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by OverTheTop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters

Possibly they'll attach them after mounting the boosters to prevent damage or perhaps this is how they are normally transported? Could even be required to do it in that sequence on the FH, perhaps for access inside the stage. Depends on how everything hangs together. It will make sense to somebody,...
by OverTheTop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Lift off of heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Lift off of heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand

If anyone is travelling to NZ I would highly recommend Wanaka as a destination. Lovely location. Good vibe.

For a better view, take the back road from Queenstown rather than the regular route.

Oh, and they fly big balloons out of there!
by OverTheTop
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: The Magic Pre-Launch Check List
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: The Magic Pre-Launch Check List

Developing a checklist is part of your growth in your rocketry, similar to working your way through the HPR cert levels... Possibly true in some cases, not so much in others. Depends entirely on the individual. Some people need more assistance than others. The way I generally approach a task like t...
by OverTheTop
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: The Magic Pre-Launch Check List
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: The Magic Pre-Launch Check List

I have a nice checklist for my L3 which I will attach to my thread when I get back to Oz. A general purpose list will not work for all rockets as the different configurations have different needs. Having a general purpose list will reduce the chance you have forgotten something important! It will wi...
by OverTheTop
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Higher, Faster, Further
Topic: Difuminar: 9500 feet and Mach 1.5 on a CTI G150
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Difuminar: 9500 feet and Mach 1.5 on a CTI G150

Looking good. Remember to treat the GPS unit to some glue on the antenna (epoxy to the PCB) so it doesn't come off during the savage boost. The ceramic patch antenna is only held on with double-sided tape and one solder joint normally.
by OverTheTop
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L1GHT Shadow
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: L1GHT Shadow

Thanks for the interesting build, and congratulations on the L1 :)
by OverTheTop
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Welcome. Not sure where you are located. I suggest approaching a local club, and maybe going to a local hobby shop (or Australian Rocketry) and getting a small model that perhaps flies on maybe D motors or thereabouts. Follow the instructions and build the rocket (ask questions here too if you need ...
by OverTheTop
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: MARS April Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: MARS April Launch

Looks like everyone had a great day! Sorry I couldn't make it guys. Rocketry is dead in the water for me currently, and my car is in pieces. :( Hopefully it will be back on-line in a couple of weeks (after returning from a work trip). I might even make it to the May Tripoli launch if I am lucky. Fin...
by OverTheTop
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Aerotech Afterburner
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Aerotech Afterburner

That's amazing footage. Looks like some unburnt fuel makes it through the nozzle into the exhaust plume. Maybe it is that the particles are hot enough by then for better ignition/burning.

Probably makes for a great sounding launch :)
by OverTheTop
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: We Have Liftoff!
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: We Have Liftoff!

Methane/GOx fuel?
by OverTheTop
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?

Most of the LED replacement bulbs, like the one pictured earlier in the thread, have the resistor integral with the assembly. That makes life easy!

You can add a LED youself, and you will need to put a resistor in if you are just using plain LEDs, as Raaahbin explained.
by OverTheTop
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?

Good to hear you are back in the air!

I like the idea of changing your globe out and putting in an LED. V.simple!
by OverTheTop
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?

I very carefully insert the igniters into the motor, and with it off to one side then push the plug in. Don't make the mistake of thinking it has to be absolutely in the middle. They are fragile and I have suffered from broken ones in the past, and also the odd shorted wires as mentioned above. They...
by OverTheTop
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Where to buy 2302 igniters in Dandenong/Melbourne?

Don't really want to trek all the way into the CBD just to pick up a $10 pack of igniters.


They also have a good range of kits, so you can enlarge your fleet :D

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