***SCRUBBED*** MMMSC 04 August 2018 Launch - Bewick, ME

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KennB

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***THIS LAUNCH WAS SCRUBBED DUE TO WEATHER***
We'll try again on the 18th.

The next launch in Berwick will be on Saturday, 04 August. Keep an eye on this thread, the club website and Facebook page to get the latest information.

Set up starts at 9:30 AM and flying as soon as we're set up. Come early and get trained on setting up the range so we can all start flying earlier. Our flying day will end at 4 PM. Breaking down the range and packing up the trailer is a big part of making for a good day, too, so stick around an learn how to get things ready for the next launch.

If you want to help out with food service, get a hold of Scott to coordinate efforts.

The folks from AMWProX will not be on the field. Robert and Gloria will be on the road for the rest of our flying season and Jason is doing lots of work on his recently purchased house. We will look to put together a group order when Gloria gives us a schedule we can work to; a group order will save us from having to pay individual HAZMAT fees and may get them waived entirely with a big enough order.

Is there anyone who is looking to do a Level 1 or 2 certification at the Launch? If so, please do not wait until the last minute. You need time to go through safety check and set up on the pad. Time runs out quickly if you are not the only one rushing to cert at the end of the day. Also, make sure you have proof of current NAR membership and your paper work ready to go.

Do you expect to need the 1515-rail pad setup? Let us know ahead of time and try to be there to help set it up so you are familiar with how to work it. The same goes for the other high power pads; the more people we can teach set up and break down the range, the quicker we can get flying in the morning and the earlier we can get to the all important debriefing sessions after the launch.

All of the usual rules apply:
  • Stay on the roadways - no wheels on the grass; keep an eye out for Scott who will show you where to park and set up
  • No sparky motors
  • If you haven't done it yet, have your 38mm CTI motors checked for the proper delay grain (if we don't have a vendor on the field, don't fly a CTI 38mm unless you know you've made the upgrade)
  • Any rocket using a CTI VMax motor and an active recovery system must not rely on the motor's ejection charge for a safe recovery; it must have electronic deployment for all of its events.
  • Positive motor retention especially for composite motors - this includes the Quest Q-Jet motors
  • Have your NAR (or TRA) card with you showing your cert level if you're going to fly HPR
  • If the winds aloft are doing much of anything, don't overfly the conditions
  • All the usual stuff in the NAR Safety Code, too.
 
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The weather isn't looking too good four days out.
Keep an eye here and the other places for updates.
 

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The weather isn't looking too good four days out.
Keep an eye here and the other places for updates.
Please keep us posted. Interested in attending.

What is the contingency -- any possibility of moving to Sun, or would we just skip and aim for 8/18?
 

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Please keep us posted. Interested in attending.

What is the contingency -- any possibility of moving to Sun, or would we just skip and aim for 8/18?
Sunday is a working day on the farm; they harvest that day for delivery to job sites on Monday. There's too much activity on the field to safely launch.
We'd have to wait for the 18th.
 

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The weather has won out again and the 04 August 2018 launch in Berwick is scrubbed.

We'll try again in two weeks.
 

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On the plus side, last night I fertilized my lawn with Scott's Summer Guard which is step 3. All the rain will soak it in the lawn and maybe some of it will turn green again.
 
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