- Jan 18, 2009
- Reaction score
Haven't seen Fore Check posting since the new board stood up........
anyone have news?
anyone have news?
I heard that he moved to Louisiana
Oh sweet, I'd like his input on my Force 5.Welcome back
who the heck are ya?[/QUOTE
I'll tell ya... he is one of the premier upscalers here on TRF. It was he who got me started upscaling...... I don't know if I should thank him, or curse him... :roll:
Well, if you are so inclined to take a look, the build/discussion thread is here:I feel like I just came out of cryo-hybernation. I've barely paid any attention to rocketry since just before the lawsuit against the BATFE was won. Coincidentally, it was about the same time that Tripoli Mid-Ohio lost their field in Urbana.
So - What's a Force 5? :roll:
I just read your build/launch thread, and it looks like you did pretty good to me.Well, if you are so inclined to take a look, the build/discussion thread is here:
If you have been in "hibernation", as you say, for the last year and a half you may have missed quite a bit of progress in BP cluster ignition, in the form of the Quest Q2G2 igniters. I've only tried them twice so far, in clusters of three motors each, but I've seen them used in much larger clusters with 100% success. They're a true reliable wire igniter for BP motors, and they come in a long-lead version that should make ignition of any reasonably-sized cluster easy without having to have a clip whip. I'm inclined to stop using Estes igniters in clusters, as the Q2G2 is so much better.My only real comment from your thread is on the cluster ignition, and it might just be personal preference. I like to use clip whips, with multiple leads and a set of clips for each igniter, rather than trying to twist the igniter leads together. Whoever used the "extension wires" in that pic of the Tres Deux is doing basically the same thing.
You have been gone for a bit. Your posts aren't gone and neither are anyone else's. A while back we had a major server problem and the back up was corrupted. We (not me but some very talented others) managed to restart TRF and later repair and resurrect all the old data. You'll find all the old stuff if you click the "Archive" tab on the top blue bar.Thanks for the "welcome back" -
Glad to see this place hasn't changed significantly (I see a LOT of familiar names and even Avatars LOL,) but all my old posts and pics are gone (just like everyone else's.)