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by OverTheTop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Thunda Down Under 2019
Topic: What is your project for Thunda Down Under 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 4088

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.
by OverTheTop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Drama Queen
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Drama Queen

Welcome 03flyer. Yep This hobby is addictive, especially once you see the HPR stuff.

I notice you have Nikola Telsa as your icon. I will be traveling to Europe in a few months and will be visiting the area where he lived and the museum there.
by OverTheTop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Rocket Lab prepares for Electron test launch

Congratulations to Rocket Lab :) :) :) . That's twice NZ has beaten Australia to space. Shows what is possible when given support at government levels. Their first flight would have gone orbital too, if the ground tracking equipment had been configured correctly by the external contractor providing ...
by OverTheTop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Newbie / Oldie
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Newbie / Oldie

Welcome back to rocketry, and to this forum, Kelstra. Given you are in Melbourne I will probably catch up with you at a launch sometime.

Lots of great information around here. Enjoy!
by OverTheTop
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Demolition of Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39-B
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Demolition of Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39-B

I was just up close to this pad yesterday :)

Spent three days at KSC so far, and another half a day today will be the end of it for me. Lots to see.
by OverTheTop
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

Re: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters

Can't wait for this to go. I hope the FH goes in the first half of the month, as that is when I'll be there. Serendipity is a wonderful thing. I am being sent there for a conference by work :) . The universe usually doesn't work like that. I will get there for the Zuma launch on 4th January. I will ...
by OverTheTop
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas to everyone and their families :) Have a happy and safe one.
by OverTheTop
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

Re: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters

This would be a good candidate for flash-pan ignition :shock:
by OverTheTop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: greeting
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: greeting

Welcome to the forum wefly2!
by OverTheTop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

Re: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters

The good news about this is that I am being sent to Florida for some work in early January. Depending on timing I just might get to see this one fly 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

I am hanging out for the date to firm up (FH launch that is).

Serendipity is a wonderful thing sometimes...
by OverTheTop
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)
Replies: 24
Views: 637

Re: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)

Thanks for the post with the info. Nice. What was the launch mass, sans motor for the rocket? I will be using thin-wall f/g tubing, but I will be shaving off mass wherever possible. Might not make it as far along as "Mach Madness", as I am starting from some heavier components (NC and airf...
by OverTheTop
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)
Replies: 24
Views: 637

Re: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)

I don't have the luxury of a 7:1 VK, but it really matters how much I bash the kit as to what I end up with :D It is already significantly different. Only some of the parts are a starting point. The intent is to think about a few things along the way and then do the same thing, but better, to the 54...
by OverTheTop
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)
Replies: 24
Views: 637

Re: Devilish Project (Go Devil 38 kit bash)

Thanks for the post Sumo. Yep. They are the sort of numbers I am looking at, so far only in rough terms. That is the motor I am leaning towards currently. Decisions will be refined as the build progresses. I will try to look up the rocket in that video, "Mach Madness" and see what I can le...
by OverTheTop
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: I could use that
Topic: Rotary Tool on Special at Hobby King
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Rotary Tool on Special at Hobby King

Not sure how the quality stacks up against a Dremel, but the price is right! hk170-230.jpg https://hobbyking.com/en_us/160w-dremel-style-rotary-hand-tool-w-33pc-set-230v.html I have usually had no problems with HK stuff in the past. I would buy one but I just bought a Dremel before this special came...

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