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Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: SpaceX fail Video
Replies: 1
Views: 63

SpaceX fail Video

SpaceX has published a video of some of their failed landings:

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Air Command Water Rockets
Topic: Just to say hello
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Just to say hello

George: I write to you from the State of Iowa, USA. I am getting started in water rocketry after having retired recently. I find it a satisfying experience. The launches are fun, but the planning and building the rockets and launch equipment are just as enjoyable. I have found your information to b...
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Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Name the new SCR Green Propellant and Win
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: Name the new SCR Green Propellant and Win

SCReaming Green
by air.command
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017 photos and video thread
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017 photos and video thread

Looked like a great weekend! Thanks for sharing the photos Drew :D
by air.command
Thu May 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch

Looks like a successful flight? though not many details yet. Twitter post says "Made it to space. Team delighted. More to follow! #ItsaTest" Not sure if the "made it to space" means orbital or sub-orbital. Here are some launch videos on their twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Roc...
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Tue May 23, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017

Thanks Kryten, it was definitely a good night with several families saying that they would come out and visit the next launch. I think there were less people this year compared to last year, but that may have had something to do with the open night being more spread out in adjoining locations, and a...
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Mon May 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Happy birthday "Jase"
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Happy birthday "Jase"

Happy birthday Jase. Have a good one :)
by air.command
Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: *Season Opener* Sunday 30th April 2017 Grass Valley Launch
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: *Season Opener* Sunday 30th April 2017 Grass Valley Launch

Great photos, thanks for sharing! Looked like a beautiful day out with plenty of action.
by air.command
Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NROL-76 Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: NROL-76 Launch

Wow, that was spectacular :shock: especially the close ups of the landing. Very cool stuff. I always find it hard to wrap my head around how huge the Falcon 9 is from the video. This always helps put it into perspective:

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by air.command
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: See Through Model Rocket Engine Burning
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: See Through Model Rocket Engine Burning

Nice footage but I think he should have tried sealing the side of the motor case. Yeah it kind of defeats the purpose of making a see-through motor, if it completely changes how the motor burns. Was thinking the same thing. If you wanted to see the end burning nature of the motor, I would expect yo...
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L1GHT Shadow
Replies: 30
Views: 1685

Re: L1GHT Shadow

Thanks for the nice words guys, I really appreciate it. The dark side definitely tastes good. What you guys do is truly inspirational, not just in the rockets you build and fly but also in the huge effort you put in behind the scenes to make rocketry such a great sport in Australia for the rest of us.
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Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: 1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: 1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos

Thanks Ari. Yup, Mullaley is a really nice launch site. ( except when the canola is growing :D )
by air.command
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: 1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: 1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos

Bingo :D It was impossible to see the black rocket in the shadows on a small phone screen controlling the drone. Had it been a brighter colour it would have been much easier to locate.
by air.command
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: 1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

1st April Mullaley HPR Launch Photos

Here are some photos from the last NSWRA launch at Mullaley. We had a reasonable turnout with quite good weather, although a little windy it wasn't too bad. The crops were nice and short so easy to find rockets. I was there only on the Saturday so these pictures are from that day, though apparently ...
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: L1GHT Shadow
Replies: 30
Views: 1685

Re: L1GHT Shadow

Nice one George. Congrats. I look forward to seeing what water rocket you use for your L2 8) Cheers SpaceManMat, that is the long term goal. :D While we could put a 38mm J in this rocket, I think we would need to upgrade the front end structurally. We will most likely build a new rocket with a 54mm...

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