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Western Australia Launch 13th April

Postby Scoop1261 » Sun May 04, 2008 11:10 am

After searching through photos kindly supplied by Fridge, I thought it timely to post a few of his works from the Western Australia April 13th Launch.

Photo hosting kindly supplied by Matthew at http://australianrocketry.org/
Here is a local guy providing a service for rocket enthusiasts, the least you can do is check out his site!

Anyhoo! A few pictures

Setting up the fateful last flight of the Elipse
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Elipse on an I600R Predicted altitude 3,500ft
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The aftermath of an electronics failure
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The Cosmodrome Aerobee Hi boosting on a G80T to a H220T ....successfully (and they said it would never happen)....Meh!!
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GLR FG Talon 2 on a H128W
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MarkH launched his brand new PML Little Lunar Express on something Black....(He loves the Blackjack loads) unfortunately something went amiss and it didn't end so good. It is however repairable and I'm sure we will see it fly again.
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He also launched his Matrix on another Black load
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And finally isn't this what it is all about? Next generation rocketeers....I can quite proudly say it is my son showing one of his mates how to launch a rocket. :D
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Postby skippy » Sun May 04, 2008 11:29 am

Great photos Scoop, especially the last one.

This should be on a calender somewhere.
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Postby Guppzor » Sun May 04, 2008 1:33 pm

Very nice pictures there!

The Cosmodrome Aerobee Hi boosting on a G80T to a H220T ....successfully (and they said it would never happen)....Meh!!
There have been many times people have told me "it can't be done" or "it will never happen" or "you'll never be able to do that". Most of those times I have proven them wrong :P Congrats on doing the "impossible" :D

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Postby Tarpazium » Sun May 04, 2008 2:28 pm

Very nice pictures there!


I don't think so .... !

I think they are brilliant!

I especially love this one ......

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I just think, that it just encapsulates the essence of rocketry

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Postby b-h » Sun May 04, 2008 3:00 pm

"600 average in the Eclipse", that would be the most narly rocket ever launched at a PARC launch I would recon. Good to see Marks Matrix is still flying

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Postby ~RR~ » Sun May 04, 2008 4:32 pm

Bugger, what was the cause of the electronics failure?
Awesome photo’s again Fridge. 8)
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Postby MarkH » Mon May 05, 2008 9:50 pm

Goodonya Scoop (and Fridge)...man its ages since I last posted.
What a day of carnage that was....I haven't started on the Little Lunar Express repairs, I kinda can't bring myself to go near it.

And b-h, the Matrix also had a mishap, too much powder in the ejection charge, blew the upper section off so hard it ripped the bulkhead & coupler apart, and something caused a lower fin to get dislodged (possibly the upper section?). I have a new fin so it should be flying again for the next launch.

The LLExpress was launched on a I195J, and the Matrix on a I154J. I also launched the AMRAAM2 on a G75J (very nice - at least it made it back in correct number of pieces). All Blackjacks, indeed. I do love 'em.

The I600 photo is awesome, boy did that rip!!

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Postby matthew » Tue May 06, 2008 7:39 am

Awesome photos. Beautifully finished rockets, too! Sorry to hear about the mishaps. Mark - good to hear from you again.
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Postby Tarpazium » Tue May 06, 2008 8:16 am

Hi Mark,

Good to see you back!

Was it yourself who was building the PML Quantum Leap II ?

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If so, has it flown yet or are you still sanding etc.?

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Postby MarkH » Tue May 06, 2008 2:18 pm

Ahhh, yeah I'm doing the Quantum Leap II. Its mostly finished construction, still got the electronics to sort out. I've had a few other things to sort out recently....as well as the damaged rockets!

Nice to be posting again anyway!

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Postby october sky » Wed May 07, 2008 1:23 pm

Absolutely brilliant photos :!: 8)
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Postby hotspot » Sat May 10, 2008 9:43 pm

It will be good to see your next project Mark I have a nike smoke to launch May 18.

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Postby MarkH » Sun May 11, 2008 1:37 pm

hotspot wrote:It will be good to see your next project Mark I have a nike smoke to launch May 18.


Well I'm looking forward to seeing that! Which kit is it? (presuming its a kit).

I'll be bringing the QL2 up to the launch (incomplete) so you'll be able to see it. I may launch the sustainer given that I'm short one HPR rocket now...it'll be naked though so not very pretty (paint job yet to be done).

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Postby hotspot » Sun May 11, 2008 8:36 pm

Its 107 inches long with one central M and 3 j350s. Na its a kit from David going up on a G.


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