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  1. #18031
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex R View Post
    to me it looked like a rather short delay in the Goldenrod, did you get all the parts back?
    Rex
    Rather short! That's an understatement lol

    (Youtube description has the whole story)
    The local RC/hobby shop has poor selection of delays and motors. It was only an F42-4T, so I had to distribute weight throughout the airframe to bring the deployment speed down. The nose was heavy and didn't seperate well, so the chute was stuck inside. Everything came back in one piece, and only one fin popped.

    The mammoth is such a simple and draggy falling design, that I may make it a tesbed of sorts!


  2. #18032
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    Finally, FINALLY got my L2! 5359 feet on a CTI J270.
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  3. #18033
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActingLikeAKid View Post
    Finally, FINALLY got my L2! 5359 feet on a CTI J270.
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    Congrats!!!


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    NAR #100940, RIMRA & CMASS
    L1 - 4/17/16, Tyrannosaur (by Binder Design), Loki H144
    L2 - 8/19/17, Terrordactyl (by Binder Design), CTI J250

  4. #18034
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActingLikeAKid View Post
    Finally, FINALLY got my L2! 5359 feet on a CTI J270.
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    Congratulations!
    Reasonably new to rocketry and hailing from the land down under.. I speak metric... I know not of these feet and inches you speak of...

    QRS: #193
    AMRS: #148

  5. #18035
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    Launched at LUNAR today. Successful day! Three up, three down. No damage, perfect flights on all. Two H's, one G.

  6. #18036
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    LUNAR Snow Ranch was near perfect weather. Great full crowd. We got 6 rockets up and only one damaged. Sorry Bill Riley (Worsaer) The Cheetah had it first flight today. It nose dived after a good flight.

    I thought the chute release package was too tight to eject. Then I looked at the motor.

    The ejection charge never fired. Guess I didn't screw it up. Picked these up from Mike at BAR in April. I'll give Estes a call and see if I can get a replacement. Click image for larger version. 

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    Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
    Eric Hamilton, NAR, TRA
    SARG, LUNAR
    Level 1, April 2017, Estes Argent, H115DM
    Level 2, September 2017, Scratchbuilt 2.6", J270G

  7. #18037
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    Flew a L900 DM today.....wicked nice motor. Went to 6700ft in my Blue Iguana.
    Christopher Short
    TRA #10247 L3 TAP
    NAR #83000 L3CC
    Prefect #38
    Chris' Rocket Supplies, LLC
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  8. #18038
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    Got the airframe for the Go Devil 38 jigged up in the mill. Will cut the slots for the fins tomorrow.

    It is a shame this won't be completed before my trip to the States in a month. It is the ideal size to put in a suitcase and be able to fly HPR at the other end.
    TRA 13430, Level 3

    "Everybody's simulation model is guilty until proven innocent" (Thomas H. Lawrence 1994)

  9. #18039
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    Finished the wiring on another Formula 38 av bay. They'll be ready to fly as soon as I get some 2-56 screws

    I also built a GPS module for my Eggfinder Rx LCD. It seemed to work fine inside my office, but the distance reading is a little wonky. I'm guessing it'll fix itself when I take it outside tomorrow.

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    I'm going to redesign my case to contain the GPS. One of these days I'll get around to sharing the stl files for it.
    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  10. #18040
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    today I woke up kind of early. finished packing my rockets and my gear, drove halfway to the launch site and realized I haven't check launch conditions since last night, turns out launch has been canceled.... doh!!
    NAR# 104365

  11. #18041
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cl(VII) View Post
    For now a DeWalt 611 router.

    A popular choice.

    I got Makita RT0701 -- mostly because it was reported to be a little quieter than the DeWalt. Still, one thing I hadn't really reckoned on was the sustained noise of a router running for 20 or 30 minutes at a time. It is well isolated in my basement, so it is audible but not too obtrusive in the rooms directly above it. Ear protection is required if I am going to work in the shop while it is running. I am collecting parts of an enclosure, both for dust control and noise abatement.

    Not sure what I am going to do about the Maslow. The Ridgid router is significantly louder than the Makita, the Maslow cuts a lot more slowly than the Shapeoko, and I cannot think of a practical way to sound proof it without adding significant weight to the sled that carries the router around.

