Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby drew » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:48 pm

martymonsta wrote:Some great pic's in there Drew, it was really good to meet you and put a face to the name. And thanks to all the WARS members and volunteers for making the event run so smoothly.


Cheers Marty! Thanks for making the trek over, it was a pleasure to meet you. I hope we have many more events on the cards in the future!
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:09 pm

Great bunch of pictures. Congrats to Chris on the L3 and others who certified.
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby CATO » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:48 pm

ROCKet STAR wrote:A superb weekend! Thank you to Mel, Dave and the entire WARS crew for putting on another fantastic Williams Wildfire Westernationals. You guys always put on a world class event and this year was the best yet. Excellent food, an excellent band, excellent fireworks, excellent people and awesome rockets!

Ditto....
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby CATO » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:24 am

Just re-posting this clip as it was removed as a part of the upgrade.

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AMRS 21 L3 RSO
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Impulse:
2019: 14,725 Ns (44% N)
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: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby drew » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:09 am

And I'll repost the still I snagged from your video that shows the launch site/camping area. Awesome video CATO, exceptionally well done!

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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby Oldboy » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:49 pm

Cheers all for the pictures of the weekend people. Reliving some great times and a heap of bits I missed .
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby CATO » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:16 am

WWW2016 and SAM's (Li Qiwei) launch has got a mention in the Chinese News :shock:

http://www.chinanews.com/gj/2016/05-25/7883058.shtml
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2019: 14,725 Ns (44% N)
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: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby Sumo310 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:51 pm

Great photos of what looks like an absolutely fantastic event! Slightly jealous I didnt make this one.
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby Kryten » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:23 am

Sumo310 wrote:Great photos of what looks like an absolutely fantastic event! Slightly jealous I didnt make this one.

Only slightly jealous? It looked and sounded like it was awesome
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby Viking » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:38 am

I finally got the video's uploaded to youtube (~2-3 hours each, yeah I love my ISP)
Youtube has done its best to strip all detail from the vids, but they still look okay.
Choose 1080p and go fullscreen (have to go offsite to youtube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4s6gQETLzI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NptEX1kNptY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyVcrpPLix4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMOjY1RHNhI


I love the way the chuffing motor echo's off into the distance in the Tintin vid, sounds awesome in stereo(headphones).
Also love how the tower gets shoved up when the ground is blasted by Mike's flight.

I had four more vids: Scoop's Thor by Mike, Drew's AMRAAM, Al's MD flight and Scoop's AMRAAM by Blake, but the cam battery died before the launch of first three, all I got was prep work.
The fourth? Well... Blake tried, and tried, and tried....
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby kopius » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:50 am

Viking wrote:The fourth? Well... Blake tried, and tried, and tried....

And tried, and tried... You missed 2!! Between a broken switch cable and 4igniters, the rocket gods said not today.

Nice work on the videos.


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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby Oldboy » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:03 am

Perhaps it should have been "Gimmee Moore " igniters Blake
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby CATO » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:19 am

Great footage, thanks for sharing Viking...
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Impulse:
2019: 14,725 Ns (44% N)
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: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby martymonsta » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:42 pm

Thanks for sharing your videos Simon there are some great memories there.
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2016

Postby october sky » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:44 pm

Absolutely fantastic photos by Drew and thank's for posting to those like me who couldn't be there. :D

Also, great video's Viking, thank you also are in order. :P

Williams has a very special spot in my heart as I did my L3 on the 5th of June, 2010 there. One of those moments I will never forget and the amazing hospitality of Dave and Mel was just totally amazing...not to mention all present at the time.....back to present day.... :roll:

As Simon Liebke said ( he did his L3 the very next day after me... :mrgreen: ) I'm also a bit jealous not to have been there. :(
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