Apogee Rocketober Photo Challenge

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  1. Oct 8, 2019 #61

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    Well, the contents of the range box depend on what kind of launch I'm going to, but if I'm doing low power on my own, I have a 12V launcher built into the bottom of my range box. Nothing fancy, just some holes, a switch, continuity light, and a 12V battery pack.

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  2. Oct 9, 2019 #62

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    Okay here we go...
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    Top: Husky (a.k.a. Home Depot) 25 in. Cantilever Mobile Job Box
    2nd Row (LtoR-TtoB):
    • DJI Mavic Pro w/Acc. - Tool Pouch
    • Electronics Acc. Bin - Eggfinder LCD Receiver - SKYRC B6AC LiPo Charger
    • Misc. Hardware Bin - Avionics Bin (EggFinder w/SMT sled, EggTimer Proton & JLCR) - JLCR #2
    • Glues & Lubes Bin - Portasol 125 Soldering Set
    • LPR/MPR Chutes Bin - MPR Chutes
    • AT Cases: 24/40, 29/40-120, 38/360, 38/600 & 54/1706 w/54 RAS - Baby Wipes, (1st Tube) 38 RAS & 38-29 Adapter - (2nd Tube) RMS Delay Drilling Tool & Misc
    • (Baggies) Homemade Fireproof Wadding - (Box) 24/40 & 29/40-120 Reloads - Blast Deflector for Jaw Stand Launch Pad
     
  3. Oct 9, 2019 #63

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    That looks very complete, and well organized. Do you load your 38mm and 54 motors at the field? Or ahead of time?
     
  4. Oct 9, 2019 #64

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    Uh oh, now you started the wheels turning. How about an all in one range box, launch pad and built in battery and ignition leads with banana plugs for a 30' controller hookup? Battery is inches away from the ignitor clips, less resistance in the circuit.
    I could use my old Stanley tool box. Ceramic floor tile or electrical box cover for a blast deflector, used drill chuck to hold any size rod, all bolted to the tool box top. Removeable telescoping legs for leveling/canting the rod. Everything fits inside, carry one box to your launch site.
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    Room to spare for Estes 2 and 3 piece 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4" rods. Plus 12v battery, controllers, accessories, yada yada....
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    Small top compartments can hold igniters, plugs, small electronics, etc.

    Nice setup!
    (But my cardboard box is greener and cheaper).:D
     
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    So far I have flown the 54 only once, for my L2 cert. But to answer your question, for me at least, 54mm motors and above are too dangerous and expensive to rush assembling them at the field.
    :p
     
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    9th - Rocket wish list - share a photo of that one special rocketry item that you want to purchase. If you can only find the item on the internet, then take a photo of the screen.

     
  7. Oct 9, 2019 #67

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    Not something to purchase, but the biggest thing on my rocketry wish list is a big field for our club so we can launch higher power rockets and motors.
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    And not lose them!
    Laters.
    (PS With my luck my rocket will probably wind up in that stand of trees way off in the horizon):D
     
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  8. Oct 10, 2019 #68

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    10th - Odd-Roc - I don’t know a rocketeer that doesn’t have a silly streak in them. Let the world see your most creative odd-ball rockets that don’t look like a typical model rocket.

     
  9. Oct 10, 2019 #69

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    This was a tough decision. But I don't have a scratch odd roc. Looking at their posts, I would say daddyisabar and Babar are the kings of odd roc scratchers.
    But..... did someone say silly?
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    Oh, wait......
    Did someone say silly?
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    Dude, it's the Dude! Nearly 8 ft. of mylar goodness.
    And if you fill it with helium you don't even need a motor (string recovery).;)
    Cheers.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2019 #70

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    Have you launched it yet? How does recovery work? Does it eject something out of the side tube there at the bottom?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2019 #71

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    Like air?

    Finally, I get to participate!
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    Not an odd-roc, but silly: a rocket made completely out of office supplies.
     
