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Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Steve123 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:02 am

Hi there everyone,

My son (8yrs)and I have also just discovered rocketry similar to the other father and his son. We bought a small Estes jinx rocket from our local model shop in Manduarah WA and had some fun lauching it with A and B size motors. The excitment was so great that we have now gone crazy and bought a bigger one (89cm) with some E size motors.

In August we are going up to Broome for my sisters wedding and hope to launch it then. I have looked at google maps and read some CASR material in relation to the distance from the Broome airport but Im still not 100% sure of the process to ensure a legal launch. I was hoping someone here could please point me in the right direction. I certainly want to make sure we do everything right.

We also hope to go along to the launch day near Northam on the 28th I think?

Anyway until about 3 weeks ago I didn't even realise that this world of rocketry even existed. So hi to you all and hope to meet some of you and see some big rockets in the future. : )

Thanks Steve and Kayden. : )

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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Oldboy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:10 am

Hello and welcome .Hope to see you at the Grass Valley launch.
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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Scoop1261 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:13 am

Hi Steve & Kayden,

Firstly ..... Welcome to the forum, probably THE most informative site on rocketry anywhere!

The regulations for rocketry can seem quite confusing at times, but here is the gist of it.

If your rocket is a small model rocket, (weighs less than 500 grams and either uses no more than 25 grams of propellant; or produces no more than 20 newton-seconds of impulse) to 400 ft pretty much anywhere provided it is NOT in a movement area or runway of an aerodrome; and the approach or departure path of a runway of an aerodrome.

If you stay some 3 nautical miles from any aerodrome you can launch a model rocket (weighs no more than 1500 grams: and carries mo more than 125 grams of propellant; and produces no more than 320 newton-seconds of impulse; and is made of balsa, wood, paper or plastics or a combination of those materials, but contains no metal as structural parts) or a small model rocket, you can launch to ANY height provided you do not enter controlled airspace.

To find out what the controlled airspace is within any given area is, you will need to access an aeronautical chart, either VNC or VTC.

According to charts I have, anywhere about 10 km's from Broome airport is not controlled airspace until 18,000 ft. Just to the north of Broome there is a training area which extends from south of Willies Creek to north of Barred Creek which may not be suitable to use.

Staying inside the regulations can be a little overburdensome, and launching with a club reduces the hassle.
Come along to our next launch at Grass Valley on the 28th June, flick me a PM and I'll give you more details.

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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby CATO » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:54 am

Welcome to the forum Steve & Kayden.
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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Lister » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:37 am

Welcome Steve and Kayden. Im new here myself and everyone here is so nice and happy to share knowledge and help in any way they can. Hope you guys have as much fun with the hobby as I am :)

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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby october sky » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:13 pm

Welcome to the forum and awesome hobby of rocketry Steve and Kayden.....it is one addictive hobby but cool ! 8)
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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Lamp » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:05 am

Welcome Steve and Kayden. If you can, get to a launch at Grass Valley as Scoop suggests, you will both find it to be awesome.
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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Steve123 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:29 pm

Just checking back in.

Thankyou everyone for the welcome and information. Scoop1261 your chart information is very helpful so to is the other information provided.

'Oldboy I will look at the WARS site.

I hope to get to Grass Vally on the 28th! (sounds like somewhere out of a movie set. : )

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Re: Newbies dad Steve and son Kayden

Postby Scoop1261 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:59 pm

Hi Steve,

Check your PM's left some info there for you
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