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Flight Log Updates

#152 - Mullaley, Axion G2

#151 - Competition Day

#150 - Rocket Salvos

#149 - Glide Fins

#148 - Too Windy

#147 - Descent Rates

#146 - G2 Launcher

#145 - Harness

#144 - Water vs Foam

#143 - Whalan Reserve

#142 - Doonside

#141 - Windy

#140 - Dual Thrust 2

#139 - Roll Correction

#138 - Dual Thrust

#137 - Axion G4

#136 - MicroLab

#135 - GoPro Hero 3

#134 - 7 years

#133 - LaRF

#132 - Painting the sky

#131 -Materials Challenge

#1 to #130 (Updates)

 

Site Index


Flight Log Updates

2014

#152 - Mullaley, Axion G2 flights 4/10/14
#151 - NSWRA Competition Day 27/9/14
#150 - Rocket Salvos, Foam Experiment 14/9/14
#149 - Glide Fins 10/8/14
#148 - Too Windy 28/6/14
#147 - Descent Rates 15/6/14
#146 - G2 launcher test flights with Axion II 31/5/14
#145 - Stability harness, Foam flights, Pancam 11/5/14
#144 - Foam vs Water, G2 launcher tests 26/4/14
#143 - Roll correction, foam, Whalan Reserve 9/3/14
#142 - Casual Flights, last day at Doonside 22/2/14
#141 - Windy, dual thrust flights 25/1/14

2013

#140 - Dual Thrust 2 - Improvement and Measurement 23/12/13
#139 - Roll correction, casual flights 8/12/13
#138 - Dual Thrust rocket 30/11/13
#137 - Axion G4 with Boosters 31/8/13
#136 - MicroLab Gravity Experiments 1/8/13
#135 - GoPro Hero 3 27/7/13
#134 - 7 years, Axion G4, Inverter flights 9/6/13
#133 - LaRF, Observatory Mac Uni, projects update 26/5/13
#132 - Painting the sky 30/3/13
#131 - Materials Challenge, Clark cable tie launcher 17/3/13
#130 - Inverter flight and Shadow II CATO 10/2/13
#129 - Inverter and Shadow II flights, splicing 26/1/13
#128 - Projects update, build threads, ANSTO 12/1/13

2012

#127 - Water and Pyro 11/11/12
#126 - Hat-trick 27/10/12
#125 - Long rocket 14/10/12
#124 - Boom and chase cams 9/9/12
#123 - TV Commercial and Servo Timer IIs 23/8/12
#122 - NSWRA Competition day 28/7/12
#121 - Shadow II flights 30/6/12
#120 - ARB flights, improved splices, new launcher 10/6/12
#119 - Sydney Observatory and altimeter flights 28/4/12
#118 - Polaron G2 flights 8/4/12
#117 - Water and Pyro 31/3/12
#116 - Casual Flights 25/2/12
#115 - Shadow Flights 12/2/12

2011

#114 - Reefing Parachutes 4/12/11
#113 - Alternative Fuels 13/11/11
#112 - Looking up 29/10/11
#111 - HD Cam flights 24/9/11
#110 - Polaron G2 - Phase 2 development 7/8/11
#109 - More Polaron G2 flights 30/7/11
#108 - Pan Cam - A different perspective 10/7/11
#107 - Williams, STII production, test flights 25/6/11
#106 - Measuring bottle stretch thrust 22/5/11
#105 - Polaron G2 flight, Axion G2 8/5/11
#104 - Quick Launcher, HD onboard video 22/4/11
#103 - Polaron G2b CATO 10/4/11
#102 - Servo Timer II test flights 29/3/11
#101 - Foam flights 26/2/11
#100 - Polaron G2 first flight 29/1/11
#99 - G2 Nosecone test flights 22/1/11

