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by drew
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Melbourne Amateur Rocket Society Inc.
Topic: MARS High Altitude Site
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: MARS High Altitude Site

NICE!!!!
by drew
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

...I found it rich that Tripoli TMT... I'm not sure he was acting on behalf of the TMT. His words read, to me, as though he felt he was now in a privileged position and could use that to get the information he wanted to satisfy his own curiosity. It was full of 'I' and 'Me', not 'us' or 'we'. Then ...
by drew
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

Pics or it didn't happen, amirite?
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by drew
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile
Replies: 165
Views: 7395

Re: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile

Viking wrote:Lookin' good!
Hard to get a sense of scale on those fins, they must be huge?


I'd go as far as to describe them as YYYYYUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE.

Excellent work CATO.
by drew
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

I checked the wayback machine and it wasn't there. I also had a look at Google Cache and they didn't have the aforementioned comments cached. Apologies Dave, I should have screenshotted it when I had the chance. As per regulations and motors, I found it rich that Tripoli TMT was trying to extract th...
by drew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

There might be a requirement in the regulations to that requires those changes be reported, but it was handled in a very peremptory way. Who's regulations? Most motor manufacturers do hobby stuff as a pittance of a side business when compared to their core business of selling big motors to the like...
by drew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

Viking wrote:Yes he eventually came back with his tail between his legs, not long after that the thread got cleaned up. Close to a full page got deleted as far as I can tell.


Good. What a sh*tshow.
by drew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

Yeah it was the self-entitled demand that he attempted to hide under a veil of officialdom that got my back up. Admitting he'd done wrong was a step in the right direction(I suspect he was advised to do so), but I didn't see any apology to Jim, not publicly anyway. I didn't see any admission of wro...
by drew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

Did you catch that thread before it got 'cleaned up'? Wow. Wow indeed. I found it pretty comical the demands people were making of Jim, especially when he's sold his wholly owned private business and explicitly stated in the OP that he was not at liberty to announce the new owners. And yet like mot...
by drew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

I think we can say one thing definitively. The purchaser isn't a Tripoli Motor Testing member. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by drew
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Airframe choices (or why you should consider rolling your own airframes)
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Airframe choices (or why you should consider rolling your own airframes)

Nice job. Rolling your own airframe is a great thing to do to optimise it for your application. I have made the decision to just buy airframes as I have so little time to do the projects I want to do anyway. It is the only thing that makes sense to me in my situation. That's very prudent. I'm not l...
by drew
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Who bought Gorilla Motors?
Replies: 28
Views: 409

Re: Who bought Gorilla Motors?

Haven't spoken to Jim in a little while, but we have an order set aside waiting for the next shipment. FANTASTIC! My hopes are that you'll also be bringing in some more motor hardware? I was having a look at what's available in the 54mm range in the web store and the current offerings are pretty an...
by drew
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Airframe choices (or why you should consider rolling your own airframes)
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Airframe choices (or why you should consider rolling your own airframes)

Recently given my new workshop space I've been able to setup two of my airframe mandrels in a semi-permanent manner. I can quite easily make an airframe in a couple hours, and that's taking my time and with zero prep beforehand. So last Thursday night after work I made a 38mm airframe. Saturday I wa...

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