Latest Update:6th July 2018 - Day 199 - Phoenix 3D d78 Nosecone and UNSW Visit

Day 198 - Casual Flights Day

Date: 26th May 2018
Location: Whalan Reserve, Australia
Conditions: Clear, wind 0-10km, 15C
Members: John K, PK and GK

Casual Flights

This week's update is pretty short as it was just a casual flying day for us. It was NSWRA's competition day and so we were quite busy helping out with running the competition and processing member renewal forms. We only managed to launch a couple of our regular rockets that both had good flights.

The comp is a altitude-duration competition that has the competitors trying to hit a particular altitude and the rocket is also timed as to how long it takes for the entire flight. 1 second of time is deducted for each foot that you are away from the target altitude whether above or below. The person with the highest score wins. This allows rockets of all sizes and motor classifications to compete against each other.

Here are some photos from the day.

Here are some more photos from the launch day that we took: NSWRA Photo Gallery

Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night

This month NSWRA again had a stand at the Mac Uni AON as we have had over the past few years. This is always a great opportunity to promote the club to the public and especially to people who may be interested. We will often get a number of people coming to our launches as a result of this event and sometimes we event get people who become members. Both Paul and John came along this year and were a great help on the stand.

Here is a few photos from the night:

Flight Details

Launch Details
1
Rocket   Axion G6
Pressure   200psi
Nozzle   9 mm
Water   1500mL + foam
Flight Computer   STII - 5 sec
Payload   None
Altitude / Time   ? / ?s
Notes   Good straight flight with parachute deploying right at apogee. Good landing.
2
Rocket   Axion G6
Pressure   200psi
Nozzle   9 mm
Water   1500mL + foam
Flight Computer   STII - 5 sec
Payload   None
Altitude / Time   ? / ?s
Notes   Good straight flight with parachute deploying right at apogee. Good landing.