What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #22141

    Curtis Enlow

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    I nice little piece I provided sound for on for a local news channel as well as national syndication.

    They say a child will never remember their best day of TV. Wrong.

     
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    They are prosciutto. Bacon turns out not to be stiff enough even for LPR (unless you cook it crisp, but I worry about exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).
     
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    Okay, it's official. You are my "go to" if I ever decide to build an edible rocket. :D
     
  4. Jul 18, 2019 #22144

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    Just placed an order for an EggTimer Proton.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2019 #22145

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    Spent a lot of time sanding off too much CWF off of a body tube. However, it was less than the last time I tried to fill spirals. Eventually I'll figure out that the CWF only needs to go in the grooves and as little else as possible elsewhere. The entire tube doesn't need to be swimming in it. :)
     
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    Life is too short to fill and sand spirals.
     
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    Just commissioned the 7hp reverse-cycle aircon in my workshop. Had to complete the plumbing, vac out and add some gas. It has only taken me three years to get that completed :(.

    Now I will organise some cool-room panels to insulate the place. Oh, and I suppose I need a door now too.
     
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    Prosciutto and Pringles? Don't forget the Prilosec. I have a feeling you're gonna need it.:D
     
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    'Nuff said.
     
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    Started building a Estes Air Commander and put in an order at ACSupply.
     
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    Milled some more cured meat this morning.

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    I think I did the math right. These should be as near to scale (per Peter Alway's drawing of the WAC Corporal) as I can get with the Shapeoko and some pretty dodgy plywood. I decide to be more aggressive this time, and mill the edges down to less than 0.1 mm. I expect to break at least one, trying to get it off the spoiler so I made an extra set.
     
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    Making progress in tiny little nanobites... created a motor mount and made fin guides for a kit. I also joined a local launch club. Now I know the difference between NAR Account numbers and NAR Numbers.
     

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    Inspected the replacement Estes Majestic they sent me. Looks like the first one had the plastic parts bag missing.
     
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    Successfully printed an ST8 (~23mm) nosecone with shoulder in one piece.

    Gets a little funky towards the tip, but I am happy with the surface finish.

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    Sanded and glued fins. It's amazing just how much fins can alter the appearance of a tube.
     

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    The Tiniest Fillet : A Last-minute Repair Story IMG_20190719_225516.jpg
     
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    My 150 scale Saturn V. I have a model that is complete. But, I still need to see if it can fly. I have to balance CG and CP, weigh the rocket, determine the motors it can fly on and what parachute size is needed for recovery.
    #apollo11 #apollo50th

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    Nice!

    Try printing two or more together. The extra cooling time will help the tips a lot.
     
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    Thanks. I wonder if there is a print setting that will provide the same benefit?

    The surface is pretty, but the the inside of the cone looks like a black widow's web. I thought I'd figured out this filament (SunTop PLA). It was mostly clean on the smaller stuff for which I've used it, but something about this print made it stringy.

    It is also really hard. If the rocket comes down ballistically, I am afraid it'll be an armor-piercing lawn dart.
     
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    Pulled tape off the Nike Smoke and finished the booster section on the Air Commander. Got a Saturn V and Little Joe II coming in on Tuesday. Can’t wait to start those.
     

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    I built my 1:110 scale LEGO Saturn V. (consisting of 1969 total pieces)
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    I built my 1:110 scale LEGO Saturn V. (consisting of 1969 total pieces)

    EDIT (PS There is a video on YouTube of someone making this LEGO rocket a flying model rocket)
     
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    Finished my build of the US Rockets Christmas Rocket and got on a coat of primer. Also finished up the Majestic I got for $12.50 at Hobby Lobby. Started work for a vintage Starbird I got on Ebay. It's old enough to have die-cast fins instead of laser cut. I've seen some changes since returning after 20 years away from the hobby, but laser cut fins is right up there with the best improvements.
     
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    Attended a high power launch for the first time in my life. YouTube videos do nothing compared to witnessing an H for the first time live, yall. :)
     
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    Flew my Nike Tomahawk-12 for the first time today. H295SS to H53MY.
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    Didn’t recover the Tomahawk. Lost to the Bing Swamp goddess.

    Flew my Nike Tomahawk-12 for the last time today.
     
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    Oh bummer. :(

    It was a beautiful rocket and looked great going up...
     
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    Ooh man, I feel your pain. At least it was an awesome flight.
     
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    It was beautiful going up. My best two stage to date.

    I build them to fly. And I took a risk with this one. The Eggfinder Mini failed during prep - bad battery wire. So I flew relying on the big streamer. Which I think carried it father than I anticipated. By a lot.

    I’m feeling the loss of the hardware and Proton, too - but I really liked how this one came out.
     
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    In a race towards the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, things don't always go as planned. This cool 1/150th scale DIY Saturn V exceeds expectation going up. Flying on an Aerotech E30-4 to over 500 feet. But a scorched chute on the way down totals the rocket. The stand-by Estes 1/100th scale delivers. Flying on an Aerotech F44-4 to over 400 feet and three giant parachutes open successfully. Shotokutech completes the two missions from the June Rocketry update. What to do next?
    #apollo50th #apollo11
     
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    I got home from my work trip at 6pm today, so I missed out on making a club launch. I did celebrate the Apollo anniversary by launching my old #2001 Saturn V on a D12-3 in the horse pasture. 20190720_194257.jpg
     
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