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Day 163 - Channel 7 News
25th July 2015
Location:Whalan Reserve, NSW, Australia
Conditions:breeze 5-10km/h, sunny
Team Members at Event:GK,
PK, John K and Paul K.
Channel 7 News
This week NSWRA was contacted by Channel 7 News' Mike Duffy
that he would like to do a story on the launch events at Whalan
Reserve. The club was happy to accommodate them as it was a good
opportunity to promote the club.
On the morning of the launch we had a good turnout of people
as well as rockets. Mike came with his cameraman Luke and spent
about 3 hours filming the launch proceedings from different
angles. Luke had a couple of GoPros as well to film the rockets
from close to the pad. They interviewed a few of the
members about the hobby and their rockets including our water
A good turnout for the launch
The boys and TV crew
Discussing duties for the day
We got to launch our water rocket 3 times two of which
were for the segment. There were quite a few rockets launched on
the day including at least a couple of G's.
Luke setting up a GoPro
John providing shade
Paul got to launch his new "Fire Flight" rocket on a B6-4
motor. It flew really well and deployed right at apogee.
Unfortunately it landed part way up a tree. The good news was
because of that he got to have it on TV. :) It was easy enough
to retrieve from the tree with a long stick.
Paul's Fire flight
One of the 3 launches on the day
Retrieving Paul's rocket
John's Dust Devil
John got to launch his Dust Devil on a C6-5 and retrieved it
safely. We also put our video cameras on a couple of the bigger rockets that
they ended up using on the segment. All in all it turned out to be a good day, and the segment
was also I believe good for the club.
I did not put together a video for this launch as there
really was nothing new about the launches, I also didn't get a
great deal of video as I was quite busy with RSO duties. Here
are some screen shots from the video:
I was surprised they showed the segment that night at 6pm.
They must have a pretty efficient production crew. :)