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by drew
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build

SpaceManMat wrote:I noticed a complete lack of prices on his web page, like they say if you have to ask you can't afford it.


IIRC they start at $500+USD.
by drew
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build

Tell us about he kit NL. I found a previous post from Blake that this is roughly equivalent to a BlackHawk. I cannot see the kit listed unless I do a search but that comes up with no details and a $899 price tag, which I thought a bit was excessive for a MD 38 unless it was gold plated. I know Blak...
by drew
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Taipan 38mm Min Dia Build

Question: do I use masking tape to fill in the coupler gaps to form a firm fit? If you're referring to the NC/body tube coupling joint then yes, just use some masking tape (preferably blue tape) to provide a snug but not too tight of a fit. And if you're really going to push it I'd recommend incorp...
by drew
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Arnhem Space Centre
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Arnhem Space Centre

So anyone know any background on Scott Wallis and/or John Carsten?
by drew
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Arnhem Space Centre
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Arnhem Space Centre

Fantastic news Blake! Great work!!!
by drew
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Solar thread
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Solar thread

Tesla PowerWall 2's are very expensive (14kWh, $10k~$12k) My power bills average $600 to $700 per 60 days. That's f'n ridiculous and stupidly expensive. So back of the envelope, say if I drop my power bill to somewhere around $200 per bill I'd save ~$3,700 per annually. So I'd pay off the PowerWall...
by drew
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Solar thread
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Solar thread

Long story short; I'm about to get solar for my house. Any recommendations from you knowledgeable lot? I'm sure there's an expert in here somewhere. Effectively my only comments are that I want my install to be "battery ready" so I can plug a PowerWall 2 into it once they finally arrive do...
by drew
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: I could use that
Topic: windy dot com
Replies: 3
Views: 196

windy dot com

I stumbled across this yesterday and even though it's not updated very often (12-14 hours it seems) it could be of use to us.

https://www.windy.com
by drew
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Hello from the uSA
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: Hello from the uSA

/thread
by drew
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: CJ's "To da moon Alice,.....to da Moon!" 2-stage project.
Replies: 98
Views: 6320

Re: CJ's "To da moon Alice,.....to da Moon!" 2-stage project.

At least I KNOW the reason for failure & can fix it. Nothing worse than NOT knowing, which happens so many times, when a flight goes wonkers. But at least I can laugh about it, and move forward. It's only a test mule for the much larger project and there will be 2 of us looking over each others...
by drew
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Simple timer system recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Simple timer system recommendation

Hi Rex, If you have a look a the tread below this one you'll notice a "magnetic apogee detector + timer" thread. In there's a link to a Magnetic apogee detector as well as timer that is $59usd. A little more pricey than what you might be after but it would be dead simple to use for apogee ...
by drew
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Australia closer to a national space agency
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Australia closer to a national space agency

str8up wrote:Shouldn't the ARSE be on the lower 'backside' of the tee shirt???


No sir. Given we're in the southern hemisphere everything is upside down and back to front, right?!? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by drew
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Australia closer to a national space agency
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Australia closer to a national space agency

The name's been decided and the shirts are already available for order folks. You can find them here.

https://spaceaustralia.com.au/products/launch-tee-white-1
by drew
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Hello from Montana, USA
Replies: 32
Views: 1261

Re: Hello from Montana, USA

Steve Shannon wrote:2. I keep hoping for an LDRS in Australia!


There already is one, it's called THUNDA! :lol: :lol: :lol:

So the question is, you coming?!?!?!
by drew
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: 3-stage amateur solid to orbit
Replies: 1
Views: 265

3-stage amateur solid to orbit

Sure, it might just be "back of the envelope" calculations but I found this read quite interesting...

https://exoscientist.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/orbital-rockets-are-now-easy-page-2.html

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