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Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 pm

Gday

I’ve been launching rockets for a few years now.
I started with small Estes kits and their recommended motors then moved onto Aerotech kits and their single use motors.
Now, I’m using Aerotech and Cesaroni reloads and having lots of fun doing it.

My favourite rockets that I’m launching at the moment are the Estes Executioner with the AT F12-5J, and the Loc IV with CTI 38 G69-14A (SK)-I could launch that one all day everyday if I could, l love it.

Anyway, I’ve already learned a lot from the members on this forum and just want a say gday and thank you.

I blame the below video which I came across accidentally a few years ago that got me hooked on this hobby.

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Re: Drama Queen

Postby kopius » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:12 pm

Haha you are welcome ;-) Have you seen my full video?
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby drew » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 pm

Blake, I can't tell you how much I love seeing that photo of your father with the airframe after he'd taken his free from Walmart paring knife to the inside to create space for the motor to fit! Great memories...
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby kopius » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:58 pm

drew wrote:Blake, I can't tell you how much I love seeing that photo of your father with the airframe after he'd taken his free from Walmart paring knife to the inside to create space for the motor to fit! Great memories...

Ahhh yes, what a savior! And thank you to you for the long range photos :-) Certainly a great trip... MMMMM CRACK BACON! (Thanks Skippy).
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:11 pm

kopius wrote:Haha you are welcome ;-) Have you seen my full video?]


Sure have, think I’ve watched every recorded flight made buy an Aussie.
I could have embed that video but I didn’t want to make you look that important. :mrgreen:

This is another favourite of mine... if I had the certification, I’d be launching something like this every weekend- I love smokies.
And like OtherTheTop says, ITS ONLY MONEY!,


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Re: Drama Queen

Postby drew » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:28 pm

03flyer wrote:
kopius wrote:Haha you are welcome ;-) Have you seen my full video?]


Sure have, think I’ve watched every recorded flight made buy an Aussie.


What about videos of flights made by a yank in WA? :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUSNdzwymZecjVg45GjRSQ7g
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:41 pm

drew wrote:What about videos of flights made by a yank in WA? :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUSNdzwymZecjVg45GjRSQ7g


Should use that quadcopter a bit more.
Some of you yanks aren’t that bad.
I’ve spent a lot of time browsing through the Rocketry Forum reading Crazy Jim’s build threads.
I like his no bullish!t approach, he keeps things simple and I’ve learned a lot from him.
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby SpaceManMat » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:07 pm

drew wrote:
03flyer wrote:
kopius wrote:Haha you are welcome ;-) Have you seen my full video?]


Sure have, think I’ve watched every recorded flight made buy an Aussie.


What about videos of flights made by a yank in WA? :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUSNdzwymZecjVg45GjRSQ7g


Also consider another yank that certified in Australia and went on to tame the brutal N5800...

https://youtu.be/TMbIrYpB9vw
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:21 pm

Hey, mountain climber :mrgreen:
Nice photo.

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Re: Drama Queen

Postby drew » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

03flyer wrote:Should use that quadcopter a bit more.
Some of you yanks aren’t that bad.
I’ve spent a lot of time browsing through the Rocketry Forum reading Crazy Jim’s build threads.
I like his no bullish!t approach, he keeps things simple and I’ve learned a lot from him.


It's not my quadcopter, it's a fellow club member. He flies them for his day job so he's pretty good at them to put it lightly!
As for Crazy Jim, many of us know the man personally. Great guy who's also a great help. In fact I'm about to touch base with him to get a few more specifics on how to use Carolina Composites CTI head end ignition hardware!
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby drew » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

03flyer wrote:Hey, mountain climber :mrgreen:
Nice photo.

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Not sure about the mountain climber part but cheers!
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:59 pm

drew wrote:Not sure about the mountain climber part but cheers!


I came across the photo reading through a 54mm MD thread on the Rocketry Forum.
Your 54mm flew to 23,900ft AGL on a K300 but the main never deployed and landed 4,950ft on Razorback mountain.
You got that pic while climbing a mountain to recover your rocket. :D
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby drew » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:35 pm

03flyer wrote:
drew wrote:Not sure about the mountain climber part but cheers!


I came across the photo reading through a 54mm MD thread on the Rocketry Forum.
Your 54mm flew to 23,900ft AGL on a K300 but the main never deployed and landed 4,950ft on Razorback mountain.
You got that pic while climbing a mountain to recover your rocket. :D


Oh I remember all too well, hence my questioning the "mountain climber" part! That said I did learn a good lesson that day; never set out to recover a rocket without being fully prepared. You never know when you'll end up on the side of a mountain without water!
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 am

Welcome 03flyer. Yep This hobby is addictive, especially once you see the HPR stuff.

I notice you have Nikola Telsa as your icon. I will be traveling to Europe in a few months and will be visiting the area where he lived and the museum there.
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Re: Drama Queen

Postby 03flyer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:10 pm

OverTheTop wrote:Welcome 03flyer. Yep This hobby is addictive, especially once you see the HPR stuff.

I notice you have Nikola Telsa as your icon. I will be traveling to Europe in a few months and will be visiting the area where he lived and the museum there.


Hey OTT, thanks for the welcome.
You’re one of my favourites on here, you build some impressive stuff and I’ve learned a lot from you.
Although I’ve had the privilege of being in that part of the world on several occasions, it doesn’t stop me from feeling jealous.... you will love the Tesla Museum.
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