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Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:13 pm
by OverTheTop
Since "space" is the theme for this term at LPS, my daughter decided to take a rocket in and do a launch for a demonstration. It was attended by all the grade 3, 4, and 6 students:
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My daughter gave a bit of a talk on construction materials and how everything works.
After a couple of misfires (dud igniters) the launch was greatly enjoyed by all (especially the boys, who started showing a lot more interest in my daughter!).
Wind was a bit high so the Orion became the first rocket of mine to go MIA. :(

I left some brochures with the stages of flight on one side and links to Australian Rocketry and Suburban Rocketry on the other.

Re: Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:21 pm
by october sky
Fantastic OT !! :D

I built one of those around 4 years ago and still got it. May I ask how high do you reckon you got to as you lost it ? I realize wind played a major part.....

Re: Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 pm
by OverTheTop
A bit over 450' I think. Nice straight flight. Chute at apogee.

It has been a great rocket. Lots of flights, including one as a flying fencepost! Still flew great.

The other kids kept asking my daughter if she had found the rocket. I think the bunch were quite engaged with the presentation and demonstration.

I left a "Rockets" magazine there to generate some interest also.

Re: Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:16 am
by october sky
Amazing that it got lost from that height.....surely some one will find it. Whether you get it back that's another story.. :roll:

Re: Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm
by kopius
Great work!!

Bugger about the rocket, but I think you have more things to worry about with your daughter hehe.

Re: Livingstone Primary School

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:10 pm
by OverTheTop
Bugger about the rocket, but I think you have more things to worry about with your daughter hehe.

You're right. I'm trying to generate interest in rockets, not my daughter. They're only after her for her rockets anyway...