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by drew
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Vertical landing a model rocket
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Vertical landing a model rocket

moar.

by drew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Also Fran in Philly has been working towards reverse engineering the Saturn V Launch Vehicle Digital Computer (LVDC) for nearly 8 years now.

http://www.frantone.com/designwritings/design_writings_LVDC.html
by drew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Background from the web site. I was contacted to discuss a restoration of an Apollo Guidance Computer, the block II type that was used on all the manned Apollo missions. Until I have clearance to say more, I can't discuss the location, ownership or other identifying details, but I can post about the...
by drew
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Amateur rockets to the 100 km von Karman line for suborbital space.
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Re: Amateur rockets to the 100 km von Karman line for suborbital space.

Just saw this on reddit.com on the r/rocketry subreddit: By "just saw this" do you mean "saw this 48 hours ago but didn't want to point to that conversation due to accusations that my cheerleading might have negative consequences for university teams?" https://i.imgur.com/3qJhNt...
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Clip - 54mm MD build
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Full Clip - 54mm MD build

Cheers for that vance2loud. I had looked at those but considering I can buy 4 Top Flight X-type drogues for the price of 1 12" RocketMan Ballistic Mach II drogues I figured it's worth it to check out the Top Flight offerings first. Basically I was concerned that using a Top Flight thin mill chu...
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Un-PC Decals - Estes Patriot
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Un-PC Decals - Estes Patriot

I recently acquired a rather old Estes 1/5 scale Patriot (2066) kit. Its the one with the cluster of 4 motors. I was amused to see the decals when I opened the box. I'm guessing this wouldn't get signed off by the Estes board these days. Interesting find Derek! I suspect that kit's from the early t...
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Clip - 54mm MD build
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Full Clip - 54mm MD build

Thanks for the kind works Matthew, I do appreciate it. I must admit I've been mulling this design over in my head for months now attempting to eliminate any pitfalls in the design before I attempt to fly it. I think I've considered most issues but I'm more than willing to listen to any comments abou...
by drew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Clip - 54mm MD build
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Full Clip - 54mm MD build

Wow that looks pretty sweet to me:!: Big motor, little room for anything else 8) Thanks d00d! Should be a fun flight. :D For the record every flight I'm planning for THUNDA2 will be leveraging this design in some manner. I'm going to fly a M2245 in a 75mm version of what's above and my two stage st...
by drew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch

My ShortStorm at 1/8th speed.

by drew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch

My ShortStorm on a J381

by drew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch

JEFF at 1/8th speed.

by drew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Clip - 54mm MD build
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Full Clip - 54mm MD build

So I've had an L935 sitting with Blake since 2016 or so as I wanted to fly it in a MD airframe at Westmar. Since the purchase Head End Deploy has become a bit of a thing in MD circles, as can be seen by the Wildman "Mach 2" kit. After looking at this rocket design and wanting to incorporat...
by drew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Saturday 6th October Grass Valley launch

Here are a few photos of the launch. Full album link below. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lxmPykaijApL1SyctBIbgG4JnD4ghVx3_IYkcwcXiGsU8e17sqVzF5gUTwqgtLAO-CXrjR_Y0clWtNQ60RSHrZTM93OzCSEy8DCqm-PgC97cR90QK9qZFoQlxbfOaF3TZWuH0iDo4VN40O4RXkVSlsmtHa1ACdi1GmjF1xfro3-JKFl_jhlnP3i4wDrQ4o2btlEkN_KtvdfOSg...
by drew
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Vertical landing a model rocket
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Vertical landing a model rocket

Here's a much more comprehensive youtube video.


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