Mini Midwest Power May 23/24

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  1. May 18, 2015 #61

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    Gus, hate to miss the Gizmo flight but I'll not be at MINI Midwest this weekend. Have a great time and post pics...of rocket stiff that is
     
  2. May 18, 2015 #62

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    Gus, please no picture of your "stiff" rocket
     
  3. May 18, 2015 #63

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    Whoops, I don't want to see that either lol
    Eh hem. Rocket Stuff
     
  4. May 18, 2015 #64

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    Fully understand Nick, knowing the schedule that you work...(and, i thought *I* was a busy peoples!) :wink: Feel sorry that i had too miss Buckeye Blast, hope you had a great time! They are a great group over there...

    You just wait *Sparky* till you see what i've done to that Critter...Even you'll like it...*hint* *hint*

    NO PICTURES for now, as you will see it on Sunday and, it will be there forever on Justin's future Dvd...

    I call it this time: "Chuck, the Rocket"

    Muh..HA..HA!!!!:lol:
     
  5. May 19, 2015 #65

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    I'm ready for the weekend! Can't wait!
     
  6. May 19, 2015 #66

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    I'm bringing a special device for Manny's Ultimate...

    Hint #1 - purchased after melting the soles of my good range boots at the last launch.

    Hint #2 - takes 2.5 gallons of water and is pressurized to 100 psi.

    Hint #3 - if not used at the range, will come in handy defending the perimeter of Manny's campsite in the middle of the night.
     
  7. May 19, 2015 #67

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    Hint #4? Can be reinforced with an entire roll of duct tape, filled with 2.5 gallons of Diet Coke, a roll of Mentos THEN...pressurized to 100 psi for even longer range!

    I'm getting straight with the "Young One" before I show up...:eek:
     
  8. May 19, 2015 #68

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    What would this be used for???

    1. This motor is no fireworks show, so it won't be starting any grass fires. (Sorry Gus)

    2. In the movie 'Gravity', Sandra Bullock used this "device" to perform major orbital maneuvers so obviously it is too much motor for my puny ultimate.

    3. I don't think it would work as a deterrent against certain "hooligans" at the BBQ.
     
  9. May 19, 2015 #69

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    A large bottle of Nair hair remover mixed in with 2.4 gallons of water would leave some people *hairless, confused and, humbled* within 24 hours though...

    We're STILL tight? Right?:blush:
     
  10. May 19, 2015 #70

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    [​IMG]

    She even has a Manny haircut!
     
  11. May 19, 2015 #71

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    Hey troops,

    Hard to follow Sandra Bullock :eek: but can we set up on Friday? Thanks.
     
  12. May 19, 2015 #72

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    Carl,

    To avoid "pushing our limits" with the landowners, I would say no. However, feel free to stop by camp Wildman. I know we could use some help setting up some party tent.
     
  13. May 20, 2015 #73

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    The plan is to get into town before sundown, so I should be able to. Thanks!
     
  14. May 20, 2015 #74

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    I don't have my regular wheels yet, but it is supposed to be done by Friday. So, If I can get loaded up as soon as I pick it up, I'll head SW and try to help out. I'm bringing my battery load tester to check the condition of the batteries, and bringing along 2 battery donations.

    Adrian
     
  15. May 20, 2015 #75

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    Can someone confirm availability of a 1515 pad that can handle 60#+ rockets with M motors?

    Thanks.
    Mike Walsh
     
  16. May 20, 2015 #76

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    Gotcha covered
     
  17. May 20, 2015 #77

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    FUN WITH EDITING! :D

    All Sandra Bullock would have too do is breathe to propel ME out of this chair...SCHWING!

    What? :surprised: Please elaborate oh *Green Tinted One*...Every farm boy i know has at least one tractor! I can strap three five gallon fuel jugs to my lawn tractor and, with a terminal velocity of about 10 mph be in there in 24 hours...give or take at least four fuel stops. :rofl:

    You think i'm kidding huh?

    Good question Mike! :D I too was wondering :rolleyes: Can someone confirm availability of a 1515 pad that can handle a 70# "Garbage Can Shaped Rocket" with an N motor?

    (Not picking on you Mike, just checking to see if the powers to be are actually checking in on their events thread here....)

    I figure that i can stuff at least TWO Twinkies into the payload bay of *Chuck, the Rocket* and, upon successful recovery from the fine earth surrounding Princeton Illinois...Celebrate with at least one luck guest.

    Any takers?

    Could be good! Could be *Cream Splatt* too! ;)
     
  18. May 20, 2015 #78

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    Weather looks great for Saturday... Not so much for Sunday...
     
  19. May 20, 2015 #79

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    WAY to early to talk about the weather. This IS Illinois ya know!
     
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    What time are we launching on Saturday?
     
  21. May 20, 2015 #81

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    Very good question!

    Will be driving up Friday night and crashing somewhere along the way, if not in Princeton. Hope to have all packaged and ready to fly before I make the drive.
     
  22. May 20, 2015 #82

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    Never too early... NOAA never lies...
    Anyone know any anti-rain dances?
     
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    Usually if it's a launch I can't make, the weather is awesome.. so maybe you'll be in luck.
     
  24. May 21, 2015 #84

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    Launching should start at 9. If we get set up earlier, we will fly earlier. I will have the waiver called in for 8am start. The more help we have with set up, the more likely we are to fly early.


    Is that a big enough hint?????
     
  25. May 21, 2015 #85

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    So we should get there at 9 and expect to fly immediately?
     
  26. May 21, 2015 #86

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    Currently programming everything...

    I have (3) 70cm BRB transmitters. One set to 432.750, the other two are at default (433.900, 433.920).

    What is the best way to determine what freq I should use? Would like to minimize programming at the field.

    Thanks,
    Mike Walsh
     
  27. May 21, 2015 #87

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    Erik..... ImageUploadedByRocketry Forum1432173701.417916.jpg ....LOL!!!!
     
  28. May 21, 2015 #88

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    LoL... I hang my head in shame.
    I'll be at the good ole days inn Friday night. I'll be on site to help setup bright and early Saturday; my wife will be thrilled with that alarm clock... Bringing the mini rail for the club, too.
     
  29. May 21, 2015 #89

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    Gotta love Midwest weather, very temperamental at times, kinda like my ex.
     
  30. May 21, 2015 #90

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    I don't put all my faith in weather predictions but, it might get a little *fuzzy* on Sunday... They are predicting rain (here in Malfunction Junction, Indiana) Sunday through next Wednesday.

    Good for my tree farm but, not Rocketry.

    We're still coming with serious firepower!

    Chicago Rocket Mafia: We bring Machine Guns to a Knife Fight...BIG Honk'n Calibers too...

    *tick* *tick*....*tick*........*tick* TIME! *tick*............TIME! ;)
    Nobody's going to understand that last sentence Gus...:eek: Shut up Evil other Gus's it's time too put the final wraps on Chuck...we've got some unfinished business to attend to....:D

    TIME!
     
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