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by camacd
Tue May 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Higher, Faster, Further
Topic: Phenolic tube mechanical properties
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Phenolic tube mechanical properties

I am looking for the mechanical properties of phenolic tube. In particular:
Density
tensile strength
compressive strength

Thanks
by camacd
Fri May 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Higher, Faster, Further
Topic: Fin Flutter Frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Fin Flutter Frequency

Hi All I'm considering a design for a high speed 29mm MD rocket, and I'm curious about the science of fin flutter. Can someone recommend a source of info? What velocities is it likely to occur? I'd assume transonic velocities would be worst. I can do a modal analysis of the design using FEM, and was...
by camacd
Sun May 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 21st May 2017 Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: 21st May 2017 Launch

Thanks all for a great day. My first time back for about 9 months, and Im so glad I got there. After the fog in the morning, I was a bit impatient to get my rocket onto the launchpad, but it was worth the wait. I chose not to take any video because I just wanted to enjoy the moment, but if anyone go...
by camacd
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 11th Sept 2016 launch
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: 11th Sept 2016 launch

Sorry I missed the day - looks like great conditions.

Sometimes life just gets too complicated! Hopefully back for October and looking forward to Westmar.

Cam
by camacd
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

Thanks Matt, I'll take that on board. One reason I was packing so tight was that I didn't really have enough room. I'm going to extend the airframe a bit so there will be more room, especially when I go to a 6 grain case! Hopefully that will free up the space and I can be more boxers than briefs, if...
by camacd
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

Hi all, The night before the last launch I filmed myself assembling Mohammed Ali, ready for the maiden flight. Its pretty amateur, and a bit long at 18 minutes, but I did it because a number of my non rocketeering friends are showing lots of interest. So at the risk of demonstrating how shoddy my wo...
by camacd
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

It flies!!!!! GPS put me within a couple of metres of the landing point. I had to replace the altimeter because the one I had was playing up, and I'm glad I did. It was perfect flying conditions at Cedar Grove today. This was on a CTI I120, as a shakedown flight in preparation for L2 cert. Unfortuna...
by camacd
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 10th July 2016 "Advertised" launch.
Replies: 38
Views: 2229

Re: 10th July 2016 "Advertised" launch.

That was a great day!

Perfect weather, great roll up of the public, and there must have been 100 try/fly rockets launched.

Some really interesting rockets including Matts flying saucer which I loved.

Thanks everyone!
by camacd
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

I have also settled upon a name for the new rocket. I have made it a policy to name my rockets after dead people. I started with Elvis Presley even though the king never died. I've had BB King and David Bowie, but a couple of weeks ago fate handed me the biggest name of all. My new rocket will be na...
by camacd
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

Was hoping to paint today but its blowing about 25 knots. Yesterday was raining and too humid -- running out of time. New build might have to fly nude.
by camacd
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aybJirgLdYA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrG7ZETTJGo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Preliminary ejection tests. I used the same amount of black powder but go substantially more kick out of the nosecone ...
by camacd
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

I haven't had much time over the last few weeks so everything has slowed down. However with the launch this weekend its time to get cracking. The airframe is now complete, and time to test the ejection charges. I did these tests without the parachutes fitted. I have a new chute coming from Blake so ...
by camacd
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Putting the NT in final frontier
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Putting the NT in final frontier

That sounds like fun. Where do I apply for a job!!!!!

Rocket launching and fishing combined. We now interrupt the countdown as a mackerel has taken the bait and the reel is going OFF.
by camacd
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 12th June 2016 launch
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: 12th June 2016 launch

Congratulations on the L1 digit. Very tidy rocket. I hope its not too badly waterlogged and will live to fly another day.

Once again very well crafted.

Cam
by camacd
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L2 build
Replies: 70
Views: 3721

Re: L2 build

Slow progress on this rocket, but getting there. Fins are on. Fillets done. This is the first time I've done them using the epoxy putty and I had to do a couple of practices. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. So now I can move on with the next step, setting up the recovery - shock cord anchor and c...

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