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by vance2loud
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Thunda Down Under 2019
Topic: Need to buy or borrow a CTI l1395 or l1355 for a two stage flight.... that just maybe is crazy and well thought out enou
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Need to buy or borrow a CTI l1395 or l1355 for a two stage flight.... that just maybe is crazy and well thought out

Can you fit a 5G motor?
I had hoped to go for my L3 but I haven’t had a chance to build anything yet.
I should have a M1400 and a M1810 that I ordered for Thunda if they are of any use.
If it’s the second stage I might also have a L395 long burn.
by vance2loud
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Clip - 54mm MD build
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Re: Full Clip - 54mm MD build

If you are worried about shredding a drouge you could also consider the rocketman ballistic drogues, they come in a 1 foot size and are meant to handle deployment at speeds up to 1000 mph. So long as the rest of the recovery gear can handle it.
http://the-rocketman.com/chutes.html
by vance2loud
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Vertical landing a model rocket
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Re: Vertical landing a model rocket

Every time I see their work I worry about the fire risk.
It’s still a great achievement and could allow for some great scale appearance launches.
by vance2loud
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Military Surplus Parachutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: Military Surplus Parachutes

http://aeroconsystems.com/cart/parachutes/
Is another source of larger parachutes.
Some of the smaller ones are quite heavy but they are reasonably good to deal with.
by vance2loud
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Mylar Parachutes
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Mylar Parachutes

https://www.anacondastores.com/camping-hiking/health-safety/first-aid/trafalgar-emergency-blanket/BP90002514 Haven’t tried these myself but have heard that ‘space’ blankets are meant to be a suitable source. https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/avery-reinforcement-rings-vinyl-clear-500...
by vance2loud
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 14
Views: 26984

Re: Greetings

Welcome to the forum.
No rush on your L1, lots of options available before it’s required. If your kids are anything like mine they tend to prefer lots of smaller flights over one big one (they still love the big ones as well).
Thunda should be a great experience if you can make it.
by vance2loud
Tue May 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: Wychitella Launch 16-17th June
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Wychitella Launch 16-17th June

I’m heading over for the Tripoli launch on the 10th and hanging around for the AYRC launch and MARS launch. What accommodation options are nearby the launch site? I would happily camp but I think the rest of the family will want a room somewhere, if a few are staying on site I might pack a tent, wil...
by vance2loud
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters
Replies: 22
Views: 3941

Re: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters

I know what you mean about life getting in the way, I haven't had a chance to even look at flying at all this year. I was thinking of a system with multiple receivers so the display would be stationary and a smaller single receiver unit for recovery. I have the single receiver down to about 80x80x25...
by vance2loud
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters
Replies: 22
Views: 3941

Re: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters

depending on size requirements and budget, gps dog trackers could be an option. http://www.dusupply.com/dog-tracking/garmin-alpha-dog-tracking/multiple-dog-systems.html I'm not sure if there is something similar available in Australia but a bit of google work should find out Failing that it shouldn'...
by vance2loud
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 2263

Re: Forum upgrade

martymonsta wrote:
Do you not have it in prime position on your browser favorites bar? Or an open tab on your mobile that never gets closed?

Open on mobile laptop and desktop,
failing that any of the brand names down the bottom should take you to the shop.
Merry Xmas all
by vance2loud
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: MARS, Dec 2016 launch
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: MARS, Dec 2016 launch

Congrats on another great launch, wish I could have made it.
Congrats also on hosting the AMRS flying circus,
I can help out with a few launchpads with 1010 and/or a 1515 rail if needed.
by vance2loud
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: MARS First Launch, Nov 19th 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 8225

Re: MARS First Launch, Nov 19th 2016

Congrats Nat on the L2, and congrats to the club for organising what appears to have been a great launch.
I wish I could of made it over, Hopefully I will be able to make it along to a few of your launches next year.
by vance2loud
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Piksi GPS Module
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Re: Piksi GPS Module

$2000 USD for the complete kit prices it out of my reach. It does have the advantage of using L1 and L2 whereas most of the other systems use only L1. Have you looked at the "Reach" by Emlid $570 USD for the kit https://emlid.com/shop/reach-rtk-kit/ or The Navspark NS-HP-GL which is GPS an...
by vance2loud
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Venus8 GPS with 50Hz update rate
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Venus8 GPS with 50Hz update rate

This possibly uses the same chip and includes an accelerometer, barometric sensor and antenna. http://navspark.mybigcommerce.com/sup800f-gps-antenna-module-7-dof-imu/ You can also get a freebie when you order from them, http://navspark.mybigcommerce.com/navspark-mini-uart-to-usb-adapter/ I have a fe...

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