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by MattSR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Where to get Estes spare parts
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Where to get Estes spare parts

Hi guys, Where is the best place to get spares for an Estes Eliminator XL? The parachute ripcord was burned at one end by the ejection charge, and so the nosecone and parachute separated and were lost. The top half (rocket is made of two screw together sections) was also damaged when it hit the grou...
by MattSR
Tue May 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile
Replies: 165
Views: 17628

Re: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile

This thread is amazing!!! Enough to motivate me to work towards an upgrade from Tripoli L0 to L1 lol!!
by MattSR
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Spins
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: Spins

Ah ok - after watching that second vid, its not a spin stabilised rocket - not sure why that one is rotating..
by MattSR
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Spins
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: Spins

Water spins due to Coriolis effect. Rockets spin because the guidance systems and fins make them spin for stabilisation reasons. Once you are up high enough, the atmosphere becomes so thin that aerodynamic damping isn't enough, and you either need gyro-driven gimbals or spin stabilisation (which is ...
by MattSR
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Venus8 GPS with 50Hz update rate
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Venus8 GPS with 50Hz update rate

Hi Guys, I just stumbled across this, and thought that a GPS with a 50Hz update rate might come in handy for those high powered flights where you want as many data points as possible.. The raw module itself is $50USD which is pretty good! http://www.smokingresistor.com/product/venus838flpx-gps-break...
by MattSR
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile
Replies: 165
Views: 17628

Re: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile

Wow. Just wow!! That is a thing of beauty!
by MattSR
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: HPR Level 3 Certification Build
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Re: HPR Level 3 Certification Build

Nice one CATO! That's something for me to aspire to!
by MattSR
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: NAR announces certification reciprocity with the AMRS
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: NAR announces certification reciprocity with the AMRS

That is great news, correct me if I am wrong, doesn't the NAR and Tripoli also have reciprocity as well?
by MattSR
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: PHOENIX 4 FLIGHT TO 29,244 METERS, ONBOARD VIDEO PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: PHOENIX 4 FLIGHT TO 29,244 METERS, ONBOARD VIDEO PRODUCT

Thats awesome! Has anyone in Australia achieved anything like that?
by MattSR
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rocket Challenge - Supersonic Speed Demons
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Rocket Challenge - Supersonic Speed Demons

Thanks for the link!!
by MattSR
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Higher, Faster, Further
Topic: Roll & Attitude control
Replies: 58
Views: 7863

Re: Roll & Attitude control

Just wow - I love how this hobby pushes the limits!
by MattSR
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Stick Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Stick Rocket

That is absolutely correct - I'll have to incorporate a parachute into the design for sure.

Thanks for the advice!
by MattSR
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Stick Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Stick Rocket

Hi Guys, Am very new here to rocketry, so I thought I would share an idea I've had and get some feedback on it. I remember stick rockets that I used to fire as a young kid on fireworks night that simply consisted of a black powder motor, and a stick to stabilize the thing. A piece of pipe will be us...

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