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  1. swatkat

    Electronics bay configuration and building

    The switch band does not need to be in the center of the bay. I do this often. (shorten one side as needed)
  2. swatkat

    Space Force recruiting commercial

    I'm pretty sure they have already had dogs in outer space... I've got this show queued up to watch here shortly. (no dogs).
  3. swatkat

    What Do You Think About 3D Printing

    I just really like the ability to make custom parts quickly and cheaply...
  4. swatkat

    Cats or Dogs?

    And yes, you are correct. Notice my Avatar? :)
  5. swatkat

    Cats or Dogs?

    Ahem...
  6. swatkat

    Forum Games - Word Association (for ALL TRF'rs)

    bite
  7. swatkat

    Forum Games - Word Association (for ALL TRF'rs)

    Tyson (mike)
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    Forum Games - Word Association (for ALL TRF'rs)

    Purple Rain
  9. swatkat

    Cats or Dogs?

    This sums it up nicely
  10. swatkat

    3D Printing Which Creality 3d Printer would you recommend?

    I have the CR-10 400 and the Ender 3 Pro. Ender 3 Pro... I also have a Lulzbot Taz 6 and a Prusa… .Ender 3 Pro over ALL of those for the beginner that doesn't require large format.
  11. swatkat

    Recovery Wadding

    You can also use party streamers. Just don't catch the garage on fire demoing them!
  12. swatkat

    Parachute patterns

    I began sewing my own a while back, in style "B" above... I found that my sewing skills are fairly minimal and that with the cost of nylon plus my time, it was actually cheaper to buy them (at least that's my excuse) from folks with a lot more skill than I possess. I do have some really awesome...
  13. swatkat

    What Do You Think About 3D Printing

    I'm in the "mixed" camp. Good for the custom parts, off sized, etc. Also great for doo-dads like nylon retainers and rail buttons. Great for sleds. I won't do fins/tubes, etc. tho.
  14. swatkat

    Electronic Flight Cards?

    5 minutes kills MRSA, everything else is less than that. Cycles are 5 mins.
  15. swatkat

    Electronic Flight Cards?

    Added a request on the form for pad rail/rod size... (1/8, 3/16, 1/4, micro, 1010, 1515)
  16. swatkat

    AeroTech Open Thread

    Blue thunder in the 18mm is already tried and true. Endburner BT could be higher thrust and more total propellant.
  17. swatkat

    Electronic Flight Cards?

    Google docs looks like a good realtime solution. we have a battery operated UV-C sterilizer for regular paper cards, but can only do 4 at a time (5 min. cycle) so it's pretty slow going that route...
  18. swatkat

    $14 Parachute???

    i weighed the 54" one since it's out getting prepped for a launch, It's 11.2 Oz.
  19. swatkat

    $14 Parachute???

    It does not compact really well, but I've got a 42" one in a Loc Forte (3" tube) and a 54" one in a Loc Expediter (4" tube). Both are not really tight, but nor are they loose.
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