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by OverTheTop
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

Any masking tape will pretty much work in that situation. Blue is just what I have on-hand, and it doesn't seem to leave as much sticky mess on the harness. I have used "ordinary" masking tape in the past as well, successfully, in this setup. I have seen a spinnaker sail taped ever so gent...
by OverTheTop
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

Use masking tape with caution to bundle things up. It can become unusually strong when you are relying on it tearing sometimes. I have seen some people both surprised and embarrassed by this :)

I only use it to z-fold the harness.
by OverTheTop
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

Have you thought about using a deployment bag?


I agree with this. Makes packing the chute a lot easier and I think it improves the reliability of the deployment. You just need to make sure you have enough drogue to pull it out, although it is surprisingly easy extract!
by OverTheTop
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

I have to say that the morning was off to a great start today 8) . What a terrific flight! There are a lot of happy and relieved engineers at SpaceX now :) Still no news on the 3rd booster. Now we wait for the final burn to inject into the final heliocentric orbit. It is in an experimental long-dura...
by OverTheTop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

Live video feed of the launch here:
by OverTheTop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

Unfortunately back in Oz now :(

But I will be getting up early to see it in real-time.
by OverTheTop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: How to's
Topic: smartphone, rocket and video
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: smartphone, rocket and video

Check out some of the dashcam apps to see if they provide that functionality. That's where I would start looking.
by OverTheTop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

FH has gone vertical overnight

spaceflightnow.com
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:)
by OverTheTop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

Getting ready to go vertical (spaceflightnow.com):

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1825h 5FEB18
by OverTheTop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

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

Here is a pic from earlier when it was vertical:

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by OverTheTop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 54
Views: 1719

Looks like it will actaully happen!!!

The FAA has issued the license for flying FH :D Launch window is currently set for 1830-2100h UTC on 6FEB18 (0530-0800 on Wednesday 7FEB18 AEDT) . Last I saw of the live pad feed the FH was still not to be seen. Will need to be going vertical soonish I would have though. Probably today their time. ...
by OverTheTop
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

I usually don't take into account any chute or cord in the volume. I just use the empty compartment as a starting point. The actual volume of a chute is not great.
by OverTheTop
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

Thanks. 4" diameter, 16" long. I would have thought 1.8g would be enough, but with a tight chute it might need more. Your ground testing will give the answers you need :) .
by OverTheTop
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Saturn V on SBS tonight
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Saturn V on SBS tonight

Thanks for that Voyager. I managed to catch most of it. It really adds another level to it to have been to KSC and seen the exact locations they show in some of the footage. Spent 3.5 days there about a month ago. The "Early Space Tour" included stopping in at Launch Complex 26A, which is ...
by OverTheTop
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3717

Re: Joe Turners L2 Build Thread

Decided to put in 1.8 grams. But just wasn't enough... (I really did think it would probably be sufficient).


What is the size of your parachute compartment (empty)?

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