I'm so confused!
Type: Posts; User: o1d_dude
I'm so confused!
Thanks for the Y-harness tutorial, Jim. Did a cut and paste on your response and it now resides in my "Rocketry Documents" folder.
I agree that 3" and smaller tubes being too small to reach down...
Jim, I'm a little late to party on this build but have subscribed and have worked my way through it to the current posts.
I've never used a Y-harness or thus far built any fiberglass ships so my...
News is reporting the tornado was a mile wide and ranked EF4.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
This looks like a great way to run a DD setup using the Archetype Cable Cutter in a stubby rocket such as my Madcow Squat or Jim's "AYUSB".
Gratz on the successful L1 cert, BeerorKid!
I'm guessing your face is tired from laughing/smiling/whooping/hollering. We all get that. It comes with the territory.
I firmly believe in making my rockets earn their paint.
If they survive a flight or two, then they get a nice paint job.
Never invest more time in making the rocket "pretty" than you are...
How about one of your great photos showing the inside of the nosecone? If you've already posted one, I've not seen it.
Is this the setup you use for the IKAL cable cutter?
Thanks, Jason. I'll check it out.
Based on my diagnosis (google, taurus user groups, and such) the problem is most likely (90 percent certainty) an actuator piston that has a bonded seal that tends to delaminate. The symptoms are...
Never say never. You may feel differently after a some time has gone by.
If your eyes and nose permit, you could also brush on thin CA glue with a Q-tip and later sand it smooth.
I've also heard of rocketeers doing basically the same thing with 5 minute epoxy but...
There are many paths to rocketry nirvana.
The "lifting nuts" look like the ticket. I never knew the correct name form these things even though I have a few that I use for other purposes.
Great pictures but I'm sorry for the carnage.
I especially enjoyed the "before" shot of your Estes "Rascal" as I still have my original sitting on the rocket workbench. There's just something...
Ditto for me. Just dropped a big chunk of rocket cash from savings to get the A/C in the Taurus repaired but the transmission is still a bit of a problem so I'm going to have to pass this go around....
I love the Madcow Squat rocket. Sharon's turned out very nice.
May have to move to Arizona because mine just loves to go swimming. Flies better than it swims, tho. :facepalm:
I have been a fan of your website for some time and even fly a pink Crayon Rocket on regular basis. Probably would have never done a crayon without your tutorial. Thanks!
Sorry to hear you're...
I spent some good rocket money today on getting one of my cars repaired today and the end is not in sight. 2005 Ford Taurus with a sketchy transmission (they are known for it).
I battle gravity.
Have done so most of my life.
Every day, I read the newspaper and announce out loud to no one in particular, "We need to move out this state."
The short list of destinations reads like: Texas, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming. I...
Use the 1/4" quick link. You'll just need to attack the stationary threaded portion of the link with a file. I'd estimate that removing 1/16" will allow the quick link to slip over the eye nut. The...
I'm pretty sure that's the responsible party, too.
Great photos, Jeff.
I like the Gladiator and enjoying seeing it fly.
The January photo looks VERY nice. The 2012 photo not so much.
Might have to give this launch some thought.
Nice shirt. I like the yearly Nike Smoke drag race theme.
Might need to order one. A Nike Smoke, that it is.
Any idea on the field conditions we're likely to experience next weekend? My bum...
Money going up in smoke as I always say.
Whatever you do, boating is the worst. You simulate owning a sailboat by standing in a cold shower and shoving $100 bills down the drain.
Gratz on the L2. Nice choice on the red motor.
Yes, it is.
Think about joining the International Dark Sky Association at www.darksky.org and fight the good fight.
If you're going to the SARG meeting/equipment maintenance session tomorrow I will bring it so you can eyeball it or even take a photo.