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Postby water rocketry man » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:44 pm

i Thanks martin, i havent seen you at the launch site yet :?: were you there last time.

i hope it dosent rain on the weekends , i heard someone say that it might rain on the weekend :( .

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Postby october sky » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:41 pm

NO RAIN ASHER, don't even say it !!!! :) :wink:
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Postby Tarpazium » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:30 pm

Hi Guys

There is a very real possibility, that work commitments will keep me from joining you, at this weekends launch. I will therefore pass these details regarding the NOTAM along, so that there may be a copy on site, in the event that it should be needed.

Following our requests to NOF (Air Services Australia), we have successfully been granted NOTAM for this weekends launch. The Office of the Airspace Regulator (OAR) has also issued a Temporary Danger Zone which is activated by NOTAM around the Cedar grove launch area.

Details below of communications from OAR to QRS.

Dear Len,

The OAR Delegate has approved a Temporary Danger Area for the Rocket Launching to take place on 8th June 2008 at Cedar Grove. Attached is a NOTAM request for the event and a copy of the Legislative Instrument (original signed). Your approval number is CASA OAR 76/08.

For the NOF: Please promulgate the (draft) NOTAM attached and send a copy to the proponent (len@westerndata.com.au) and the OAR (info_oar@casa.gov.au).


The Instrument

Instrument number CASA OAR 76/08

I, ALAN WILLIAM BRIDGES, Safety Specialist, Office of Airspace Regulation, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 6 of the Airspace Regulations 2007.

Alan Bridges
Safety Specialist
Office of Airspace Regulation

4th June 2008

Declaration — designating an area to be a temporary danger area

1 Duration

This instrument:

(a) commences on 8th June 2008; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 8th June 2008.

Note The declaration takes effect when published by NOTAM.

2 Declaration

(1) I declare the area specified in Schedule 1 to be a temporary danger area.

(2) The nature of the danger is described in Schedule 1

Schedule 1 Specification of the temporary danger area

Description: The temporary danger area is established at Cedar Grove, Queensland for multiple rocket launches.

Lateral limits: 1/2NM of S 27° 51’9” E 152° 57’27”

Vertical limits: Surface – 5000 feet above ground level


NOTAM Details (as promulgated) for Launch this Sunday

The NOTAM for the launches as requested.

Rgds

Col Dines

GG YBBBNOFX

040022 YBBBZEZX

0022 UTC 04/06/08 AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA

SPECIAL NOTAM BRIEFING

C1288/08 NOTAMN

Q) YBBB/QWMLW/IV/BO/E/000/050/

A) YBBB

B) 0806072100 C) 0806080300

E) ROCKET LAUNCHES WILL TAKE PLACE

APROXIMATELY 7NM NORTH OF BROMELTON NDB

F) SFC G) 5000FT AGL


Have Fun and Fly Safe !

Tarp
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Postby whipfest » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:49 am

Do you guys usually get clearance for 5000 FT AGL?

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Postby memberr » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:50 pm

Yep :)

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Postby water rocketry man » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:42 pm

My water rocket is complete i built the one from the net which i posted on the forum , the rocket today went 30-40m :) so im happy with that.

the two stage is almost complete just need to glue the centering rings in :D .

Maybey i might cool down the launch pad with one of my water rockets :wink: . i used hot glue to glue the fin onto the water rocket the colour scheme is green at the bottom and black at top, no recover so look out cause it will have to lawn dart :shock:

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Postby CAPCOM » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:21 pm

Hi gang Im finally on the forum.and will be on the pad tomorrow .Will test fly my new (unpainted Saturn 1B) with some D12-5 s and then an E motor . Also a few flights with my trusty Patriot on C6-5.
Bringing a few spectators.
Looking forward to a great day.....cheers Capcom.
Thanks for help with forum Ryan,Len and Ari

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Postby memberr » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:28 pm

How'd the day go?

