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So, what's the dealy-o?

Postby dishy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:52 pm

G'Day everybody,

I found this forum via Suburban Rocketry, and then via the 1990s style "under construction" website.

I'm an eastern-suburban aeromodelling enthusiast. Been flying various RC and FF planes over the years, and launched some rockets in my early teens. Recently tried a few Rapier-powered balsa rocket planes. I thought it might be time to try a few actual rockets again.

What's the status of this group? Is it to remain informal, or are there plans to become a club under the Australian Rocketry Association? Is there a meeting/launch day schedule available anywhere?

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Postby krusty » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:00 pm

Hi Dishy,
Welcome to the forum!

The MMRG is, as it stands, still an informal gathering of rocket flyers. We meet (as organised via the forum) at, typically, the Dandenong Wetlands. It's a nice big park just out of Dandenong in the triangle formed by Monash Freeway, Stud Road and Heatherton Road.

Keep an eye on the 'Next Melbourne Launch' thread for dates.

Would love to hear more about the rocket planes! got photos??

Krusty

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Postby andrew scott » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Dishy


What's the status of this group?


The status is we're here we're flying and we're going to become a club wend
we're redyed I'm in no rush :lol:

Dishy, looking to see you at the next launch maybe on the 10 of may :roll:

just Keep an eye on the Next Melbourne Launch thread for dates.

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Postby OverTheTop » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:01 pm

Welcome aboard our local clump of rocketeers!

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Postby dishy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:07 pm

[quote="krusty"]
Would love to hear more about the rocket planes! got photos??
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I think I took some pics, but they must be on my work computer, as a search won't find them now. They were simple balsa, based on plans from the 1960s, sourced from old magazines.

I've just got back from Jaycar, with components to build my launch control system. I'm going to place an order with Suburban Rocketry for some basic small rocket kits, and later in the week will head to Bunnings to get parts for a PVC pipe launch pad.

Look forward to seeing you all at the next launch!

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Postby krusty » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:14 pm

Hi Dishy,

There's always rods available at launches, but if you want to get started with a basic rod, the 1/8" 'piano wire' sold through hobby shops is a good start :)

There's nothing like doing it yourself - Suburban will look after you :)

Krusty

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Postby dishy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:41 pm

krusty wrote:There's nothing like doing it yourself - Suburban will look after you :)


Yeah, even when I was a kid, those Estes launch controllers and pads looked like crap to me. So I'm spending a bit more on the essentials (and assembly time) to have an over-engineered controller, which should last for years and be capable of upgrades.

As for the rockets, I'm fine with something cheap and disposable for the short term, the investment in ground support will last a lot longer.

By the way, what kind of piano uses these "strings"?


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