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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purkeypilot View Post
    On a side note; what are you pulling it with?
    Toyota Tundra

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    Dude... Awesome!

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  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrfytr310 View Post
    Dude... Awesome!
    Thank you. It has been a fun project. The wife and kids have been helping with it's construction. I definitely don't have any issues getting the whole family to go to a launch now. In fact the wife even built and flew her first rocket a few launches ago. Worth every penny.


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  4. #34
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    Wayyy too cool...
    I'm drooling...
    Good for you man...
    All the best with it...
    With that trailer all set up
    and you've got your wife and kids into rocketry going to launches with you !!!!!!!!

    You've got it made man...
    That's how to do it...

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  5. #35
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    A rocket home away from home. Love the design; a little green with envy here, I must say.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster, and if you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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  6. #36
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    It certainly looks like a super mobile workshop, but when I go to launches I take a number of large rockets... How much net storage volume are you going to end up with after all the mods? Also important are maximum airframe length and fin span in that volume?
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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixontj93060 View Post
    It certainly looks like a super mobile workshop, but when I go to launches I take a number of large rockets... How much net storage volume are you going to end up with after all the mods? Also important are maximum airframe length and fin span in that volume?
    It's a 20' trailer, which fits my last project of 13' just fine and my rockets have very small fins. The plan is to install some rocket mounting gear along the ceiling near the cable trays.


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  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAGON64 View Post
    A rocket home away from home. Love the design; a little green with envy here, I must say.
    Thank you



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  9. #39
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    Agreed! Came a long way, very nice!
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  10. #40
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    Started building the galley portion of the trailer.

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  11. #41
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    Added a few rocket holders in the trailer.

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  12. #42
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    Yes, AC from Solar!
    Put a 1kW array on the top and 900AHr of battery and you'll be golden except for the worst weather.
    We have a "shore power" input just in case we need to borrow some generator time from a neighbor....but rarely use it.
    We run our full size fridge, PA-style audio, light and all the power tools we need.

    AND NO NOISE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredA View Post
    Yes, AC from Solar!
    Put a 1kW array on the top and 900AHr of battery and you'll be golden except for the worst weather.
    We have a "shore power" input just in case we need to borrow some generator time from a neighbor....but rarely use it.
    We run our full size fridge, PA-style audio, light and all the power tools we need.

    AND NO NOISE!
    Very very cool...
    That is really a great idea...
    I'd guess you have to be careful how you mount a solar panel to the roof of a trailer
    as it constantly has to withstand highway speed winds....

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  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredA View Post
    Yes, AC from Solar!
    Put a 1kW array on the top and 900AHr of battery and you'll be golden except for the worst weather.
    We have a "shore power" input just in case we need to borrow some generator time from a neighbor....but rarely use it.
    We run our full size fridge, PA-style audio, light and all the power tools we need.

    AND NO NOISE!
    I haven't put any solar cells on the trailer yet. I do plan to do so at some point, just to keep electronics running on nice days. I currently use a Honda EUi7000, of which most people never realize is even running. Doubt I will be running my AC off of solar anytime soon, it pulls 1.8kW.

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    Tested out the new repeater at the launch this weekend. Nice having reliable communication over a large area.
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  16. #46
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    The trailer performed great at BALLS this year. We tracked so many great projects this year. We were able to track a project and field personnel with enough precision to find a 54mm hole in the Playa 1.5miles away from the flight line. The rocket was 12" deep. The repeater also work flawlessly with clear signal all the way to the 12 mile entrance, sure it could have gone further but didn't check.

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  17. #47
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    I wish I had remembered this thread while I was at BALLS. I would have enjoyed seeing the trailer.
    Can you tell me more about the repeater, such as which service you're repeating?


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    I am repeating 70cm HAM to 2m HAM.

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    It was so clean before we left for Blackrock.

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