Try Beating this Lawn dart (Pt II)

Try Beating this Lawn dart (Pt II)

Post by Bob Stephenso » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00



Oops, just found the newspaper article about the incredible lawn dart in
South Australia - for what it is worth here it is...

TINY TOWN TIPPED TO ROCKET INTO FAME

The Canberra Times  Thursday 30 April 1998

ADELAIDE : It's sticking out of the ground "like a pencil in playdough" and
has the potetntial to make the tiny South Australian outback town of William
Creek the rocket capital of Australia.

The 10m rocket, possibly 20 or 30 years old, was spotted by a cattle
musterer late last year and was tracked down again earlier this week by
outback tour operator Trevor Wright.  About 20 km south of William Creek, it
sits upright in the clay, apparently undamaged despite its dramatic plunge.

Mr Wright said yesterday that locals had no idea why or when the rocket was
launched nor waht its purpose was.  But he said they were hoping to make
something of a tourist attraction of the find with the owner of the William
Creek Hotel already drawing up plans to have it lifted onto the pub's roof.

"We've already got a bit of a museum set up here with other rocket debris so
we reckon this thing could make us the rocket capital of Australia"

"Perhaps we should paint a big bull's eye on the top of the pub too".

Mr Wright said preparations were now under way to get to the rocket by land
but he remained unsure whether it would be possible to bring it back.

Oh god, they'll probably paint it flourescent orange or something :^((

--
Bob Stephenson

Canberra, AUSTRALIA

Feel free to visit my model rocketry homepage
http://www.netpseed.com.au/bstephen/NCRHome.htm

"I therefore think I am (but I could be wrong)"

 
 
 

Try Beating this Lawn dart (Pt II)

Post by Darren J. Longhor » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00


Bob,
Your presence on the internet seems a bit tenuous. I tried to email you
about the URL in your sig ( I get domain not recognised), guess what, it
bounced back!
Is this a temporary problem?
--
Darren J. Longhorn
Unorthodox Engineer

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8238/

 
 
 

Try Beating this Lawn dart (Pt II)

Post by Stephen DeArma » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00


snip

Quote:
> "Perhaps we should paint a big bull's eye on the top of the pub too".

       Hey Mark, <G>

  That sounds like a challenge to you and the kids at the high school.
Do you think you could center Barbie on target and through the roof at
the pub? <G> And don't forget the video!

                            Trust No One,
                                Randy

 
 
 

Try Beating this Lawn dart (Pt II)

Post by Norseman District High Scho » Sat, 09 May 1998 04:00:00


On Thu, 30 Apr 1998 07:03:03 -0500, Stephen DeArman

Quote:

>       Hey Mark, <G>

>  That sounds like a challenge to you and the kids at the high school.
>Do you think you could center Barbie on target and through the roof at
>the pub? <G> And don't forget the video!

>                            Trust No One,
>                                Randy

Gees,  the computer breaks ang people start mocking me 8-)
My next rocketry class starts in July.  I wonder, how many "D"'s would
I need to cluster and/or stage to go 2000 km to Adelaide?  (We can now
get AT "F" engines here, but there are only 2 in the state.)  With the
dock strike, D's could be a problem too...

Mark McClellan
West Australia