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by Wingnut
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)
Replies: 5
Views: 953

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: 1
Views: 132

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...
by Wingnut
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Chute recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Chute recommendations

Hi, I've just completed a couple of "pack" volume tests with my standard 72" and standard 96" Rocketman parachutes. Here is roughly the procedure that I followed for each test: ⋅ I folded the parachute chute and shroud lines in a fashion similar to that recommended in ...
by Wingnut
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Chute recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Chute recommendations

Yeah, both of my Rocketman chutes are the "Standard" grade 4-line chutes. I'll perform a couple of "pack" tests and post the results on this thread.

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Chute recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Chute recommendations

I have two Rocketman chutes; 6-foot (72 inch) and 8-foot (96 inch). I can't fault the quality or operation of my Rocketman chutes. However, I wish they could pack down a bit smaller in a 4 inch airframe. I can do you some packing volume tests on my two chutes if it will help.

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 63
Views: 7120

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

The next SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for about 4:30pm on Tuesday 25th June (Australian east coast time).

Youtube live streaming is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akasoh8HdE


Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Aerotech D-24-10T - Air bubble
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Aerotech D-24-10T - Air bubble

Ouch! What made you think to carve open the propellant grain to check the extend of the bubble?

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Arnhem Space Centre
Replies: 22
Views: 3860

Re: Arnhem Space Centre

I heard yesterday that the Arnhem Space Centre, located in the Northern Territory, has won a contract with NASA to launch research rockets starting from 2020.

Great news Blake!
by Wingnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: LEGO Rocketry
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: LEGO Rocketry

The people at Lego have done it again! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Lego has announce another very cool kit of the Eagle LEM (Kit number 10266). Lego LEM 2019 2.jpg Apparently the kit was released yesterday (1st June 2019). The retail price in Australia is suppos...
by Wingnut
Fri May 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Blue Origin successfully lands rocket
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: Blue Origin successfully lands rocket

Blue Origin performed another successful test flight on 2nd May 2019:

by Wingnut
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX details its plans for landing 3 Falcon Heavy boosters
Replies: 63
Views: 7120

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

Another launch of the SpaceX FALCON HEAVY is planned for about 8:35am Friday 12/04/2019 (time on East Coast Australia)

by Wingnut
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: 50th Anniversary Saturn V by LOC
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: 50th Anniversary Saturn V by LOC

OverTheTop wrote:5x54mm cluster for the motor mount.

Very nice in deed. It'll cost quite a bit in motor cases and reloads. But hey, this isn't a "fun flyer" kind of project. It'll certainly be spectacular! Envy plus plus!

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: 50th Anniversary Saturn V by LOC
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: 50th Anniversary Saturn V by LOC

Oh, how pretty is that???? Envy Plus!

That is a such a beautiful kit (Link here). I'm wonder if someone will produce some scale detail parts to suit.

Which motor mount version did you get?

Bye,
Mike
by Wingnut
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: APOLLO 11 (Official Trailer)
Replies: 5
Views: 953

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 ...

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