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The Rocketry Show / Episode 64
« on: July 03, 2018, 12:15:11 PM »
10:56 p.m. (EDT) (8:56 p.m. CDT)- Armstrong puts his left foot to the Moon. It is the first time in history that man has ever stepped on anything that has not existed on or originated from the Earth.

https://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/apollo11_log/log.htm
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General Rocketry Discussion / Fathers Day Launch
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:43:52 PM »
The owner of Dynasoar Rocketry came out to our launch field yesterday and launched a few of his R/C Boost Glider kits.

I definitely want to get the SR-71 kit:

https://youtu.be/iLKTKdALnrk

https://youtu.be/k-Eu5W-toJI
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General Rocketry Discussion / High Powered Rocketry History
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:07:13 PM »
Tripoli Gerlach has a great newsletter that included historical photos of the beginning of the High Powered side:

http://www.rimworld.com/tripoligerlach/downloads/2014-04-04.pdf
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Here is a link which has some interesting articles from Extreme Rocketry:

http://www.gorgerocketclub.com/2017/07/18/nice-articles-from-extreme-rocketry/

It was a good magazine and they did provide interesting bits of information.
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The Rocketry Show / Episode #63
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:41:08 PM »
Great Show. 
I liked the discussions on glue.  I recall several episodes back there was a discussion during the World Space Modeling Championships about the issues of glue. In particular about some rocket areas beginning to have extra flex due to the epoxy they had used becoming soft due to long exposure to the sun while waiting for their launch event.
What type of glues would be better for withstanding high temperatures and light enough to not become a weight issue?
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General Rocketry Discussion / tihufe
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:08:21 PM »
Who is " tihufe" ??????

R/S
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General Rocketry Discussion / Level 3
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »
