We realize that you may not find the answers to some of your questions on this web site. Just in case, here are some of the most common questions that can be answered here:
How high is the waiver?
What is the Impulse limit?
At Geneseo we can fly up to “N” impulse.
How many launch pads will NYPOWER have?
- 25 low power 1/8 & 3/16 & mirco rails
- 3 mid power 1010 and mini rails
- 27 high power split in 2 banks with 1010 & 1515 rails
- 2 Mega pads
- A brand new hydraulic tower MARS calls the “Beast“!
Can I camp on the Field?
YES, self contained campers are allowed, Sorry NO TENTS. (No hookups of any kind are available PLAN AHEAD)
Do my kids need to pay range fees?
NO, kids fly free! and the MARS “Bucket of Rockets” will be there for them.
Does MARS fly here all the time?
Yes we do every month during the warm weather! Visit the MARS Calendar
Do I have to join NAR?
We would ask all adults, even those flying model rockets to join NAR.
Can I come to NYPOWER and just watch?
Yes, please do! Visit the spectators page.
Hours of operation?
Registration opens daily at 9AM
Range is open 10AM to 6PM. Closing a little early on Monday to cleanup!
I would like to volunteer to help at NYPOWER!
You sure can and we will have more info on that soon!
Can we fly Sparky motors?
Generally Yes, field conditions during the event will dictate that.
Due to the requirements of the HP Safety Code, the use of “sparky” propellants is hoped for but cannot not be assured if dry conditions create a potential fire hazard. Therefore, consider having an alternate non-sparky motor planned should weather conditions in the weeks prior to the NYPOWER create hazardous conditions.
Due to the proximity of the Museum and aircraft, MARS does not allow High Power/Composite clusters or staging. Clusters and parallel or drop-away staging introduce too many variables in flight. Black powder motor clusters are allowed, as is black-powder staging in Estes style rockets.
At MARS launches the range safety officer may need to designate the rail angles depending on the wind speed and direction. The angles are designed to keep rockets from flying over the flight line and towards the Museum buildings. There may be temporary altitude restrictions if the wind blows towards the NWM to prevent recovery drift into buildings/airplanes.
MARS requires all High Power rockets to use rail buttons for launch guidance, unless they will fly to no higher than 800 feet. Saucers, spools and monocopters are exempt from the rail button requirement.