10th September 2017 Launch

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10th September 2017 Launch

Postby Digit » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:36 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 September launch.

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 10th September 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: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby snrkl » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:05 pm

Wonderful flying day - light winds all day (except for that one gust that blew everything over!)

Finally got a completely successful flight of my 2 stage LPR:

https://youtu.be/VqQIUsUPOsk


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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby crom » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:15 pm

Great day, lots of flights. Looking forward to the launch report from Digit...

I was only able to get one photo from the onboard camera, video to come...

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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby snrkl » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:26 pm

By my count, my lot got 13 launches in - it will be interesting to see what @digit reports


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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby Digit » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:50 pm

What a fantastic day of rocketry we had today with non-stop flying from the 8 AM start until almost 1 o’clock in the afternoon! Our launch count was well above par for a non-advertised event with 52 flights in total. We had a fantastic array of beautifully designed and finished low powered rockets that outnumbered high powered flights by 3 to 1. Motor ranges for the day were: 3xA, 12xB, 18xC, 4xD, 2xF, 4xG, 6xH, 2xI and 1xH2O.

Two of the 19 high powered flights for the day belonged to Robbie Newton and Brad Thompson, both of whom successfully certified in L1 HPR. Robbie Flew his “X-Calibur” on a H125 to 3500’ and Brad flew his “Callisto” on a H90 to 2100’. Congratulations Robbie and Brad!

A very lucky birthday girl Havana was surprised to have everyone present sing her happy birthday before a scratch built rocket shaped like a giant candle was launched. To add to the surprise the rocket deployed a six-metre-long rainbow streamer for recovery.

The title of the most prolific flyer for the day was seized from Mark O’Donoghue by almost double with a mammoth effort of 13 flights from Aidan Clarke. Mackenzie Bradford followed closely behind Mark with 5 launches.

Rob Newton launched his “Small Endeavour” on an I800 Vmax which could have almost been mistaken for a small explosion rather than a rocket launch with motor burnout after just 0.52 of a second! The rocket once again became visible after an event at apogee and was recovered safely.

Glen Magarry joined the rebel alliance and launched his X-Wing on a C6-3 to 1000’ (You’ve started something Mat!)

Cran Middlecoat joined us again with a fantastic water rocket constructed from PET drink bottles and 3D printed components designed to loft an egg within the nose cone. Cran’s son Andy also brought along his RC plane and treated us to some fantastic flight and stunts as we packed up for the day.

Thanks to all who came along to fly and thanks to members that helped with setup and pack up. See you all next month!
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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby Digit » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:43 am

Another fantastic rocket I failed to mention was Warren's amazing "Skyburst" that carried a special payload of six ping pong balls to apogee where they were deployed and individually recovered on multicoloured streamers. A very interesting idea Warren and well done.
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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby crom » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:05 am





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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:20 am

Congrats to our new certs. Well done guys. 8)

Congrats also to Terri who after all these years finally launched her first rocket. She launched a flechett on a B6-4 which she did actually do some of the building. :)

Digit wrote:Glen Magarry joined the rebel alliance and launched his X-Wing on a C6-3 to 1000’ (You’ve started something Mat!)


Caelum does like his Star Wars, we will be flying the X Wing again for October Skys. We've also got a couple of ideas in the pipeline. Will look at kicking off a build thread next month here at the Autralian Rocketry Fourm.
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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby crom » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:18 am

Last video....

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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 am

Looks like a great day of flying.

Congratulations to the newly certified rocketeers too :)
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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby crom » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:04 pm

Congratulations Robbie and Brad on your successful L1 cert flights!
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Re: 10th September 2017 Launch

Postby Sirbrad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:58 pm

crom wrote:Congratulations Robbie and Brad on your successful L1 cert flights!

Thanks, it was a blast! Just wondering what to do next.



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