What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Jan 27, 2020 #24,241

    jeffjblack

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    High Powered Rocket with Two Cameras Side by Side. Watch the video from the downward facing camera on the booster and the outward facing camera in the nose cone. Both parts of the rocket descend together, on a parachute.
    #HPR #HighPowerRocketry #Camera
     
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    Cleaning cases today, from last weekends TRA/PHX launch.
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    Sharon and I both flew three research motors each. Hers were two K's and an L.
    Mine were two L's and an M. Now I'm off to the rocket room to clean up the avbays....
     
  3. Jan 27, 2020 #24,243

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    This morning I finally got around to installing sockets on my EggTimer Proton. The mating connectors , for Miss Riley, are next on the list but that will wait for another day.
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    Proton Pyro Sockets - Rear-Small.jpg

    And just in case anyone is interested...
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    Desc: : CONN HEADER VERT 6POS 2.54MM
    DigiKey Part: SAM9601-ND
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    Connector: Samtec Inc. - IPD1-06-S-K
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    DigiKey Part: SAM9581-ND
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  4. Jan 28, 2020 #24,244

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    Instead of sleeping last night I stayed up into the wee hours and assembled a few Semroc rocket racks:
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    And assembled the Estes Lucky Seven (Ansari X Prize):
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    After all, which is more important? Sleeping or building rockets?
    Obviously...…...
    (Yawn.…..)
     
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  5. Jan 29, 2020 #24,245

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    Finished my 48" Black Bird

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    Nice job. Love the flat black. Did you use Micro Sol on the decals to prevent silvering? Or is that vinyl?
     
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    12 sets of fillets later and the backend is looking pretty good.

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    Decals are vinyl fro Stickershock23
     
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    You don't ever sleep,do you?
     
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    I like this kit. It tends to hold up well to flight abuse. I built a heavy duty version to fly on old E45s. That was fun, but a little to fast. Still worth it.
     
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    WOW,. That has taken more than it's fair share of hit points.
     
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    Yeah, well...:rolleyes: I thought I'd given up on rocketry so the storage was less than optimal. Five out of twelve fins damaged, but I think only one new fin needed. Repair is started so I might post a pic or two tomorrow.
     
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    Thank you! The tubes are a little swollen and don't match as well as they did at one time I imagine. That'll be for finish work.

    I've also got rail buttons on the side you can't see
     
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    Got a package from Mike at Mac Performance Rocketry, and now all 3 boys have larger rockets. Inside the wrapped portion is a Shortened zodiac and shortened arcas. Both 54mm with 29mmts.

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    A friend of mine forms some goodies for me at a suburban Goodwill awhile back. Yesterday I finally made it over to his house to pick them up and chat for a spell.
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    Yep, the price tags are what he paid for them.
    That Cesaroni is a Pro54 6G case sans the aft closure...
    Happy Bargain Days.... :D

    About my friend: A couple of years ago his wife died. She had ALS. In his spare time he hunts for deals at suburban Goodwill stores. Then he sells the items online. All the proceeds he donates to ALS research.
     
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    I finished this today. It's an OpenRocket sim of The Launch Pad's Scimitar, upscaled to 4 inches, using Madcow FG parts. Another in a long list of future scratch builds.
     
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    What cameras are you using?
     
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    I prepped a bunch of ejection charges for this weekend's launch and finished the nose cone mods on my LOC Forte.
     
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    Holy. Freaking. Crap!

    And it sounds like he gifted you these. How much did you donate?
     
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    He requested a $10 donation to his ALS campaign. I was happy to ablige.
     
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    I soldered a switch for the one/off of the dual deployment by PML. I like soldering...wish more rockets required this for DD instead of the push button
     
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    I’m sorry about that. Send me a message with your real name and I’ll get you the guts. Or you could print them out from the downloads page on the Tripoli website.
     
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    Ground tested the 1.63" IQSY Tomahawk that I'm configuring for dual deploy. 0.5 g. FFFFg in glove fingers seems about right. Need a little bit better protection for the drogue however.o_O IMG_20200131_094853.jpg
     
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    It just got some "spill holes". :cool:
     
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    Hitting the road for El Centro and the Tripoli San Diego launch!

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    I might have a few like that.
     
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    My loss is Top Flight's gain. Ordered a replacement plus a couple of larger Nomex protectors. I've got a 3" Darkstar that also needs tested. I'll be a little more careful setting this up since there are much more expensive chutes involved.
     
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    Nomex burritos are almost as awesome as real burritos. Enjoy!
     
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    Passed NAR L2 exam.
     

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