2010

#98 - Polaron G2 Nosecone and foam flights 27/11/10
#97 - Acceleron V to 864' 30/10/10
#96 - Polaron G2, 2-stage flights 25/09/10
#95 - Parraweena, MAD deployment 28/08/10
#94 - Mk 3. Staging Mechanism 1/08/10
#93 - Polaron G1 & Parachute cam 13/06/10
#92 - Fiberglass Flights 24/04/10
#91 - Fiberglassing pressure vessels 15/04/10
#90 - Acceleron V & Axion IVb to 810' 27/03/10
#89 - Axion IVb and Craig's flight computer 14/03/10
#88 - Dual Deployment Mechansim 27/02/10
#87 - Another Day in the Office 6/02/10
#86 - In-line Parachute Deployment Mechanism 10/01/10
#85 - MicroLab - Mercury switches 10/01/10

2009

#84 - Acceleron V - pressure switch 23/12/09
#83 - Flight testing new splices 13/12/09
#82 - Inflight Water Behaviour & splice tests 31/10/09
#81 - Bits and Pieces 22/10/09
#80 - A Different Perspective 15/9/09
#79 - Acceleron Vb Explosion and Axion V 25/7/09
#78 - Acceleron V first flight 4/7/09
#77 - Acceleron V development progress 27/5/09
#76 - Windy and Acceleron V progress 15/4/09
#75 -(variable nozzle data)  
#74 - Flour Rockets 15/3/09
#73 - Polaron VIb and other crashes 28/2/09
#72 - Fiberglassing and other progress 21/2/09

2008

#71 - FTC Flights 21/12/08
#70 - NSWRA Open Day, Acceleron V, G-Sw. 22/11/08
#69 - FTC Rocket 9/11/08
#68 - Calibrated Static Test Experiments 4/10/08
#67 - Test Stand 21/9/08
#66 - Multi-stage rocket and Pyro rockets 30/8/08
#65 - Baryon II booster and Tachyon V 2/8/08
#64 - Thermal Testing 27/7/08
#63 - Mk2 Katz Stager flight tests 13/7/08
#62 - 15mm Nozzles and CATOs 1/7/08
#61 - Fog and Polaron VI 20/6/08
#60 - Repairs, Testing and Development 19/5/08
#59 - Acceleron IV and Tachyon III to 617' 6/5/08
#58 - Tornado Couplings, 2L splice tests 15/4/08
#57 - Acceleron IV and Polaron IV 29/3/08
#56 - Polaron IV rocket and launcher details 11/3/08
#55 - Polaron IV flights with Gluon boosters 23/2/08
#54 - Splicing bottles & pressure tests 10/2/08
#53 - NSWRA & Polaron IV test flights 31/1/08
#52 - Polaron IV Launcher & Booster Tests 22/1/08
#51 - Katz Stager - Staging mechanism 6/1/08

2007

#50 - Fire and Water, New launch site 13/12/07
#49 - Foam vs. Water-only test flights 20/11/07
#48 - J4IIIb Crash and Foam flights 30/10/07
#47 - Polaron IV development and, hybrid splice 23/10/07
#46 - VISE Glue Tests 11/10/07
#45 - Zero-G Experiments, Altimeter flights, pressure switch 2/10/07
#44 - Foam flights, V1.3.2 test flights 16/9/07
#43 - Hyperon flights, visiting Damo's spaceport 11/9/07
#42 - Hyperon, new flight computers 14/8/07
#41 - Acceleron IIIb and Tachyon II successful flights. 31/7/07
#40 - Acceleron III Rebuilt, burst tests 22/7/07
#39 - Catastrophic failure during test 7/7/07
#38 - Tachyon test flights 24/6/07
#37 - Tachyon sustainer 13/6/07
#36 - Multi-stage progress 27/5/07
#35 - Acceleron III booster 13/5/07
#34 - Vertical Races 6/5/07
#33 - Simultaneous launches & foam flights 21/4/07
#32 - Thrust measurement for CD nozzles 14/4/07
#31 - Thrust measurement rig, thrust data 6/4/07
#30 - Acceleron II Successful Flights - Launch Sound Analysis 31/3/07
#29 - Acceleron II booster development 25/3/07
#28 - Foam flights, 15mm nozzle 11/3/07
#27 - Foam, baffle and burst tests 9/3/07
#26 - Static Fire Tests 24/2/07
#25 - Polaron III, J4 II, Acceleron and more underwater launches 18/2/07
#24 - Underwater launches, new launcher 3/2/07
#23 - Acceleron 27/1/07
#22 - Cluster flights 11/1/07

