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by NewtonsLaws
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: Anyone local with lead shot?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Anyone local with lead shot?

I got some in different sizes from a fishin store just north of Southport. BCF did not have the range of smaller sizes - at least online. Yes, we used a slurry of exposure and lead shot to ensure the mass stayed put and safe during launch event . But that was for a D motor. I guess it would be simil...
by NewtonsLaws
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build

Thanks for feedback. Re kit prices. I would encourage Blake to update the price so he can sell more without putting people off. I am relatively new to the whole thing (just over 12 months) so I cannot say if the price was super or average. But given how much a PML kit is and that fiberglass is more ...
by NewtonsLaws
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build

Just getting started on my first fibre glass body rocket. Australian Rocketry Taipan 38mm minimum diameter kit. Here the parts: IMG_8822.jpg IMG_8825.jpg But I have noticed that unlike Quantum tube or phrenetic tube, the tolerance on fibre glass is not there. IMG_8823.jpg IMG_8824.jpg Question: do I...
by NewtonsLaws
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 2017 Launch Dates
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: 2017 Launch Dates

Planning to be there but limited supply of CIT motors!!
The Canadians are a bit behind!!
by NewtonsLaws
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Altimeter on the pad Fail
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Altimeter on the pad Fail

I wonder if safety glasses should be a standard if there are live charges?

Is there much evidence of this type of event in the US or Canada?
by NewtonsLaws
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Arnhem Space Centre
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Arnhem Space Centre

Can we have Thunda Top End 2020 now?
The CASA ceiling must be quite high.....

Good job, another one for Australia!
by NewtonsLaws
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Altimeter on the pad Fail
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Altimeter on the pad Fail

An interesting day at QRS 29th Oct. Set up my AMRAAM 4 ,Dragon Fire, for its third launch on dual eletroncics, duel Deploy. All good for a K360 launch, the biggest of the day. Out to the pad, start electronics before inserting igniter.... POP ! And off comes the payload section ! Long story short, I...
by NewtonsLaws
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: How to's
Topic: Deployment charge
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Deployment charge

Thanks awesome Str8up!

Where do you get the vials?
I found this but does not seem right. https://www.westlab.com.au/consumables/plasticware/tubes/153-559-micro-centrifuge-tube-15ml-pp-attached-cap
by NewtonsLaws
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: How to's
Topic: Deployment charge
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Deployment charge

I have had success so far with my tiny bag/masking tape deployment "caps" for dual deploy rockets. But I have been seeing some rocketeers using other methods. What have people been using? I found this: https://macperformancerocketry.com/collections/aluminum-deployment-charge-canisters/prod...
by NewtonsLaws
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: I Build Rockets
Topic: Vinyl Decals
Replies: 27
Views: 10547

Re: Vinyl Decals

I wanted seem decals for my new AMRAAM4 - Australian Rocketry to the rescue. Not sure what I wanted but wanted something special. Found an image and AusRock went to work. The result was awesome! See the dragon scale detail! The rocket of course is called Dragon Fire. Thank you to Blake at Australian...
by NewtonsLaws
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).
Replies: 41
Views: 2042

Re: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).

Look forward to seeing it fly!!
Good luck.
by NewtonsLaws
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).
Replies: 41
Views: 2042

Re: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).

Looking forward to this one!!

Question: will the thrust from the motors diverge enough to damage the lower body?
Could you protect it with some AL foil or similar?
by NewtonsLaws
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Pulsejets
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Pulsejets

Some guys at work, knowing I was growing into a rocket nerd, asked if I knew of the propulsion system for V2.

A Pulsejet.

No I did not.
and they sent me a link of some (Crazy!) guys experimenting.

Perhaps someone will make one for the next Thunda!

https://youtu.be/qwuDkOB9Jik
by NewtonsLaws
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 360 degree camera on board a rocket
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: 360 degree camera on board a rocket

It was super cool and I was there to watch the launch!!

(does not work on Safari though!)
by NewtonsLaws
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: I could use that
Topic: Here come the drones...
Replies: 15
Views: 2110

Re: Here come the drones...

That app sounded great but.... app not available yet! https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/new-drone-app-development-helping-you-fly-safe The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has teamed up with specialist company, Drone Complier, to develop a smartphone, tablet and web-based app to help drone...

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