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    Fortunately I've got about 500lbs of sheet goods to move out of the corner where it will live, and the pantograph sled support to build, before I have to worry how loud it will be. A project for Christmas break, maybe.

    In the meantime, I did think of something "rocket wise" to do with it

    Plywood Teardrop Trailer

    In case my kid ever wants to spend the night before a launch camping out in the desert.
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    NAR Level 1, Sheridan Oregon, 09/16/17 -- scratch built 7.6cm x 120cm rocket on an AT H182R.

  12. #18042
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDB View Post
    Congrats!!!


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    Thanks!! Conditions were perfect, nice and calm.

  13. #18043
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    Flew some rockets and used a new toy today!



    What camera are you using? Picture quality is good.

    Nate

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Rocketry Forum mobile app

  14. #18044
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    Quote Originally Posted by Normzilla View Post
    What camera are you using? Picture quality is good.

    Nate

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    Little MateCam 808 (1080p) with a wide lens.
    Here's the Amazon link to it. (I ended up buying the SD card that was recommended too because I was lazy to shop around)
    Maybe I lucked out and got a good one?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  15. #18045
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlabrasca View Post
    A popular choice.

    I got Makita RT0701 -- mostly because it was reported to be a little quieter than the DeWalt. Still, one thing I hadn't really reckoned on was the sustained noise of a router running for 20 or 30 minutes at a time. It is well isolated in my basement, so it is audible but not too obtrusive in the rooms directly above it. Ear protection is required if I am going to work in the shop while it is running. I am collecting parts of an enclosure, both for dust control and noise abatement.

    Not sure what I am going to do about the Maslow. The Ridgid router is significantly louder than the Makita, the Maslow cuts a lot more slowly than the Shapeoko, and I cannot think of a practical way to sound proof it without adding significant weight to the sled that carries the router around.

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    Fortunately I've got about 500lbs of sheet goods to move out of the corner where it will live, and the pantograph sled support to build, before I have to worry how loud it will be. A project for Christmas break, maybe.

    In the meantime, I did think of something "rocket wise" to do with it

    Plywood Teardrop Trailer

    In case my kid ever wants to spend the night before a launch camping out in the desert.
    I already had the router, so easy choice there. I'm sure it isn't going to be the quietest thing, but it won't be running all that often.

    The teardrop trailer project looks awesome. If you go forward, it deserves a build thread in the "Ground Support" section, don't you think?
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  16. #18046
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActingLikeAKid View Post
    Thanks!! Conditions were perfect, nice and calm.
    I saw the good forecast. Wish I could have been there. Between kids' sports and house-crap, I'm not taking near enough advantage of this great flying weather.
    NAR #100940, RIMRA & CMASS
    L1 - 4/17/16, Tyrannosaur (by Binder Design), Loki H144
    L2 - 8/19/17, Terrordactyl (by Binder Design), CTI J250

  17. #18047
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    Got home from a week long project this afternoon and felt like doing something rocket wise. Tore the motor mount and fins from my Madcow Little John in anticipation of the replacement airframe I ordered Black Friday. Since the damage was in the fin can section, I was able to salvage about 15" of tube that will make a nice payload bay one day...
    One of the fins is missing, but I have 3 patterns to make a new one from....
    Terry

    NAR L1
    L2 is on hold, maybe never

  18. #18048
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    Put a white base coat on Orange Crush, as soon as it dries enough it will get a light sanding to prep for the Orange color coat.
    Rich

    NAR# 99154

    L3-4x upscale Estes Cherokee-D- AT M1297W 5/28/2016 http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...r-rharshberger

    TriCities Rocketeers NAR section# 736 http://www.tricitiesrocketeers.org/

  19. #18049
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    I fired up Illustrator and pounded out a tribal-ish flame-ish paint scheme for my Mouse 38. It's definitely inspired by my Quicksilver paint job (RIP), but still different enough that I think I can avoid calling myself a copycat. I'll use the blue & purple rattle cans that I bought for my daughter's Formula 38.

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    I thought about doing a marbleized/saran wrap texture to the paint, but we'll see how motivated I am when I shoot it.

