Serpentine Launch Sunday 15 May

The club enjoyed another successful launch last Sunday at Serpentine. The range was in excellent condition and cloudless blue skies prevailed for most of the day. The breeze was a little stronger than preferred so any rockets that deployed the main chute at apogee often resulted in a long walk for the flyer. More than 60 flyers, friends and spectators attended, providing another tremendous atmosphere. Three flyers certified including Andrew who again travelled from South Australia to achieve his L2.
 

Certifications

Yog S L1 with his scratch built “Bloody Ripper”  on a H219
Liam M L2 with scratch built “Sirius 2” on a J290, and
Andrew B L2 with his “SA Hoping 2” (modified Public Missiles Patriot) on a J270

Flight Summary

We witnessed 23 flights in total including the Monash Uni HPR teams Aether on an M3400 and Melbourne Uni teams Big Blue on a K750
B   1
C   2
E   3
F   1
G   4
H   3
I    4
J   4
K   2
L   1
M   1

Our next launch is at Drouin on 4 June.

Drouin Launch Saturday June 4th

Despite the forecast looking bad all week, we made the call to go ahead with our Saturday Launch at Drouin on Thursday night. While some called us crazy, it turned out to be the right move, as the sky was perfectly clear without a drop of rain all morning. Though there were some higher than desirable wind speeds, they did not stop us launching a great selection of rockets.

Certifications

 
Brad L1 with his SCR Cyclone “FAT BOB”  on a H118

Flight Summary

Though a relatively quiet event due to the Uni students beginning exams and rushing to complete their Spaceport America Cup entries, we saw a great showing of LPR rockets, with two great high-powered flights from Brad and Trevor
 
A 1
C 5
D 2
E 1
F 2
H 2
 

See you next time at Serpentine on Sunday July 26th, weather permitting. Stay Tuned!