15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

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15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby Digit » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:15 pm

LAUNCH INVITATION

The Queensland Rocketry Society Inc (QRS) would like to invite all interested people and members of the Australian rocketry community to our "October Skies" launch.

This is an advertised launch so we expect a good number of spectators. There will be a sausage sizzle and cold drinks available for purchase, so bring your rockets and have some fun!

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 15th October 2017
Range Open: 0800.
Range Closed: 1300.
Ceiling: 5000ft AGL. (A NOTAM will be posted with Air Services Brisbane office).

DIRECTIONS

If you require directions to launch area 2 at Cedar Grove, please refer to the QRS Website.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THE DAY

* Members are asked to sign in at the RSO table at 8:00am.
* If your membership is not current on the day, you will not be able to launch.
* HPR rocketeers will need to provide evidence of a current QLD explosives licence.
* If launching an unproven design, either scratch built or a modified kit, bring a copy of your sim so the RSO can verify the stability/safety of your rocket.

AMRS CERTIFICATION FLIGHTS

This launch is AMRS sanctioned and AMRS certification flights for Level 1 & 2 will be conducted. Remember to make arrangements with the AMRS Certification Officer prior to the launch day. AMRS members from across Australia who wish to attempt certification are welcome to attend for this purpose.

UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER

If adverse weather or other conditions on the day of the launch effect the launch program, the launch will be rescheduled. If on the day of the launch, you are uncertain the launch will proceed, check this post for updates or contact ‪07 33331655‬ and follow the prompts to local clubs. A cancellation notice will be posted to the launch site shortly after 7:00am on the day of the launch.

See you there!
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 am

Please note the following communication that we have received from the Logan City Council....

On behalf of Logan City Council I am writing to advise that road works will soon be commencing on Cedar Grove Road at Cedar Grove.

The works will involve reconstruction of a 1.2km section of the road (from Leopardwood Road to Brushwood Crescent). To facilitate these works, temporary road closures will be implemented on Cedar Grove Road during construction working hours.

The attached works notice provide information on the project including traffic detours during the first and second stages of the works. You are welcome to share this information with your group.


The attached map will give guidance for detours if we are affected by this roadwork for the launch on Sunday.

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Unfortunately, the QRS committee has decided that due to the forecast 90% chance of heavy rain at the launch site this weekend the advertised launch is postponed.

The launch date for October Skies is now Sunday 29 October.

Note that the AGM scheduled for 29 October will now be delayed with the date TBA.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the launch in two weeks with sunny skies!
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby Digit » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:50 pm

Very warm and humid conditions, combined with the unfortunate re-scheduling of the event due to inclement weather saw smaller than usual crowds at our October Skies launch. Our Launch count was also below average with 27 member flights and an additional 20 Fly It Take It launches.

Motor ranges for the day were: 1xA (+20FITI), 7xB, 4xC, 5xD, 1xF, 2xG, 1xH, 1xI, 1xJ and 1xK.

Returning to us today was Gia and Hugo, who were the lucky winners of the “MFR Rocket Starter Kit” at our July Flames, Smoke & Noise Spectacular Launch. Only this time the MFR was a beautiful, fully assembled rocket with a lime green airframe and red fins! “Christmas Rocket” as it was named, flew perfectly to 400ft on a B6-4.

We also had a member reach a very special milestone today with Sarah Miller celebrating her 100th launch with QRS. Sarah launched her “Dark Star” to 1000ft on a G250 V-Max, landing only several metres from the launch rail. Congratulations Sarah!

The smallest flight of the launch was Samuel with his “Blood Missile” on an A8-5 to 200f and the largest was Rob with his “Dragon Fire” on a K360 to 4947ft (talk about scraping the ceiling!)

A big thanks to our volunteers tirelessly manning the barbeque and as always to those who help setup and pack up.
See you all next launch!
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby snrkl » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:10 pm

@digit: any pics or videos from the launch available yet? I figure seeing I lost my 2 stage, I can take solace in watching the upwards launch footage of the drag race that caused it.. ;^)

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:24 pm

Some of my pics I managed...

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:23 am

I have about 3.5 hours of video uploading to YouTube... Battery on the camera failed just after the drag race rockets were set up though....
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:50 pm

Have fun!

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:21 pm

6000!
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby Digit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:57 pm

Here's the launch footage of your drag race lads. Nothing too fancy sorry, was more of an experiment with different angles to get better with my cameras.

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby snrkl » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:47 pm

Digit wrote:Here's the launch footage of your drag race lads. Nothing too fancy sorry, was more of an experiment with different angles to get better with my cameras.



Awesome - thanks for filming and sharing this!

Funny thing is: BOTH the rockets in this drag race were lost... =^p

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby snrkl » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:50 pm

@NewtonsLaws: I forgot to ask, how did your son's D12 altitude record attempt go?

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby crom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:13 am

@snrkl: No luck recovering the chute release / altimeter 3???
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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby snrkl » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:57 pm

crom wrote:@snrkl: No luck recovering the chute release / altimeter 3???


No joy - I will be out on the next launch early to have another go at finding it..

I think I was searching in the wrong place - it's damn hard to see your phone screen in the sun to look at the GPS map...

Green is where I think I should be searching based on the bearing I took when we saw it land - red is where I think I was actually searching:

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It's times like this I wish drones weren't expensive and sucky.. would be good to have one to play spotter... But as drones go today, it would probably just mean we would be looking for a rocket AND a drone in the corn... ;)

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Re: 15th October 2017 Launch. "October Skies"

Postby snrkl » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:21 pm

So the 8ft tall corn meant I wasn’t going looking for my missing two stage today, but a little bit of amazing timing meant that...

JUST as I was leaving the launch site, a couple of dirt bike riders were trying to balance something on the fence across the road about 100m back towards the highway.

A quick double take and I realised - it was my 29mm rocket I lost last launch (before the two stage)

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I think the rider might have “found” it as he rode over it... no matter.

The airframe was toast (as you’d expect a cardboard bird to be after two weeks in the rain) but I managed to get my 24/40 RMS case back.

W00t!

Now I just need a harvester to find my lost electronics in the corn and all will be well in the world.


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