    Edit: I cut the mask.

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    Edit 2: The Mouse is masked. I'll try to shoot it tomorrow when there's that big glowing orb in the sky.

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    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  20. #18050
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    I fired up Illustrator and pounded out a tribal-ish flame-ish paint scheme for my Mouse 38. It's definitely inspired by my Quicksilver paint job (RIP), but still different enough that I think I can avoid calling myself a copycat. I'll use the blue & purple rattle cans that I bought for my daughter's Formula 38.

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    I thought about doing a marbleized/saran wrap texture to the paint, but we'll see how motivated I am when I shoot it.

    Edit: I cut the mask.

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    Edit 2: The Mouse is masked. I'll try to shoot it tomorrow when there's that big glowing orb in the sky.

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    Swanky.
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  21. #18051
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    Cleaned out motor reload casings from the weekend launch... Madcow Nike Apache was on the door this AM at 7:07. After being delayed for two days for "unknown" reasons at the post office. Unboxing here during the lunch break.

  22. #18052
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    It's too windy today to paint my Mouse 38, so I hacked up a mod to my Eggfinder Rx LCD case to fit the new GPS module. My previous one used the rectangular case on the right middle of the attached screenshot. The new one puts the GPS module on the top facing the sky (well, it's on the top if you're looking at the screen and holding the antenna pointing up). I'm printing one now...

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    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  23. #18053
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    It's too windy today to paint my Mouse 38, so I hacked up a mod to my Eggfinder Rx LCD case to fit the new GPS module. My previous one used the rectangular case on the right middle of the attached screenshot. The new one puts the GPS module on the top facing the sky (well, it's on the top if you're looking at the screen and holding the antenna pointing up). I'm printing one now...

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    Very nice. Does a bluetooth module fit too?
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  24. #18054
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cl(VII) View Post
    Very nice. Does a bluetooth module fit too?
    Thanks. Yeah, you can see it here in the photo of my old case. I just used a Command Strip (removable double sided tape) to stick it to the back of the main Rx board.

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    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  25. #18055
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    nice
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  26. #18056
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    Got a nice little envelope from the NAR today...

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    I guess this makes it official now?
    Kris Hull
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    L1 - 05/26/2017 Mansfield WA. RIP Binder Design Excel Back in the Saddle - I245G; 1,281ft
    L2 - 11/11/2017 Pasco, WA.MAC 4" ARCAS - J400SS; 1,888ft

  27. #18057
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Got a nice little envelope from the NAR today...

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    I guess this makes it official now?
    Yep, welcome to the party!
    Rich

    NAR# 99154

    L3-4x upscale Estes Cherokee-D- AT M1297W 5/28/2016 http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...r-rharshberger

    TriCities Rocketeers NAR section# 736 http://www.tricitiesrocketeers.org/

  28. #18058
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Got a nice little envelope from the NAR today...

    I guess this makes it official now?
    I haven't been looking too closely, but I don't see folks wearing these pins. When are we supposed to display decorations? <g>
    NAR Level 1, Sheridan Oregon, 09/16/17 -- scratch built 7.6cm x 120cm rocket on an AT H182R.

  29. #18059
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDB View Post
    I saw the good forecast. Wish I could have been there. Between kids' sports and house-crap, I'm not taking near enough advantage of this great flying weather.
    I really should have gone for a run Saturday but I couldn't deny the call of the L2.

  30. #18060
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActingLikeAKid View Post
    Finally, FINALLY got my L2! 5359 feet on a CTI J270.
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    Way to go !

    Nicely done.

    Kenny

    Fiesta Area Rocket Team - San Diego, CA

    TRA# 01113 L3, NAR # 38484 -DART, NAR Section #317
    GHS 2011 PB-X ROCstock XXXV GHS 2012 PB XI ROCstock XXXVII PBXII SPRINGFEST 2014 ROCstock XXXIX Oktoberfest 2014 LASTER Blaster ROCstock XL SPRINGFEST 2015 ROCstock XL1 ROCtober Oktoberfest 2015 LDRS XXXV ROCstock XLIII Holtville HAVOC Springfest 2017 Octoberfest 2017 --> ROCstock XLV :dark:

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