Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

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Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby rockets4u » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:56 pm

Rocketfest XV is on Sunday 27th November 2011

High,

This will be the last one for the year, so lets make it big – I like big rockets.

The themes of “land it close to the pad”, “fractal cutouts” and “tethered rockets” continue as well as anything else the fliers think of.

Rumour has it that Karl has been inspired by Dennis’s 50% weight saving fractal fuselage from last time and Scott has a novel tethered rocket idea.

I had plan to fix a couple of problems which came to light at a recent rocket “Gig” following a community soccer tournament. My fat rocket refused to deploy a shute again! in the past it has just bounced, this time there was minor damage. The other problem was when trying to have two rockets playing tag on a flying fox the second did not ignite (the wind shook the clip from the igniter). This is also a chance to see if we can deploy 4'x4' team colours (instead of a shute) at the end of the flight/tag game.

When:

12 Noon - If you are a Flier

1 pm If you just want to watch Rockets.

First rocket flies at 1pm sharp!


Where:
If you have not been before & want to come pls send me a "pm" with your email address, or send an email to rockets4u@optusnet.com.au & I will send the location details.
It’s too far ahead to have any idea about the weather, so just in case, please check back here on Sunday am in case of postponement.

You are invited to fly (399.9 feet) or watch, be warned though our 20 acre site is not exactly flat and there are a "few" trees, which one of our number specialises in finding.

Hope to see you there! :)

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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby rockets4u » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Rocketfest XV is on for tomorrow Sun 27 Nov, fear not over today's weather, the forecast for tomorrow is:

Rain areas easing to drizzle then clearing around midday with afternoon sunny periods developing. Winds west to southwesterly averaging up to 35 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.

cheers, rockets4u
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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:10 pm

Here's the video of the day.

That flying fox rocket was spectacular and there were some interesting scratch builds.
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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby rockets4u » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:29 pm

Thanks Brain, great pics, video & editing, I am still looking for the cable to get my stuff into the computer.

I "advertised" the position of official Rocketfest photographer recently - the job desctiption is:

Turn up most of the time & remember to bring the camera.

A real bonus editing the video and uploading. The job or job share is yours if you want it!

Thanks for recording the day & showing us all the water rockets.

Hope to see you next time - rockets4u
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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby Brian » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:16 pm

Always happy to take pictures and would be happy to come again
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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby kopius » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:59 am

Good work guys, looks like a decent turnout and some nice flights :-)
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Re: Rocketfest XV - Sun 27 November 2011

Postby rockets4u » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Here is my video of Rockets playing tag on the flying fox:

http://youtu.be/xTQJX4iyaMU
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