What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Feb 24, 2016 #13771

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    Some thing funky is going on with the TRF database (the page count is off on several threads).
     
  2. Feb 24, 2016 #13772

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    I installed the motor mounts and started attaching the fins to my Der Green Max:
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    While that was drying, I realized I hadn't put lugs on the Sprint XL. Needing a stable spot to prop it up, I went double-decker on the fin jig:
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    Admittedly, it helped that both rockets used the same fin thickness...
     
  3. Feb 24, 2016 #13773

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    Did design revisions for my Snarly build, then, went over to my Mom's house to get more building supplies out of storage.:)

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  4. Feb 25, 2016 #13774

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    Basic frame shape for the MR-20. Now lots of tweaking. Two stage, direct staging, BT 55 frame. MR-20-1.jpg
     
  5. Feb 25, 2016 #13775

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    Talking to myself. Sheesh. Update though. Estes usual excellent customer service is still great. They are sending me a replacement decal set.
    This is only the second time I ever had to contact them. They handled it perfectly each time.
    I've had great customer service from every rocketry vendor whenever I encountered an obstacle.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2016 #13776

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    Nice design! Mind posting the .ork?
     
  7. Feb 26, 2016 #13777

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    Motor order is in. :) Did I mention that I like Aerotech Economax? :)
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  8. Feb 26, 2016 #13778

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    Cut some lumber and picked up some decals for my second ongoing upscale build:

    [​IMG]Untitled by Kris Flory, on Flickr
     
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    Worked on my Estes Leviathan today, inserted retainer and attached CR's with JB-Weld

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    I like the Lunar/Planetary imager and 4S in the background. I'm a Meade guy myself, but have had Celestrons (C14) in the past...
     
  12. Feb 26, 2016 #13782

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    Does hoping to watch the Spacex launch count? Disappointed..
     
  13. Feb 26, 2016 #13783

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    Attached the final fin to my Madcow f/g 'Lil Goblin. Also laid down a fillet around the rear bulkplate...had to be careful as I'd already installed the Estes 29mm motor retainer...d'oh!

    Tomorrow I will lay down the fin fillets, small ones as you can imagine.

    Test fit the recovery train and realized the 1/2" tubular nylon takes up too much space so I'm going to use my trusty 550 paracord which will be fine for a Mid Power bird.
     
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    Made up the first draft version of a ork. file for the TLP Sparrow AIM-7. Trying to get some fin templates for forum member Rob702Martinez.
    A line drawing with station numbers would be helpful right about now....

    Man, that wingspan means lots of nose weight.


    View attachment Sparrow AIM-7 Rev3.ork



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    Also a few hours of research.
     
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    My latest build has been a Classic Twofer. A 2.5X scaled-up Estes Astron Falcon , and an original sized Falcon.

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    The scale-up is for R/C, to fly on C6 engines. First rocket boost Saturday.

    Build thread here:

    http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?132422

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    Replenish my stock of JB Weld.
     
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    The shipment of Quest Gamma Rays for the basic class arrived today. Wish my Hi-Flier XL were with them.
     
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    Saved all of my ork. files from this computer to an external hard drive.:)

    This computer is starting to die/glitch out again, and I'd hate to lose my files again.
    I should have my regular, nice computer back by the middle of next week.:)
    That one runs like a champ and never has a hiccup, save for the power supply fan having gone bad.
     
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    DROPBOX!

    Seriously though, Dropbox is legit for this. I use it for all my ork and BeerSmith files so I can access them and share them from anywhere. It's the best and it is free.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2016 #13790

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    Google Drive. 15GB of free cloud backup... Stored on your computer for when you're offline... I have a Dropbox too... Over 20gb of free cloud storage. Pics, files, everything...
     
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    Successfully mounted my scoop to my Snarly.:headbang::w:
    My first time building a rocket with a "Scoop". I can tell it won't be my last!:wink:

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    Picked up the eye-bolts, eye-nuts, and all thread rod, and ordered the Carbon Fiber, End Grain Balsa sheet and vac bagging stuff for the fins on my Cherokee-D upscale. Everything is looking good at this point for a first flight in April.
     
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    image.jpg

    I received our shipment of Balsasud brand end-grain balsa, two sheets of half inch by two feet by four feet.
     
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    You don't see that every day.

    What is it for?
     
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    Yeah, it is really cool stuff! It will be the core material for the fins on our upscale Dragonfly. The fins are about 11" x 27", so I will have about six square feet left over to play with. At less than a fourth the weight of plywood it has some interesting possibilities...
     
  26. Feb 27, 2016 #13796

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    I did a bit of the usual sanding and filling. And created a RockSim file for the new Estes Indicator:
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    I ordered some similar material from Fiberglass Supply in Burlington WA yesterday, only it was in 1/4" for my 5.5" Cherokee D upscales fins.
     
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    You just answered one of my questions from your build thread... :)

    I got mine from a company called Corelite Composites. It is produced in Ecuador, where my wife and I met almost twenty years ago. It was a "Small World" moment talking with the representative about how much has changed since then...
     
  29. Feb 27, 2016 #13799

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    Decided to finally build a little paint booth, been wanting to for 3 years. This is actually a large double wall cardboard create. This is kinda the prototype unless it works real well.

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    Also switching to ye glove tip
    Method so thanks to Crazy Jim and his suggestions setup my quick deployment container

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  30. Feb 27, 2016 #13800

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    At work so I can't do any actual garage work. I can, however, play with a design for a future project. Estes Ninja BT-60 upscale (222%) for 24mm motors. Should be a fun one, and I already have the decals from Stickershock for it.

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