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by ROCKet STAR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Launching Down Under
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Launching Down Under

The secret is out! For increased altitude, put a brick in your nosecone! :wink:
by ROCKet STAR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?
Replies: 42
Views: 6307

Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Hi Drew et al, I was just wondering if anybody had tried the 4k Yi camera, and what they thought of it? I have a 1080p Yi, but am thinking of getting a 4k cam for the quad I’m currently building. I notice on ebay that there seems to be quite a few cheap 4k cameras on offer. https://rover.ebay.com/ro...
by ROCKet STAR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: I could use that
Topic: Anyone bought from "Small Parts and Bearings" in QLD before?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Anyone bought from "Small Parts and Bearings" in QLD before?

I did a few years ago, but as I recall they were obscenely expensive. Whatever you are after, you’ll find it on eBay with a bit of searching for a fraction of the price.
by ROCKet STAR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Interesting ebay nosecone...
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Interesting ebay nosecone...

Doing a bit of research I believe it is the nose of a Bloodhound missile. I'm picking it up tomorrow, so I'll post pictures/details later this week. It's gonna look awesome in my lounge room!
by ROCKet STAR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Interesting ebay nosecone...
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Interesting ebay nosecone...

So this interesting nosecone has popped up on ebay here in the UK. Anybody have any idea what it could be?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292286022338

It's located about 150km from me, so I have put in a bid seeing as the price is so low!
by ROCKet STAR
Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Another interesting find...
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Another interesting find...

This was the only one on display in the store, but the bloke who runs it says he has a contact in eastern europe who can supply him with things like this. He has a lot of old deactivated soviet hardware, deactivated AK-47s and the like. I don't know what the law is like in Australia regarding deacti...
by ROCKet STAR
Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Another interesting find...
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Another interesting find...

I was driving past a large army surplus shop today and decided to pull over and go have a look... I spotted this and couldn't leave without it! IMG_5975.JPG It is a deactivated Soviet era PG-9 Anti-Tank rocket propelled grenade! Absolutely amazing condition considering it is nearly 40 years old. Now...
by ROCKet STAR
Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: The ULTIMATE GPS rocket locator
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: The ULTIMATE GPS rocket locator

I looked at the original RockBLOCK units a few years ago, and initially had the same concern as Strud regarding unpreductable antenna orientation upon landing. Giving it some more thought though, any project that requires this level of sophistication and expense in terms of tracking, is likely going...
by ROCKet STAR
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Happy birthday "RocketStar"
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Happy birthday "RocketStar"

Thanks, guys! Possibly launching this weekend :)
by ROCKet STAR
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: Welcome to MARS - Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Replies: 28
Views: 2594

Re: Welcome to MARS - Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.

Congratulations guys. I know that there must have been a huge amount of work put in to make this happen. I look forward to launching at a MARS event!
by ROCKet STAR
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: An interesting 54mm motor...
Replies: 2
Views: 775

An interesting 54mm motor...

So I picked up this the other day as I thought it would be a cool thing to have. It is the solid rocket motor out of a TOW anti tank missile! It's steel casing is fairly rusty, but I plan to clean it up and make a stencil to redo the lettering on the side. Once it's done I'll make a little wooden st...
by ROCKet STAR
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Sidewinder missile anybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Sidewinder missile anybody?

I found this in an antique shop in the UK. Yes, it is a real one!

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by ROCKet STAR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Unusual mission patch
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Unusual mission patch

Matt, I had wondered if there was potentially a link with the replica of Cook's ship Endeavour, that they have at the Maritime Museum in Sydney. I know when I toured the ship that they said that there was a piece of timber used in it's construction that had been orbited on the Endeavour Shuttle. Cro...
by ROCKet STAR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Unusual mission patch
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Unusual mission patch

Hi All,

Just wondered if anybody is able to shed any light on this patch? I found it on ebay, but searching the net I haven't been able to find any info on it. I know Aussie astronaut Andy Thomas flew on Endeavour, but this isn't the patch for that mission.

Any ideas?

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by ROCKet STAR
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: I could use that
Topic: Interesting ebay camera...
Replies: 13
Views: 2480

Re: Interesting ebay camera...

I think I have some of the test footage on my laptop, so will upload to youtube and post here if I do. I am currently in the UK and the camera is back in Australia, so if not, It'll have to wait until I'm back down under.

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