What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Mar 24, 2016 #14,011

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    Did the field checks on the range box and rockets today for the SARG launch on Saturday. 7 rockets, 14 flights planned. Filled out flight cards for all of them. Will load the reloadable casings tomorrow night.
    Working on piezo buzzers for the tall grass anticipated. I just hope the coin batteries can power them for an appreciable amount of time.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2016 #14,012

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    I designed one of my rockets in Solidworks and took some renderings.

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  3. Mar 25, 2016 #14,013

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    Began yet another Crossfire ISX inspired scratch build. Another 24mm MD to rival all of my previous Crossfires.

    Faceted fins, lightweight glassing,.... The Works!!!

    It will likely be a "once and done", but it is after all, just 3 FNC, so I'll bid it farewell on an F44-8 or some silliness like that. Oh, I forgot to sim it on an F32!




    NEVERMIND!!!!!

    I was all excited, til' I remembered that I had used K'Tesh's Crossfire nose cone, which is composed of the dreaded "Phantom Thing-a-madoos".:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Here's what it looked like when I removed the nose cone.:

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    Oughta' be good for some yucks in the OR Photo Gallery on the frozen lake though. Those fools never seem to learn to "LOOK OUT!!!"

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    So much for that ten minute throwaway build.:(

    I'll still build it, but if I have to start an entirely new OR file for it I'm not doing it tonight.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2016 #14,014

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    I got my recovery harness and nomex blanket for my MDRM from Onebadhawk. Pleasure doing business with them.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2016 #14,015

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    Received 38mm Aeropack set from Madcow today , shipped fast and cheap California to Michigan First class postage was $2.60 and received same week as ordered :)
     
  6. Mar 25, 2016 #14,016

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    Working on a dynastar Firefox (just put the first coat of flat black) and working on a TLP bullpup 12c.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2016 #14,017

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    Completed my take on the Estes Solar Warrior
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    Beautiful! What are the colors?
     
  9. Mar 26, 2016 #14,019

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    Agreed.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2016 #14,020

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    White down first. The silver on everything. Then this red. Then cleared it. It's way better looking in person.
    Thanks
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  11. Mar 26, 2016 #14,021

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    Wrapped it! Holy crap it is unwieldy to work on this thing by myself.

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  12. Mar 26, 2016 #14,022

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    what is the diameter of that rocket and how much does it weigh ? I used to launch the smaller estes rockets but really want to get into the larger ones . Also the reason I am asking is there is really no one else here to ask and I was curious if you could tell me what kind of engine to use. 700 feet is ok for the first flight after I test the recovery system . but would like to go higher if I can find a good place to launch it . You know, ( A VERY LARGE open field ). Also what do I need to do to get legal ? There were no rules when I was younger . Do I need to stay below a certain altitude before I get my 1st certification ? NO Electronics inside any of my 2 rockets . are the motor mount tubes the same diameter for the F ENGINES AND G AND H ? Please advise . Also any addresses where I can write to for more help and staying legal would be good . in the mean time I am going to keep building,, Thankyou ZEUS
     
  13. Mar 26, 2016 #14,023

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    Nicely done Smap, wrapping a rocket is not easy
     
  14. Mar 26, 2016 #14,024

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    Glassed a BT-5 tube and the wings and fins for my Snarly.:)


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    Primed, but then it got too cold. Kansas schizophrenic weather. ImageUploadedByRocketry Forum1459040533.187763.jpg
     
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    SARG launch today. TALL grass ate a few rockets, including my beloved modded Asteroid Hunter. :( I did get ten launches in. Three C's, Two E's an two F's and three G's. I think I also got the only aerial (on board) video of the new field. Working on uploading them all now.
    Ari's Boosted Glider on the I140 was awesome!
     
  17. Mar 27, 2016 #14,027

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    Oh noes! I was admiring that Asteroid Hunter today. ::sad::

    That grass is very kind to gliders though.

    Ari.

     
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    I've got a second video of your glider!

    I don't know why my go-pro had "focus" issues today. They aren't supposed to need focusing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddtj5Gi8cX4&feature=youtu.be
     
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    And yes, I'll build another, but this one took a long time! [​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 27, 2016 #14,030

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    I finally launched a High Power Rocket this year. 3" rocket on a K2045 VMAX! The Eggfinder made the recovery very easy.


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    Sanded and sealed my BT-5 Star Trooper re-do body tube.
    The digital scale can't tell that I glassed it, as it still weighs 6 grams. The innards are already in there, so that's why it is so heavy. She sure is pretty now, it'll be shame to hide it with primer and paint, as I do love the translucent glass grid pattern.


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    And atleast everything is nice and straight now. The BT that came with this kit, like the fins, was sub-par from what I would normally expect from an Estes kit. Very soft and squishy. The rocket got flown often, as I could shoot it off in my back yard. After about 15 flights on various motors, one of the fins had a crack in the paint near the root edge, and the body tube had some creases in it.
    Since I had her opened up I also went ahead and hardened the inside with CA so it won't absorb moisture.
     
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    I tested an internal passive automatic vertical stabilization system I made from card stock, epoxy and tape. First test was pretty promising. :grin:
     
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    :pop:
    Can you elaborate? Maybe a diagram?
    I do love mechanical stabilization!
     
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    Sorry, but TOP SECRET stuff for now. I'll disclose after more testing...maybe in a few weeks. :)
     
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    Fair enough, and best of luck with the project!

    Far too many beautiful designs never get built as model rockets do to stability issues.
     
  27. Mar 27, 2016 #14,037

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    Final configuration. Sigma 1 nine motor cluster. My cluster opus. She's ready to build. Sigma 1 Final.jpg Sigma 1 final Config.jpg
     
  28. Mar 27, 2016 #14,038

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    Got a jawstand and some 1010 rail ordered to make a MPR/small HPR launch pad.

    Also joined NAR. Checking boxes toward getting ready for my L1 certification.
     
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    Great philosophy. I try to look at it in the same manner. I'm graced with the occasional epiphany that I hope will put another a wrinkle in the grey matter and pushes my abilities to make a better designer and builder.
     
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    Finished my weekend of mixing motors. Cut grains and built motors:


    3 grain 98
    6 grain 75
    5 grain 75
    4 grain 75
    3 grain 75
    6 grain 54
    4 grain 38

    All Albino Assault. First motors made in my new (used) Hobart 20qt. Mixer.

    Feeling accomplished.
     

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