8th April 2018 Launch

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8th April 2018 Launch

Postby Digit » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:54 am

LAUNCH INVITATION

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

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 8th April 2018
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.

MEMBERS LIVING IN THE VICINITY OF THE GOLD COAST
The Explosives (Commonwealth Games Transportation Restrictions) Amendment Regulation 2018 prohibits the transportation of explosives in any quantity in Commonwealth Games restricted areas between 25 March 2018 and 18 April 2018.
A map of restricted areas can be seen here

What does this mean for you?
Model rocket motors with impulse classes A through G are classified as unrestricted fireworks and may be transported.
Electric matches and igniters are also permitted to be transported.
Model rocket motors with impulse classes H through O and black powder must not be transported through the restricted areas in any quantity.

Please contact QRS or Australian Rocketry if this will affect your planned flight/s

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: 8th April 2018 Launch

Postby Digit » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:22 pm

One wouldn’t have thought that it was an overcast and rainy start to the morning, with conditions turning the complete opposite to blue skies and sunny during the first 30 minutes of proceedings.

36 rockets took to the skies on the following motors: 6xA, 7xB, 11xC, 3xD, 2xE, 2xF, 3xG, 1xH and 1xK.

Some notable flights include Stacey launching “The Big Pineapple” on a C6-5 to 1000ft. Phil launched his “Big Daddy” on an E22 to 1000ft from his fantastic vintage Aerotech launch pad. Mackenzie had a few good flights of “Bumble Bee” on C6-5 before it sadly spiraled out of control and struck the ground on its last launch.

Stacey and Jason brought two ex- Fly it-Take it rockets back, this time painted in fantastic liveries and named “Fred” and “Dave”. They were both launched with huge thrust margins on B6-4’s sending “Fred” to tickle the moon. Unfortunately, “Dave” took a turn (quite literally) and ‘came in hot’ on a perfectly horizontal trajectory.

Sebastian launched “Kim Jong Fun” on a D12-7 to 1200ft and Havana launched her “Rainbow Sparkles Unicorn-1” on a C6-5 to 700ft, two successful unique designs, well done guys.

See you all at Westmar!
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Re: 8th April 2018 Launch

Postby snrkl » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:01 pm

Digit took the challenge to get a shot of Aspera-III (29mm MD on a G80) above the rod as it exited, on its way to mach1 at 590ft.

My last 240fps slow mo had a total of 4 frames where the rocket was visible once it started moving before citing the camera frame, and that was with my phone in portrait mode!

He got it:

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Thanks Digit and great shot!

After two successful flights of Aspera-III on a G80, I’m now planning an H135 and I200 version of this 29mm MD (albeit it a little longer to cope with the longer motors...)

I wonder, at what thrust level will I find the limit of the 29mm cardboard airframe and paper/balsa/CA/epoxy clay fillet fins?


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