# The 2015 Newton Tally Thread

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#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
This is modeled on the Bike Commuting Mileage Thread I was involved with over on bikeforums.

[EDIT] This is NOT a competition. This is a convenient way for our members to keep track of the number of Newtons we've burned as a community, with the goal of seeing how large of a rocket we could have launched if we had pooled our resources together. [/EDIT]

How it works. One person starts. They write their name down, followed by a few periods, then post their total newtons burned this year.

The next person copies the list, and only if they have burned more newtons adds their name above the previous entry (then the periods, then the total newtons). If they burned less, their name goes below.

Say that a 3rd person has burned more than the first, but less than the second. They first copy the list, then sandwich their name in (with the periods, and total newtons).

When a person has burned more newtons than their previous record, they copy the list, and move their name according to where they now stand, and update their total.

Example... I start the list. After my name, I add a space, a series of periods, another space, and my total Ns. Additional (Optional) information such as your HPR certification level, number of motors burned, and number of launches can go inside a set of parenthesis.
I've also switched the font to Courier New to keep things easy to align

K'Tesh ....................................... 0.0 Ns (L0, 0 motors, 0 launches)

Then TopRamen joins in. He's burned more than me. So, he copies the list, then adds his name and score above mine.

TopRamen ..................................... 5.0 Ns (1 motor, 1 launch)
K'Tesh ....................................... 0.0 Ns (L0, 0 motors, 0 launches)

Next comes along Rex R, and he has 2.5 Ns. He copies the most recent copy of the list, and sandwiches in his name and score.

TopRamen ..................................... 5.0 Ns (1 motor, 1 launch)
Rex R ........................................ 2.5 Ns (L2, 1 motor, 1 launch)
K'Tesh ....................................... 0.0 Ns (L0, 0 motors, 0 launches)

Oh, but I finally launch a few, and now I've got 7.0 Ns. So, I copy the list, find my new space, and update my score.

K'Tesh ....................................... 0.0 Ns (L0, 1 motors, 1 launches)
TopRamen ..................................... 5.0 Ns (1 motor, 1 launch)
Rex R ........................................ 2.5 Ns (L2, 1 motor, 1 launch)

Now, let's say that a team effort would like to add their Newtons. I'd propose that they use the tag "Team" then the name of the project (say TARC) and location (if applicable) (e.g. David Douglas). Team members shouldn't claim team acquired Newtons as their own, but can note them with their totals.

Team Cineroc ................................ 75.0 Ns (11 motors, 11 launches)
K'Tesh ....................................... 7.0 Ns (L0, 1 motors, 1 launches)(+75.0 Ns, Team Cineroc)
TopRamen ..................................... 5.0 Ns (1 motor, 1 launch)
Rex R ........................................ 2.5 Ns (L2, 1 motor, 1 launch)

And so on. Just remember to copy the most recent copy of the list. Please add additional periods to your (and other's totals) to help keep the list readable.

To keep the list in order, after copying the list, and pasting it into a new post, you need to highlight the entire text (I right click and "select all"), and then find the "font" drop down menu.

Next, after clicking the drop down menu, you'll see a list of potential fonts (and almost completely hidden at the bottom of the first view you get of the list is "Courier New"

Select "Courier New" and the list aligns.

Make your changes, and save the post, and the list is much more readable.

Of course, this thread depends completely on the honesty of the people involved, and as there's no prizes, there's no point in lying.

Now Newton needs to get burned. So, let's get started.

Happy 2015!
Jim

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#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
K'Tesh..............0.0 N

#### blackbrandt

##### That Darn College Student
Interesting idea.

#### rbelknap

##### Well-Known Member
Okay, I'll play:

K'Tesh..............0.0 N
rbelknap...........0.0 N

(I'm assuming alphabetizing users with the same N score is the appropriate to organize ties.)

edit: unless you have actual physical ties to organize, than I would suggest something like this:

edit2: holy h*** that was a bigger image than I was expecting. how about a thumbnail version...

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#### TopRamen

##### SA-5
Uh, TopRamen...........8.8 Ns

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
Uh, TopRamen...........8.8 Ns
TR, you don't quite have it right... Here we go. I've fixed it.

TopRamen...........8.8 N
K'Tesh................0.0 N
rbelknap..............0.0 N

#### SCrocketfan

##### Well-Known Member
I'll enter a bit later maybe, I've already burned too much this year.

#### rc dude

##### Well-Known Member
TopRamen...........8.8 N
K'Tesh................0.0 N
rbelknap..............0.0 N
rc dude...............0.0 N

I'm top four! Woohoo

#### TopRamen

##### SA-5
TR, you don't quite have it right... Here we go. I've fixed it.

TopRamen...........8.8 N
K'Tesh................0.0 N
rbelknap..............0.0 N
Oh, Copy and Paste, I get it now. Sounds good. I'll play.

#### plano-doug

##### Well-Known Member
TR, you don't quite have it right... Here we go. I've fixed it.
If you're tallying total impulse burned, then the proper units are newton-seconds (Ns), right?

Doug

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#### SCrocketfan

##### Well-Known Member
I'm sorry&#8230;
SC&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.1514 Ns
TopRamen...........8.8 Ns
K'Tesh................0.0 Ns
rbelknap..............0.0 Ns
rc dude...............0.0 Ns
There was a Snow Ranch launch on 1/3, I know quite a few other people there burned more impulse than me...

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
If you're tallying total impulse burned, then the proper units are newton-seconds (Ns), right?
Truth be told, I've never worked with Newtons, so I didn't know how to show the the proper units... So, I (initially) used the wrong way of documenting it. I've since edited it to now show Ns. Thanks for the clarification.

I've also tried to line things up some...

