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by knight
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Death of Neil Armstrong
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Death of Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong passed away overnight as a result of complications from the cardiac surgery he had recently. Full story here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-26/first-man-on-moon-neil-armstrong-dead-at-82/4223190?WT.svl=news0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I am at a loss of words. M...
by knight
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Calisto
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Calisto

Well the rocket is now painted and ready to fly thanks to the efforts of the better half who wanted to be involved and did the artwork. One minor problem I need to solve however remains. I put the 38mm mount in and intend to use a 29-38mm adapter. However it turns out the motor mount is too short. F...
by knight
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: F-35B Ship suitability testing
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: F-35B Ship suitability testing

Yea, to my knowledge the true vertical takeoff capability is a bit of a misnomer as during the trial for the JSF (between the F35 and Boeing's offering) both aircraft were allowed to attempt vertical takeoffs over a vented space. So basically they were standing atop a big grate that didn't reflect ...
by knight
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: New Tripoli Prefecture - NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 4280

Re: New Tripoli Prefecture - NSW

Wow I go away for a few months and this happens.

This is excellent news and I'm looking forward to flying (and certifying) with Tripoli NSW.
by knight
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Spacecraft Films
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Re: Spacecraft Films

Excellent, I think I just found some potential Christmas presents!
by knight
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Merit badges in rocketry
Replies: 25
Views: 3257

Re: Merit badges in rocketry

I wonder if there would be the possibility of getting an amalgamation of the system incorporated into the Scouts Australia badge scheme, would provide a good way of getting the younger generation (cubs and scouts) into rocketry, and of course, for the older generations (venturers) there could be the...
by knight
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Orion
Replies: 0
Views: 605

Orion

One of my friends found this on youtube yesterday. It doesn't really tell us much we probably don't already know, but it provides a look at where Lockheed is currently at with the Orion capsule. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvalg9kBA9Y&feature=share" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by knight
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Altusmetrum telemini
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Altusmetrum telemini

Because I don't want anyone to get any 'nasty-grams' from ACMA... Remember that unless you hold a valid amateur radio licence and set this device to transmit your callsign IAW the regulations you can NOT use the telemetry part of this device. I know I probably don't need to remind anyone, but figure...
by knight
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Saturday August 27th Launch and BBQ at Doonside
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Saturday August 27th Launch and BBQ at Doonside

Nah unfortunately i need the casing too, along with the HAMR 38/29mm Adapter. I've ordered and Blake has put it in the mail, but alas it hasn't reached me yet. (Knowing my luck it will turn up on Monday)

Don't worry, there will always be another launch.
by knight
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Saturday August 27th Launch and BBQ at Doonside
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Saturday August 27th Launch and BBQ at Doonside

Unfortunately while the rocket just needs its last coat of paint I don't have a motor so I won't be able to join you this time round.

Hope the weather holds up!
by knight
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Parachute Steering
Replies: 132
Views: 49966

Re: Parachute Steering

Slightly off topic, but what about something like an Easy-As RDF beacon :wink: at home base and the rocket just has some form of directional antenna or two at right angles. It always tries to steer to maximize the signal strength. I don't know if it is even feasible in practice. The nice way to do ...
by knight
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Calisto
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Calisto

kopius wrote:Let me know if you are interested and I can send it down to you.


Am definitely interested, an email has been sent your way.
by knight
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Calisto
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Calisto

Alright next potentially stupid question, if i went for say the 29/240 (for the lower power motors for doonside height limit) what is the difference between the two motors Australian Rocketry carries, namely: RMS-29/240 Motor (Inc FSD) and 29mm 240 N-sec Casing (Inc FSD) I'm assuming that i need the...
by knight
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Calisto
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Calisto

Okay so I've finally got my rear end into gear and started my Calisto I ordered several months back, hopefully in the not too distant future, if someone will permit me to come and "crash" their launch day I hope to do my cert 1 flight with it. First impressions, everything that was suppose...
by knight
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Rocketry
Topic: Service delays
Replies: 15
Views: 5338

Re: Service delays

I'll also add my congratulations Bones. My thoughts are with your wife and bub, and I hope their home soon.

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