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    Nope, haven't launched it yet. Waiting for a dead calm day. A chute ejects from the side tube, connected to a monofilament fishing line for a shock cord.
    That would definitely qualify as an odd roc. Very creative.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2019 #73

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    Range box.PNG
    I know, I KNOW...I'm LATE......but I've been real happy with this..:D

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    And this...
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    and this...
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    11th - Retro-Rockets - Something in the past probably inspired you. We’d like to know what sort of Buck-Rogers or Sci-Fi rocket of the past you find interesting.
     
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    Wow, tough decisions again. So many out there.
    PemTech Little Bucky Jones, Space Ark Jr, and TRF logo rocket.
    Estes Saturnian, Trident, Starship Excalibur, Protostar.
    Tintin's moon rocket.
    But I'm going with this one:
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    Centuri Laser 244.
    I built one when I was 13 years old, plans were in the Centuri newsletter.
    It never flew. This one was a re-do some 50 years later.
    With the left over parts I built a scratcher:
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    Both have maidened with nice flights.
    I may retire them now.:D
    Laters.
     
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    Nice, I like that one.

    I'd probably have to go with the Tintin moon rocket. I spent a lot of time reading Tintin books.
     
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    Me too! Destination Moon and Red Rackham's Treasure were my favorites.
    For your edification:
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    I liked Flight 714, The Secret of the Unicorn, The Seven Crystal Balls, and all the rest!
     
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    12th - Close up photo - Zoom in real close on a part of your favorite rocket, and let your friends and family try to guess what it was. Sort of like those highly magnified photos of a butterfly wing - just something on one of your flying rockets.
     
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    Just finished assembling this. In the fill/primer/paint stage now.
    Anybody know what this is?
    Answer this evening.
    Cheers.
     
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    HMMMMM.....
    My friends and family aren't really much into the rockets..let alone TRF....
    and I'm sure there are many like me....
    SO, my proposition is....can my TRF "friends and friends" identify from a close-up what rocket we are displaying with our close-up????

    I KNOW,,,, you are probably following the Apogee website parameters, but this one is very limiting if we have to follow the exact "language"...

    Anyway....Guess What It is...
    :cool:

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  22. Oct 12, 2019 #82

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  23. Oct 12, 2019 #83

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    Well, we are actually not following the exact language cuz we're posting to this forum, not social media.
    So go ahead, the rules aren't rigid. Or at least we're taking some liberties.:D
     
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    BADA-BING!!!
    You got it...and VERY quickly...might I add!!!
    :)
     
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    And taking liberties were the whole point of us all being here in the USA.....but SERIOUSLY Hawaii????
    DUDE! I would give half the State of Texas to be living there......Oh wait.... ya'll have them typhoons and such....

    I will give you 1/16 of The State of Texas.... to live there.....
    OK NEVERMIND!!!!!

    Me likey TEXAS!!! ...but only so far for the last 45 out of 47 years....:cool:
     
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    Umm, we've got at least a Canadian or two and a couple of Ausies who post here frequently. And this one guy in China who just can't leave the forum alone. :D
     
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    LOL...OK then
    I will make another offer....
    I will give, in trade...California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and 15 other States that are..well nevermind....lets talk...
    In exchange for, say 15,000,000 acres of Canada....but it has to be the GOOD PART....
    The part that has NO SNOW!!!!!!
    LOL
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    I suspect that it looked neater on arrival at the field

    "Everybody looks good at the starting line" Chuck Prophet
     
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    Answer: CSM wrap and LEM shroud for the Apogee Saturn V.
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    Assembly was a hoot! Best part, you can fly it on a G to about 4-500 ft., no certification or large field needed.
    Now just need to fill, primer, mask, paint, and decal.
    My favorite part.;)
    Laters.
     
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    13th - Patriotic Rocket - Do you have a rocket with your country’s colors or flags on it? Of course you do…
     

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