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by Voyager
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: South Australian regulations
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: South Australian regulations

Of course, if you’re only interested in low and mid power rockets at this stage, then you won’t require the pyro tickets.
by Voyager
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: South Australian regulations
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: South Australian regulations

I should have added that there is also the question of insurance, particularly when using public land. As an individual, that's a tough one!
by Voyager
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: South Australian regulations
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: South Australian regulations

Unless you have access to a suitable private acreage, then I would suggest you don't go it alone. Join a club! Doing solo launches on public land is not recommended, unless you have the appropriate local council approvals. Either way, you would also need to confirm the CASA requirements for the site...
by Voyager
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG hosts YMCA Space Squad launch
Replies: 0
Views: 98

CRG hosts YMCA Space Squad launch

On Wednesday 2nd October, Canberra Rocketry Group hosted the YMCA Canberra Space Squad and helped launch the rockets they had been building as part of theIr rocketry program. CRG members Nev F and Tony had a quick talk to the squad prior to the launch and showed some of the other types of rockets th...
by Voyager
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Testing F motors on loadcell setup
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Testing F motors on loadcell setup

I should add that the "suitable amplifier" is in fact a HX711 module, too.

Just a suggestion, but this thread could be better off in the Technical > Electronics section of the forum. It is an interesting topic and could develop further.
by Voyager
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Testing F motors on loadcell setup
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Testing F motors on loadcell setup

What you're doing seems quite reasonable. Our group has used a similar loadcell setup for several tests we've conducted over the last couple of years to make similar BP motor comparisons. It has provided some very useful data. This setup uses an Arduino with an LCD shield interfaced to a 10 kg loadc...
by Voyager
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG's October 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass
Replies: 0
Views: 265

CRG's October 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass

The next CRG low and mid power launch day will be held on Sunday 6th October at our Manton Road launch site, weather permitting. Setup will be from 9:00 and launch activities will kick off at 9:30 to about 13:00. Meet at the house at 8:30 AM for a cuppa. The Yass forecast for Sunday is 10 - 28 C, wi...
by Voyager
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Scott Morrison announces $150 million to join Trump's space race | 7NEWS
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Scott Morrison announces $150 million to join Trump's space race | 7NEWS

It is going to be interesting to see how this unfolds. There is speculation on what this will be spent on and who will benefit, let's just hope it is the right focus... Indeed! Pardon my scepticism, but $150 million won’t go very far on this journey. It would be better spent on STEM programmes on o...
by Voyager
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan

We certainly did give it our best shot! Unfortunately, yesterday’s predictions were spot on, so no launching, again. It was a case of packing up in the wind and retiring to the local cafe. We were to have set up a static display at the Ardlethan show today, followed later by a few low powered launch...
by Voyager
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan

Wind, wind, wind, and did I say wind! Very frustrating for all concerned. However, we’ve usually had such a good run with the weather out here at Ardlethan. Unfortunately, we’ve only managed a few low/mid power launches so far this week. Tomorrow’s forecast is for the conditions to worsen with near ...
by Voyager
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG's September 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass
Replies: 0
Views: 288

CRG's September 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass

The next CRG low and mid power launch day will be held on Sunday 1st September at our Manton Road launch site, weather permitting. Setup will be from 9:00 and launch activities will kick off at 9:30 to about 13:00. Meet at the house at 8:30 AM for a cuppa. The Yass forecast for Sunday is 1 - 20 C, w...
by Voyager
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan
Replies: 3
Views: 243

CRG’s September 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan

Canberra Rocketry Groups' 3rd and final high power launch for 2018 will take place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th of September at our Ardlethan launch site, weather permitting. The Ardlethan launch site currently has a ceiling of 15,000 feet (under review to increase this to 25,000') and is located...
by Voyager
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG’s June 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: CRG’s June 2019 HPR Launch at Ardlethan

The lads were very pleased to have you there CATO. Looks like you had a great launch. I couldn’t make it myself as I’m currently in Alaska. Hope to see you there in September, although that might clash with the Mullaley launch, unfortunately. We’ve been having great launches out at Ardlethan for 7 y...
by Voyager
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Avionics Sled with TeleMega
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Avionics Sled with TeleMega

Very nice OTT! I might steal your design for my TeleMega. As you suggest, I doubt whether having the G10 dielectric plate will have much effect on the antenna efficiency. You’ll benefit more from the support it provides.
by Voyager
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Rocketry Group
Topic: CRG's July 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: CRG's July 2019 LPR/MPR Launch at Yass

Well, the weather was ideal for a morning launch. A little cool to start, but warmed up nicely when the clouds broke up and the sun appeared. The winds were light and variable, but not much drift. We had a great turnout with regulars, and a number of new faces; some as participants, some as spectato...

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