[LUNAR Announce:] Snow Ranch launch 4/3

david raimondi d.raimondi at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 1 03:42:15 UTC 2010


You didn't miss any announcement. The launch is on and everyone is too busy
preparing for the launch, or in my case doing HW with my son.

Just to make this a formal announcement, The 4/3 launch at Snow Ranch will
take place from 0900 to 1600. Get your rockets ready!


-----Original Message-----
From: lunar-general at googlegroups.com
[mailto:lunar-general at googlegroups.com]On Behalf Of William Kellermann
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 20:37
To: lunar-general at googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [LUNAR general:] RE: [LUNAR Announce:] What to expect at
the LUNAR contest Saturday at Snow Ranch

Did I miss it, or are we on for Saturday?

On 3/31/10 8:31 PM, "Jack Hagerty" <jhagerty at juno.com> wrote:

> Ryan -
> Do you have a tape to measure spot landing? I've got a 100' reel tape I
> bring.
> Yes, it looks like I'll actually be able to make it!
> - Jack
> Jack Hagerty, ARA Press
> http://www.arapress.com
> "Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong" -- Carl
> Sagan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: announce-bounces at lunar.org [mailto:announce-bounces at lunar.org] On
> Behalf Of Ryan G. Coleman
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:18 PM
> To: lunar-general; announce at lunar.org
> Subject: [LUNAR Announce:] What to expect at the LUNAR contest Saturday at
> Snow Ranch
> Hi,
> In case you're wondering exactly what to do if you want to compete at
> the contest that will be held Saturday (weather and field permitting,
> if the launch is on, the contest is on), here's a brief rundown.
> When you first arrive, you'll want to sign in as normal for the launch
> and then sign in for the contest. If you're a NAR member flying the
> contest officially, there is one form to fill out, if you're just
> flying for fun there is another form. Either way it shouldn't take
> more than a few minutes.
> The spot landing target and random duration target will be selected
> first thing in the morning and I'll tell you clearly where and what
> they are.
> Throughout the day, you'll follow the same flight procedure. Before
> the flight, bring the motor to be used to the contest checkin area.
> (Some people bring all their motors up at once to save time). Then,
> prep your model for each flight you want to make (starting with Spot
> Landing and then Random Duration, if you're flying those events),
> bring it back to the contest checkin area, get safety checked and get
> a pad. There will be several rods and at least one tower for you to
> use. Hopefully the contest range is running smoothly enough that
> you'll be able to choose when you fly (hence why we'll be separate
> from the sport range) so you can 'pick your air.'
> Now, throughout the day, when you aren't busy flying, if you're
> competing you'll be asked to help with various tasks to keep things
> running smoothly. If nobody helps, nobody can actually fly! I can only
> do so many things at once. Tasks that some people can help with:
> 1) Measuring for spot landing
> 2) timing flights in the other events
> 3) checking in motors/rockets and assigning pads
> Now, if there aren't many competitors, I will usually take care of
> step 3, and if there is really not many competitors, I'll be able to
> measure each spot landing attempt with the modeler holding the other
> end of the tape. However, each timed flight needs two timers. It isn't
> hard, stopwatches will be provided and nearly everybody can do it.
> With the relatively low power events being held, it should even be
> quick.
> Anyway, if you have questions or I've forgotten something, feel free
> to ask. I've heard from a number of potential competitors so it should
> be a fun meet!
> -Ryan
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William Kellermann
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