What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Dec 9, 2019 #23,701

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    Looks like a neat rocket, I noticed that in the product description they claim: "Note: Gravity is not affected in any appreciable amount by this rocket." Shucks.
     
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    Yeah, all fiberglass (except for the plastic nose cone) so as close to bulletproof as you can get (for the price).
     
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    Where does one get a satellite kit? Look like an interesting project!
     
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    Reminds me of a flight this summer that landed about 20 feet from me, and very gently bumped someones little kitty-dog. (That is, a dog the size of a kitty.) The dog was startled, and sniffing the rocket when I picked it up.
     
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    @Rocketcas there aren't really any kits per say, I'm building mine from scratch using Arduino sensors and computers, but there's a lot of information out there on how to put them together (mostly from the European Space Agency).
     
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    JCRL, A year and a half ago (June 2018) I had the good fortune of taking 5 students from our College Rocket Team to RockOn 2018 which was held at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia right on the coast. We were there 6 days. In the workshop we build an instrument package tha later in the week NASA launched into space on a Terrier-Orion sounding rocket. The thing broke the sound barrier 3 seconds into the launch.

    The heart of the instrument package was an Arduino Mega. We built a Geiger Counter and built a special shield that had accelerometers, temp, air pressure, etc. It was a great experience for my students and I had a wonderful time. And how many people can say that they built something that NASA flew into space? :) Here's some pics of the package.
     

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    What an opportunity and a great adventure!
     
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    What and adventure!
     
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    What is does your flight profile look like? How high and with what motor(s)?
     
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    I'm using a stock LOC Graduator and OR is showing an apogee of ~2,000ft on a H128W
     
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    Strut rods and glue fillets...

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    Started the morning off right by getting all this lute from my Black Friday order from Estes. Love the free gifts and ornaments. Both kits were 10 bucks plus shipping. Happy happy joy joy and thank you Estes! And I did a little building of the Executioner
     

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    Finally, *finally* submitted my (uncomfortably large TBH) parts order to BMS. Parts specifically targeted at four selected upcoming scratch builds, some additional generic stuff (tubing, etc.) and some composite motors. Got skittish when I saw the total and removed the couple of packs of First Fire Minis I had on there, which I was thinking of using for Deuce launches. Will come up with alternative plans for that.

    This should keep me stocked for at least a year or two.
     
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    I was bad and skipped out on a rocket meeting this evening because it's way too cold here to go anywhere.
     
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    Where do you live? I I live in NW Wisconsin. It's currently -4 F & should hit -15 tonight.
     
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    Ordered an L1000W today.
     
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    kuririn, where did you get the Semroc Rocket Rack? I looked online but couldn't find one.
     
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    Finally got the air foil sanded on my vapor fins and got them tacked on and waiting on first filets to dry
     

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    Even at 36 years old can’t resist a lego rocket kit to build lol
     
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    Sorry, eRockets discontinued that some time ago. Gordy Agnello (Sandman) had some on his website but I cleaned him out. PM me if you want it, I can spare a couple. I think I paid $5 each.
     
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    I made a rocket rack out of PVC pipe and fittings for the field. Easy to take apart for transport and set up. Better than having them laying on the ground getting stepped on.the upright pipes fit into the motor holes. Not good for BIG rockets.
    Anybody have a good solution for this problem??
     
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    Check out this thread.

    https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/pvc-pipe-stands.48346/
     
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    Semroc 24mm to BT60 engine mount arrived, can start assembling my Der Red Max, now! (DRM on 18mm motors just doesn't seem right!)
     
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    Ordered 3 x H130W and a mini 13 mm chopper rocket from apogee. Huge shout out to Teddy at One Bad Hawk for piecing together a Loki 54/2800 complete casing set and the Loki 1040LR bulkhead and supporting hardware which was hens teeth elsewhere.
     
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    Forgot to post these items from our generous club member's cheistmas giveaway.

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    I was looking at the Estes Christmas ornament freebie that came with my Black Friday order and the wheels started turning:
    Cut off the string attachment loop and moved it to a point on the max dia. of the rocket, between two fins.
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    Cut off the back end.
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    Split the two halves apart. Broke cleanly, with the pins and holes intact.
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    After removing a projecting pin, it looks like a BT-5 tube will fit nicely, with a plastic bulkhead in front and the two supporting ridges nicely centering the tube. So I made a motor mount. Peeled down a 5-20 centering ring to fit for the rear.
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    And packed the nose with plasticine. Will coat the inside with epoxy to lock the nose weight and protect the plastic from hot gasses (hopefully). This will be tumble recovery with the opening from the sawed off loop being the ejection port, a la the Astron Sprite. The mini engine will eject back and be retained by the standard size hook.
    My main concern is whether the plastic halves will be blown apart at the seams by an ejection charge. So I'll use a A10-0T booster motor. Hopefully the blowby gasses will not be as violent as an ejection charge while still moving the engine back and tumbling the rocket. Fingers crossed.
    Dry fit and calling it a day. Tomorrow, glue, fabricate a tail cone, and paint. TBC.
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    How much does it weigh?
     
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    21.5 grams. Estes Curvilinear weighs 40+ grams, and the Jetliner weighs 53 grams.
    I think I'll be OK weight wise with an A engine, but stability?
    TBD.:D
     
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    Good, might just fly. :)
     
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    I'm not incredibly far from you, but the temperature here is at least staying in the positive single digits. It was 4 above yesterday and about 7 - 10 above today.
     

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