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Looking for some information!

Postby David5326 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:16 pm

Good afternoon! I was just wondering if the wetlands area in Dandenong is still a good site to launch from? I'm new to the hobby and live about 10 minutes from that area. Is it public land?

Is MMRG still an active group?

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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby The Wombat » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:37 pm

The Wetlands is fine for small/medium stuff up to F power. (Remember to keep below 400 feet AGL.) Early afternoon is usually best as there is a lull in the wind while it changes direction. There are people who still fly there on weekends, however, all of the original mmrg guys have either dropped out, moved into pyro displays, or 'moved up' to Tripoli. AFAIK, the Wetlands are Dandenong council land, but it could be State. Either way, yes, it is public. If you are interested in learning more about rocketry, why not come along to one of the Tripoli meetings at Ashburton Uniting Church hall. For info, go to http://www.tripoli.org.au
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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:38 am

Hi David,
Some of us have not "dropped out", but just don't get much time to go flying.

If you are looking at launching there sometime, put a note on this thread and see if anyone else wants to come along.
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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby The Wombat » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:58 pm

True, but I did say "original".
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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby David5326 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:28 pm

Fantastic thanks for the help. How often do Tripoli have meetings? Would be great to get a bit more serious about this!

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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby Sumo310 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:04 pm

Check out their website!

http://www.tripoli.org.au/launch.html

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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby David5326 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:09 pm

Sorry should have been more clear

If you are interested in learning more about rocketry, why not come along to one of the Tripoli meetings at Ashburton Uniting Church hall. For info, go to http://www.tripoli.org.au


I was wandering about these meetings rather than launches - would love to learn a bit more

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Re: Looking for some information!

Postby Lamp » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:00 pm

G'day David,
The meeting dates are normally posted on the TRAAU website however we are all on a members email list as well so we are all notified by email about the times and dates of meetings and launches before they occur. We have only had the one meeting so far this year (which I had to miss due to work) and I'm not sure when the next one is scheduled.

The launches are in some ways sort of an informal meeting anyway, so you should try to make it along....you would be welcomed and at a launch you will learn a lot about the practical aspects of rocketry from low power Estes type black powder kit rockets to high power rockets using re-loadable APCP motors and avionics for dual deployment recovery.

If you want more information on the meeting dates I suggest you email Tom who is our membership manager (and a great bloke). His email address is: bluecurvedesign@yahoo.com.au

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