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by Wingnut
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Hobbico, owner of Estes files for bankruptcy
Replies: 7
Views: 364

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: 2095

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: 2095

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: 143

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: 107

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: 335

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: 540

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: 667

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: 549

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: 1956

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...
by Wingnut
Mon May 29, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: ROCKETS Magazine
Topic: ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 3)
Replies: 0
Views: 899

ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 3)

The next thrilling installment of ROCKETS Magazine (Volume 10, Issue #3) is out now. https://www.libertylaunchsystems.com/RocketsMagazine/Issue0055/Cover.png The articles in this edition are: ⋅  James Petty' journey to Level 3 certification ⋅  Visit to MDRA by the United States ...
by Wingnut
Wed May 03, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: LEGO Saturn V announced.
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: LEGO Saturn V announced.

How cool it that?

Goes on sale from 1st of June 2017 at the recommended retail price of USD$120, EUR€120 or GBP£110. I think that makes it the AUD$250 RRP price point here in Australia.

My favourite online sources for Lego are:

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Apollo 11 Moon Rocket Engines Found On Ocean Floor
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Apollo 11 Moon Rocket Engines Found On Ocean Floor

Here's a preview of the F1 motors from Apollo 11 that were retrieved by the expedition funded by Jeff Bezos. LGJ229CC0l8 It's fantastic to see parts from the flown motors, and they're in great condition considering they spent nearly 50 years on the ocean floor. Now we've got another reason to visit...
by Wingnut
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 12th March 2017 *10th Year Anniversary Launch*
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: 12th March 2017 *10th Year Anniversary Launch*

Highlights for me were:
  • Lachlan's and Robin's stella job looking after the "Fly it, Take it" program
  • Mark's V2 flight
  • All the volunteers who pitched-in despite the heat
by Wingnut
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Rocket with One Fin
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: Rocket with One Fin

Hi ya Jordan and everyone, The maiden flight of this rocket was way back on 10th July 2016. Some video by Matt of that flight (and ignominious landing) can be found here, starting at the 1:30 minute mark: HhIxgEOfUew There was a slight corkscrew trajectory during the boost phase, but she's earned h...

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