Unfortunatly i couldn't make it :(

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Postby october sky » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:53 pm

Brief launch report : It was a bit cool at 6.30am but as the day went on it got better except the wind was gusting now and then. It did not stop us "brave"rocketeers. 8)

We had real good publicity for this one again and I didn't want to tell anyone earlier but ABC radio rang me for an interview on air sat. 10.10am and surprisingly that bought at least dozen or more people to the launch including someone who is going to join us. He got bitten by the same bug that has bitten us all and can't wait til the next launch. :wink:

Crowd of app. 100 to 150 people, many new people. :)

We really missed few of our key people namely : Ryan, Brian, Logan, Mike and Shane. :(

Even we were operating with only one controller we were able to launch 30 rockets between 8 am and 12.30pm and only 8 members launching, not bad.

It was mainly PB motors this time as those who are launching composites weren't there and I got to launch only two, F20-7W and G64-7W reload.
We have a long weekend here in QLD thus many were missing.

Special thanks go to : Brendan for doing the grass again and not to mention photos. Petar and Len sharing RSO and LCO duties not to mention great commentary on the PA. It is so good to see our latest "recruits" like Jonathan, George with Taylor, Robin and Trevor doing most of the launches. Jonathan had an array of new rockets going up. Can't forget Asher as his rockets flew really well and this young man has come a long way in a short time, good on you mate. :)

All and all, another great day of rocketry for sure. :)

Thanks also go to Robin, George's "crew" and Jonathan for helping me with set up and/or dismanteling various launch gear. If couple of guys could put up their hand for the future launches to assist me on setting up and dismanteling as it does take a bit of time and doing. I'm happy to bring the gear but would really appreciate the hand.

Thanks to all who participated and we can look forward to the next one. :wink:

Here is a typical problem of making lists and thanking people, always forget someone : Huge thanks to Annie for registering people and handing out flyers all morning. Ps. Asher, can you believe this but you left your pad and rods behind again + tape measure ! I got them. :wink:
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Postby ~RR~ » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:58 pm

well finally my rooster works out to give me the next 5 launches on weekend off... there are many new ppl in the club I haven't meet..
Shane...
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Postby cha05cat » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:23 am

Sorry I didn't make it... my folks came down from Toowoomba earlier than I was hoping for the Caravan and Camping show...

However I did pick up a descent collapsable gazebo for $79 specifically for launches. So I am gradually getting myself set up...

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Postby water rocketry man » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:38 am

Thanks ari , so that was a good launch apart from a couple of delays with igitions ( probably wires in the igniter touching cause people are not seperating the wires and pusting the plug in the middle) :lol: Im proud how my rockets flew that day :) Thanks too mike for showing me that agopee vid now i know how to paint :D . remember , string ( hard or elastic),super glue and long stick :) .One more thing launch lug always goes near the cg :wink:

I dont know if my estimates are correct but here is my altitude estimates.

Atomic betty 3 ( substainer) C6-5 - 830 " 8)

Georgeous grace d12-7 - 1000- 1200 " 8)

water rocket - 20-30m 8)

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Postby CAPCOM » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:33 pm

Great weather as it turned out and the breeze stopped just when I test flew the Saturn 1B. Next time I should have it all painted up and use an E21-7t motor.
(all you boffins out there)Just an Idea but how can i generate a mass of white smoke just prior to ignition I have a few ideas but I want to keep within the rules.
Also whats the chance of rigging up a microphone near the launcher and patch it into the public address system for some serious realistic audio/visual impact, and capture it all on dvd?
Ari, Put me down for 0645 hours ,next launch day and I.ll bring a shovell for sweeping site clear of steaming landmines.Thatll go well in my new garden.
over and out ,Capcom

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Postby air.command » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:47 pm

Crop Circles: ... just a bunch of guys looking for their rockets ....

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Postby water rocketry man » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:52 pm

INTRODUCING WATER ROCKETS TO QRS :D


I have launched some water rockets at QRS and showed lens daughter a good demo :) of just water and air pressure :twisted: .

Hopefully next time in August i will use a smaller nozzle for a slower take off with smaller fins 8) That would be a great snapshot of the water rocket taking of :D .


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