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by SpaceManMat
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Larry Muller's Wildman X on a CTI K515 Skidmark to 4000'
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Larry Muller's Wildman X on a CTI K515 Skidmark to 4000'

Can we get a some footage of a blackened Larry added to the end? A bit of fire extinguisher action would also make for a good laugh.

A bit like this
by SpaceManMat
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 24823

Re: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come

Carrier seemed to work well, however I did not get a chance to have a proper look before kids touched it. I've done some work on bevelling the fins. First I made up a device to help me get consistent results. I've seen similar else where on the net, just not sure where. Here's a picture of it https:...
by SpaceManMat
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Re: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One

Bloody nice work for a buck mate! 8) Nice camera mod! :D The video turned out pretty well for such a cheap camera. I was curious as to why take the switches out through a separate connector? Was it not possible to drill a couple of holes in the body and use a skewer stick to directly push the butto...
by SpaceManMat
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Need help with a nose for a unicorn
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Need help with a nose for a unicorn

Krusty,

It's 18.8mm OD and 17.9mm ID. It's a min diameter 18mm rocket. You can see the engine hook on the exterior.
by SpaceManMat
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 18 August Launch Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: 18 August Launch Day

Good investigating Tarp, of course there were a few signs in the lead up... Scale model testing http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/Rocket/ce49e74ff69f3224b142d6c452a683d6.jpg Heavy equipment used at Westmar http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/Rocket/27918398b3c86b5...
by SpaceManMat
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: My little Chinese BALLS 2012 Project
Replies: 281
Views: 30157

Re: My little Chinese BALLS 2012 Project

From what I've read, seen and discussed there seems to be some confusion, pretty much across the board surrounding stability. The exception of course is Gerald Meux. I spoke with Gerald a few months back and, let's just say he got it... For the others, I don't believe it's so much that people inten...
by SpaceManMat
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Need help with a nose for a unicorn
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Need help with a nose for a unicorn

I bought a Turbo Copter for Catie. She named it Rainbow Unicorn, you can see why... http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/Rocket/f5136aa5feaf291fb7663aca5f3aa82c.jpg Really good first flight but never saw the silly nose cone even though the rocket landed just off the launch area. I do...
by SpaceManMat
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Re: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One

Nice camera mod! :D The video turned out pretty well for such a cheap camera. I was curious as to why take the switches out through a separate connector? Was it not possible to drill a couple of holes in the body and use a skewer stick to directly push the buttons on the camera? - George Originally...
by SpaceManMat
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Re: Video Camera Payload Bay for Payloader One

jase wrote:Bloody nice work for a buck mate! 8)


Camera was $1 and about $7 for postage. All up the conversion cost around $35 I think.
by SpaceManMat
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 18 August Launch Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: 18 August Launch Day

At dawn, the nature was covered in very thick, wide spread fog ! In fact I can't remember last time I had seen such a thick fog. :shock: Normally fog clears at our launch area by around 8am but not this morning. It wasn't till around 9.40am that we could safely launch rockets. This is what happens ...
by SpaceManMat
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 24823

Re: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come

Ok so I've nearly finished the rocket transport/holder, here's some pictures. I plan to take in on a road test tomorrow to the QRS launch.... BTW I've been ignoring the build as I forgot to order JB Weld with my last order and I've been working on some other LPR projects. For transport / storage htt...
by SpaceManMat
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 24823

Re: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come

if I don't have time to let the motor cool I want to be able to put the rocket back in the carrier with the hot motor in place. Why not just remove the hot motor? I could, but that does mean removing, handling and transporting a hot motor. I'm often time pressed on launches due to kids, so the idea...
by SpaceManMat
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: New machinery headed to Australian Rocketry
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: New machinery headed to Australian Rocketry

Most excellent indeed! I dare say we'll see some very cool rockets coming from this thing! That is the plan. So it will comfortably make 24" CRs and 48" CRs if we laminate a couple of layers. There is a few commercial plans for this as well, so expect to see plenty of stock of CR's, fins ...
by SpaceManMat
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 24823

Re: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come

220°C (428°F) for motors generating in excess of 160 N-sec (36 lb-sec), during or after operation. O great, I clicked on the wrong link and ended up with an out of date NAR manual. At this rate I'll be lucky if it doesn't fly backwards. Thanks for clarification Scoop. Not too much process due to a ...

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