no longer have the "right stuff". But had fun anyway. National Sport Launch is in California in 2019, and that looks like it would be fun to attend.

    Not a lot of places to fly around here, so I'm looking for any like-minded people on Vancouver Island, especially if they have a field to fly in. It is no fun to put in hours building something , only to go to a lonely field and fly by yourself. I used to fly with my son, be he is now 19 with a girlfriend, so you know the drill.

    I hope to build and fly a Saturn V for the upcoming 50th anniversary. Have a Peter Alway model in the build pile, and looking for an Estes model 50th anniversary re-issue soon.
     
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    Hey Dave, if a summer trip works for you at all, you need to get out to Rock Lake next year!
     
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    I have been meaning to come to Rock Lake for years now. Flying to Lethbridge would mean I can't really bring anything to fly. Driving is a 1300 km trip. Of course to National Sport Launch in California would be 2100km so there ya go!
     
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  7. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:29 PM #7

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    I'm Paul, and my addiction started many many years ago.. I don't seem to need help, but I do tend to get others hooked.. I'll also share opinions & advice..

    I'm in Montreal, QC, (hence the 'land of poutine'). But it's easier for me to fly in the US. I cross the border into Vermont to fly (And fly every month with a 12k' limit!)

    I've done a few of the central NY launches, such as NYPower, and have done both NSL 2018 & LDRS 34 (? - Potter a few years ago)

    I'm NAR L2 and I LCO when asked. And no, no immediate L3 plans..
     
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  8. Nov 10, 2018 at 2:24 PM #8

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    Michael here, I am also a kid of the late 60s and grew up dreaming of being an Astronaut. I think by the time I was 8 I knew what an F1 and J2 engine was. I got into the hobby in the late 70s flying my giant 3 rocket Estes fleet on As, Bs and Cs and boy was a C a big motor back then. I got out of the hobby after a couple of summers when I decided that I liked girls more.

    Fast forward to my my 30s when a friend had a couple of kids and asked me if I wanted to go fly a rocket with him and his kids and my interested was peaked again. However I did not have kids at the time and that was also a busy time of my work life. Being the late bloomer that I am I had twins in 2009 and one day in early 2013 when I was thinking of things to do with the kids I made the mistake of hitting YouTube. Wow those 13 year old kids are now in their 50s and flying 1/10th scale Saturn V rockets, I was hooked and have been since.

    I live right in the heart of TO and I belong to 4 clubs, two local, NAPAS and CRC, as well as two in Upstate NY, URRG and MARS. I attend a half dozen HP launches a year in the US and fly the small stuff locally with the kids at CRC.

    I am Tripoli L2 and will likely go after my L3 in 2020. Its about the journey not the destination for me.
     
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  9. Nov 11, 2018 at 7:55 PM #9

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    For CRMRC in vermont the waiver is 10,000'
     
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  10. Nov 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM #10

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    Take off you hosers.

    I started up again with rockets 4 years ago with my kids. Since then I keep building bigger and bigger ones. Though I find 2-3" rockets flying on Aerotech 29/40-120 is kind of the sweet spot for flying.

    I am a member of NAR, L2 and the closest club I fly with is a 2hr drive across the border in Michigan. I do most of my flying at regional launches, NYPower, URRF, Midwest Power and Midwest Blast this year and probably next year as well.

    I build plenty of Estes LPR rockets but I really like the challenge of HPR stuff. This year I've been working on a 2 stage HPR which I think I finally got worked out a couple of weeks ago at Midwest Power. I just ordered the Madcow 5.5" Nike->Tomahawk and that'll be my next big project. I've got a cluster/airstart HPR on the go as well.

    Shout out to Pavel at allrockets.ca who has a great selection and faster shipping than Amazon, I'm close enough that my order usually gets to me less than 24hrs after I order it!

    cheers - mark
     
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    thank you Eric, I stand corrected.

    (Dunno where I got 12K'..)
     
  12. Nov 12, 2018 at 5:56 PM #12

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    I love allrockets.ca. My stuff almost always arrives next day. Prices are good, too! Pavel has also been super helpful!

    I'm really hoping to hit NYP next season. Sounds like there might be a Hoser invasion!
     

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