Greetings from The Central Wheatbelt of WA....

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Greetings from The Central Wheatbelt of WA....

Postby vk6tnc » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:48 pm

Hello everyone, a friend saw rockets launch from a neighbours farm and that rekindled my interest. I have played around with little Estes rockets in a former life, so the rocket bug has been lying dormant for a while :-)

Now that I am older and slower ( and the recovery crew have grown up and left home!) it time to try out HPR. I have a PML 1/4 scale Patriot in the mail so the questions will start rolling in soon!

Being an electronics nut also has me keen on cramming some toys in the nosecone too...

Looking forward to sharing lots of knowledge.

Cheers

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Re: Greetings from The Central Wheatbelt of WA....

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Hi Chris welcome to the forums, great to see you have a plan.

If you've not been to club launch then I recommend you do so, especially as you want to get into HPR.

Sorry to hear you lost your recovery crew, good help is hard to find :lol:

Plenty of people here can help you with any questions you might have.
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Postby Digit » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Greetings Chris! Welcome aboard :mrgreen:
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Postby CATO » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Well Chris, all I can say is, if you fly a Patriot, you must be a decent bloke :-) welcome to the forum.
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Postby Scoop1261 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi Chris,

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will pick up a wealth of knowledge here.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our launch days

Check out the following Facebook & Website links ...... if you haven't already!

https://www.facebook.com/warocketry or https://www.facebook.com/groups/283529721985176/?fref=ts

http://wars.org.au/
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Postby Oldboy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am

Gday Chris, Welcome aboard.
Heaps of info and lots of helpful people here so your at the right place.
Where in the wheatbelt are you based I'm in York and my work takes me all over the wheatbelt out as far as Southern Cross so may even cross paths .
Look forward to catching up at one of our launch's
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Postby vk6tnc » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:44 pm

I am living in Northam townsite, but still close to the launch site :-)
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Postby october sky » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:42 pm

Another welcome from me also Chris and welcome to this awesome hobby.

You will have awesome guys at WA to help you out in anything you need...you couldn't find a nicer guy than Scoop ( Dave ).....and Patriot is one great rocket.....it is a BIG jump from flying Estes low power kits to HPR....you should maybe try something in between also before the big Patriot.....G power is great....it is about learning as you go... 8)

Have fun and enjoy the ride ! :D
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Re: Greetings from The Central Wheatbelt of WA....

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:23 pm

Hello Chris,
Welcome to the forum! Rocketry can be really addictive. Enjoy the journey from LPR to HPR, and use the process to get the wrinkles out of things as you work to HPR. A word of advice. Once you hear and see a HPR launch you will be hooked.

I see you have a HAM license too, which will open up more options for tracking the flight and successful recoveries.

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Postby vk6tnc » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. Looks like it's time to go searching for the old APRS tracker in the shed and dust off some old HAM gear as well :-) I even managed to start a model boat kit while cleaning out the shed....but that's another story.
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Postby Viking » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:08 pm

Welcome Chris, look forward to meeting you at a launch soon.
vk6TNC? Nice little combo there for a HAM ;)
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Postby drew » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Viking wrote:Welcome Chris, look forward to meeting you at a launch soon.
vk6TNC? Nice little combo there for a HAM ;)


I was thinking the exact same thing! Looking forward to seeing you out in Grass Valley Chris.
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Postby vk6tnc » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:00 am

Yes...I initially got offered YIP because my bladders full :-) Some quick thinking saved the day....
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