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by drew
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Featherweight GPS Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Featherweight GPS Tracker

OverTheTop wrote:An Android version is in the works I believe.


I'm pretty sure you're pretty sure the Android version is currently being developed... :D
by drew
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Thunda Down Under 2019
Topic: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?
Replies: 35
Views: 4120

Re: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?

To be more pedantic, my conversations specifically regarding Carolina Composite Rocketry HEI hardware with Blake and Scoop have been positive. At an absolute minimum any HEI hardware will require appropriate due diligence from the flyer hoping to leverage it at an AMRS launch. To my knowledge the AM...
by drew
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Thunda Down Under 2019
Topic: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?
Replies: 35
Views: 4120

Re: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?

So that is the official AMRS stance on HEI? I didn't say that at all... :D I only said my conversations with Blake and Scoop regarding this HEI hardware have been positive. HEI is definitely not the main safety issue for staging. Not so bad if things go awry up at altitude when it lights, but an un...
by drew
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Thunda Down Under 2019
Topic: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?
Replies: 35
Views: 4120

Re: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?

What is the official statement regarding the allowability of HEI (head end ignition) at the Thunda event? Is it a proscribed technique? Is it allowable with certain caveats? Some info on this would be great as there are a few multi-stage rockets to be flown there by the looks of it. From the conver...
by drew
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch

Good on them! I'm very happy they were successful!
by drew
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: New Zealand Rocketry is launching soon
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: New Zealand Rocketry is launching soon

There's a wool joke in here somewhere but I'm not clever enough to put it together...

Excellent work Blake!
by drew
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Are there any beeline users out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Are there any beeline users out there?

I was initially thinking of an APRS solution, but the low cost of RDF cannot be overlooked. I am also involved in scouts and can see some other uses of the beeline for ‘fox hunting’. Are you in Brisbane Drew? I'm on the other side, here in Perth. If you're looking for APRS solutions you're in the r...
by drew
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Launching Down Under
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Launching Down Under

Make sure you also pick up a handy set of side cutters to launch your rocket Rainier!
by drew
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Are there any beeline users out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Are there any beeline users out there?

I’m looking at purchasing a beeline transmitter for direction finding. Have already ordered a handheld radio and will build a Yagi antenna soon. Just wanted to see who else is using or has used this method of rocket location. I've used rdf transmitters for years and have owned multiple beeline tran...
by drew
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters

FYI, I’ve hit up Adrian with some queries about the new GPS to make sure everything will be compliant for Australia and will work with him if need be to make sure it is. Looks like a great unit and will be stocking them for sure once available. Yea, I mentioned the spectrum concerns for Australia t...
by drew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters

I reckon so. My expectation is that mid year he'll have Android support up and running as well as some of the more advanced features...
by drew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Smallest data logger??
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Smallest data logger??

I appear to have reached the G limit (23g) of the little Jolly logic altimeter 2 which results in scrubbing any useable data from the g sensing side ie. speed up and down, apogee eject etc. The AltimeterTwo web site states the following... Maximum of 40 gees (careful mounting) Have you investigated...
by drew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 14th January 2018 Launch
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 14th January 2018 Launch

Fun day with some good launches.... The rocket gods also returned my Viper III from the corn fields, they exacted a heavy price though... 2.jpg I take it the harvester got to it first. OUCH! Still, it's better to get something back when compared to wondering if you'll ever see any part of your rock...
by drew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: One GPS Receiver for multiple transmitters

Featherweight's GPS Tracker will have this functionality as well as over the horizon relay which looks SUPER COOL if you ask me.
by drew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Featherweight GPS Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Featherweight GPS Tracker

Yes, this will be a good product once it's mature. Plus Adrian has committed to provide spectrum compliant versions for Australian use so they'll be kosher down her from an ACMA perspective. There's a lot more info on TRF in the thread Adrian started if you'd like to find out more. Just be forewarne...

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