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#31 portfire

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

BIG thanks to everyone who organized the event. I had a great day, and the display, well, WOW!!. B)

I'll post the video of the display shortly, but it won't do it justice. You had to be there!

I'll also post some pics, and post a proper tutorial on cakes later :P

Cheers
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Edited by portfire, 04 May 2008 - 10:45 AM.

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#32 Richard H

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:13 PM

Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing some video of the display :)

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing some video of the display :)


Yeah Richard, got the whole display, looks great, but pyrobin is taking it's sweet time showing me the link. It's only 89MB :angry:

I can post some pics of the firing site in the mean time?
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#34 karlfoxman

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:26 PM

Was a great day!! Cheers for everyone's help, would not have been possible without the help we had. I was pleased with the show, almost everything fired just a few we knew would be left and some random bits left. Sorry for the wake up call at 10am! Looking forward to the link for vids/pics!

Was nice to see some new faces and meet the usual suspects! :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:19 PM

To those who didn't attend YOU MISSED OUT! Twas a good day for all (and a noisy morning for those who slept over lol thanks Richard n Karl!), fantastic display but it would be even better if some more folks got out of the shed and actually turned out to our events, Come on people!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:02 PM

fantastic display but it would be even better if some more folks got out of the shed and actually turned out to our events, Come on people!


Here f-ing here phil. I was shocked as just to how many REAL!!! members we have.

Anyway, for all of those who didn't show up, here's what you missed.

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http://www.pyrobin.c.....n display.mpg

4:14 .. Turn ya bass bins up, am tellin ya. Was this the time cue Karl ?, or 4:13

Enjoy
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:49 PM

Nice work Dean! Cue's used are at around 4:14 @ 0.2 second delays. Cheers for filming, did you film the special?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:43 AM

Just to agree with all, great day and thanks to all involved.

Thanks to Dean for his cake demo - he looked really nervous, but did a great job just the same!

Will put a few pics up soon - will post on here when I do...

Certainly more members there than last time - we start to look like a force to be reckoned with. Anybody who did not come - please come next time, no matter how far or how busy you are - you missed out.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:31 PM

Some pics of the convention up now on my website:

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and press the Gallery button.


No names have been associated with pictures, but if anyone objects to their image being there, let me know and I'll remove it...
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:36 PM

To those who didn't attend YOU MISSED OUT! Twas a good day for all (and a noisy morning for those who slept over lol thanks Richard n Karl!), fantastic display but it would be even better if some more folks got out of the shed and actually turned out to our events, Come on people!


Hi everybody,
i was planing on travelling up for the day but did not get back from malta until late fri eve and was too knackered to think about making another 200 mile journey early sat morning,
it is nice to hear it was a successful day and i am hopeing to make it to the next organized do if poss,trouble is from somerset it is all a fair way to travel,
cheers all,
Vince.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:58 PM

Sounds like it went really well! B)

But to echo what starseeker said, it just seemed a little too far to drive there and back in a day for me. I guess thats always going to be somewhat of an issue with these events.

Well, good stuff! I'm sure there will be lots more good events in the future.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:42 PM

Thanks to everybody who came. I hope that you all enjoyed it. I have some photos that I will put up soon.
And for all of you who offered to help out with the factory, a new thread will be started.

EOD team signing off.. ;)

Some pictures: http://www.nitrate.p..._Conv_Summer08/
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:19 PM

Hi all,

Looks like you had a successful event!

Just a few questions

1, all told.........how many of ya turned up?

2, was it for the weekend or just the day?

3, did anyone put on other facilities for entertainment, food etc?

4, when is the next meet?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:33 AM

Well I could only make it for the saturday. Great day! Ace site! Food by the rocketry people, several rocketry shops to browse. Truly fabulous display.

Great that the dry business of the AGM had such a great "sweetener" probably not good for public transport users as there is no service to the "middle of a field in Cambridgeshire"
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:59 AM

Indeed, many thanks to the UKPS for a most enjoyable and memorable day. The social side was fun as usual - nice to meet many friends and a few new faces.

A few pics and movies... Firstly, here's how EARS launch a rocket:

EARS rocket launch (Divx avi, 811KB)

Here's how the UKPS launch a rocket :) :

UKPS rocket launch (Divx avi, 666KB)

A very interesting cake building talk by Portfire:

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A successful wheel making demo by BigG:

Fe-Ti wheel demo (Divx avi, 3.73MB)

Rigging display rockets:

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Huge evening display (the cue you're all looking for is at 3:52)...

Evening display (Divx avi, 44.5MB)

Karl's beraq shell to round off the night:

3-break beraq shell (Divx avi, 2.44MB)

Further events are planned for later in the year. Really guys, if you're at all interested in the past, present or future of fireworks please join the UKPS and support this madness!

Edited by BrightStar, 06 May 2008 - 08:58 PM.





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