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by drew
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: South Australian regulations
Replies: 28
Views: 3729

Re: South Australian regulations

If you want to have a composite motor a pyrotechicians license is required. Black powder motors are exempt then as they're not composite motors? Unfortunately after discussing this with my cohorts in Dept of Premier and Cabinet one of which actually certified on an M in 2006 in S.A. the sentiment w...
by drew
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR

AAAANNNNNDDDDD the party is over. Falcon 9 downlink is now encrypted. :cry:
by drew
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR

The first thing I thought of when I heard about this was if the data stream is cut or at least better encrypted for the higher security flights. If not, I'm sure that's about to change, if it doesn't break up the partnership. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk Yea, currently it's not encrypted at...
by drew
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR
Replies: 4
Views: 483

decoding SpaceX telem with RTLSDR

I don't know if y'all have been following but over on Twitter there's a whole slew of european RF nerds that are manually tracking SpaceX launches and recording the live telemetry video downlink stream in real time from the rocket. Honestly, I'm blown away by this. I've done a bit of ADS-B decoding ...
by drew
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: I could use that
Topic: Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Lenovo Tab M8 HD

I thought it might be worth mentioning that the Lenovo Tab M8 HD (8" display Android tablet) is currently $141 at Officeworks. https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/lenovo-tab-m8-hd-8-2gb-ram-32gb-emmc-tablet-iron-grey-len0036au It has a GPS chipset as well as MicroUSB which I prefe...
by drew
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Fruity Chutes IRIS
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Fruity Chutes IRIS

Have you looked at these mate? Jim Jarvis uses them and the pricing is much much better than fruity chutes.

https://www.spherachutes.com/
by drew
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: HPR X Wing - T70
Replies: 39
Views: 9853

Re: HPR X Wing - T70

So drew that explains why you are so totally 'quackers'. Hope all is well on your side of the big island mate. Look, lead fumes are fine, right? I mean, if I ate some flecks that shouldn't be an issue, correct? :D I hope y'all are well over there too bud. I'm hoping to get over your way in 2022 to ...
by drew
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Fruity Chutes IRIS
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Fruity Chutes IRIS

kopius wrote:G'Day, is anyone in Australia currently running a Fruity Chutes IRIS? I have seen a few over the years, but not in recent times.


I had a 60" Iris Ultra Compact in my 3 inch/M2245 launch up at Funny Farm. You might be able to find it if you look hard enough! :shock:
by drew
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: HPR X Wing - T70
Replies: 39
Views: 9853

Re: HPR X Wing - T70

Excellent work Mat! I'm having flashbacks to my childhood when my father would melt lead in a process virtually identical to this to pour lead weights for duck decoys.
by drew
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Ejection charge cap
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: Ejection charge cap

Vast majority of flights i use 5ml centrifuge tubes for charges. They're bigger than the 3ml ones that come with AeroTech motors. I've yet to have one rupture the tube, the cap gives way and that's it. I bought a 300 pack of them from Amazon for less than $30 AUD. I'm not a fan of charge canisters a...
by drew
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino Radio Beacon
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Arduino Radio Beacon

Hey DiscountBatman! Apologies for not replying sooner but I do think I've got a point worth making. Specifically, if you're looking to make a radio beacon, you want to stay away from radios that utilise spread spectrum modulation. This is due to the fact that spread spectrum utilises a wider bandwid...
by drew
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Higher, Faster, Further
Topic: Vertical Trajectory System, Mk2 Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 2738

Re: Just following the Script...

OverTheTop wrote:Currently mounting the 1.3GHz telemetry transmitter

Hey OTT, good to see you working on your VTS again. With reference to the 1.3GHz telem, I assume you've selected that frequency due to COTS kit already available for your FC?
by drew
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Hobbyking Pulse Jet
Replies: 29
Views: 8992

Re: Hobbyking Pulse Jet

Anyone got one of these that they no longer require? I've got a mate that's interested in getting one but it appears HobbyKing no longer sells them.

Cheers.

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