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by Wingnut
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 13th January 2019 Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 417

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: 585

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: 2867

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: 1247

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 24215

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: 1083

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: 1425

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: 1425

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: 966

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: 1656

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: 966

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: 553

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: 1088

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

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