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by Sirbrad
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Australian Rocketry
Topic: T-Bolt Rocket Kit vs Super DX3 L1 Certification Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

T-Bolt Rocket Kit vs Super DX3 L1 Certification Kit

Hi Stefan, For my level 1 I chose the PML Callisto kit with a 29mm motor mount. For level 2 I built a LOC Precision NORAD Pro Max with a 38mm motor mount. Neither kit used any electronics and I flew the NORAD at a launch site with plenty of wide open space so that I could see where the rocket landed...
by Sirbrad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)
Replies: 17
Views: 10911

GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)

I have just ordered a bigredbee 70cm APRS GPS tracker. This is now the most expensive component of my rocket. Kind of changes my perspective from needing a device to recover my rocket, to building a reliable and durable rocket to protect the payload (tracker). I will tinker with the Baofeng radio in...
by Sirbrad
Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)
Replies: 17
Views: 10911

GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)

Would an FT2DR provide the same functions? Looks to have same features as the FT3DR. Might be a more affordable option.

So what are the options for a tracker besides telegps and bigredbee?




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by Sirbrad
Thu May 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)
Replies: 17
Views: 10911

Re: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)

Solve all these complications and buy one of these radios :D APRS decode, GPS Rx builtin, graphical display of remote station location etc https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=84807B1262BFED6AC816544D94D310E3&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0 [youtu...
by Sirbrad
Thu May 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)
Replies: 17
Views: 10911

Re: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)

Thanks Drew.

Don’t go to any trouble, I have decided to go down the Eggfinder path.

Cheers,
Brad


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by Sirbrad
Sun May 24, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

After much deliberation, I bought some sinkers and epoxied them into the nose cone.


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by Sirbrad
Sun May 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)
Replies: 17
Views: 10911

Re: GPS, APRS, and serial (or how I came to realise that redundancy and data are both good things)

Time for another update. As previously mentioned I received the Baofeng UV-3R some time ago. Last week I also received my cables from Mobilinkd as well as a TeleGPS v2.0. Time for some testing! First off I connected to the TeleGPS via the AltOS "Configure Altimeter" feature to enable APRS...
by Sirbrad
Fri May 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: Our Response to COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Our Response to COVID-19

Any news on when launches will be resumed?


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by Sirbrad
Sat May 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

Very nice 8) . What you going to fly it on? Not sure yet, maybe a H225. I’m a bit concerned about the stability and may need to add some nose weight. PML claim it should fly as is, but OpenRocket is telling me otherwise. The shock cord is already epoxied into the tip of the nose cone from the facto...
by Sirbrad
Sat May 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

The PML Striker is ready for the next launch complete with custom transit case.

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by Sirbrad
Mon May 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

I've been work from home since 13 March. I'm finding it good all considered and I'm very happy to still have work and be able to do it remotely. That said when I'm not working I'm finding sitting in my home office increasingly difficult to contend with outside of work hours. So as a result I've bee...
by Sirbrad
Mon May 04, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

Here’s some photos of the finished box for my Wedgetail 2”. Just need to apply a finish to the outside and add some clasps. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200504/061bbfb2b212803ca50ef4bb40271286.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200504/d78650edd3cd0071357e9080444186dd.jpg https://uploads.ta...
by Sirbrad
Sat May 02, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

What’s everybody up to during the lockdown?

I have been keeping myself busy building a PML Striker kit. I started building over Easter and am about to start painting. This is a 4” diameter kit. I’m also building some storage/transit boxes for my rockets. I will look forward to showing off my craftsmanship at our next launch. https://uploads.t...
by Sirbrad
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 8th March 2020 Launch "Flames Smoke & Noise Spectacular"
Replies: 15
Views: 2883

Re: 8th March 2020 Launch "Flames Smoke & Noise Spectacular"

And there it is, right where you said.

Thank you so much

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by Sirbrad
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 8th March 2020 Launch "Flames Smoke & Noise Spectacular"
Replies: 15
Views: 2883

8th March 2020 Launch "Flames Smoke & Noise Spectacular"

I might drive down now for another look.

Call me on 0415 976 900 if anyone else has some info.

Brad


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