Hello from the Upper Hunter

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Hello from the Upper Hunter

Postby Peter1972 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi everyone.
Glad to be here.
I reside just outside of Muswellbrook NSW on 120 acres but need to read up on the legalities.

So, I know next to nothing about Rockets and the hobby. What I do know is that I'm really enjoying reading up on it all.
Am currently reading through the Ausrocketry website.
Are there any other recommended sources of info for the new guy?

Purchased a Estes E2X Taser Launch Set from Frontline hobbies and waiting on the mail man to arrive. As a new guy it's hard to know what's the best to buy that's not too expensive but not a kids toy.

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Re: Hello from the Upper Hunter

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Peter.

Lots of info on the forum here.

There is also lots of info in the Peak of Flight newsletter at apogeerockets.com. An enormous amount of information resides there.

You can also try your local library for books, and if they don't have any you can suggest some! They quite often have a budget for new books available.

Coming along to a local club will also help you in that regard, and also with becoming addicted to the roar of APCP :wink: 8)
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Re: Hello from the Upper Hunter

Postby Aquaman33 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi Peter,

Welcome to the forum!

There have been a few posts on here in the past few months from people that live near Newcastle, the Hunter valley and Coffs Harbour. Almost enough to start a club :D

NSW Rocketry Association is your nearest club.

The club members launch low and mid power rockets at Whalan Reserve near Mount Druitt once a month. Probably a bit too far for you to drive.

But the good news is we have high power launches out at Mullaley twice a year. I think that's only 2 hours up the road for you. Most of us Sydney folk have a much longer drive.

There is a calendar on the club's website:

This video gives you a good feel for what we get up to at Mullaley:

Most people start with Estes low power kits that use A, B, C and D black powder motors. You can get "ready to fly" kits, or kits that require some more advance model building skills.

Then once you have some experience move up to mid power and composite motors.

Then you will get hooked and want to do high power (with a club!).

Look forward to hearing about what rocket projects you have planned.



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Re: Hello from the Upper Hunter

Postby kopius » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:12 pm

Ditto to Derek, except if you want a quality product to start off with, look at a Southern Cross Rocketry (SCR) low power rocket kit and components ;-)

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Re: Hello from the Upper Hunter

Postby CATO » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:04 am

Welcome to the forum Peter.
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