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Failures and Successes

Postby air.command » Wed May 07, 2008 3:54 pm

We've updated our main website with photos and video from the latest launch day event.

http://www.AirCommandRockets.com/day59.htm

We had a couple of failures on the day, but also a great flight of our 2 stage rocket. We got to 617' (188m). This was our personal highest directly measured altitude. Our only other higher flight was 630' last year but based on estimates with a fairly high degree of error.

We have a few repairs to do now before the next launch day only 2.5 weeks away.

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Postby Bones » Wed May 07, 2008 6:34 pm

I actually have some video footage of the big crash. I managed to get some of the impact and you can see bits flying off it etc.

I will bring the video along next launch if you are interested (unless you want it sooner, then just let me know).
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Postby air.command » Wed May 07, 2008 8:06 pm

Yes, please I'd love a copy. At the next launch meet would be fine. I really didn't see much of the crash as I was busy filming the sustainer.
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Postby Avachovy » Wed May 07, 2008 8:26 pm

oh noes! it broke! :lol:

looks again like i missed out on a good launch, again!

Your going to have to build a super sleep upper stage for that booster. Have you gotten anywhere with your fiberglass tube?
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Postby air.command » Mon May 12, 2008 8:56 am

Avachovy wrote: Have you gotten anywhere with your fiberglass tube?


No not yet. We have so many projects underway at the moment that it has been put on the back burner. :(
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Postby wimma » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:29 pm

air.command wrote: We have so many projects underway at the moment that it has been put on the back burner. :(

Cool rockets! How many people are in your team (you say 'we')?
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Postby air.command » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 pm

wimma wrote:
air.command wrote: We have so many projects underway at the moment that it has been put on the back burner. :(

Cool rockets! How many people are in your team (you say 'we')?


2 - dad and I, + 2 kids that take turns in fueling, launching and retrieving the rockets. :D
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Postby wimma » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:43 pm

air.command wrote:
wimma wrote:
air.command wrote: We have so many projects underway at the moment that it has been put on the back burner. :(

Cool rockets! How many people are in your team (you say 'we')?


2 - dad and I, + 2 kids that take turns in fueling, launching and retrieving the rockets. :D


That's so awesome:) Keep it in the family:D
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Postby Ian Christie » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:29 pm

Wimma;
You may be interested to know that the quote you use from Isaac Newton (and used by thousands of others) was written by him as a very nasty insult. He was saying that his work was not derived from that of Robert Hooke, with whom he was involved in a very bitter feud. Hooke was a short, hunched man and also a great scientist. By many reports Newton was a very unpleasant piece of work!
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Postby wimma » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:20 pm

Ian Christie wrote:Wimma;
You may be interested to know that the quote you use from Isaac Newton (and used by thousands of others) was written by him as a very nasty insult. He was saying that his work was not derived from that of Robert Hooke, with whom he was involved in a very bitter feud. Hooke was a short, hunched man and also a great scientist. By many reports Newton was a very unpleasant piece of work!
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