https://nswrocketry.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/The-Chicken-on-Rail.jpeg 700 466 Derek http://nswrocketry.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NSWRA-Logo-with-Side-Text-1030x328.png Derek2023-07-31 12:13:192023-07-31 12:14:34New Tripoli Record!
In May last year Derek attempted to break the Tripoli record for a clustered rocket with a total impulse in the F range.
Recognition of this record was delayed due to a backlog of record attempts and some changes to the Tripoli Records Committee. But we are pleased to announce that this record has now been officially recognised by Tripoli. Derek’s new record altitude is 1,271 feet, compared to the previous record of 910 feet.
To reduce weight the rocket (named The Chicken) was not carrying a GPS and was lost in some crops for 5 hours, but was eventually found and recovered in excellent condition.
We encourage all members to explore the records on the Tripoli website and have a go at breaking them. Some of the lower impulse records are quite accessible using a rocket built from relatively cheap materials. Good luck!