February 2014 Launch Report

Well, another great launch day. Temperature was a balmy 28 degrees but no rain and little wind. We had constant cloud cover making tracking a little more challenging.

At one stage proceedings were delayed when a pesky Cessna buzzed over the launch site several times. It eventually moved on.

There were 29 launches for the day including clusters and staged rockets. Ivan attended for the first time as a new member and launched six rockets (off to a big start for his 25 launch badge). Three new members signed up on the day. It was good to see a lot more LPR launches this month. Everyone has returned from the school holidays.

The Jeff and Mark had a Callisto drag race on G motors (Mark's CTI G80 took off rapidly leaving the Jeff's Aerotech G64 limping along behind). Mark may be posting the on-board video to Youtube.

The biggest launch was Dean's 6 inch Dark Star launched on a L1395. It flew perfectly but tangled up with a power line and had to be rescued by the Power company.

Jeff's 4 inch Dark Star tested the CASA limit by flying to 4,900 ft. Oliver launched the micro Tardis for some interesting results.

It was exciting to see Andrew, long time QRS member and supporter, launch a number of rockets for the first time in many launches.

Good to see old committee members, Leigh and Ryan turning up to renew old acquaintances.

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