2006

#21 - Records and Crashes 31/12/06
#20 - Cluster Development 27/12/06
#19 - Repaired J4Y test flights 2/12/06
#18 - New Rocket, good in-flight video 30/11/06
#17 - Flight Computer successful flights 11/11/06
#16 - A Mixed Bag, bursts tests 22/10/06
#15 - Big Rocket, inflight video burst tests 8/10/06
#14 - Experiments 2/10/06
#13 - Development - Getting more serious 25/9/06
#12 - Crashes 27/8/06
#11 - Record Flight 26/8/06
#10 - In-flight video and faulty nozzles 20/8/06
#9 - In-flight video and perfect flights 13/8/06
#8 - Windy and Wet 5/8/06
#7 - More parachutes and new launch site 30/7/06
#6 - Parachutes 9/7/06
#5 - Whistles 2/7/06
#4 - Rocket payloads 25/6/06
#3 - The beach 18/6/06
#2 - Vertical launcher 11/6/06
#1 - First tests and horizontal launcher 4/6/06 

 

Rocket Elements

Element Tested
- Acceleron staging mechanism Flight
- Air Brakes Flight
- Baffle Flight
- CD nozzle Flight
- Drop away boosters retention Flight
- FTC nozzle Flight
- FTC bulkhead Flight
- Flight Computer Flight
- Guide rail lugs Flight
- Hybrid splice Ground
- Katz Stager Ground
- Katz Stager Mk2. Flight
- Launcher for boosters Flight
- Nosecone construction Flight
- NOAA Flight
- Pressure switch (TDD) Flight
- TDD 2 Flight
- Parachutes Flight
- Pulling out secondary parachute Flight
- Robinson Coupling Flight
- Removable fin assembly Flight
- Reefing ring on parachute Flight
- Side Deployment Flight
- Side Deployment #2 Flight
- Small pressure switch Ground
- Splicing Flight
- Tornado Coupling - 15mm Ground
- Tornado Coupling - 22mm Flight
- Variable Nozzle Ground
- Whistles Flight
- Water as ballast Flight
- Detachment Mechanism (DetMech) Ground
- Launch Abort Valve Ground
- Pressure Switch (PS3) Flight
- In-line Parachute Deployment Mechanism Flight
- Dual Deployment Mechanism Flight
- Tornado Tube flight tests Flight
- Mk3. Staging Mechanism Flight
- MAD Deployment Flight
- Multi-stage parachute deployment Flight
- Jet Foaming Spacer Flight
- Dual Thrust Nozzle Flight

 

 

Science and Engineering Data

- Blow-through effect
- Jet Foaming
- Internal Temperature Measurement
- Launch Sound Analysis (Acceleron)
- Water and air thrust analysis
- Foam thrust analysis
- 7mm CD nozzle thrust data
- 9mm CD nozzle thrust data
- Underwater launches ( 1 m )
- Underwater launches ( 2 m )
- Burst Tests Results
- Burst Tests Results - #2
- Burst tests under water
- VISE Glue Tests
- Hybrid Splice tests
- Foam vs. Water-only Altimeter Data
- Thermal Testing
- Detailed Thrust Measurement Experiments
- Coupling Thermal Test
- Mercury Switch Flight Experiments
- Fiberglass reinforcing results
- Reefing Parachutes
- Measuring Bottle Stretch thrust
- ARB test flights
- MicroLab Gravity Mechanism experiments
- Dual Thrust - Measurement and Analysis

 

Videos

 

