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MARS Attacks

Postby martymonsta » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:46 pm

But now for THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT... For the first time ever, Victoria has put its hand up to host a National launch - the AMRS 2017 National Flying Circus!!! The one weekend a year, where one club, in one State, hosts THE rocket event of the year in Australia. This year's event was the amazing 'Williams Wildfire' in WA, and 2015 was the huge 'Thunda Downunder' event in Queensland, so we have some pretty big shoes to fill!

Since the Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society, Aka MARS, is the host club the event has been named 'MARS Attacks' and planning has already begun. The date of the event has been scheduled for Aug 12th and 13th which currently put us at L-Minus 242 days so we have our work cut out for us. There are still many details to work out and improve on, so stay tuned right here as we bring you more details as they are finalized.

We look forward to seeing you all at what will be the launch event of the year, so clear your diaries and save the date because MARS Attacks is the launch event to attend in 2017.

(just don't book accommodation yet)
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby cryoscum » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:35 am

Excellent news! Watch out for those exploding heads!


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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby kopius » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:51 pm

If you haven't yet seen it, here is a link to the first official MARS Attacks 2017 promotional flyer
http://rocket.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mars-attacks-2017-flyer-A4.pdf
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby CATO » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:33 pm

kopius wrote:If you haven't yet seen it, here is a link to the first official MARS Attacks 2017 promotional flyer
http://rocket.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mars-attacks-2017-flyer-A4.pdf



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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby martymonsta » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:56 am

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Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby Viking » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:47 pm

Ack ack!!
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby karlos » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:27 pm

Hey rocketeers! The theme of Mars Attacks has been decided... 'LOW & SLOW'.
Victoria's crappy weather (especially in August) means there is a chance of cloud cover, and it would be a shame to have people to turn up with altitude-busting rockets, and then perhaps not be able to fly them.
So instead we'd like you to work on those big crowd pleasers that rumble into the sky... but don't actually go that high. My 1:4 V2 for example, only sims' to about 3,500' on an M motor! Also bring along some fancy LPR and MPR rockets if you have them.
Of course bring the high-altitude stuff too (our ceiling to be announced soon), but we just want to be prepared for all eventualities.
This event is going to be awesome!!!

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 pm

Low and slow. :( I don't think that's me. I'll take my chances with the cloud cover :wink:

Sounds like it will be a good event either way :D
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby cryoscum » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:55 pm

OverTheTop wrote:Low and slow. :( I don't think that's me. I'll take my chances with the cloud cover :wink:


We all get back to those eventually, e.g. I fly "low-and-slow" as often as I can, and with pride every time! ; especially when it is for the right reasons! Rocketry in Vic will be great again :)

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby OverTheTop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:14 pm

We all get back to those eventually, e.g. I fly "low-and-slow" as often as I can, and with pride every time! ; especially when it is for the right reasons! Rocketry in Vic will be great again


My comment was not meant to be disparaging anyone who flies low and slow (or whatever really!), it's just not what I prefer to design and fly. I'll watch anything :D
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby natty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:00 am

Awesome news!

The one big advantage of low and slow is a very short walk to find your rocket. This means less time wandering around and more time launching!

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:52 am

The 1:1 V2 was the ultimate low and slow I have been involved with. Only 624' on an O25000 8). Landing was exceptionally close to the pad!
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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby karlos » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Watch this space Ladies and Gentleman... 'MARS Attacks' is happening, but details have been a bit sketchy so far, as we've been waiting for a couple of things to fall into place. Our ducks are now all in a row; so planning for the biggest rocket event in Victoria for 2017, is now in full swing! More to follow soon...

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby karlos » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:41 pm

In exciting rocket news - 'MARS Attacks', the National launch for this year (12th and 13th of August) is really starting to come together... After a bit of a delay, the location at Whychitella (about 30 minutes North of Serpentine) has been confirmed, and is going to be a brilliant place for a two-day rocket event and campout. For those of you who remember the last Victorian rocket campout a few years ago - the famous (infamous?) Tripoli campout, this is going to be one not to miss!! Bookings and more info at the MARS online shop... www.rocket.org.au

So far we've got flyers from VIC, WA, QLD and NSW confirmed, so start prepping those impressive birds - we're working on a base ceiling of 12,000', with a higher temporary ceiling still being worked out.

Cheers, Karl Hemphill

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Re: MARS Attacks

Postby karlos » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 pm

Hey Guys

This is mainly for our WA and QLD pals... Victoria in Winter can be cold! I know you may not be familiar with that word, but please make sure you pack lots of warm gear for the Saturday night camp-out. I will have a fire going all night, but it may not cut it for you guys in shorts, thongs and 'Bundy' singlets... :-)


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