It's been a while since the last update because there has only been little rocket related development in the last two weeks.
Crestwood Fair and other stuff
Last Sunday I spent the whole day helping to man NSW rocketry association's stall at the Crestwood fair. David and Neville did a great job of organizing the stall and getting all the display materials together. We had all sorts of rockets on display, and I even brought along a couple of water rockets including the Acceleron V to sit in the corner. It was a fun day talking with people about rockets. Quite a few interested people stopped by for a chat. We gave out close to 50 fliers on the day, so we'll see how many people turn up to the next launch at Doonside.
Over the last two weeks there were also several birthday parties, accountants to see, kid's school concerts, and kids cricket games which meant a lot of time away from the rocket workshop. Now that the dust is settling down, we'll be back to more regular development. Dad is also back from Europe so we'll have more time to spent on developing the next set of rockets.
Work has also been continuing on the website extension. There is just a lot of typing to do, and it's taking a lot longer than I originally expected. There are around 70 pages on there so far.
We had a long weekend this week, but instead of rockets I decided to concentrate my efforts on making significant progress on the new workshop under the house. The current workshop is just getting too small. Dad and I spent all three days putting up the internal walls, which I'm happy about, because those are done now and the ceiling is next. We had the electricians come in earlier in the week to put in all the power points and lighting, and we'll need them to come back to finish everything off after we have painted. There is probably 3 weeks or so more work on it, because we need to put in new doors, do the little trim bits to finish it off, and then fit it out with benches and shelving.
Last week we've also made a booster for Paul's pyro rocket, so we are hoping to fly it this upcoming weekend if the weather improves. It will be our very first two stage pyro rocket launch.
We are bringing a couple of water rockets with us as well of course. We will fly the rocket with the camera mounted on the boom again to see if we can get a clearer view of the water behaviour in the rocket during flight. Acceleron V is currently slated to fly at the end of the month's NSWRA launch.