[NRVR-Members] Free Motors
Thomas Tweeks Weeks
tom at theweeks.org
Thu Sep 16 23:06:37 CDT 2021
The "free motors" offer is closed.. and the motors have been order and added to the group order.. but you can still save a lot on shipping & hazmat fees (like $25-30) my adding it in with our group shippment (and I'll hand them out at the field).
Get your order in BEFORE CoB Friday.. and put in the shipping note:
"ship along with Tweeks/NRVR Shippment"
Just make sure:
-the rocket weighs in under 1500g (3.3lbs), sitting loaded on the pad
-the motor has 125g or less of propellant (all Gs and some Hs)
-Simulations show it won't break 1500ft (our imposed limit for this field)
As proof of this last point, any flyer may be asked to fill out one of these RSO pre-flight data capture forms on site:
So either save and bring your sim data (with things like speed off the rod, T:W, CP/CG, and max altitude)... or just fill out one of these forms ahead of time.
There will be a lot of pumpkin farm customers.. so we need to keep things safe.
On Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:29am, "Weeks, Thomas" <t.weeks at vt.edu> said:
> NRVR-Members mailing list
> NRVR-Members at mail.nrvr.org
> http://server2.nrvr.org/mailman/listinfo/nrvr-membersI have not discussed this
> with the officers or board.. but if the weather is bad.. we /could/ probably just
> bump it back a weekend.. the Pumpkin Farm runs last weekend in Sept thru Oct 31st.
> I know Susan Sink (the owner) would have us there every weekend in October if
> **NOTE: I'm not proposing that.. but if Bob or other officers/board members want
> to run with multiple launches in October.. then coordinate here on the mail list
> and run with it.. I just can't commit with the recent death in my family and my
> mother in law living in an RV in my driveway ;)
> From: Biggame338 <biggame338 at aol.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:16 AM
> To: tom at theweeks.org <tom at theweeks.org>; mikebpd221 at yahoo.com
> <mikebpd221 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: NRVR Officers <officers at nrvr.org>
> Subject: Re: Free Motors
> I just had two upnthere so you guys could choose if you wanted, so I took off one
> of my rocket/motor combos. I have a motor that can fly in that rocket, it's just
> going to go a bit higher. I also plan on bringing a bunch of LP stuff to launch
> also. Maybe not as exciting, but I can fly a bunch of them if time allows.
> As for both days, I will definitely be there on Saturday and Sunday. What will we
> do in if the weather is bad?
> Sent from the all new AOL app for
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 12:53 AM, Thomas Tweeks Weeks
> <tom at theweeks.org> wrote:
> Hey Eric and Mike....
> I'm sorry for the confusion on he "Free motor" idea.. but I kind of went off half
> cocked when I put the offer out there. I still don't have confirmation that the
> Sinkland Farm owner is going to reimburse us for the "free motors" offer yet.. so
> I'm fronting the money myself on behalf of the club. However, even if our host
> doesn't honor this arrangement (as she has in the past), I'm willing to eat the
> the purchases for the club if doesn't pay us for them.. but would like to maximize
> the benefit this brings to the club and the event.
> That being said.. I still want to do the free motor thing (so we can get a lot of
> cool stuff launched), but you each picked two motors.. when we have enough
> subsidized motors to fly one/hr on the first day. If you all are both going to be
> there on both days.. I would be willing to get you each the second motors (or if
> not there the second day, but you want to pay for the 2nd motor each of you
> picked).. and that would be fine either way.
> So my question:
> Are each of you going to EITHER:
> 1) be there both days.. or
> 2) be willing to pay for your second motor?
> If so.. that's fine and I'll order the second motor for each of you. If not, I
> would rather not. If not.. please edit the spreadsheet to reflect which single
> motor you want ordered. If so (condition 1 or 2 above).. then just reply "Both
> motors" and tell me if you're going to be there both days.. or pay for the second
> Does this adequately confuse things now? ;)
> I obviously didn't think this through all the way.. :)
> Please try to answer before CoB on Thursday so that I can get the order in by
> Link -
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