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knight
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I'm back

Postby knight » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:03 pm

So I've been away so long that I thought a re-introduction was in order.

Several years (is it long enough to say many? probably...) I was casually involved in launching a few rockets with NSWRA, even getting to the point of doing everything towards my L1 cert.....with the exception of launching the rocket....Unfortunately life (mostly work) got in the way and I fell out of rocketry.

However after spending too many hours playing kerbal space program with my 4YO son, he jumped at the suggestion we should launch a real rocket, so after quickly finding a beginners kit which my son and I built "together", finding a suitable launch site for a very small rocket and suitably impressing my son, I have launched a rocket again for the first time in ~8 years.

Now of course, I'm finding myself looking at the cling wrap roll and wondering if I can 3d print the appropriate pieces to turn it into a rocket.

While I'm going to be a bit curtailed by work, which will be moving me overseas at the end of the year for ~2 years, I figure I've got a couple of months with which I can enjoy this hobby again - and maybe even launch the Calisto that is still sitting waiting for its day in the sky.
...Was it meant to do that?

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SpaceManMat
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Re: I'm back

Postby SpaceManMat » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:38 pm

Good to have you back knight.
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

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CATO
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Re: I'm back

Postby CATO » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 am

BAR - "Born Again Rocketeer"
"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3 RSO
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2020: 00,000 Ns (0% Z)
Ns 19: 14,725; 18: 14,767; 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: M1.14


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