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    11th January 2018, 03:45 AM
    A tracker becomes necessary when you fly at Bong Rec Area in WI! Many of us in WOOSH use the com-spec units bought from Wildman. The one I have...
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    11th January 2018, 01:23 AM
    My Local Hobby Shop is already suffering from this, can't get much of anything from Great Planes. That was his only distributor still carrying...
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    9th January 2018, 03:26 AM
    This looks great. Largest X-Wing I've flown is an Estes Maxi-Brute. Well, actually 2 of them. Both crashed, partly due to insufficient motor,...
    19 replies | 650 view(s)
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    8th January 2018, 02:08 AM
    dpower replied to a thread Metal Earth in The Watering Hole
    Nice work, haven't done that one yet - though I do have a Klingon bird-of-prey waiting to be built. The most difficult one for me was the lunar...
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    7th January 2018, 04:53 PM
    I highly recommend "Elon Musk: Inventing the Future". (Alternate Title "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future")
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    7th January 2018, 04:34 PM
    dpower replied to a thread Metal Earth in The Watering Hole
    I've found an "OptiVISOR" to be really helpful for old eyes. R2D2 was fun to build, eh?
    108 replies | 5268 view(s)
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    7th January 2018, 04:32 PM
    dpower replied to a thread Metal Earth in The Watering Hole
    How did you enjoy the LEM? Those were some tiny nozzles to bend!
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    7th January 2018, 04:08 PM
    Depending on the altitudes you're interesed in, you can adapt down to 29mm. AT 29mm HPR reloads are a less $ for the same impulse as 38mm, and all...
    27 replies | 864 view(s)
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    7th January 2018, 03:46 PM
    dpower replied to a thread Estes B8-5 in Propulsion
    That explains where my RASP data came from. I'll put this in Rocksim and do some comparisons just for kicks.
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    7th January 2018, 03:40 PM
    Rich, thanks for pointing that out. I've used their FireWires, but the BP starters look great! I fly a number of cluster rockets up to 7 motors,...
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    7th January 2018, 03:30 PM
    +2, I've been doing this, and it's a big improvement. Your glue comment is spot-on.
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    7th January 2018, 03:28 PM
    I've used Estes Sonic igniters for BP clusters, and they work great with 12V. A good substitute for Q2G2s, and longer leads too.
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    7th January 2018, 03:15 PM
    dpower replied to a thread What should I do? in Propulsion
    Heh, I'd (carefully) cut the motor apart, to show indeed that there's still a fuel grain in there. If it's intact, you'll either find evidence of a...
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    7th January 2018, 03:08 PM
    Heh, I flew a G33 black jack yesterday, and it was around 5 seconds before it built up enough pressure to move on the rod!
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    7th January 2018, 03:05 PM
    dpower replied to a thread Purpose of LMS motors? in Propulsion
    The other nice thing about LMS is being able to adjust the delay before assembly. I like to fly the F27, but it's only available as -4 or -8, so...
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    27th December 2017, 04:29 AM
    dpower replied to a thread Estes B8-5 in Propulsion
    Here is RASP data for the B8, from an old version of pRASP: ; Estes B8 RASP.ENG file made from NAR published data ; File produced October 3, 2000...
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