Rocketry Victoria June Launch

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Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby rocket_troy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:53 am

With regards to this weekend's scheduled (Queens BD) Serpentine launch: Weather's not looking good for Sunday or Monday, but Saturday is still a chance. We'll be making a call on Thursday afternoon/evening on whether the launch is to go ahead (and on what days) or whether it's postponed to next weekend. I'll post any updates both here and via Email.

Any questions, either PM me or Email me - my contact details can be found on our website:

http://www.tripoli.org.au

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby rocket_troy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:46 pm

It's on!!! Both Saturday the 8th and Sunday 9th of June. Weather forecast is now looking favourable (for now at least). Ok, last time I made that declaration here it all turned to crap overnight :P
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Map and direction and contact details here: http://www.tripoli.org.au

I'll be updating the club's schedule tomorrow morning.

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Jase69 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:23 pm

I'm sooooo looking forward to tomorrow. :D

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:14 pm

Sunday has gone from "Partly Cloudy" to "Early fog, then sunny". Yippee!!! Shame I can only go for the one day :(
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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby krusty » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:16 pm

Hi All,

Photos / Videos of Saturday's activities now online - http://www.flickr.com/photos/oflittleinterest/sets/72157634019762903/

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If anyone has more info on the rockets, please let me know (motor used, rocket owner, rocket name, etc..)

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Raaahbin » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:10 pm

Sorry I couldn't make it for yesterday's flights, but another brilliant day for flying today. Thanks to Karl for helping me out of a Copperhead-shaped hole with igniter problems... I'll stock up on FirstFires before August (July is a no-go for me).

Looking forward to seeing the pics from today... but in the mean time, thought I'd share the onboard video from the second flight of Eartha (the first one was a better flight, but the memory card in the camera was full by the time it launched).

Here's the in-flight video.

And here's a valuable pre-flight check from someone who remembered what happened to my last mini video camera.
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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby krusty » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:27 pm

Two great videos :) Looked like a nice day !!

I'm hanging out to know how Jason went with his L3 cert!!

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby jase » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:58 am

Went ok! :D

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby krusty » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:33 am

Excellent!! Congratulations :)

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby CATO » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Congratulations Jase... :) :) :)
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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Lamp » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:31 pm

There were (I think) two certification flights on Sunday. There was John's Level one Cert flight on a H123W that I can remember....and some other minor flight I think. :?:

John's Level one Cert flight. (Congratulations John) :D

Liftoff!
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In flight
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Burnout
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Recovery
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Of course he other one was Jase's absolutely awesome Level 3 Cert on his scratch built Tomahawk on an M650W.
Congratulations Jase :D

Perfect liftoff!
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Great boost
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A bit of upper level wind, and the M650 keeps burning
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Perfect Recovery
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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Lamp » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:44 pm

Karl's "Smoke and Mirrors" did not fare well on an N motor, which was a pity because it was a really nice rocket. :cry: Still it made for a very cool flight. :wink:

Nice liftoff
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Nice boost
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Fin flutter making pretty patterns in the smoke trail
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Still flying straight with only 2 fins
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But it cannot fly straight with no fins
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Inadvertent Pyroless recovery....
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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby krusty » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:09 pm

Great photos Pete!!

Congrats to John for his L1 :)

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Lamp » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Some other photos from the weekend...

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Re: Rocketry Victoria June Launch

Postby Lamp » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks Sascha, pity you were not there on Sunday...it was just as sensational as the Saturday, I even managed 3 flights for the day! :D
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