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Western Australia Launch 17th June

Postby Scoop1261 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:44 pm

Well, it's that time again....we got a launch day tommorrow and the weather so far is looking good.

I have packed up all the gear, just trying to figure which birds to launch and on what engines.

I may take my Hawk Mountain Raptor, a minimum diameter 29mm FWFG airframe, and stick a H165R in it.
I have a couple of different alts I want to calibrate, and they will go just fine in the Raptor.

Probably fly the GLR Talon 2 on some G64w's, and a couple TLP & Estes kits for duty on some 24mm AP loads.

I'll post some pics after the day out.
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Postby kopius » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:32 pm

Sounds good Scoop :) looking forward to seeing your pics.

Perhaps in the near future you might be able to get some L/M/N motors ;) hehe

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Postby memberr » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:49 pm

Good luck and don't forget the pics :)

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Postby astroboy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:25 am

Holy crap! Thats cool, H in min dia! Cant wait to start flying that stuff. It won't be long now.....
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Postby Tarpazium » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:53 am

H in min dia


That's sound frightening! :D ( .... More Power to you Baby !).

Make sure you post the data you are capturing from the flight ?

Q. What sort of mass in your altimeter?

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Postby Scoop1261 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:29 pm

Well....not exactly nice rocket launching weather, although a number of PARC members got their rockets off!

Wind was a little brisk gusting between 15kph up to a peak of 28kph as rrecorded by the CGN weather station.

Unfortunately this negated the ability to test the alts, so no data was gained.
The alts are a G-Wiz MC2 & a Perfectflite MAWD, I was hoping to compare readings and also produce a curve from the accelerometer on the G-Wiz.

I did however fly the G-Force on a H165R late in the day (Sorry Steve, I gave in to the temptation to launch even though our better judgement should have said no)

It flew very straight and fast off the pad to an alt of arounf 1200ft AGL, was recovered undamaged some 1000yds from the pads.

There was at least one very elated PARC member who had his bird returned to him after being given up for lost.
Steve and the boys, trekked off in the direction of last known whereabouts, and using some clever work with the GPS, and predicted distances of drift a n AT Aerreaux was returned to the very happy owner......Well done Steve & boys.

Numerous other flights were made by the large group in attendance.

Oh yeah, the G-Wiz weighs in at 36.5g and the Mawd is 20g, both those figures are without the 9v battery required.
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Postby astroboy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:16 pm

How often are you at the parc launches b_h? Must be a blast to see!
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Postby kopius » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:44 am

Got Pics?? :)

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Postby Scoop1261 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:47 am

Only decent pic is this one of tantaris's Strong Arm


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Postby kopius » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:42 pm

I so have to get me an SLR camera!! :)

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Postby Tarpazium » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:23 pm

That is an AWESOME Photo! :D :D

What was the Motor?

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Postby Scoop1261 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:28 pm

It was a G64W, I believe
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Postby ~RR~ » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:43 pm

Think I just found my next Rocket, The Strong Arm, :) .

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Postby b-h » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:32 pm

Hey Astro,
This is the second meeting I've been to. I sort of plan the trips to Perth now to coincide with r/c helicopters, archery, baseball, drag racing and motor-x so there is a good chance there will be a rocket meeting on at least one of the weekends, No that's not Quite true as the rockets play will play a big part on determining which weekends we make the journey now.
The guys up there have some pretty awesome rockets to fly and I really admire the work and detail they put into them, This weekend however, was very windy and didn't really do their rockets justice making for slow lift off's as allot of them weather cocked and used up precious thrust slogging it into the wind, arcing over for high speed apogee's and leaving spectators hearts in their mouths as their birds rocketed towards the ground,
deploying chutes with what seems like only seconds to go. Pretty gutsy effort from allot of them . I know I wouldn't have flown anything but I have come to learn that if something may go wrong, the wind will nearly certainly ensure it dose.
Well done to the PARC

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Postby astroboy » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:01 pm

Cooool! Do you guys usually fly there too!!
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