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by rockets4u
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XXIII is on Sunday 10th November 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 6642

Re: Rocketfest XXIII is on (1 hour earlier) Sun 10th Nov

Hi Rocket watchers & fliers, Our landlord has a BBQ to attend so we are moving everything one hour earlier. Please come at:11am - If you are a Flying, 11:50am If you just want to watch Rockets. First rocket flies at High Noon The Theme is Surprise, & All Things Weird & Wonderful, “Normal...
by rockets4u
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XXIII is on Sunday 10th November 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 6642

Rocketfest XXIII is on Sunday 10th November 2019

Hi Rocket watchers & fliers, The fliers have still to work out a theme for the rockets, so at the moment, it's a surprise! Please come at: 12 Noon - If you are a Flier 1 pm If you just want to watch Rockets. First rocket flies at 1pm sharp! Where: If you have not been before & want to come p...
by rockets4u
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3065

Launch Pics & Videos - Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII

Thanks to Charles for the excellent pics & videos, a truly experimental time was had by all! Thanks for coming everyone, anyone got more pics? <https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B12lUqxlsn74bUZvQzhacXQ0bXc/view> <https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B12lUqxlsn74SHhoSTY2cUhUME0/view> <https://drive.go...
by rockets4u
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3065

Re: Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 20

Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on - Sunday 6th November 2016 I have had a question: Q. How do spin- stabilised rockets perform in a 30kmh breeze? A. In theory spin-stabilised do better than fins in the wind due to not being prone to “weather-cocking” Lets go find out in practise. Also I asked our la...
by rockets4u
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3065

Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 2016

Hi Rocket watchers & fliers, Centrifugal Rocketfest XXII is on Sunday 6th November 2016 at Eric's pad Well it’s that experimental rocketry (...mental for short) time of year again - the nearest R-fest to Guy Fawkes night. The rockets are still designed to be stable and non-incendiary of course. ...
by rockets4u
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th September 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Re: Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th September 2015

Yes, correct, thanks Lister 15th November it is.

See new post too, Sorry for the confusion everyone!
by rockets4u
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: CORRECTION - Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th November 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3936

CORRECTION - Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th November 2015

Sorry everyone, I should not make posts at 2am! CORRECTION - Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th November 2015 The time has come for our coming of age Rocketfest, but you may have to look hard to find maturity in the fliers designs since this is also the nearest Rfest to Guy Fawkes night so one theme i...
by rockets4u
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th September 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th September 2015

Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 15th September 2015 The time has come for our coming of age Rocketfest, but you may have to look hard to find maturity in the fliers designs since this is also the nearest Rfest to Nov 5th so one theme is Experimental rockets (still stable and non-incendiary of course). ...
by rockets4u
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge
Topic: Your kids drawing on a Space Rocket + name an NBN Satellite
Replies: 0
Views: 3186

Your kids drawing on a Space Rocket + name an NBN Satellite

NBN Co has a competition (closing March 15) for kids aged 5-12 to do a drawing showing how the NBN will make Australia better. The winning drawing will be put on the nose cone of a rocket launching one on their satellites, the winning school also gets to name one of their satellites. If interested, ...
by rockets4u
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XX is on Sunday 21th September 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 5608

Re: Rocketfest XX is on Sunday 21th September 2014

Karl called me on the weekend, at last someone cares about the "rules": Q: What motor can we use? A: Rocketeer's choice. BTW, normally I like to build tall story rockets, but this time to show Rocketfest is a fat Church as well as a tall one, I can reveal that the diameter of my dunny roll...
by rockets4u
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XX is on Sunday 21th September 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 5608

Rocketfest XX is on Sunday 21th September 2014

Rocketfest XX is on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Eric's pad Time for a rocketfest. The theme this time is the “Dunny Roll Rocket” - Fairly self explanatory but we must still have rules to bitch about. Dunny Roll Rockets 1. Fuselage to be made from Dunny rolls. 2. Other elements made from Dunny rol...
by rockets4u
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XIX is on Sunday 10th November 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 3353

Re: Rocketfest XIX is on Sunday 10th November 2013

Bring it on Karlos you Jackal... hey, they eat everything. Chomp chomp :lol:

I wonder if Sascha will do a Chocky Chook, maybe if we revisit the theme at Easter!

Correction:
Rocketfest XXI ...
should have been Rocketfest XIX once again getting ahead of myself.

cu, Ross
by rockets4u
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XIX is on Sunday 10th November 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 3353

Rocketfest XIX is on Sunday 10th November 2013

Rocketfest XXI is on Sunday 10th November Apologies for the short notice, but it is time for a rocket fest before it gets too hot & dry. The theme this one is the “Sweetie Rocket” - The idea it that fliers will make a rocket out of confectionary items or their packaging materials, think smartie...
by rockets4u
Tue May 21, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XVIII is on Sunday 26th May
Replies: 4
Views: 4219

Re: Rocketfest XVIII is on Sunday 26th May

Love it very much in the spirit of Rocketfest. Think I have seen something like it before, but can't remember where. Is it stabilised by differential drag from the two disks rather than the boring old COP COG business? Like the way you have bent the igniter to minimise the length of the rocket on th...
by rockets4u
Sun May 12, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Rocketfest Melbourne
Topic: Rocketfest XVIII is on Sunday 26th May
Replies: 4
Views: 4219

Rocketfest XVIII is on Sunday 26th May

Rocketfest XVIII is on Sunday 26th May Again it must be six months, definately overdue, here is the news: We have discovered the floor of controlled airspace at the pad is 8,500 feet, a tad more than the 400 feet we previously knew was safe. The limiting factor now becomes retrieving rockets and no...

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