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In the absence of a new members thread (that my short browsing could find...) I deemed this area suitable for a general hello to you all from a newbie.

My name is Kieron and I'm from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. I'm a Laboratory Technician in a school/college and my interest in rocketry is from an educational (and personal fun :) point of view. I've just ordered my first LPR kit with a selection of A and B motors (for now!) and hope to get some of my students involved in the excitement of designing, building and launching their own rockets. I'm in the process of designing a launch pad integrated into a data logging weighing scale so we can see the initial thrust at take off, combined with a simple altimeter (an inclinometer and some trigonometry :) we should be able to cobble together some bucket physics from it. Anyway. I hope to get involved more in the forum as the project goes on, and I'm sorry but expect some newbish questions.... after reading some of the threads on this forum I realise I might be biting off more than I can chew!! Be gentle with me!.
 

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Wecome to the forum.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people. And since you are not a public official or in corporate management you are not one of those! :bangpan:

Feel free to ask as many questions as you want and post some pictures of your rocket builds if you can.
 

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In the absence of a new members thread (that my short browsing could find...) I deemed this area suitable for a general hello to you all from a newbie.

My name is Kieron and I'm from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. I'm a Laboratory Technician in a school/college and my interest in rocketry is from an educational (and personal fun :) point of view. I've just ordered my first LPR kit with a selection of A and B motors (for now!) and hope to get some of my students involved in the excitement of designing, building and launching their own rockets. I'm in the process of designing a launch pad integrated into a data logging weighing scale so we can see the initial thrust at take off, combined with a simple altimeter (an inclinometer and some trigonometry :) we should be able to cobble together some bucket physics from it. Anyway. I hope to get involved more in the forum as the project goes on, and I'm sorry but expect some newbish questions.... after reading some of the threads on this forum I realise I might be biting off more than I can chew!! Be gentle with me!.
Hi Kieron,

Welcome to TRF. Check out this site:https://www.ukra.org.uk/ for some local info. & fun.

Verna
www.vernarockets.com
 

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In the absence of a new members thread (that my short browsing could find...) I deemed this area suitable for a general hello to you all from a newbie.

My name is Kieron and I'm from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. I'm a Laboratory Technician in a school/college and my interest in rocketry is from an educational (and personal fun :) point of view. I've just ordered my first LPR kit with a selection of A and B motors (for now!) and hope to get some of my students involved in the excitement of designing, building and launching their own rockets. I'm in the process of designing a launch pad integrated into a data logging weighing scale so we can see the initial thrust at take off, combined with a simple altimeter (an inclinometer and some trigonometry :) we should be able to cobble together some bucket physics from it. Anyway. I hope to get involved more in the forum as the project goes on, and I'm sorry but expect some newbish questions.... after reading some of the threads on this forum I realise I might be biting off more than I can chew!! Be gentle with me!.
Jolly Good Show!
 

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Welcome on board! Sounds like a fun project.
 

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Hi!

Great to see yet another UK member on here, especially one who's looking at getting their school involved.

If you haven't seen it already, take a look at the website for UKAYRoC (UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge) competition - https://ukayroc.org.uk/. If you're quick, you might still be able to register for this year.

Cheers,
Phil (who's actually wearing a UKAYRoC t-shirt today :eek:)
 

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In the absence of a new members thread (that my short browsing could find...) I deemed this area suitable for a general hello to you all from a newbie.

My name is Kieron and I'm from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. I'm a Laboratory Technician in a school/college and my interest in rocketry is from an educational (and personal fun :) point of view. I've just ordered my first LPR kit with a selection of A and B motors (for now!) and hope to get some of my students involved in the excitement of designing, building and launching their own rockets. I'm in the process of designing a launch pad integrated into a data logging weighing scale so we can see the initial thrust at take off, combined with a simple altimeter (an inclinometer and some trigonometry :) we should be able to cobble together some bucket physics from it. Anyway. I hope to get involved more in the forum as the project goes on, and I'm sorry but expect some newbish questions.... after reading some of the threads on this forum I realise I might be biting off more than I can chew!! Be gentle with me!.

Welcome! Please post said newbish questions here ;)
I wish I was in your class :)
Tom
 

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Hi Fuller, welcome to TRF, i'm in worksop, so not too far away from you.
 

Fuller

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Thanks all for the warm welcome. I look forward to contributing more when I can!

Oh and WiK - I checked out the ukayroc website. Looks like an amazing project for us to aim at but I doubt we'll be up to that level this year. Have you read the rules?
 
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Yes, I've read the rules - the challenge this year is quite interesting with the separate payload section recovered by streamer. Should make for some fun flights!

Phil
 
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