Hello from Melbourne

Please introduce yourself here

Moderator: Moderators

DiscountBatman
Rocket Onlooker
Rocket Onlooker
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Hello from Melbourne

Postby DiscountBatman » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:25 pm

Hey guys,

Great to be on here.
I just rolled into Melbourne from Perth to start studying aerospace engineering at unimelb.
I've joined the ARES rocket team here and I'm planning on launching my own low power models while working towards my L2.
I'm guessing MARS is the place to be in Vic for all rockets great and small?

lorstin
Rocket Flyer
Rocket Flyer
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:42 am

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby lorstin » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:23 pm

Hi DB, don't forget Tripoli Australia (TRAAU), based in Melb with a launch site just past Bendigo.
IAAH

User avatar
kopius
Elle3
Elle3
Posts: 2935
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:30 pm
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Contact:

Re: RE: Hello from Melbourne

Postby kopius » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:33 pm

DiscountBatman wrote:Hey guys,

Great to be on here.
I just rolled into Melbourne from Perth to start studying aerospace engineering at unimelb.
I've joined the ARES rocket team here and I'm planning on launching my own low power models while working towards my L2.
I'm guessing MARS is the place to be in Vic for all rockets great and small?
Welcome, yes MARS has multiple launch sites and suitable for LPR through to HPR. They are also a part of the national body ARF.

Unimelb are a new group to the rocketry scene, so should be an interesting journey starting out with them.

Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
QRS Secretary

AMRS #3 L3 ACO
Life member of QRS

NAR L2 #98260

MDRA Member #0241

User avatar
SpaceManMat
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 2271
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:56 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 am

Welcome to the forums DB, great time to be getting into aerospace 8)
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

User avatar
OverTheTop
It's only money...
It's only money...
Posts: 2880
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:20 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:16 pm

Welcome to the forum DB :) .

I assume you know that Melbourne Uni has a high-power rocketry club?

As for local clubs, MARS flies out of Drouin mostly, with an 8k' ceiling, and Tripoli flies out of Serpentine with a 25k' ceiling.
Here are details of the Tripoli website: http://www.tripoli.org.au/
Launch dates should be updated shortly.
TRA #13430
L3
"Everybody's simulation model is guilty until proven innocent" (Thomas H. Lawrence 1994)

DiscountBatman
Rocket Onlooker
Rocket Onlooker
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby DiscountBatman » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:36 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome gents,

I'll be sure to check out Tripoli and MARS when the season opens up.

Look forward to meeting you all out on the flight line!

DiscountBatman
Rocket Onlooker
Rocket Onlooker
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby DiscountBatman » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 pm

Maybe not the right place to ask, but does anyone know any good composite suppliers around Melbourne?

I'm looking to pick up some glass, resin and other bits and bobs and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations?

User avatar
OverTheTop
It's only money...
It's only money...
Posts: 2880
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:20 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:16 pm

I have been known to purchase West Systems products through Carbatec. Sometimes their selection can be a little limited.

Fabric I purchase online.
TRA #13430
L3
"Everybody's simulation model is guilty until proven innocent" (Thomas H. Lawrence 1994)

natty
Rocket Flyer
Rocket Flyer
Posts: 137
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:28 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Postby natty » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 am

Hello Discountbatman!

Welcome to rocketry!

We look forward to seeing you at our launches. We're a friendly bunch, feel free to ask as many questions as you like!

In terms of composite suppliers, you can pick up stuff at:
Solid Solutions https://www.solidsolutions.com.au/
Allnex https://allnex-springvale.business.site/
Dalchem https://dalchem.com.au/ say hi to Edward for me!
Anchor Marine https://anchormarine.com.au - my local source of west systems.

First launch of the year in Victoria is scheduled for Wychitella 17-19April. Hope to see you on the flightline!
L3
TRA #14024
AMRS #139
MARS #26


Return to “Self Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests