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TRA 15 year pin...

Postby CATO » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:28 pm

Got home today to find my TRA 15 year pin in the mail :lol:

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Ns 18: 14,767; Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby ROCKet STAR » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:55 pm

Very cool! There can't be many people in Australia that have been a member of Tripoli for as long as you!
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby rocket_troy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:20 am

I received mine a few years ago, but it seems a bit hit'n miss to be lucky enough to receive one. We have a few members who have been loyal TRA members for more than 15 years who didn't receive it - one who has a membership number in the low 2000s who hasn't received anything.

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby kopius » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:26 am

NICE CATO!!

TP, I think the guys that missed out should just flick TRA HQ and email and I am sure they will fix that up.
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby rocket_troy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:17 am

kopius wrote:TP, I think the guys that missed out should just flick TRA HQ and email and I am sure they will fix that up.


True... Very helpful people at TRA HQ.

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:27 am

So 15 years ago what was actually happening HPR wise in Aus?
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby rocket_troy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:48 am

SpaceManMat wrote:So 15 years ago what was actually happening HPR wise in Aus?

Not that much in terms of HPR IIRC. There was a bit of activity in Vic, NSW and SA that I'm aware of. Like solids up to say "J" impulse and flyers in each one of those states flying Hypertek Hybrids up to J-K impulse. There were some big lunches in terms of "event scale" like the 1997 50th Woomera reunion launch the ARA put on (that was a good day). However, back then there was a lot more experimental stuff happening than HPR and some of us would say those were the really fun days for rocketry.

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby rocket_troy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:51 am

rocket_troy wrote:There were some big lunches...TP


duh, I always do that... and I'm not even an advertising exec...

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby jase » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:08 am

FREE LUNCH? WHERE WHERE!!!!! :wink:

Us new guys sincerely appreciate all the work that you 'old' guys put in during the early days 8)
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby october sky » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:12 pm

Well done CATO ! 8)

Hey TP...you shouldn't be talking like that...makes you look much older than you really are.. :lol: ...pun aside, you guys were the "pioneers" of rocketry in this country so hats off to you Troy and the rest ! :D
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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:17 pm

october sky wrote:Well done CATO ! 8)

Hey TP...you shouldn't be talking like that...makes you look much older than you really are.. :lol: ...pun aside, you guys were the "pioneers" of rocketry in this country so hats off to you Troy and the rest ! :D


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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby CATO » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:So 15 years ago what was actually happening HPR wise in Aus?


I don't think I ever answered this question, sorry :?

20 years ago I had the idea of holding a HPR launch in Australia to promote HPR (thus I joined both the TRA and NAR), with the view of becoming effectively what Australian Rocketry is today.

I started "Oz Rockets" and engaged with Rocket Dynamic Systems "RDS" http://www.rocketdynesys.com, (you will need to utilise the Way Back Machine if you what to navigate to this site), RDS would supply the rocket & motor combination free of charge, all that I had to do was to provide a launch site, approvals, instrument, etc, etc. The only caveat placed upon me by RDS was that the launch "had" to be performed in Canberra (The capital of Australia), RDS stated that this was a non-negotiable.

After 6 months of trying to organise the launch (the CRG guys know how hard this is) and with my limited understanding of the requirements/processes, I was getting nowhere with the Australian authorities, at this point RDS changed ownership and as a result the offer was retracted, I was totally disheartened with model rocketry and thus did not pursue "Oz Rockets".

The RDS rocket range (at the time), were in my view the best there was available!

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"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3 RSO
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2019: 7,898 Ns (54% M)
Ns 18: 14,767; Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: M1.14

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby Aquaman33 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:28 pm

Some interesting history there David.

Why did the launch have to be in Canberra?

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby CATO » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:50 pm

Aquaman33 wrote:Why did the launch have to be in Canberra?


RDS were of the belief that a launch out of Canberra (Australia's capital) would provide a larger marketing opportunity (more news coverage, etc), and as such more sales of their products, you can't blame them for that.
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AMRS 21 L3 RSO
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2019: 7,898 Ns (54% M)
Ns 18: 14,767; Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: M1.14

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Re: TRA 15 year pin...

Postby lorstin » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Well done CATO, I thought I was special when I got my 1year badge! I like the hand written notes I get when renewing TRA membership etc - it's a nice touch.
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