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by joeman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: Launch Tower
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Launch Tower

Hello,
Does QRS have a launch tower suitable for 3-fin 40mm rocket?

I _may_ be able to make it for January flight.

Cheers!

Joe
by joeman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 9th December Launch and 2018 AGM
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: 9th December Launch and 2018 AGM

1 kg of lead should cover it.... i.e. haven't simmed it yet.....

Lol. 1kg will go well with the 24mm motor mount in that! [emoji12]


Very funny :lol:

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Thanks for sharing photos.

Looks like it was a great day; lots of fun by everyone. :)
by joeman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: Possible Cairns launch site
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Possible Cairns launch site

I’ve decided to try again to find a place to launch LPR and MPR rockets in Cairns. Local Aero club is open to the idea of allowing use of their field. -17.0717,145.759 We’d have a ceiling of 2000ft I’m sure from CASA perspective it is fine....but I’ve contacted CASA anyhow. Basically hoping it would...
by joeman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Thanks Snrkl, I think that is the second time I've been caught out that way! ok, on other news, I've been unable to locate my Buzzer, so I've created another one! The new one is a little louder than previous one and a little nicer looking in my opinion. I'll use this in the launch of this rocket. IM...
by joeman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Ok. I've cut Nomex blanket to about 5" and sewn edges. Still covers everything. IMG_7058_smaller.jpg Noticed the shroud lines "stick" a little inside the Parachute, when I simulate a Main deployment with pliers. Talcum powder helps to fix that a little. RE: Failure of the Tracker The ...
by joeman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Hi Snkl, Thanks for photos. Yes, I noticed the instructions for the delay removal tool were in the motor instructions and I did notice that it MUST remove it from the top, since the motor is "one unit". Where did you purchase the SCR Delay adapter from? I can't see it on any stores. (ausRo...
by joeman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Hi guys. All good points. I really like the idea of wrapping it "back" over itself, so the overlap is minimal. That way one still adequately protects parachute, and the surrounding wind only needs to to pry open then Nomex blanket a little to get the processing happening. Or perhaps I can ...
by joeman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

G'day! Maiden flight conducted at Ingham! SCR G78. Thanks Mario. And thanks to all the spectators for helping me locate it. I was incredibly lucky in many ways!! Had two issues - The GPS/Radio module didn't work properly. I suspect this is battery issue; though I had charged the batteries. In any ca...
by joeman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Awesome. Thanks !
by joeman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Hello, Does anyone know which item on AusRocketry site is for the "SCR Adaptor Delay"? There is:- https://ausrocketry.com.au/universal-delay-drilling-tool.html But on closer examination it says it is for Aerotech DMS rocket motors.But I can't find anything "SCR"-ish. Anyone else ...
by joeman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

I've done a lot of work on the Tracking device for this rocket. I'm using :- - RFD900u - AdaFruit Ultimate GPS - Arduino Mini Pro - UBEC PSU (not pictured) - Simple 1/4 wavelength dipole - Yagi for ground base antenna (not pictured) See photos below. IMG_6742_sml.jpg IMG_6753_smller.jpg IMG_6743_sml...
by joeman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Drew: Noted.

mmm Maybe I'll get a SCR 29mm motor. They are single use, It'll go higher, but we have plenty of space.

I don't want to be rolling my dice with this 5 month project.

Joe
by joeman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

G'day, I'm looking at possibly doing a Maiden flight using G76-10 motor soon. I have a 38/29 adapter and it is a VERY snug fit into the air-frame. So much so, I had to sand it ever so slightly to get it in. It certainly won't come out on its own accord, you need to pull it out with not insignificant...
by joeman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Lovely! Going to be exciting days!

Perhaps I will need to consider getting this launch tower down south.

Going to have to think up something.

Cheers!
Joe
by joeman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build
Replies: 90
Views: 27409

Re: Joe Turner's 38mm Scratch-Build

Drew: I'd quite happily do something up if I lived down that way. Seriously :-). Unfortunately, I am all the way up in Cairns. I will be travelling light when we come down to Thunda2. Will be sending everything else ahead of our departure. On the topic of Thunda2, is it a safe bet that there will be...

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