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by Kryten
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Launch day 23rd September
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Re: Launch day 23rd September

There is a fire ban in place this weekend, so this launch is cancelled
by Kryten
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Launch day 23rd September
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Launch day 23rd September

Please note that our September launch will be held on Saturday 23rd, not on 30th, to avoid the October long weekend
by Kryten
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Hello from Montana, USA
Replies: 32
Views: 5252

Re: Hello from Montana, USA

Welcome, Steve
by Kryten
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Newbie here ! Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Newbie here ! Hello!

Welcome aboard!
by Kryten
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).
Replies: 41
Views: 6025

Re: Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) - (picture heavy).

Actually you probably want to avoid having 2 or more charges going off at the same time. You might want to cap the charge in with epoxy on 3 of them. Sealing the end of the motor sounds like a bad idea. The clay plug is designed to be a weak point; the clay nozzle - not so much. If you wanted to pl...
by Kryten
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Western Australian Rocketry Society
Topic: Sunday 30th July Grass Valley Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

Re: RE: Re: Sunday 30th July Grass Valley Launch

RainierWolfcastle wrote:
SpaceManMat wrote:Some really nice shots there.
Totally agree, especially some of those action shots.

Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk

+1
by Kryten
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: NSW Rocketry Association
Topic: Launch Day 29 July, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Launch Day 29 July, 2017

SpaceManMat wrote:Thanks for sharing.
Is it really a shuttle? I noticed 2 sets of wings.

It's an Estes "Jetliner" kit - flies on A10-3 motors
by Kryten
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Support & Recovery & Misc.
Topic: Multi segmented recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Multi segmented recovery

Advantage: One section has no chance of getting a zipper.
Disadvantage: More pieces to recover. Need a chute for each section

Having the sections joined together is more typical, but some kits (eg Quest "Big Rage") are designed for separated recovery
by Kryten
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Hello All from Blue Mountains west of Sydney
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Re: Hello All from Blue Mountains west of Sydney

You could (should) also come along to a NSWRA launch day. There are several experienced members that may be able to assist
by Kryten
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: The budget can wait!
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: The budget can wait!

Before I started using simulators: My initial designs used the TLAR method ("That Looks About Right"), but I always did a swing test to ensure that it was stable before launching. I also used the cardboard cut-out method - but this was to determine the CP, not for a rudimentary wind-tunnel...
by Kryten
Tue May 23, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017

Another great night!
Huge thanks to Peter Berg, Tim, and George & his son, John.
Pics from the night (mostly taken by John, I think - fantastic work) are on the NSWRA website: http://www.nswrocketry.org.au/gallery/OtherEvents/2017_MacUniAstronomy/01_MacUniOpenDay.html
by Kryten
Fri May 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Macquarie Uni Astronomy Open Night 2017

We'll be there!
Make sure you come and say hello
by Kryten
Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Another interesting find...
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Another interesting find...

ROCKet STAR wrote:I was driving past a large army surplus shop today and decided to pull over and go have a look... I spotted this and couldn't leave without it!

Quite understandable. What a great find!
by Kryten
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile
Replies: 165
Views: 24572

Re: Full Scale Patriot PAC-1 Missile

Very nice job on that nosecone!

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