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by str8up
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle
Replies: 53
Views: 11030

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle

That explains everything - now I understand the urgency of getting this supply mission sorted out ASAP.
by str8up
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle
Replies: 53
Views: 11030

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle

Ice cream was last time.
Fresh fruit is the go.
Glad they could sort out the problems with the thrusters.
by str8up
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Australian Rocketry
Topic: Australian Rocketry online store facelift
Replies: 31
Views: 4932

Re: Australian Rocketry online store facelift

T (for Tuesday) Minus ............ and counting
by str8up
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Krusty's got a vinyl cutter & is giving away free decals!
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

Re: Krusty's got a vinyl cutter & is giving away free decals

I WANT A FREE DECAL
Would love one in the shape of a rocket with "str8up" in a verticval format for my 'Tethys'
by str8up
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 2012 A Space Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: 2012 A Space Challenge

And I should have added that you can buy your own FULL SCALE Lunar lander for a cool $89,000. Or maybe a piece ( a very small piece) of Space shuttle tile for $21.75; Or a 1/12 scale Mercury Redstone with an unbelievable array of detail like a fully detailed capsule interior - through the removable ...
by str8up
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 2012 A Space Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: 2012 A Space Challenge

Hi October Sky, You can have one of those Apollo capsule models - go to http://www.spacetoys.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; go to "models" and then to "Apollo era". Now I don't what the austronaughts signature is worth on the trophy (priceless) BUT the apollo ...
by str8up
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Sledgehammer Replica
Replies: 140
Views: 22315

Re: Sledgehammer Replica

an unnamed shipping company, taking more of a TOLL on the paint job


I like this man, subtle as an avalanche.
by str8up
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Photo caption time
Replies: 15
Views: 3320

Re: Photo caption time

NASA has a huge budget cut - must resort to a cheaper low tech and inovative approach to rocket recovery.
by str8up
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Delay problem Aerotech
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Delay problem Aerotech

I have the instructions for the Aerotech D15-7T 24 mm motor and it does indeed state, to quote,"("E" reload only.)". If you follow the instructions exactly as they are written there is no referance to "D" motors. I was not caught out as I had loaded other motors and rea...
by str8up
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Delay problem Aerotech
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Delay problem Aerotech

RobAust I think you may have solved my problem. In the drawing you posted I had the propellant grain and spacer around the other way. that is I had the propellant up against the delay chage end(the forward end) That was not my problem. Took care to assemble the motor correctly, even following the i...
by str8up
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Delay problem Aerotech
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Delay problem Aerotech

Don't forget that the manufacturers' have an allowable 20% tolerance in the published figures That's what I love - precision in science - in this case "rocket" science. 20% is a cop out - 10% I can live with. Can I use the 20% tolerance line for the manufacturing +/- accuracy of my speedo...
by str8up
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Delay problem Aerotech
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Delay problem Aerotech

I am going to assume that the motors are fresh as they were only purchased in the last few months. As for the possibility of grease getting onto the delay grain ?? If I did still have some tiny amount still on my finger after greasing the "O" rings that is a possibility - but I didn't have...
by str8up
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: Delay problem Aerotech
Replies: 37
Views: 8071

Re: Delay problem Aerotech

I have also noted some "interesting" delay times that certainly don't make sense to me. These are three flights with my'Callisto'. Flight 1 Aerotech G53FJ Has a 10 sec. delay - we drilled out to 8 sec. and according to my altimeter the delay time was spot on 8 sec. and at apogee. Flight 2 ...
by str8up
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 10 February 2013 Launch Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: 10 February 2013 Launch Day

"Flat Stanley" attended the launch today. He was seen hovering around the big red button at the launch control table. He was also seen eyeing off a big black rocket. Got some photos of him about the launch site. Yeh, had a faulty steering control on the "Metallic Blue" - luckily ...
by str8up
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 10 February 2013 Launch Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: 10 February 2013 Launch Day

The car is already packed with the "Tethys" and the "Callisto".

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