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by Wingnut
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)
Replies: 0
Views: 509

APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)

A new documentary film called APOLLO 11 premiered back on 24 January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival . The film consists solely of archival footage without narration or interviews. The image and audio quality looks pretty nice. It is due for cinema release sometime later in 2019, but I couldn't ...
by Wingnut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Importance of an inner motor tube for high powered rocketry
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Importance of an inner motor tube for high powered rocketry

I think it's a great question. I wouldn't think that the majority of rocket designs require the Motor Mount Tube (MMT) for structural purposes. Case-in-point are the many minimum diameter rockets, both LPR and HPR. The MMT seems more like was a simple and practical design philosophy which we just b...
by Wingnut
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: UK rocket launched in Australia goes home
Replies: 1
Views: 666

UK rocket launched in Australia goes home

There's a news article on the SBS website about wreckage from the Black Arrow rocket being recovered from the Woomera Range and transported back to Scotland to go on display. Here's a link to the article: UK rocket launched in Australia goes home There are some videos on YouTube that provide some v...
by Wingnut
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Apollo 11 Park
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Apollo 11 Park

I drove past that spot in Grafton many times when I was a kid and I never knew that it existed; probably because there's no play equipment in that park and my personal priorities were quite different back then. It would have been great if the park included one of the rocket structures that you can ...
by Wingnut
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 13th January 2019 Launch
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: 13th January 2019 Launch

Did the guys from the University of Adelaide succeed in their L1 and L2 certifications this time around?

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: First Man - Official Trailer (HD)
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: First Man - Official Trailer (HD)

I saw First Man over the holidays. I liked it. It accurately portrays portions of Neil Armstrong's biography of the same name. I read the book some years back. I enjoyed the book more than the movie, manly because the book tells you so much more about who Neil Armstrong really was. However, you can...
by Wingnut
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Neil Armstrong in Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 3128

Re: Neil Armstrong in Australia

I just stumbled across a video of the one-on-one interview between Alex Malley (CEO of CPA Australia) and Mr Neil Armstrong. It is entitled: An Audience with Neil Armstrong (2011 interview) The video is the four part video series that was formerly posted on the CPA Australia website. This one-one-o...
by Wingnut
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: BlackSky Aerospace
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: BlackSky Aerospace

I notice how BlackSky Aerospace doesn't mitigate the "foreign objects" risk to quite the same degree as some other aerospace organisations.

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Maybe this is just a testament to the robustness of the systems in use at BlackSky Aerospace.

Nice work Blake!
by Wingnut
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: I could use that
Topic: HobbyKing Mini 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: HobbyKing Mini 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine

Thanks for the advice Mat. A little research has revealed that there are much more suitable CNC routers available. For example banggood.com has a unit of similar construction but with a larger work area of 340x160x40mm. The current price is AUD$236.18, which is 43% off the regular price (AUD$415.76...
by Wingnut
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: I could use that
Topic: HobbyKing Mini 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

HobbyKing Mini 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine

Hi everyone, HobbyKing is selling a small CNC router made from 8020 extrusions and an Arduino as the processor. I can't tell if the package includes the Arduino board; but I don't think so. Cost is AUD$196.00 from the HobbyKing "Global" warehouse and I think shipping free. 183711.jpg Does...
by Wingnut
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: ROCKETS Magazine
Topic: ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 6)
Replies: 8
Views: 25203

ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 6)

The ROCKETS Magazine website has been off-line of late and there hasn't been any new products for some time. Earlier this morning many of us received an email formally advising that ROCKETS Magazine will be discontinued. The very last issue of ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10, Issue #6) is out now. http...
by Wingnut
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)

Here's a cool photo of NASA's crawler-transporter (CT-2) carrying the mobile launcher out to Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center (Florida). SLS Launch Tower 31-08-2018.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/along-the-way-to-launch-pad-39b No! This isn't an archive photo from the 1960's. This photos...
by Wingnut
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Military Surplus Parachutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Military Surplus Parachutes

Hi Oldboy, A 54mm airframe would be quite the challenge. This chute appears to have a pack-down volume of about 1.78 cubic metres. So, the chute compartment of your 54mm airframe would need to be 7.8 metres long. Add to that a nice, long, fast burning 54mm motor that can accelerate 57Kg of chute, p...
by Wingnut
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Military Surplus Parachutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Military Surplus Parachutes

The Army Navy Sales military surplus store is selling a 64ft diameter (19.5 metre) Green Cargo Parachute. 100_ft_cargo_parachute_1_1.jpg Cost is USD$449.99. The product number "SKU 64FTP". Here is a link: https://www.armynavysales.com/gi-64ft-od-green-cargo-parachute.html This might be wo...
by Wingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Shroud Line-less Parachute
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Shroud Line-less Parachute

Here's a link to the Aerocon website: http://aeroconsystems.com/cart/parachutes/ Unfortunately, that particular chute is no longer listed by Aerocon . You might find something similar from some other military surplus supplies. I thought I'd do a quick web search for "army surplus pilot chute&q...

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