NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

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NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby Aquaman33 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:53 pm

Members and guests of New South Wales Rocketry Association enjoyed a great morning of low and medium power launches.

It was wonderful to see so many kids, many of them enjoying their first launch. The future is bright.

Thanks to David C, David H and Norman for volunteering as LSOs and RCOs.

Most flights were successful. Unfortunately Kevin's "Sunny Side Up" didn't survive an Estes E9 CATO. But it made for some spectacular photos.

Cheers,

Derek


Kevin's CATO.

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Stunning Mercury Redstone.

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The Supreme Leader.

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Fat Boy (no connection to the rocket above).

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Patriarch.

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Red Flare.

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Purple egg sputnik.

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Pringle.

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Eliminator.

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Steampunk.

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Kraken.

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Norman training the next generation of LCOs.

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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby SpaceManMat » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:04 am

Nice bunch of photos. What motor was the CATO?
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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby Aquaman33 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:22 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:Nice bunch of photos. What motor was the CATO?


Estes E9 (black powder). Don't know anymore details.

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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby kopius » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 pm

Great photos.

Another Estes E9 bites the dust! This is a good demonstration why it is important to follow the safety codes which have specific safe distances.
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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:39 pm

Aquaman33 wrote:
SpaceManMat wrote:Nice bunch of photos. What motor was the CATO?


Estes E9 (black powder). Don't know anymore details.


It’s an incredible amount of flaming debris for an E. If you told me it was a G or H, I’d have believed you.
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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby Aquaman33 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:33 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:
It’s an incredible amount of flaming debris for an E. If you told me it was a G or H, I’d have believed you.


I think most of the motor flew up into the nose cone.

As you can see in the second photo there was a lot of flame coming out of the nose cone. The nose cone melted and was flat as a pancake.

As Blake mentioned it services as a good reminder of why we all take safety seriously.

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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby fanga » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:50 am

Thanks for the awesome Photos Derek. Was great to meet you all and fly my first rockets as an official member of NSWRA.

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Re: NSWRA - Whalan Launch Photos- 27th April 2019

Postby Aquaman33 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:10 am

fanga wrote:Thanks for the awesome Photos Derek. Was great to meet you all and fly my first rockets as an official member of NSWRA.


Glad you like the photos.

It was good to meet you too.

Welcome to the club!

Look forward to seeing your next project.


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