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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:26 pm

Can you just get a shooters licence to cover the BP? Does that work down there?
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby vance2loud » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:35 pm

Nope, it is against the law to use black powder purchased for reloading for anything other than firearms.
For the quantities we use they make it difficult.
I believe that they will honour licenses from other states, so the next option is to try getting an interstate license either from Victoria or Queensland.
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Use the Laws and rules to your advantage...get all the black powder and air space that you need, the council’s are pretty friendly down here.

https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/asse ... Permit.pdf


https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/asse ... Permit.pdf
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby vance2loud » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:38 pm

Please don’t think of rocketry as fireworks.
Both of those links refer to the explosives act 2012 which does not allow for home made devices or for easy legal access to black powder. Using Estes style motors and/or commercially made hpr/reload motors with included ejection charges is fine to the best of my knowledge as long as you also abide by CASA regulations. It gets more difficult when you want to test ejection charges for larger rockets or purchase loose powder for the charges.
There might be a loophole somewhere in the explosives act which covers us, but I didn’t find it last time I looked. (Admittedly I get a bit lost sometimes when I read legislation like that)

Sorry for sounding like a killjoy, I just don’t want to make it any harder in the future.
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:49 pm

Good luck all the best.
Tried it all, the tomb thumbs are the best for ejection.

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 pm

For the record, I’m not breaking any laws or rules just pushing them, I know this hobby is hard and very frustrating and I’m very thankful that I can voice my opinion on this forum, Thank you, Blake.
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby BPCHEMIST » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi guys. Brett here. Been into Estes rockets for years but more recently making my own with BP or various sorbitol nitrate mixes. Also have played with most type of firework effects. There doesn’t seem to be a tassie club although when I was a kid we just went to Birchalls in the mall and purchased the kits and engines. Does anyone have info on clubs or clandestine launches in Tassie. Of course I ask in jest as No one, including myself, would do these things.

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:34 am

Welcome to the forum BPCHEMIST.

There is a prefecture of Tripoli Rocketry Association getting going in Tassie.
www.tripoli.org

Click on this link, scroll to the bottom of the list, and click on the link to contact them:
http://www.tripoli.org/Portals/1/Docume ... 5-2021.pdf
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby BPCHEMIST » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:29 pm

BP is so easy to make, yes illegal, but come on we are hardly making bombs, although my last 4 bp home made jobs did actually become bombs on sticks. I’m thinking I need to play with core hole size and nozzle construction a bit. Does anyone have a site to buy “grog”. It’s the ceramic addition to bentonite with a little paraffin wax to make the nozzles burnout resistant ?

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby BPCHEMIST » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:36 pm

OverTheTop wrote:Can you just get a shooters licence to cover the BP? Does that work down there?


Yes you can and yes it does. I can’t get a gun licence however as I used one to defend a woman from a knife attack once. I didn’t go to prison because I was doing the right thing but I can’t have a gun licence. bp as everyone knows is so simple to make so who would notice with the hassle.

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby BPCHEMIST » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:40 pm

OverTheTop wrote:Welcome to the forum BPCHEMIST.

There is a prefecture of Tripoli Rocketry Association getting going in Tassie.
http://www.tripoli.org

Click on this link, scroll to the bottom of the list, and click on the link to contact them:
http://www.tripoli.org/Portals/1/Docume ... 5-2021.pdf


Thanks for the great info.

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:27 pm

Thanks for the great info.

No worries. Say hi to Noel and Jase from me :)
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby jase » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:42 pm

Yeah ok Hello everyone in Tasmania!

IIRC we don't really permit discussions about non-commercial solid propellants on this forum - I'll just leave it at that!

Find Tripoli Tasmania on Facebook for updates, I'm locked out of the Club section here :-)
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby OverTheTop » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:53 pm

Find Tripoli Tasmania on Facebook for updates, I'm locked out of the Club section here :-)


Hi Jase. Long time no hear. Hope things are going well for you down there :D . At least you haven't been in lockdown much, till now anyway :P .

Is there a problem for you posting on some of the forum sections? Sounds strange.
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