# NSL 2009

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http://www.nsl2009.org/

Who's going? Will there be PM beerlofting? (National events in Wisconsin have yet to disappoint me in this regard.)

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http://www.nsl2009.org/

Who's going? Will there be PM beerlofting?
I just went to the website for NSL 2009. It is 11 degrees and snowing. Are you nuts? Who would ever go to a place like that? I just went outside to clean up. I am wearing a T-shirt and shorts. It was slightly cool. But then, it is winter. And what the heck is beerlofting? Why would you want to loft beers--do you shoot at them? I prefer to drink beer. I must admit that the Foster's 25 ounce cans make great targets--I prefer the green cans (bitter).

#### blackjack2564

##### Crazy Jim's Gone Banana's
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The "art" of beer lofting:

1.Placing a few frosty ones in the payload of large rockets, to refresh one on the long walk back during retrieval.

2. PM or evening beer lofting, sharing a few cold ones with fellow rocketeers after the launch shuts down while discussing the days activities.

3. Or ''artfully'' flying large rocket shaped containers of one's favorite brew

4. Can also include using a barstool for recovery of flown rocket

Yes I've actually used it for rocket recovery! Notice the PM cup holder in the middle of the steering wheel so you can keep you eye on you favorite beverage while visiting other PM lofters.

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#### AKPilot

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I'm there this year!

#### Pem Tech

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We plan on being there! NSL2007 was such a blast it will be worth braving the snow and cold.

#### DAllen

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I'll be there! Hopefully I'll have my L2 project done and cert at the launch.

-DAllen

#### BsSmith

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I'll be there!

I have some rockets to build though, all are going on H's and I's, G's for the Mustang and Little Nuke. Should be fun!

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The "art" of beer lofting:

1.Placing a few frosty ones in the payload of large rockets, to refresh one on the long walk back during retrieval.
Number 1!, Number 1!. Please forgive my ignorance. I am currently building a Hyper-Loc 1600 for the Arizona Rocket gathering next month. It can get rather warm at Rainbow Valley--even in February. I will now design the payload section to hold securely--at least one can of Foster's bitter--better make that two. I think that beerlofting has the potential to invigorate High Power rocketry. Do you think that I should insulate the payload section?

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We plan on being there! NSL2007 was such a blast it will be worth braving the snow and cold.

It's not 'til the end of May.....

#### Pantherjon

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It's not 'til the end of May.....
Then you get to fend off the mosquitoes that are the size of horse flies!

#### BsSmith

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Then you get to fend off the mosquitoes that are the size of horse flies!
I think the skeeters' here are better than those sand gnats you have down there.

#### Pantherjon

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I think the skeeters' here are better than those sand gnats you have down there.
LMBO! Yeah, at least you can see what's biting you!

#### JRThro

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Pem Tech said:
We plan on being there! NSL2007 was such a blast it will be worth braving the snow and cold.
It's not 'til the end of May.....
Sure, but it's in Wisconsin!!!

#### dpower

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Sure, but it's in Wisconsin!!!
Yeah, its rare to have snow in may in WI, but not unheard of. Temp is usually decent in late May, which you'll be glad of since the recovery hikes can be grueling at Bong. No mosquitoes yet either. The water hazards will be melted, so bring your waders...

#### blackjack2564

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I totally forgot about the waders thing. My first trip to Bong seemed like every other prep table had a set of waders or rubber boots sitting next to it. When I asked what they were for, a laugh and "you'll find out" were the typical replies.

What really sent up an alarm was the number of inflateable rafts I saw...........we won't even go into that!
Don't forget the mystery foot fungus in the swamp from h*!!.

#### BsSmith

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LMBO! Yeah, at least you can see what's biting you!
There aren't any extreme swarms here either. Those gnats make clouds!

#### WOOSHPREZ

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Hi all,
I'm glad to see that the Rocketry Forum is back!
The WOOSH team is hard at it to put together a great launch event for everyone.
Despite Crazy Jim's water torture posts it really should be fine by Memorial Day weekend.
We actually have planned to have a couple of canoes manned by volunteers to assist flyers unlucky enough to drop a rocket into a pond or lake.

Our fun events will be worth the price of admission alone.
I am working with regional sections to put together six, four man teams to compete in the L-1 build and fly. It's not going to be easy to win.
The teams will be timed on how fast they can assemble the kit and get it through a safety inspection. After the first team get's their rocket through the safety check the rest of the teams have one hour to finish up.
Then they will be required to come up with a predicted duration time for the flight and sucessful recovery of their rocket. Motor choice and parachute are up to each team to supply. This must all be done in the hour after the first team get's through their safety check in!
Once the hour is up we'll put them on the pads and see who wins.
Rocket kit's are going to be provided by LOC Precision. Thank you Barry!

Then there is the secret payload duration event. The contest is open to all comers. The payload will be revealed Saturday morning. It is small enough to fit inside just about any rocket. Maximum Motor size will be announced Saturday morning of the event. The event will be run all weekend.

Plan to come to NSL to have some fun.

Scott Goebel
WOOSH president

#### RodWhip

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Sounds great Scott. Can you tell us more about the Saturn V Mass Launch? Are Saturn 1B's included too?

#### BsSmith

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Where do I have to go to enter the L-1 build and fly?

Is Jr. L1 allowed to enter?

#### WOOSHPREZ

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Yes, any Saturn varient is welcome to fly in the Saturn mass launch.
We will only drag race them if requested. I'd rather see everyone get their own time in the spotlight.

The L1 build and fly is by invite only. Some of the NAR section leaders who I have invited have yet to respond.
Other clubs want to put together multiple teams.
I hope I don't have to drag people kicking and screaming to do this. It is going to be fun.
Scott G.

#### DAllen

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The L1 build and fly is by invite only.
This needs to be on the NSL 2009 website somewhere.

Some of the NAR section leaders who I have invited have yet to respond.
Other clubs want to put together multiple teams.
I hope I don't have to drag people kicking and screaming to do this. It is going to be fun.
Scott G.
Have you heard from anyone in Michiana Rocketry? We definitely want to participate.

-DAllen

#### AKPilot

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I can handle me getting dirty, but not my rockets!

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