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by Wingnut
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Swirl injector for 4" hybird
Replies: 13
Views: 3995

Re: Swirl injector for 4" hybird

All I can say is: "Insane!!!" in a good way.
by Wingnut
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Bloodhound first run
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Bloodhound first run

Bloodhound reaches 628 mph (1010 km/h)
Posted 18th November 2019


Now the Bloodhound team will take a break from speed testing and attempt the land speed record at some point in the future.
by Wingnut
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Bloodhound first run
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Bloodhound first run

I've also been watching this project progress over a couple of years and change of ownership. 3rd November 2019 - reaches 461mph zjfi9snqlX4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfi9snqlX4 4th November 2019 - Preparing for 500+ mph run CxEBRBuAO3U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxEBRBuAO3U Bye, Mike
by Wingnut
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Bloodhound first run
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Bloodhound first run

Bloodhound blasts from 0 to 334mph in under 20 seconds
Posted 29th October 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liXLZFAeroA
by Wingnut
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

Re: Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night

+1. You guys put on a great display.
by Wingnut
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rokot Launch
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Re: Rokot Launch

Neat video. Kosmos 2540 is a geodetic surveying satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 30th August 2019 for the Russian military. It was taken aloft by a " Rokot " launch vehicle. Wikipedia contain some info about the Rokot . I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing. B...
by Wingnut
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Australian Rocketry
Topic: Welcome to Australian Rocketry 4.0
Replies: 16
Views: 2352

Re: Welcome to Australian Rocketry 4.0

Thanks Blake. I totally missed the "hamburger" icon. I needed a big red arrow pointing to the menu icon saying: " Old people, tap here for menu ". I'm loving the new menu on my mobile phone. It seems to me like the navigation is responding quicker than the old website. Or maybe ...
by Wingnut
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Australian Rocketry
Topic: Welcome to Australian Rocketry 4.0
Replies: 16
Views: 2352

Re: Welcome to Australian Rocketry 4.0

Hi Blake, I'm a bit "old school", so I like the red menu banner on the new AusRocketry website. Only problem is that I don't see the menu on when accessing the website from my mobile phone. I'm running Apple iOS and I can't find the menu using either Google Chrome or Safari . Bye, Mike
by Wingnut
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Which club?
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Which club?

Hi Pete, You're up for a good drive regardless of whether you join NSW or QLD. I'd recommend joining us in QLD, but then I'm totally biased. As for your second question, the Australian Rocketry Association web page says: Membership is currently closed as regrouping & reformation of the ARA Inc ...
by Wingnut
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket

The YouTube contributor, Everyday Astronaut (Tim Dodd), provides some interesting comments and background information on the feasibility of parachute/helicopter recovery for Rocket Lab's Electron booster.


Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Forum header issues / errors
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Forum header issues / errors

That header issue has been around for the past week and I haven't been able to make posts if there are BB codes it the body of the message.
by Wingnut
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket

Hey Drew. Thanks so much for the post. I've watched the second video (18:50 min). It's very informative. The Rocket Lab LC1 launch facility is very impressive. It's located at the end of the Mahia headland, near Wairoa on the North Island New Zealand. Their second launch facility (i.e. LC2) is unde...
by Wingnut
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Farewell Chris Kraft
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Farewell Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft , first Flight Director at NASA and later the NASA Director of Flight Operations , passed away on Monday 22nd July in Houston, Texas. He was 95 years old. Chris Kraft joined NASA back in 1958 and was notable for establishing much of NASA's Mission Control operation. He retired from NASA...
by Wingnut
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)

Dates are now being advertised for the Apollo 11 film showing in Australian cinemas. Woo hoo!

I can see dates/times for Event Cinemas, Dendy Cinemas and IMAX. IMAX would be the best.

Check your local cinemas.

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Savage Builds - Rocket Action
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Savage Builds - Rocket Action

I love the part (5:38 min) where Adam Savage says: "Attention to detail is critical" and he then proceeds to load the "Junior Panjandrum" with Estes black powder motors (probably E9 's with their 3.5 second burn time). Hhhmmm! The result is just as you're probably anticipating f...

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