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

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Flight Log Updates

2018

#199 - Phoenix 3D d78 Nosecone 30/6/18
#198 - Casual flight day 26/5/18
#197 - Dark Shadow II - New Personal Record 5/5/18
#196 - Coming Soon  
#195 - 3D Printed Pyro rocket and casual flights 24/2/18
#194 - Toilet Paper Roll Drop 27/1/18

2017

#193 - Coming Soon 25/11/17
#192 - Stager Tests, Filming Apogee 28/10/17
#191 - Horizon Project, stager tests 7/10/17
#190 - Polaron G3, Drone mods 26/8/17
#189 - Casual Flights 9/7/17
#188 - Skittles in Microgravity - Part #2 27/5/17
#187 - Skittles in Microgravity - Part #1 29/4/17
#186 - Light Shadow - Level 1 HPR attempt 1/4/17
#185 - Liquids in near-Zero G 12/3/17
#184 - More Axion G6 flights 28/1/17

2016

#183 - Axion G6 11/12/16
#182 - Casual Flights 26/11/16
#181 - Acoustic Apogee Detector - Part 2 29/10/16
#180 - Light Shadow and Polaron G2 flights 10/9/16
#179 - Testing Light Shadow Electronics 27/8/16
#178 - Acoustic Apogee Detector - Part 1 30/7/16
#177 - Reefing Parachutes for Increased Drag 25/6/16
#176 - 10 Years 4/6/16
#175 - Various Events with NSWRA 18/6/16
#174 - Mullaley Launch 23/4/16
#173 - Oobleck in Water Rockets 10/4/16
#172 - Coming Soon 26/3/16
#171 - How to Measure Altitude 14/2/16

2015

#170 - How much water to use in a water rocket 13/12/15
#169 - Windy 15/11/15
#168 - Casual Flights 2 31/10/15
#167 - Casual water and pyro flights 11/10/15
#166 - Dark Shadow II 12/9/15
#165 - Liquid Density Experiment Part 2 5/9/15
#164 - Liquid Density Experiment Part 1 29/8/15
#163 - Channel 7 News 25/7/15
#162 - Axion G2 and Polaron G2 Flights 27/6/15
#161 - Fog and Long Boom 14/6/15
#160 - Chasing Rockets 12/4/15
#159 - Measurement 28/3/15
#158 - Thunda Down Under #2 - Dark Shadow 13/3/15
#157 - Thunda Down Under #1 - Polaron G2 12/3/15
#156 - Foam Flights 31/1/15

2014

#155 - Looking Down the Barrel 14/12/14
#154 - Revisits - foam generation, large chute 9/11/14
#153 - ClearCam 12/10/14
#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 

Videos

2018

- Phoenix 3D d78 Nosecone (day 199)
- Dark Shadow II - New Personal Record (day 197)
- Toilet Paper Roll Drop (day 194)

2017

- Horizon Project - Part 2 (day 192)
- Filming rockets at apogee (day 192)
- Horizon Project announcement - Part 1 (day 191)
- Polaron G3, Drone modes (day 190)
- Skittles in Microgravity (day 188)
- Polaron G2 flights (day 186)
- Light Shadow Level 1 HPR Certification attempt (day 186)
- Liquids in near-Zero G (day 185)
- Day 184 Hightlights - Axion G6 (day 184)

2016

- Acoustic Aogee Detector (day 181)
- Polaron G2 flights and pyro Highlights (day 180)
- L1ght Shadow First Flight - Part3a (day 180)
- Testing Light Shadow electronics (day 179)
- L1ght Shadow Construction - Part 2
- L1ght Shadow Construction - Part 1
- Reefing Parachutes for Increased Drag (day 177)
- 10 Years (day 176)
- Mullaley Launch (day 174)
- Oobleck In Water Rockets (day 173)
- Day 172 Coming Soon
- How to Measure Altitude (day 171)

2015

- How much water to use in a water rocket (day 170)
- Dark Shadow High Pressure Launcher
- Dark Shadow II (day 166)
- Mullaley HPR highlights (day 166)
- Liquid Density Experiment (day 165)
- Channel 7 News (day 163)
- Axion G2 and Polaron G2 Flights (day 162)
- Fog and Long Boom (day 161)
- Measurement (day 159)
- Dark Shadow - Parachute Deployment Mechanism
- Thunda Down Under #2 - Dark Shadow Flights (day 158)
- Thunda Down Under #1 - Polaron G2 Flights (day 157)

2014

- Looking Down the Barrel (day 155)
- Revisits, foam generation, large chute deployment (day 154)
- ClearCam (day 153)
- 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)