SC&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.1514.0 Ns
TopRamen................8.8 Ns
K'Tesh.....................0.0 Ns
rbelknap..................0.0 Ns
rc dude...................0.0 Ns

Oh, and SC... No need to apologize. Some have earlier chances to get high numbers than others.

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#### plano-doug

##### Well-Known Member
I've also tried to line things up some...
Switch to a monospaced font like courier new. Like this below. Doug

SC...............1514.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns
K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns

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#### Bat-mite

##### Rocketeer in MD
SC...............1514.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns
K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns
Bat-mite............0.0 Ns

#### blackjack2564

##### Crazy Jim's Gone Banana's
TRF Supporter
OK I'll play.

SC...............1514.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns
K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns
Bat-mite............0.0 Ns
CJ...................0.0 Ns

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#### ThirstyBarbarian

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
I'll need to remember what motors I used at Snow Ranch and count them up.

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
blackjack you didn't copy the most recent verson... I'll fix it by adding Bat-mite back in.

SC...............1514.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns
K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns
Bat-mite............0.0 Ns
CJ..................0.0 ns

#### SCrocketfan

##### Well-Known Member
I'll need to remember what motors I used at Snow Ranch and count them up.
I think I saw you fly G75M, G77R, G78G, and an F50T, but I may have missed some...

#### Bat-mite

##### Rocketeer in MD
It's January. We're going to get 500 pages of 0.0 Ns.

#### nute

##### Well-Known Member
I'll play- if the past few years are anything to base a guess off of, this year should be around 6K

SC...............1514.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns
K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns
Bat-mite............0.0 Ns
CJ..................0.0 ns
Nute................0.0 Ns

#### ThirstyBarbarian

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
I think I saw you fly G75M, G77R, G78G, and an F50T, but I may have missed some...
You have an amazing memory. That is exactly correct.

#### ThirstyBarbarian

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Here are mine. Just one launch so far, but it looks like I have pulled into second place!

SC...............1514.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian..410.0 Ns
TopRamen............8.8 Ns

K'Tesh..............0.0 Ns
rbelknap............0.0 Ns
rc dude.............0.0 Ns
Bat-mite............0.0 Ns
CJ..................0.0 ns
Nute................0.0 Ns

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
I've updated the guidelines (in the first post) to reflect how team efforts can be recorded, and added some more periods and spaces (below) to the results to make them more readable.

SC ................................. 1514.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian .................... 410.0 Ns
TopRamen .............................. 8.8 Ns
K'Tesh ................................ 0.0 Ns
rbelknap .............................. 0.0 Ns
rc dude ............................... 0.0 Ns
Bat-mite .............................. 0.0 Ns
CJ .................................... 0.0 Ns
Nute .................................. 0.0 Ns

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#### SCrocketfan

##### Well-Known Member
You have an amazing memory. That is exactly correct.
My memory isn't actually all that good&#8230; except for rocket related stuff. I can remember what motors I flew at October Skies much better than my breakfast today.

#### Exactimator

##### Well-Known Member
SC ................................. 1514.0 Ns
Exactimator...........................593.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian .....................410.0 Ns
TopRamen .............................. 8.8 Ns
K'Tesh ................................ 0.0 Ns
rbelknap .............................. 0.0 Ns
rc dude ............................... 0.0 Ns
Bat-mite .............................. 0.0 Ns
CJ .................................... 0.0 Ns
Nute .................................. 0.0 Ns

It's rocket season here in the desert.

#### CBPS

##### New Member
CBPS.................................6095.2 Ns
SC .................................. 1514.0 Ns
Exactimator..........................593.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian ...................410.0 Ns
TopRamen ............................. 8.8 Ns
K'Tesh .................................. 0.0 Ns
rbelknap ................................ 0.0 Ns
rc dude ................................. 0.0 Ns
Bat-mite ................................ 0.0 Ns
CJ ........................................ 0.0 Ns
Nute ..................................... 0.0 Ns

Finally broke a mile and recovered it, also 1st dual deploy. Then I went for 10,000' just missed it by 400', but hit my highest speed 893mph. Its been a great 1st week of the year.

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#### CBPS

##### New Member
Sorry jacked the font up, not real good at posting things.

#### K'Tesh

##### OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
Sorry jacked the font up, not real good at posting things.
Not a problem... when you're posting look for a little drop down menu just to the right of the Underline's U and you can select Courier New to fix it. Or the person after you can correct it (just don't delete any periods, and it'll be easier).

Pointy Side Up!
Jim

CBPS.................................6095.2 Ns
SC ................................. 1514.0 Ns
Exactimator...........................593.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian .....................410.0 Ns
TopRamen .............................. 8.8 Ns
K'Tesh ................................ 0.0 Ns
rbelknap .............................. 0.0 Ns
rc dude ............................... 0.0 Ns
Bat-mite .............................. 0.0 Ns
CJ .................................... 0.0 Ns
Nute .................................. 0.0 Ns

#### SCrocketfan

##### Well-Known Member
Finally broke a mile and recovered it, also 1st dual deploy. Then I went for 10,000' just missed it by 400', but hit my highest speed 893mph. Its been a great 1st week of the year.
Very nice, what motors did you fly?

#### o1d_dude

##### 'I battle gravity'
TRF Supporter
CBPS.................................6095.2 Ns
SC ................................. 1514.0 Ns
Exactimator...........................593.0 Ns
ThirstyBarbarian .....................410.0 Ns
o1d_dude..............................371.3 Ns
TopRamen .............................. 8.8 Ns

K'Tesh ................................ 0.0 Ns
rbelknap .............................. 0.0 Ns
rc dude ............................... 0.0 Ns
Bat-mite .............................. 0.0 Ns
CJ .................................... 0.0 Ns
Nute .................................. 0.0 Ns

Added myself to the game. What's the prize?