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Here is another link or two on this topic: http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/090814-nasa-new-rocket-complete.html http://www.spaceflightnow.com/ares1x/090814stacking/ There is still concern about thrust oscillations in the solid motor, but I think this will turn out to be a good launch vehicle. T...
Good discussion here on a previous thread:
- Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:26 am
- Forum: Rocketry Control Room
- Topic: X-15 50th Anniversary
- Replies: 18
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Try eBay for decal paper. I think it is available with clear or white background. Just search for "waterslide decal" The Lexxjet kit is nice. Just up to sanding and painting mine. I have upgraded the drive to a 29mm with a custom machined slimline mount on the back of the boat tail. Probab...
Thanks for the invite. I keep thinking I would love to get down there for a launch, and also up to Serpentine sometime. Just family stuff limiting time available for me. When I get my "Possum" (ringtail!) finished I might have to bring it down there for the extra altitude. Work in progress...
- Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:38 am
- Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
- Topic: S S Cestris build
- Replies: 9
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Finally completed the SS Cestris. Here are some pics of the slightly less anemic bird. http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/638/cestristopside.jpg http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/5738/cestrisunderside.jpg I stuck with the 24mm mount in the end. As with the Interrogator kit from Sirius, the kit was ...
- Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:30 am
- Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
- Topic: Corona plus Booster
- Replies: 2
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Just completed building a Corona and booster. Looks great so far, can't wait to see how it flies. Seems quite low mass, so I need to be careful with motor selection so I don't lose it! [URL=http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coronan.jpg] Notice the invisible launch lugs... :oops: Kit went toge...
I'm not sure if there is any increase in temperature at sub-sonic speeds. Looking at it from a conceptual point of view, above the speed of sound is where the compression of the air is occurring since the shock wave can't outrun the moving object generating it. Compressing the air is "doing wor...
- Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:47 am
- Forum: News & Events
- Topic: X-51 Hypersonic Tests coming this year
- Replies: 11
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The new X-51 Hypersonic research vehicle is scheduled to launch in December this year. Interesting article here: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=aerospacedaily&id=news/X51A080509.xml&headline=Hypersonic%20Test%20Flight%20Targeted%20For%20December Interestingl...
Good idea Wombat. I was just using some of these today, chasing thermal runaway in a switch-mode power supply. Found the culprit. I find the stickers great as I don't want to attach thermocouples to mulit-kilovolt components! I have waaay too much on my mind if I am forgetting stuff like that! :?