2014

- Mullaley, Axion G2 flights (day 152)
- Mullaley, Other flights (day 152)
- NSWRA Competition Day (day 151)
- Rocket Salvos (day 150)
- Foam Experiment (day 150)
- Glide Fins, Axion foam flights (day 149)
- G2 launcher flight tests (day 146)
- Stability harness, foam flights (day 145)
- Day 144 - Water vs foam comparisons, G2 launcher tests
- Polaron G2 launcher tests
- LaRF - Laser Rocket Finder
- Whalan Reserve, roll corrected flights (day 143)
- Day 142 highlights (day 142)
- Day 141 highlights, windy, dual thrust (day 141)
- Polaron G2 launcher prototype tests (day 141)

2013

- Dual Thrust - Measurement and Analysis (day 140)
- Roll correction attempt #1 (day139)
- Day 139 Highlights (day 139)
- Dual Thrust rocket flights (day 138)
- Dual Thrust static test (day 138)
- Axion G4 with boosters (day 137)
- Day 136 highlights
- MicroLab Gravity Mechanisms (day 136)
- Day 135 Highlights
- Day 134 highlights - Inverter flights G4 flight
- 7 years (day 134)
- Quick Launcher upgrades (day 133)
- Day 132 highlights
- Painting the sky (day 132)
- Materials Challenge (day 131)
- Inverter successful flight (day 130)
- Shadow II CATO (day 130)
- Inverter first flight (day 129)
- Shadow II flight (day 129)

2012

- Day 126 Highlights
- Launch Procedure (day 126)
- Hat-trick (day 126)
- Day 125 Highlights - long rocket (day 125)
- Boom cam (day 124)
- Chase cam (day 124)
- Shadow II Flights (day121)
- ARB flights (day120)
- Day 119 Highlights
- Polaron G2 flight (day118)
- Water and Pyro (day117)
- Casual Flights (day 116)
- Shadow flights (day115)

2011

- Reefing Parachutes (day114)
- Alternative Fuels (day113)
- Looking up (day112)
- HD Cam flights (day 111)
- Polaron G2 - Static thrust tests (day 110)
- Williams 2011 Sunday highlights
- Williams 2011 Saturday highlights
- Polaron G2 flights (day 109)
- Pan Cam - A different perspective (day 108)
- Day 107 Highlights
- N2000 Drag Race - Williams
- Measuring Bottle Stretch Thrust (day 106)
- Polaron G2 and Axion G2 flights (day 105)
- Quick Launcher, HD onboard video (day 104)
- Polaron G2b CATO (day 103)
- Servo Timer II test flights (day102)
- Servo Timer II Operation
- Day 101 - Foam flight highlights (day 101)
- Bottle Splicing - Asymmetric splice #5 - Tutorial
- Polaron G2 First Flight (day 100)
- Polaron G2 Nosecone test Flights (day99)

2010

- Day 98 - Highlights (day98)
- Acceleron V to 864' highlights (day97)
- Day 96 - 2 stage flight highlights. (day96)
- Parraweena Highlights (day95)
- Mk 3 Construction Tutorial Part - 2
- Mk 3 Construction Tutorial Part - 1
- Mk 3 stager flight test highlights (day94)
- Polaron G1 and Parachute cam (day93)
- Day 92 Highlights, fiberglass flights (day92)
- Acceleron V and Axion IVb to 810' (day 90)
- Day 89 Highlights, Axion IVb (day 89)
- Dual Deployment Mechanism (day 88)
- Acceleron V components and Day 87 highlights
- In-line Parachute Deployment Mechanism (day86)
- MicroLab - Mercury Switch Experiments (day85)

2009

- Acceleron V - Pressure switch tests (day 84)
- Highlights from day 83
- Asymmetric splice burst test (day 82)
- Inflight Water behaviour (day 82)
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket (day 81)
- A Different Perspective & highlights (day 80)
- Gardena Nozzle construction (Part 2) - Launcher fix
- Gardena Nozzle construction (Part 1)
- Day 79 highlights - Axion V (day 79 - part 2)
- Acceleron Vb Explosion (day 79 - part 1)
- NSWRA pyro rocket highlights (day 78)
- High speed video (day 78)
- Acceleron V first flight (day 78)
- Acceleron V baseplate and staging mechanism tests
- DetMech - Parachute Detachment Mechanism
- Flour Rockets (day 74)
- Polaron VIb flights and other crashes (day 73)

