Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Post by Reprobat » Mon, 01 Jan 2001 13:58:56





Quote:

> > as a general rule of thumb, how high can the wind be and still launch
safely

> The NAR and Tripoli Safety Codes specific no more than 20 mph -- IMO,
> that's too much; I tend to think in terms of "another day" when it gets
> much above 10 mph.

> --
> Some of their knowledge is corrupt, and inaccurate, being gleaned from
> all manner of sources.  But like us, they are wizards too.
>                                                     -- Jaldis the Blind

> Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
> Rocket Pages                http://silent1.home.netcom.com/launches.htm
> Telescope Pages            http://silent1.home.netcom.com/astronomy.htm

> Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
> and don't expect them to be perfect.

Thanks, 20 seemed awfully high to me also.

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Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Post by Tim Hansfor » Mon, 01 Jan 2001 14:32:01


Yup, work'n now.. I have a cable modem as well, would do with any thing
else..   Tim


Quote:


> >I went to your site and about 1/2 your pics don't load?  Just thought I'd
> >let you know.

> Thanks. They all just worked for me, maybe you should give them more
> time. I do have cable, but I *try* not to make my web pages as if
> everyone else did, too. Some of the pics are pretty big, and I'll see
> what I can do about making them smaller.

> --
> Dave Pacheco
> ICQ: 6568274 http://modelrockets.8m.com/home.html
> NAR#: 77711 G.Y.R.O. #135

> "Though I cannot fly, I'm not content to crawl." --'Nine Days'


 
 
 

Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Post by Mark Simpso » Sun, 07 Jan 2001 12:01:22


Wow!  If I passed on launching when the wind was >10 mph, I'd have a ton of
motors, undamaged rockets and no fun.  Here in the Midwest, there's always a
breeze, especially if you fly primarily after the crops are in in the fall until
planting time in the spring.

Mark Simpson
NAR 71503 Level II

Quote:


> > as a general rule of thumb, how high can the wind be and still launch safely

> The NAR and Tripoli Safety Codes specific no more than 20 mph -- IMO,
> that's too much; I tend to think in terms of "another day" when it gets
> much above 10 mph.

> --
> Some of their knowledge is corrupt, and inaccurate, being gleaned from
> all manner of sources.  But like us, they are wizards too.
>                                                     -- Jaldis the Blind

> Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
> Rocket Pages                http://silent1.home.netcom.com/launches.htm
> Telescope Pages            http://silent1.home.netcom.com/astronomy.htm

> Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
> and don't expect them to be perfect.

 
 
 

Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Post by Kevin Trojanowsk » Sun, 07 Jan 2001 13:08:39


No doubt!  For us, a calm flying day is 5mph (for a protected spot).
For those rare totally windless days, we go back to bed because we know
we're dreaming!

Fortunately for us, we have a farmer who sets aside 2 acres that we can
launch from, so we can fly even when the crops are in.

-Kevin

Quote:

> Wow!  If I passed on launching when the wind was >10 mph, I'd have a ton of
> motors, undamaged rockets and no fun.  Here in the Midwest, there's always a
> breeze, especially if you fly primarily after the crops are in in the fall until
> planting time in the spring.

> Mark Simpson
> NAR 71503 Level II



> > > as a general rule of thumb, how high can the wind be and still launch safely

> > The NAR and Tripoli Safety Codes specific no more than 20 mph -- IMO,
> > that's too much; I tend to think in terms of "another day" when it gets
> > much above 10 mph.

> > --
> > Some of their knowledge is corrupt, and inaccurate, being gleaned from
> > all manner of sources.  But like us, they are wizards too.
> >                                                     -- Jaldis the Blind

> > Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
> > Rocket Pages                http://silent1.home.netcom.com/launches.htm
> > Telescope Pages            http://silent1.home.netcom.com/astronomy.htm

> > Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
> > and don't expect them to be perfect.

 
 
 

Loc IV Damage Pics and my latest project...

Post by The Silent Observe » Sun, 07 Jan 2001 13:48:41


Quote:

> Wow!  If I passed on launching when the wind was >10 mph, I'd have a ton of
> motors, undamaged rockets and no fun.  Here in the Midwest, there's always a
> breeze, especially if you fly primarily after the crops are in in the fall until
> planting time in the spring.

I didn't say I never launched in higher winds -- I've done it many
times, with results that led me to think that wind beyond 10 mph is too
much for good flying.  If you almost never get better conditions, then
by all means, learn to cope with the wind and accept a certain amount of
loss/damage as better than never flying.  Here, we get a couple launch
days a year that are just dead calm -- 2000 foot flights landing within
a hundred feet of the pads, perhaps less if the rod was set carefully to
plumb.  I save my big flights for those days, avoid flying when it's
very windy, and otherwise play it by ear.

But I still think about lost rockets and poor flights when the wind is
about 10 mph -- and I always consider whether I'd be better off just
flying another day.

--
Some of their knowledge is corrupt, and inaccurate, being gleaned from
all manner of sources.  But like us, they are wizards too.
                                                    -- Jaldis the Blind

Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
Rocket Pages                http://silent1.home.netcom.com/launches.htm
Telescope Pages            http://silent1.home.netcom.com/astronomy.htm

Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
and don't expect them to be perfect.