New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

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New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby drew » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:04 pm

Good evening everyone. The Australian Model Rocketry Society's April Launch, hosted by the Queensland Rocketry Society, was held over the weekend of 8 April 2016 at the Westmar high altitude site in Western Queensland, Australia. During the event Nic Lottering flew his 3" minimum diameter rocket "No Big Deal II" on a CTI M2245 to a GPS confirmed altitude of 45,554' AGL (=46,397' MSL; Launch site elevation = 843' MSL). The maximum velocity recorded was 2,323 MPH at approx. 6,500' AGL equating to an altitude-corrected velocity of Mach 3.12. The rocket was recovered 2.7km NNE from the launch site with full flight data from 2 x Ravens and 1 x 70cm Beeline GPS.

This flight is higher than the Single Motor M-class record of 45,328' AGL set at XPRS (Black Rock Desert, Nevada USA; Launch site elevation = approx. 4,000' MSL) in 2008. It's not every day world records are broken, yet over the past weekend such an event took place.

The AMRS Records Committee has extensively reviewed Nic's supplied flight data and we're thoroughly impressed with his results. Committee Member Chris Barnes was also on hand to witness the flight officially. As such the Records Committee has unanimously approved Nic's Record Application. Congratulations to Nic Lottering for his new M impluse single motor altitude record!


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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby Viking » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:15 pm

Congrats Nic!
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby CATO » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:23 pm

Viking wrote:Congrats Nic!

+1
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2020: 00,000 Ns (0% Z)
Ns 19: 14,725; 18: 14,767; 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: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby martymonsta » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:32 pm

Congratulations Nic. You now have every single motor L3 record. Look forward to seeing what you have in store next.
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby ROCKet STAR » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:13 pm

martymonsta wrote:You now have every single motor L3 record



The rocketry Holy Trinity! Congrats, Nic!
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:47 pm

Very nicely done.
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby air.command » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:39 am

Wow that's awesome, congratulations Nic! 8)
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby cryoscum » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:02 am

Thank you all, but I should mention that for me the record is ABSOLUTELY not what is important. It is rather the pleasure of the design and build process and then hanging out with friends and family at the launch. If some success is had with the flight, then that is a bonus!

I want to urge everyone to chase and beat this record, as I would gladly hand it over to a deserving fellow-flyer. Further to this, I'm happy to even spend some time helping with any serious attempt to beat this AMRS M-record. I would love to see flights above 40k in general become much more common in Australia - we have the airspace, motors and skills amongst us, so pull your fingers out and get building!! :D
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Total impulse for 2013: 62,927 Ns

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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby kopius » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:50 am

FANTASTIC! Great work as always Nic!!

cryoscum wrote:I want to urge everyone to chase and beat this record, as I would gladly hand it over to a deserving fellow-flyer.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED...

I have a little project happening myself which I am hoping to reach the 50k' on a M. Aiming to fly this early in the third quarter of this year, just trying to track down some different motor hardware.
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby october sky » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:44 pm

Not only does Nic break world records but he is a true gentleman ! :D

Congratulations Nic and your the man......doesn't matter what you say... :wink: 8)
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby ROCKet STAR » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:20 pm

kopius wrote:
cryoscum wrote:I want to urge everyone to chase and beat this record, as I would gladly hand it over to a deserving fellow-flyer.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED...



Likewise... I also have something in the pipeline. ;)
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby drew » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:27 am

ROCKet STAR wrote:
kopius wrote:
cryoscum wrote:I want to urge everyone to chase and beat this record, as I would gladly hand it over to a deserving fellow-flyer.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED...



Likewise... I also have something in the pipeline. ;)


Ditto. In fact I just received my 75-6GXL Gen2 hardware yesterday! Let the fun begin. :D
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby CATO » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:25 pm

A min dia drag race on M2245's. :shock:
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Impulse:
2020: 00,000 Ns (0% Z)
Ns 19: 14,725; 18: 14,767; 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: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby Scoop1261 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:50 pm

CATO wrote:A min dia drag race on M2245's. :shock:


I seem to remember something similar involving the CTI N10,000 a while back! :shock: That didn't end well either! :roll: :roll:
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Re: New AMRS M Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record

Postby CATO » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:24 pm

"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3 RSO
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2020: 00,000 Ns (0% Z)
Ns 19: 14,725; 18: 14,767; 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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