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by Wingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Shroud Line-less Parachute
Replies: 8
Views: 410

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...
by Wingnut
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Formula 150 L3 Build
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Formula 150 L3 Build

That a very pretty kit.

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Shroud Line-less Parachute
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Shroud Line-less Parachute

It's not a strange concept. I thought that I'd seen this type of chute before, and I finally tracked it down to an old page on the Aerocon webstore: http://aeroconsystems.com/chutes/60_inch_pilot_smaller.jpg This is some kind of military surplus "Pilot Chute" (i.e. a small auxiliary chute...
by Wingnut
Sun May 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Death of Alan Bean
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Death of Alan Bean

NASA astronaut Alan Bean fell ill about two weeks ago and has passed away overnight. He was 86 years old. Alan Bean ap12-S69-38859LR.jpg Alan Bean joined the NASA astronaut program in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3 . He was selected to be the backup Command Pilot for Gemini 10 . He was later ass...
by Wingnut
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Hobbico, owner of Estes files for bankruptcy
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Hobbico, owner of Estes files for bankruptcy

This is probably old news for many, but Ellis Langford took ownership of Estes-Cox Corporation back on 17th April 2018. Some optimistic insights were published on The Pueblo Chieftain news website back on the 20th April.

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Hobbico, owner of Estes files for bankruptcy
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Hobbico, owner of Estes files for bankruptcy

A few more detail about the prospective buyer of Estes (i.e. Ellis Langford) can be found in another article on The News Gazette (Friday 6th April). Great news!

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 55
Views: 2507

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

Unfortunately it seems that Drew has got it right. Here's an article on the Aljazeera website. Fingers crossed that they captured some vision of the centre core landing: "If we got the footage ... that sounds like some pretty fun footage if the cameras didn't get blown up as well, then we'll p...
by Wingnut
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 55
Views: 2507

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

That was awesome! Anybody seen/heard if the centre core landed successfully?

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: How a space suit almost killed me (3 times)
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: How a space suit almost killed me (3 times)

That's a great presentation (22 min's).
by Wingnut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young

Sad news! He was a great man and an amazing astronaut.

It feels like these living treasures (the Apollo astronauts) are dwindling fast, but actually 14 of the 24 Apollo astronauts are still alive. There's a list on Wikipedia:
by Wingnut
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: ROCKETS Magazine
Topic: ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 5)
Replies: 0
Views: 561

ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 5)

The latest issue of ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10, Issue #5) is out now. http://www.libertylaunchsystems.com/RocketsMagazine/Issue0057/Cover.png This is the annual "BALLS" issue, covering all three days of Balls 26 , 22-24 september 2017. The other articles in this issue are: ⋅  a...
by Wingnut
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: Anyone local with lead shot?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Anyone local with lead shot?

Back in late 2015 I bought some lead shot for $5.50 per Kg from Hitech Radiators . They're located at 166 Boniface Street, Archerfield. They don't usually have lead shot on-hand in the shop but they're happy to package-up any quantity given a couple of days notice. The guy to talk with is named Gle...
by Wingnut
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: ROCKETS Magazine
Topic: ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 730

ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 4)

The latest issue of ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10, Issue #4) is out now. http://rocketsmagazine.com/RocketsMagazine/Issue0056/Cover.png This is the annual LDRS issue, covering all four days of LDRS 36 which was hosted by the Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association (MDRA) on 6-9 April 2017, at "Hi...
by Wingnut
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Totally Wild and Rockets...4th instalment !
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Totally Wild and Rockets...4th instalment !

How cools was that!!!!!! Great job Ari.
by Wingnut
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: LEGO Saturn V announced.
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: LEGO Saturn V announced.

The new " NASA APOLLO SATURN V " set (No. 21309) is available now. There are a couple of listings on Brickset.com for AUD$239.00 (plus postage). bricklink.com has some listings for around AUD$190 (plus postage). ebay.com.au has some listings for around AUD$239.00 (free shipping from withi...

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