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by SpaceManMat
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

I haven called my rocket "The Flying Dutchman", here it is in full form. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4382/37070001206_f588fc6437_o.jpg I choose the name in memory of my Grandfather a Dutch man who immigrated after the war, he passed away a few months ago. I'm glad to say that the maiden...
by SpaceManMat
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Queensland Rocketry Society
Topic: 10 November Launch Day
Replies: 12
Views: 2044

Re: 10 November Launch Day

It was a pretty interesting day. Another highlight was the 3 way LPR race, the results: One rocket up One rocket DNS One rocket doing loops I did however have a near perfect madien flight of my Flying Dutchman on a CTI 141 G78 Blue Streak http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/Rocket/0...
by SpaceManMat
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

It's a skid mark not sparky
by SpaceManMat
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

I have a couple of pairs of these ones: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-150mm-6-Digital-Vernier-Caliper-Gauge-Micrometer-Set-with-Case-AU-/400598996345?pt=AU_HandTools&hash=item5d458f9579#ht_2898wt_1170" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They seem pretty good for the price. Not quite...
by SpaceManMat
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

Before painting a number of holes needed to be drilled. I have 3 vents in the main av bay, these 3mm holes line up with the fins. All the other holes line up with the launch lugs to prevent turbulent air over the vents. The other holes are the 3 sheer pins (1/16") and 3 plastic rivets in the up...
by SpaceManMat
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

Looking good Matt! Interesting way of lining up your buttons and attaching the nuts etc. it is always great to see the different techniques people use. Looking forward to seeing this fly in the near future ;-) Took me a bit to figure out how to do it that way. Although having done it I seem to vagu...
by SpaceManMat
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

Big rocket building weekend, here's how it went. First of all I created small blocks to hold the nuts for my launch lugs, these were glued to the CRs and motor mount https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4383/37260379845_07c03eb088_o.jpg Next I drilled and attached the lugs to the inside of the tube, with ...
by SpaceManMat
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: VON BRAUN, MAN IN SPACE , Walt Disney 1959
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: VON BRAUN, MAN IN SPACE , Walt Disney 1959

I had trouble with your link, this seems to work for me



Interesting vid
by SpaceManMat
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

Really busy trying to get this thing ready for next weekend...

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So now may be a good opportunity to get you all tell me what you think the likely outcome will be.

Bonus points for being funny :lol:
by SpaceManMat
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Australian Model Rocket Society
Topic: Win $500 by joining or renewing with AMRS
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Win $500 by joining or renewing with AMRS

Australian Rocketry Pty Ltd (http://www.ausrocketry.com.au" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) has kindly donated a $500 voucher to AMRS which will be given to one lucky member of AMRS or member of an affiliated club. For your chance to win, simply join or renew with AMRS or through any...
by SpaceManMat
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Australian Model Rocket Society
Topic: AMRS launches new website
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Re: AMRS launches new website

It a great step for Rocketry in Australia. I really like that people without a club can join up, hopefully this will even lead to new clubs being formed.

Well done all involved
by SpaceManMat
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Wildman Jr Build - Look out HPR here I come
Replies: 149
Views: 25468

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

str8up wrote:Had my tax done last week - now waiting for the refund to buy more rocket gear


Tax is done, unfortunately my wife said I was spending my return on a holiday :|

Oh well better get on with the build so I can fly this thing...
by SpaceManMat
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: How to's
Topic: 38mm mmt's scratch build.
Replies: 30
Views: 5609

Re: 38mm mmt's scratch build.

Just playing Devil's Advocate: Fibreglass is fine for body tubes, but probably not the best material for a MMT due to the temperatures that may be encountered Fibreglass is good for about 800C so its should not be an issue for the maximum allowed temperature of motors - 220C The most important aspe...
by SpaceManMat
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: How to's
Topic: 38mm mmt's scratch build.
Replies: 30
Views: 5609

Re: 38mm mmt's scratch build.

Kryten wrote:Just playing Devil's Advocate:
Fibreglass is fine for body tubes, but probably not the best material for a MMT due to the temperatures that may be encountered


Fibreglass is good for about 800C so its should not be an issue for the maximum allowed temperature of motors - 220C

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