What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Dec 3, 2019 #23,641

    jlabrasca

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    Good for you.

    I, meanwhile, now have to figure out how to get a too-good-to-pass-up 120lb drill press down my basement steps. It was hair-raising, glancing out the window to see the delivery driver on the 16th or 17th of the the 19 steps up to our front door with the box cradled in his arms. Only when he took his phone out for my signature did he see the instruction "deliver to garage".

    New camera comes today. Pre-owned plus BF discount, and it is still way more than I ought to be spending for a toy.
     
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    You would laugh if you saw how long I sat there staring at it, with my finger on the mouse button, before I finally mustered up the gumption* to click. :)






    *That is not really correct use of the word "gumption", but "mustered up the gumption" was too good a phrase to pass up. Apparently, all my self-control was expended closing that browser tab.
     
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    I finished my homemade "El Cactus Loco" rocket. Turned out nice, I think. I used Open Rocket to see if the inverse fins will be stable. The nosecone is a balsa Falcon Heavy nosecone.
     

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    No, but the two new altimeters are! ;)

    The sled I just finished is going in the Forte that I flew for my Level 1. Practice for the L2 bird...
     
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    Worked on the Boyce 1/100 Mercury Atlas and Mercury Redstone.
    Got some color on the capsules and towers, and primer on the bodies.
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    And attached the fins, vent covers, launch lugs and rail guides (options, options) to the 1/27 Boyce MR.
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    Somehow managed to break in half the aerospike even before it's finished.
    Good thing Boyce includes a couple of spares.:D
    Next, primer and sanding (cough).
    Cheers.
     
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    Designed and started building a launch controller.
    It uses a couple of transistors and an automotive relay.
    Now I just have to find an enclosure and mount all of the switches, etc.
     
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    Met with the senior team---not NASA, they were too late for that. Just as well...understanding is severely lacking.

    Team leader asked how the parachute was ejected. Had to explain 'ejection charge' to him. This is an Estes Nike-Apache, not a high power rocket. Y'know, at that age, if there was something I didn't know about rocketry (or whatever was my strong interest at the time), I'd damned well dig it up post haste. Today there's YouTube, the WWW, innumerable web pages and forums. "It's raining knowledge, kids! Grab yourself a bucket!!"

    Came home and relaxed by applying fillets to the 3" Aerobee that's nearly done. Juts three conduits, rear centering ring, internal fillets, railbuttons. I am taking Chuck H's approach with this one. It will fly naked. If it comes back, it earns its paint. :)

    Best -- Terry
     
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    Dwight, do you have a build thread? A schematic diagram to share? Thanks.
     
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    3D Printed Rocket at Sara December 2019 1st Wednesday Launch. I have a 3D printed rocket with a camera in it. It's a beautiful December day in Tucson. Southern Arizona Rocketry Association has a rocket launch at Udall Park. Everything works out just right.
    #3DPrinted #ModelRocketry #UdallPark #TucsonAZ
     
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    Found a long pointy PNC in a junk draw. Thought about building a rocket under it.
     
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    I've been toying around with a new rocket tracker of my own this week in my relax time at night. I have u-blox SAM-M8Q GPS data streaming over LoRa from the tracker to the ground station along with distance & bearing calculations showing on an LCD. It's still baby steps and I'm just using pre-made hardware, but it's fun to do. I might start designing a new PCB soon.
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    Put together an Estes Luna Bug from Hobby Lobby.
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    Cute little bugger! :D
     
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    Began Space Ark wing construction. IMG_20191203_210337.jpg
     
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    Is that the Pemberton Tech Space Ark? I didn't realize that the wings were built up. Looks like a fun project.
     
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    This is a scratch build dimensions scaled off the Pegasas model Pegasus_9911_When_Worlds_Collide_The_Space_Ark_24__22262.1394999320.1280.1280.jpg . I am using an original Estes Maxie-Brute V2 as the fuselage although I still have to work out how to round the boattail. There is so little wing that I will be building a wind tunnel to check air worthiness.
     
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    Bruce, so this will be flyable, right? I checked out the Pegasus kit and is is a scale model, not a rocket. This should be an interesting project. Do you have a Build thread?
     
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    The intent is a fully flyable rocket. I got the Pegasus model as it supposedly is based on the blueprints from the original prop. I'd like it to end up as an RC glider, but that's further down the road. I haven't done a build thread as there will be long pauses along the way.
     
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    Never stopped me! ;)
     
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    True! :rolleyes:
     
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    Built another rocket last night/this morning.
    Estes/Hobby Lobby Cherokee E, with the Semroc MX Cherokee below.
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    Build, build, build!
     
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    Christmas came early for me today! Thanks Estes. 20191205_122827.jpg
     
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    All those kits and quite the Payload and nosecone!
     
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    Nice, I got the Crossbow SST, and Astron Explo.... WAIT, what is that big one doing in there? Was that from Estes as well?
     
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    Yeah, it's a body tube and nose cone for the Mega der Red Max. I'm going to build from parts as opposed to paying way to much on Ebay for the kit.
     
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    Just use a nose cone for the boattail, slot it for fins cut off tip. Use the 4" pinnacle nose cones, or AeroTech 2.6" nose cones they are longer aspect ratio and would more closely match that model. 3d print track sections for the launcher like in the movie!!!
     
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