2008

- First FTC flight tests (day 71)
- FTC Rocket and deployment mechanism (day 69)
- Calibrated Thrust Measurements (day 68)
- NSWRA pyro rocket highlights (day 68)
- Multi-stage highlights (day 66)
- Variable Nozzle
- Baryon II booster and Tachyon V sustainer (day65)
- Thermal Testing (day 64)
- Katz Stager Mk2 flight tests (day 63)
- Katz Stager Mk2 ground tests
- 15mm Nozzles and long launch tube (day 62)
- Fog and Polaron VI (day 61)
- Acceleron IV and Tachyon to 617' ( day 59 )
- Acceleron IV and Polaron IV flights over 500' (day 57)
- Polaron IV dummy booster tests
- Polaron IV Launcher Details
- Pyro rockets at Doonside - NSWRA(day 55)
- Polaron IV flights with boosters ( day 55 )
- Splicing Bottles Tutorial
- Polaron IV test flights (day 53)
- Gluon booster tests (day 52)

2007

- Highlights Fire and Water (day 50)
- Highlights of foam vs. water only (day 49)
- Highlights and foam flights (day 48)
- Zero-G Experiments (day 45)
- Foam Flights, CF V1.3.2 test flights (day 44)
- Hyperon Flights, Damo's spaceport (day 43)
- Making Robinson Couplings
- 2 stage flights -Acceleron IIIb and Tachyon II (day 41)
- Tachyon test flights (day 38)
- Tachyon deployment and staging test
- Vertical water rocket races (day 34)
- Simultaneous Launches (day 33)
- Thrust measurements (day 31)
- 18.75L Acceleron booster (day 30)
- Jet Foaming Fligths (day 28)
- Jet Foaming slow motion detail
- Baffle slow motion detail
- Internal temperature measurement
- Blow through slow motion
- Blowthrough and foam slow motion
- Underwater launches (2 meters)
- Day 25 highlights
- Polaron III infligtht video (day 25)
- Underwater launches (1 meter)
- Polaron II inflight (day 24)
- Acceleron launches (day 23)
- First cluster flights (day 22)

2006

- J4 crash from 130 meters (day 20)
- Frankovka III inflight (day 20)

 

Diagrams

- 7mm and 9mm CD Nozzles
- Launch Sound Analysis
- Acceleron II details
- Jet Foaming arrangement in rocket
- Polaron Deploy mechanism
- Robinson Coupling
- Flight Computer V1.2 circuit diagram
- Flight Computer V1.3 circuit diagram
- Flight Computer V1.3.1 circuit diagram
- Flight Computer V1.3.2 circuit diagram
- Flight Computer V1.4 circuit diagram
- Tachyon sustainer detail
- Removable fin assembly
- Acceleron launcher nozzle seat detail
- Acceleron IIIb detail
- Graviton detail
- Simple pressure switch
- VISE Glue viscosity test
- Reinforcing Bottles
- Katz Stager
- Polaron IV Air Supply Schematic
- Polaron IV rocket detail
- Polaron IV guide rail details
- Tornado Coupling
- FTC End-cap and Nozzle
- Drop Away Boosters - Passive Separation
- Variable Nozzle
- Load Cell Amplifier circuit diagram
- Thrust measurement bottle configuration
- RCA plug based G-switch
- Corriflute fin attachment cross-section
- Splice cross-sections
- Pressure switch (PS3)
- In-line parachute deployment mechanism
- Mk 3 staging mechanism
- Polaron G2 Size comparison
- Jet Foaming Spacer
- Dual Thrust configuration
- Removable Non-return valve for fill tube.

 

 

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