Competition Day - 27th September 2014

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Competition Day - 27th September 2014

Postby air.command » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:16 pm

Two weekends ago NSWRA had it's first competition day for the year. This year it was an altitude-duration event. You had to fly as close as possible to the predetermined altitude of 400 feet and then remain in the air as long as possible. Every foot that you were away from 400 feet (above or below) would get deducted from your flight time. The person with the highest, or least negative score would be the winner.

Tim kindly donated the first and second prizes for the event. A Fisher space pen and an 808 key-chain camera with an SD card.

The launch conditions were great with only a slight breeze and heading in the right direction for easy recovery. There were a total of 18 flights that participated in the competition and overall there were 38 launches on the day.

So far this was the highest turnout of people and fliers at Whalan Reserve since we started launching there at the beginning of the year. This was really good to see. Thanks to Kryten for the great effort on a busy day performing LCO duties. He didn't even get a chance to enter the competition. Thanks also to all the time keepers measuring the flights.

The next competition day is scheduled for Saturday 29th November 2014 and this will be an egg-loft competition.
See here for more details: http://www.nswrocketry.org.au/PublicPages/Public_Altitude_Comp2.html#eggloft

Here are some photos from the competition day:
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And here is a link to more photos:
http://www.nswrocketry.org.au/gallery/2014_Launches/Whalan_2014_09_27/01_photos_Sep.html

- George
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