15th May 2016 launch

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15th May 2016 launch

Postby fud pucker » Sun May 01, 2016 9:23 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 May launch.

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 15th May.
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 May 2016 launch

Postby joeman » Wed May 04, 2016 12:24 pm

Hi,
I've found the following in a Forum search:-

** Members will still be able to push the launch button for LPR launches **

(2013 September launch announcement)

This is quite old. What is the current situation with "pressing the button" at launches?

I'm sure most people would agree there is some extra element of "fun" in pushing the button. We (the LPR) were not given (offered) that opportunity when we went for a launch in January. I can understand the HPR side of things, especially if one doesn't yet have the required Explosives License (and the extra risks associated with HPR). How about other cases? Could someone explain it to me?

Thanks

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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed May 04, 2016 5:07 pm

Joe, the old LPR controller had an external button that could be used. I think there were concerns that this could potentially be a safety compliance issue so this was abandoned, but we replaced the controller not long after anyway and the new unit does not have this feature.
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby kopius » Wed May 04, 2016 9:22 pm

This has only been a temporary change with the transition to the new launch system.

QRS is one of the only clubs in world that allows members to push the launch button. Under no circumstances is anyone other than a LCO permitted to arm the system. As mentioned above, the QRS designed system had an external launch button purely for members to launch their own rockets.

QRS is proud to announce that after some re-development, the Wilson FX now also has an external launch button.

On a side note to pressing the launch button, ALL AMRS members are encouraged to complete the LCO course online to learn more about the LCO role.
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby martymonsta » Wed May 04, 2016 10:02 pm

kopius wrote: ALL AMRS members are encouraged to complete the LCO course online to learn more about the LCO role.


It's is a great course and thanks to the AMRS, for making it available online. It goes to show just how progressive AMRS is.
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed May 04, 2016 10:13 pm

kopius wrote:This has only been a temporary change with the transition to the new launch system.

QRS is one of the only clubs in world that allows members to push the launch button. Under no circumstances is anyone other than a LCO permitted to arm the system. As mentioned above, the QRS designed system had an external launch button purely for members to launch their own rockets.

QRS is proud to announce that after some re-development, the Wilson FX now also has an external launch button.

On a side note to pressing the launch button, ALL AMRS members are encouraged to complete the LCO course online to learn more about the LCO role.


Great news! More fun for everyone.
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby Digit » Thu May 05, 2016 7:36 am

At this stage it looks like i am going away for several weeks with work and will not be able to attend the May launch :(
I will be able to confirm once work confirms.

On a side note to pressing the launch button, ALL AMRS members are encouraged to complete the LCO course online to learn more about the LCO role.


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15th May 2016 launch

Postby kopius » Thu May 05, 2016 7:40 am

Bugger mate!! If you can't make it, safe travels.

No, anyone can be a LCO, but you need to be a L2 to be a RSO. Anyone can do the courses for both though and once you attain L2 you will automatically gain status of RSO if the RSO course has been completed


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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby camacd » Sun May 15, 2016 4:24 pm

What great day! You would have to go a long way to find better conditions for rocketry than today. If a rocket launches exactly vertically to 4000 ft and then comes down on the parachute to within 10 metres of the launch rail, its pretty hard to beat.

I'll post my humble iPhone videos of my flights soon.

On my second flight, I think I overdid the drogue ejection charge and I ejected the motor as well. I saw it come down somewhere just East of the main entrance gate, but I couldn't find it. If anyone comes across it or hands it in, please let me know.

Thanks to all the guys in the club for setup and running the day. Unfortunately I came late and left early due to the rest of my family being sick, so I didn't contribute anything.
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby camacd » Sun May 15, 2016 5:04 pm

My first flight of the day. VERY happy with this one. Pretty fast acceleration, and perfect deployment at exact calculated altitude within 20 feet. Landed about 200m away.

https://youtu.be/0KLTUxLB7fg
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby fud pucker » Sun May 15, 2016 7:35 pm

Launch Report.

Absolutely perfect launch conditions, not a cloud in the sky making tracking rockets easy and not a breath of wind although reasonably warm in the late 20's.

28 flights for the day, 10 high power, 7 medium power, 10 low power & 1 water rocket. Calisto's were flavor of the day with 7 flights, again demonstrating their versatility flying on motors ranging from Josh Anthony's G54 to Stewart Crisp's I204.

There were 4 successful certification flights for the day. Stewart Crisp achieved his L1 flying his yellow Calisto "Banana Split" on an H87 and then followed up with a flight in the same rocket but powered by an I204 to 4000". Jamie Anderson also earned his L1 flying his Calisto on an H133 as did Rowland Noakes flying a Calisto on an H163. Mario Cendo from QRS North Qld achieved his L2 flying his Hyperloc 835 on a J410, congratulations to all who certified.

The installation of a launch button on the Wilson Launch system created additional excitement particularly for visiting children who got the chance to launch members rockets hopefully igniting a future passion for rocketry.

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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby october sky » Sun May 15, 2016 8:15 pm

The conditions today were just awesome like reported. Perfect launch weather ! :)

The day started slowly but built up nicely and again, it was so good to see so many brand new people coming to see what we do. Also, I believe 2-3 new people joined QRS. :D

Big congrat's to all who certified. 8)
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby cryoscum » Sun May 15, 2016 10:20 pm

Nice one, guys!
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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby crom » Mon May 16, 2016 8:17 pm

My PML Endeavour Flight:



Mario's L2 Flight:

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Re: 15th May 2016 launch

Postby CATO » Tue May 17, 2016 5:34 am

Congratulations to Stewart, Jamie, Rowland & Mario...
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