2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

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2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby Scoop1261 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:42 am

The Western Australian Rocketry Society INC. cordially extends an invitation to WARS & AMRS members and their invited guests to attend the range located at Grass Valley 75kms east of Perth, on Sunday the 29th April for the first of our regular club launches for the 2018 season.

The CASA instrument permits launches of HPR up to a maximum ceiling of 7,000ft. DMP has given permissions for the use of J, K, L & M impulse motors.
Facilities will be available onsite for AMRS members wishing to attempt L1, L2 & L3 certifications.

The range will open for operation at 09:30 and will continue through to 17:00. Any assistance with range setup is appreciated.
For further information please send emails to the following address or check out the web site.

info@wars.org.au
http://www.wars.org.au or http://www.facebook.com/warocketry
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby Scoop1261 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm

Just a reminder to the rocketry fraternity that the first launch of the WARS 2018 season will be held on Sunday 29th April.
The local weather forecast is looking pretty spectacular, and will be conducive to launching rockets.

Some of the WARS committee made the trek out to the Grass Valley site today to undertake a bit of housekeeping & early setup.

If you are not a member or not on the WARS email distribution list and would like to know more, please indicate your interest by way of email to the following address.

info@wars.org.au

You can also check our Facebook pages
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby drew » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 pm

Big day and a great opener despite some serious early winds. I snapped a few shots over the day, I hope you enjoy.

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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby drew » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:12 am

And some video. :D



And I've a couple more to process.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby Viking » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:30 pm

Great shots Drew.

Was a very enjoyable season opener, despite the wind.

Many thanks to Mel, Dave, Jodie, Drew, Michelle and Joe for all the site prep and hard work getting things ready for the rest of us.
One of these days we'll get there at a respectable hour to lend a hand! :roll:

Edit: Oh, and my 2018 tally thus far: 3 flights and 19.8Ns bahaha
Actually, that's Jack's tally, mine is still 0.0!
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:52 pm

Looks like a lot of fun but windy.

What’s with the swing set?
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Re: RE: Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby RainierWolfcastle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:55 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:
What’s with the swing set?


Well the train set was too expensive...
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby drew » Tue May 01, 2018 11:49 am

SpaceManMat wrote:What’s with the swing set?


We have a fair amount of children that come to launches these days. You want to know the best way to keep your nearly 4 year old off the flight line? Build him a swing set.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby SpaceManMat » Tue May 01, 2018 9:25 pm

drew wrote:
SpaceManMat wrote:What’s with the swing set?


We have a fair amount of children that come to launches these days. You want to know the best way to keep your nearly 4 year old off the flight line? Build him a swing set.


Mine usually find a mud pit :roll: Is it permanent or someone has to set it up each time?
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby Viking » Tue May 01, 2018 9:43 pm

Yeah, Drew ain't setting that up every time!
We need to find a way to pin it down. Get 6 kids all on an up swing at the same time and it starts to tip.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed May 02, 2018 9:02 am

Viking wrote:Yeah, Drew ain't setting that up every time!
We need to find a way to pin it down. Get 6 kids all on an up swing at the same time and it starts to tip.


Getting a good workout then. Some have holes in the legs for pegging it to the ground. If not then drill your own. Obviously not your standard tent peg you want something pretty hefty and long.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby drew » Wed May 02, 2018 9:41 am

Pegs are in the shed. After nearly 4 hours of assembling that thing last Wednesday I walked away without pegging it down.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby Viking » Wed May 02, 2018 1:01 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:...
Some have holes in the legs for pegging it to the ground. If not then drill your own. Obviously not your standard tent peg you want something pretty hefty and long.


Zackry...
These do have the holes and pegs as Drew said, but you're right, need something a bit more hefty mainly because it's loose sand out there.
The chances of it toppling over are next to nil, but I did see a leg or two shifting on Sunday.

drew wrote:...
After nearly 4 hours of assembling that thing last Wednesday I walked away without pegging it down.

Don't blame ya!
I had to hitch the trailer Monday morning to pick a set up for Jack's birthday, got home and dumped the boxes for Bec and 'Grandpa' to play with.
I went to work, whistling.
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby drew » Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm

Viking wrote:Don't blame ya!
I had to hitch the trailer Monday morning to pick a set up for Jack's birthday, got home and dumped the boxes for Bec and 'Grandpa' to play with.
I went to work, whistling.


Smart man!
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Re: 2018 Season Opener - 29th April - Grass Valley

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed May 02, 2018 5:15 pm

drew wrote:
Viking wrote:Don't blame ya!
I had to hitch the trailer Monday morning to pick a set up for Jack's birthday, got home and dumped the boxes for Bec and 'Grandpa' to play with.
I went to work, whistling.


Smart man!


Ha.

Look you just have to pretend all those poles are actually body tubes, then it’s much more exciting putting it together :lol:
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