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Type: Posts; User: XrayLizard
Is still expanding.
As when NASA discovers something new, I too can share with you the excitment of.....
well only a sleek muscle car would be the alternative to this, the one and only..
Congrats to ya!
The Cheap part is the most difficult :)
may I suggest considering exploring the possibilites of getting yourself an HF rig to complement your new license ?? :D
Nightmare in Badham County.
Drive in B movie.
Hoping for the best for you Scotty. The work place should never be the source of personal problems, but it does happen, and have had some bad times myself, so I can tell you there are better times...
Hands were s h a ki ng. But, I did impress the VE's taking 45 minutes for 3 tests..ok yea, I did quite well too, and yea I am proud if it. Sorry I dont mean/hate to brag. :)
but my biggest help was...
As of NOW, I am an Extra Class HAM. :horse:
I really want to say THANKS tou you guys here, whose posts gave me the renewed interest and motivation.
You will do fine !!
+1 here :) decided to go for Extra class..... :eek::kill: Might as well.
then a little while ago, I walked in the door with a Ten-Tec HF rig from the 1970's...
cause thats how I roll :p
Probably dont want to hear this, but what you have here is a case of "learning curve". Staged rockets != 100% success ;)
hehe, Also hoping to take the Tech test next weekend... pretty neat how being a "born again" also rekindled my HAM interest. :cyclops:
Might even join a local club.
fishin with skippy is always good
Must be a nice Antenna farm there at W1AW :)
I used to work with a lot of W1nn level Hams, in Mass. back in the early 80's.
Worked for Microwave Associates - with the Gunplexer guys. Had a bench...
Music, or Piano Wire : Straight, and usually 3 foot lengths. maybe you will see 4 ft too.
Tractor Supply/Home improvment stores also have carbon steel round rods, I think in 4ft lengths. This...
looking good, will be a great spectator Rocket :)
I was taking some on-line Tech License ham practice tests, she walks in, sees that going on and declares she wants to be a HAM. lol.
I pulled the 1994 ARRL Handbook from the bookcase,...
It is a Slippery Slope!! :D Thats why we love it!!
Today it's 320 Sandpaper, tommorow a cabinet to hold all the different sandpapers, sanding blocks and gadgets... A never ending list.
Well, I guess this one....even though its only "mid power" ?
3 D cluster, over 6' tall.
This rocket photo was the cover photo for American Spacemodeler :D
Jan or Dec 1984 or 1985, I forget. ...
instead of sanding and using that 2 piece rod, just get the same diameter in a length of music wire from the hobby shop. just my :2:
lol, well thats a good idea,
but heck, evey "scratch" I do just looks like a tube with fins and a nose cone.
even though my scratch to kit ratio is like, 10:1 more or less.
still lthey look like...
Ya, kevlar cord. :)
lol, those are soft and fuzzy too :)
for smaller rocket tubes, I was thinking a paddle-ball ??
these golf practice balls, I do have some concern about the edges of the holes....could cut into...
for better or worse here it is...
being "only" 3 ply plywood (all that I have seen), it sure can't hurt to use the outer wood's grain to your advantage.
With Bacon. mmmmmmmm :)
here is the trick..... thinking that you are using fairly thin material...
Using a piece of thicker wood as a fin carrier, say as a minimum, 1/2" thick plywood:
You double-sided tape the fin...