13th November 2016 launch

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13th November 2016 launch

Postby fud pucker » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:48 am


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


Date: Sunday 13th Nov.
Range Open: 0800.
Range Closed: 1300.
Ceiling: 5000ft AGL. (A NOTAM will be posted with Air Services Brisbane office).


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


* 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.


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.


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: 13th November 2016 launch

Postby fud pucker » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:46 pm

Launch Report.

Another great launch day, a slow start but ending up with 30 launches for the morning with 17 LP launches, 3 MP, 6 HP & 4 water rocket launches.

Some of the high lights were,-

Warren's maiden flight of his retro "QRS Rocket" which was modeled on QRS's logo rocket. It had smoke canisters on the 4 fin tips which were air started at 50 feet once the central H225 had lifted the rocket off. These will be replaced by 4 motors once Warren has ironed the bugs out which should make for an interesting future flight.

Mark O'Donoghue also had a maiden flight of his new 6 foot tall, 8 inch diameter V2 called "War Rocket Ajax". It was a spectacular flight to 4500" with a 5 foot flame from the K675 Sparky.

Other interesting flights in the fast department were Ole's "Mini Hawk" flight on a J317 and Robbie Newtons "Cyclone" which flew on a F240 Vmax. The Vmax's burn was so quick it was like a loud cough.

So, inspite of the ridiculous humidity from the recent storms, it was another great launch day.

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