What did you do rocket wise today?

Tobor

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Didn't do much of anything rocketry wise, just some mental planning for my Stinger build. But rocketry related, today I discovered there is a McMaster-Carr location 40 minutes away from my place. :) :dancingelephant:

Good bye Home Depot. Hello McMaster!!!!:music1:
 

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David came and installed the Cheetah decals. She's ready to go. Juries out on vinyl decals. I guess I am old school, but the waterside seem to have more pop. Nice rocket with any decals.
 

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Some weekend prep. Assembled an Aerotech G53 and H128 and drilled the delay and put the ejection charge in a H115. Did some sims on the old D-Region Tomahawk to see what I might fly it on.
 

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Hey TRF,
I need help identifying a special kind of countersunk washer shown in this post (Left side of 1st picture) ---> PEM Nut kits..... post #24
What kind of washer is it and where can you get them?
 

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OK, I realize I've been peppering you with a lot of suggestions, questions, and suggestions disguised as questions lately, so please don't hesitate to let me know if I'm being a pest about it. Here are today's. In addition to adding a warning sign, you could program a one or two second delay into the software's startup sequence.


Do you also have the ability to run it directly from the Jeep's battery, or another 12 volt DC source? Yes, I see you'd need a (another?) DC-DC converter, so maybe it's not worth bothering.
You get about a five second delay on startup as the system initialises, for free.

I have a second battery system in the Jeep which can be fully isolated from the vehicle, or charged from it.
 

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Into my 4th week of retirement 😁, but haven't been able to do as much rocket building as I thought I was going to due to the wife's projects around the house. But today I told her I was going to work on rockets whether she liked it not!! Well, I didn't actually say that, but I thought it. What I did say was my shoulder was hurting from painting up under the eaves and I needed to rest a day. Repaired my Semroc Orion which had the shockcord mount break on its first launch, crushing about 4" of the body tube top. Didn't have the correct size tube in stock but found the body tube on my scrapped Mercury Redstone was a match. Finished the repairs and decaling today. Also did a little more work on my Dr Zooch Falcon Heavy. Might be able to finish it this week if I can milk out my sore shoulder a little while longer.


Orion damage.jpg Orion repair.jpg Falcon Heavy.jpg
 

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Well, Apogee's website says the manufacturer isn't answering inquiries. So I tried to look up the company that makes them: LumaDyne. No apparent web presence. Bloomburg has a listing for them, and gibes a web address of www.lumadyne.com. But that redirects to a domain registry company.

So I guess one takes the dimensions from the Apogee web site and makes ones own. Or maybe some other company makes them under their own name.
Really not the same thing, unfortunately.
 

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Into my 4th week of retirement 😁, but haven't been able to do as much rocket building as I thought I was going to due to the wife's projects around the house. But today I told her I was going to work on rockets whether she liked it not!! Well, I didn't actually say that, but I thought it.

Just what I expected. You're really one of us, aren't you? 🤣
 

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I put the motor mount together for the LOC-1 Big Nuke. I'm hoping to finish construction tomorrow and get it painted. My eventual goal is to gather all of my LOC Nukes and take a "family" photo.
 

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Searched all over for info on this neat system....Anyone know where to get one of these Harness Winders???
The guy who sells them is active on the high-power rocketry Facebook group. I looked into buying one, until I saw what they cost.
 

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The guy who sells them is active on the high-power rocketry Facebook group. I looked into buying one, until I saw what they cost.
Why buy? There's an STL for them:


If you don't have access to a 3D printer, check out Lab Rat and they'll probably print one for you.
 
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