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11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 am
by Digit
LAUNCH INVITATION

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

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 11th November 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.


SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THE DAY

Please note November 11 is Remembrance Day, members and guests are requested to be upstanding and observe a minutes silence at 11am.

* 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!

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 am
by crom
I left a couple of 38mm 3G motor cases and spacers on the field after the last launch (motor retention melted)... If you find some let me know...

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:40 am
by snrkl
crom wrote:I left a couple of 38mm 3G motor cases and spacers on the field after the last launch (motor retention melted)... If you find some let me know...


Were they on the flight line, or actually IN the field?

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:42 pm
by Sirbrad
I had a great day today as LCO. Happy to volunteer again if I get the chance.




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Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:43 pm
by Sirbrad
crom wrote:I left a couple of 38mm 3G motor cases and spacers on the field after the last launch (motor retention melted)... If you find some let me know...


My son found one of them. Hope the other turns up soon.


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Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:10 pm
by crom
Great day for flying rockets with a dust devil sweeping through mid morning that took flight cards to a higher altitude than some of the rockets!

Total flight count for the day was 47 made up of: 4 x A, 3 x B, 16 x C, 4 x D, 3 x F, 7 x G, 5 x H, 2 x I, 3 x J

Highlights include:

    Troy's Task Force X flying on A, B and C motors
    Matt's tumble recovery Estes Port-a-Loo flying three times on C6-3 motors - the delay was still too long....
    Gregory Estes "2 Stage" on C -> C motors
    Brendan's beautifully finished Bumble Vee V2 rocket flying on a D12 motor
    The return of Larry flying his Mariah 38 twice: first on a G88 motor and then on a H135 motor
    Jeff getting confused and ending up at the launch site with a rocket and motors: flying Scruffy on H123 and I180 motors
    Scalded Cat award goes to Paul with his Ballistic Pineapple on an H550 motor to 3500 feet

Largest motor of the day was a threeway tie with J400SS motors:
    Aidan's Maximum Effort to 3200 ft
    Brad's Silver Bullet to 4800 ft
    Cam's Muhammad Ali 4928 ft

Big congratulations to Cam and Aidan who successfully completed their L2 certs with these flights!

Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day with pack up, set up, RSO and LCO. Big thanks to Brad who did a great job on LCO duties.

See you next month!

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:11 pm
by crom

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:57 pm
by SpaceManMat
Really nice to be able to make it today. Thanks all involved in setting up.

Congrats on the certification flights.

I had an interesting flight with the Flying Dutchman. I had a CTI G185-12 that I wanted to drill to a 9 second delay. I set the tool to -3 seconds but noticed that the drill tool hardly touched the delay grain. I checked it with 2 other delay tools but it didn’t make any difference. After check the simulations I decided that a 12 second delay would not be an issue. Launch went well, at apogee the rocket went into a tumble for around about 3 seconds before the chute was ejected.

As far as I can tell the issues was that the delay grain was recessed too far into the forward closure. So always check that you drill the hole as deep as you expect, especially if your rocket is sensitive to a late deployment.

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:35 am
by camacd
Thanks everyone for a great day. I'm learning all the time...

Cam

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am
by CATO
crom wrote:Big congratulations to Cam and Aidan who successfully completed their L2 certs with these flights!


+1

11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:30 am
by snrkl
Pulled together my flight video. No onboard video - I’m still waiting for my 3d printed shroud for the RunCam, so I had to do something else to make the flight video more interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5LQ1epqDdU

Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm
by Sirbrad
Great flight and great video.


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Re: 11th November 2018 Launch

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:07 pm
by SpaceManMat
snrkl wrote:Pulled together my flight video. No onboard video - I’m still waiting for my 3d printed shroud for the RunCam, so I had to do something else to make the flight video more interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5LQ1epqDdU


Nice vid.