Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BeerorKid, Jan 31, 2013.
Thanks Greg. I will try it and post a pic when I get it finished.
Picked up an Estes CC Express for a good price on eBay. Body tub seams are filled and today I filled the fins. Tomorrow I will get the fins glued on then on to painting. I also ordered a US Rockets Christmas Rocket kit.
Uploaded part 1 of my launch video from last weekend's June Swoosh event. Includes good flights, great flights, some mishaps (including one of my own), several cert flights, and some great night launches. Also my dream rocket (Polecat 5.5" BBII) going up on an L850W. Lots of fun!
Hatched a full 3d printed 24mm based Goblin - Carbon PLA and ABS
She’s ready for a test flight. Hoping for light winds in the morning.
Level 2 written test completed
Finishing an Estes Hi flyer (18mm), Starting on a Loadstar II. Got the booster stage almost finished. Geeze big fins on this one.
I have about 25 pounds of magazines, High Power Rocketry (19), Extreme Rocketry (31), Sport Rocketry (14) and a few Rocket (8) most dating back to 1994 up to about 2002. If interested message me to work out details.
Congrats and best of luck on your cert flight.
Took delivery of 1 x 3" MAC Performance Scorpion XL - this is one sexy bit of kit ! Even after the USPS gorilla's attacked the packaging, the contents are 'bullet' proof...
Ordered a few other bits from Element14 for the electronics assembly, they should be in my hands later this week.
Only waiting on one more package to arrive which has 'other' components in it. Build thread to follow.
Well I've got a working setup, so time to get busy on the case.
Hello. Mick !
Good to see you active and posting, my friend !
Shoot me an email and I will send you several Dropbox invitations . . . You will not be disappointed !
Had a fun first flight on the newest iteration of my Vanish 24G (the rocket I posted a pic a couple posts back). 8,790 feet on a G150. KAPOW!
Lathe turned the nozzles for the lifting rocket canted cluster.. more details in build thread below.
Great video Ryan.
Some rockets of note were Jims dual motor twister rocket on the dual E9-6 motors.
The Janus series rockets from Jose, all of which were entirely 3D printed, and flown on up to H impulse, the fins were very thin but survived better than I thought they would.
The Nike Smoke that never left the rail, was underpowered from the get go hence the reason it was on the 250' pad with a 12' rail and aimed 7.5°away from the spectator area on a near windless day, the motor was an F15 or F14 APCP motor (old one at that). Yes, I RSO'd it and made the pad assignment, the motor definitely seemed to have some issues as the rocket was built very light.
The many gliders flown by Frank Burke.
Rob Skiba's L1 Cert with the PML Striker, what a fun little rocket, he flew it again on Sunday for a successful L2 Cert on a J350W.
These were just some of the interesting flight of the 211 flown over 3 days. Looking forward to breaking 400 flights this year at Sodblaster II.
Ok, mostly bullet proof
Split / crack down the top 4" of the booster tube. Arrghhh !
My local rocket friend, Nick, invited me out for a Father's Day Launch a Box 'O Rockets day with him and his awesome daughters, so I brought along the standard LOC IV for its maiden - flew perfectly straight up on a G76 and returned safely to Earth and iI was very happy & re-inspired after a difficult week and a half. Thanks, Nick.
Pardon the phone video and its refusal to focus at the end, but you'll get the idea. Next up, Richland, Wa. for the HP/DD Super IV version!
Hi Dave, How U doing? I'm trying to get back into it but it's still a battle between me and my back. Some good days some bad. I do want to thank u for tending the Composites for Rockets site all this time. Please keep up the good work. It's always good to hear from friends
You have come back a long, long way, my friend . . .
I never gave up on you and I made every effort I could to not allow you to give up hope, either.
If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know !
I updated the LOC VII build thread with my pictures and a launch video from NSL in this post - #13.
Here's a couple, sorry the video is from too far away:
Finally onto the color coats.... more details in build thread, see link below.
Well I finalized two two stage ricket designs and posted a thread for help picking which one.
The parts I ordered from Estes to build a ventris arrived and I looked them over. Its gonna be a pretty tall rocket if you use a 2.5" tube, a 2" tube and a 2" slotted tube and the 2.5" nose cone. I didn't realize it's supposed to be that tall... I'm gonna have to look up the specs. It might end up being my first rms rocket.
Never underestimate the power of the postal gorilla
Well they (the USPS gorillas) get to have a second crack at it (no pun intended), Mike/MAC is shipping a new booster tube next week.
And just to make you laugh, this is how the NZ postal service gets around... and yes they do drive them on the roads and the foot paths...
Mike is the best, usps not so much
Did some work on the Smoke brothers and painted a mini Honest John.
Part 2 of the June Swoosh launch is up. Lots of cool flights including a saucer with a four motor cluster.
Another great video Ryan. Doesnt even begin to tell the story of some of the coolest flown on Sunday. Rockets like Marty's Cask Strength, which had a solid oak nosecone, that was built of segments and turned to a barrel shape, the airframe was made of bottle tubes for Scotch or whatever Marty's favorite adult beverage is. The Scotch on the Rockets (aka Whiskey A Go Go iirc) was another in the same vein made with Balvenie bottle tubes, the motor that cato'd iirc was a 2G 38mm from CTI that had the ignition pellet trimmed, the fire actually we thought was out after the flames went out, then about 2 minutes later it burst into flame again, at which pointt you see me hosing the insides down with a water extinguisher. Lots of fun to be had all three days.
Ultra Smooth Rocket at NSL2019. Flying on an Aerotech F67-4 to 450 feet. This project features some unique construction techniques. This is my first flight at NSL2019. Thanks to NAR and ROC.
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