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Western Australia LAUNCH NOV 4

Postby 6111_1 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:29 am

Well the next launch is coming up fast the last one for the year before you know it it will be april again and the start of the season :D :D

raptor will be going up so will the vulcnite have about 20 launches planned all up the average for me is 10 on most launches bring on the fourth 8) :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby Buzzard » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:32 am

Hope this wind settles down a bit before then

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Postby 6111_1 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:41 pm

well a request for a 5000ft came in today will let people know tue :)

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Postby MarkH » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:12 pm

The bits I ordered to repair the Matrix arrived today so I've got a bit of work ahead of me over the next week and hopefully I'll have it flying again. :D

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Postby 6111_1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:03 pm

so is it ready yet mark :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby MarkH » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:52 pm

Edit:there is a thread in the "How to" section with more details

old bits...
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New bits...

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I'm not going to crack the new fins....

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I've started on the motor mount and new airframe section...

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Postby 6111_1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:10 pm

nice and thick :)

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Postby b-h » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:05 am

Hi Mark,
Just wondering if that is your everyday black nylon webbing attached to the motor mount and if it is, will it be exposed to the flame of the ejection charge??. I have found that black nylon webbing snaps like cotton when flamed :(

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Postby MarkH » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:01 pm

Yeah Steve its the tubular nylon that PML supplied with the kit. What you can see just snakeing around behind the airframe section is a kevlar protector which has been slipped over the nylon section for that very reason.

I'm still waiting to see how long the strap lasts on my AMRAAM2. It has no such protection but is just coming to the end of it second season so its doing OK so far :(

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Postby alchemist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:28 pm

Frank just rang me to tell me someone had found my Arreuax... and better still, the casing!!!

HURRAY!!

See you all on Sunday!
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Postby Scoop1261 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:42 pm

alchemist wrote:Frank just rang me to tell me someone had found my Arreuax... and better still, the casing!!!

HURRAY!!

See you all on Sunday!


Yes....while searching through the Canola field we at CGN happened upon a very sad and sorry Arreaux with it's engine case still intact and the parachute quite happily inside the airframe.

Somehow I don't think that the Arreaux will ever fly again, it is probably beyond any hope of repair.....but hey....you got a spare parachute for the next rocket.

We will have at the next launch for you
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Postby alchemist » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:37 am

I would love to know why the parachute didn't deploy....
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Postby 6111_1 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:35 am

OK the wavier is 6000ft 8) 8) this weekend so high flyers out they come , and the canola has been cropped and guess what he found a rocket intact i think it starts with TA lolol scoop lucky boy :lol: :lol:

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Postby Scoop1261 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:01 pm

wolflair wrote:the canola has been cropped and guess what he found a rocket intact i think it starts with TA lolol scoop lucky boy :lol: :lol:


Yes... there was much rejoicing when Kevin rang to let me know the good news...I have ensured there will be a carton of the good stuff for Rick for his endevours.

Question?? ..........Where did the 6,000ft ceiling come from....it seems a little unusual....given that the 5,000ft was the accepted maximum for the site....not that I am complaining....but just curious?
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Postby MarkH » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:28 pm

Wow, lots of good news being spread around today !
Those Talons are tough!

Glad that canola's gone....the AMRAAM2 will definitely get my last H97 stuck in it now (3029ft) ...and I procured an I211 from Stanbridges for the Matrix last week...(3740ft on its original weight, haven't sim'd it yet with its new weight).

Weather's looking good.

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