13th January 2019 Launch

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13th January 2019 Launch

Postby Digit » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:11 pm

LAUNCH INVITATION

Happy New Year!!

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

LAUNCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 13th January 2019
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: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby snrkl » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 pm

Quick Flight report before I pass out from sun stroke... (I foresee a large hat, long sleeved collared shirt and a return to long pants in my future!)

It was a *very* sunny day today with light winds until about midday. We had quite a few guest flyers today, which was great to see.

Stats for today:
Total Flights: 37
Total Impulse of all flights: 3464 Newtons
Most prolific flyer: Mark O'Donoghue with 9 flights
Largest Motor goes to Myrthe Snoeks from the UQ Space team flying Project Athena on a K535
Cert Attempts: 6
Cert Successes: Pending confirmation from @kopius
Most Interesting Flight: Tim Ormiston's Black Star Voyager, which had an engine hook that managed to "hook" the pad lead, and took it for a flight.

University certification teams were out in force again today with Uni Students from UQ Space, University of Adelaide and the ANU attending the launch. Uni teams were still at it till almost 3pm. A BIG thank you to all those that stayed back to help get the UNI team certification flights up in the air, and for pack up, especially in today's heat!

Today saw me learning the ropes as my first time on LCO duty, and Brad Thompson on the RSO Table.

A big thanks to all that helped out today, including:
* Matt Barton, Mark Johannessen and Blake Nikolic for their help advising and at the RSO table
* Warren McKay for coordinating set up and pack down (and trailer duty)
* Lachlan Thomas for "Just In Case" Fire suppression duty (not needed in the end)
* Troy Fullerton for photography
* Andrew Bryant for helping me learn the ropes at the LCO desk.

Some pics to follow shortly...
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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby snrkl » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:37 pm

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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby snrkl » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:38 pm

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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby CATO » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 am

Looked like it was a great launch, congratulations to all that certified.
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Ns 18: 14,767; Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:41 am

Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like a great day. 6 cert attempt has to be some sort of record for a single day event.

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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby Wingnut » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:53 pm

Did the guys from the University of Adelaide succeed in their L1 and L2 certifications this time around?

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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby snrkl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:11 pm

Wingnut wrote:Did the guys from the University of Adelaide succeed in their L1 and L2 certifications this time around?

Bye,
Mike


I have the list of 6 attempts for three Unis.

I’m waiting on Blake (@kopius) to confirm which were successful.

(Nudge nudge!! )


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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby crom » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 pm

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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby crom » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm

Any word on the success of joeman's flight??
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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby snrkl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:22 pm

crom wrote:Any word on the success of joeman's flight??


I’ll give Joe a chance to respond. There’s a great pic showing his fly away rail guide (FARG) flying away!!


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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby joeman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 am

Hi
Haven’t had much of a chance to look over it in detail. Rocket looks as solid as ever despite 15 m/s (estimate) landing.

The Fly Away Rails were wonderful, especially considering I identified some issues on Friday just before flying out on Saturday.

The parachute came out but didn’t inflate which was disappointing and the fact the nose cone landed into the ground resulted in large de-acceleration that exposed a design flaw in the AUX payload (tracking electronics) that resulted in a busted radio module.

I was however able to get gps points in the flight (thanks to Dave from uni team for his help).... this didn’t work in first flight in Ingham.

So lots of things learnt... but more to learn!

Great to see so many cool rockets. Loved to see that two stage rocket. Very inspiring. All of it.

Thanks to everyone for making it an awesome day!

Ps I’ll upload some other pics and stats later when back home.


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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby joeman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:52 am

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Forgot the include some pics

Hopefully I have posted it properly


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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:37 am

Sorry your flight didn’t work out Joe.

Is that the chute in a Z shape? I’ve not seen anyone fold like that before. How high was main deployment?
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Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Postby joeman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:14 pm

Yes. It was a bit disappointing.

I’ll post response in 38mm build thread


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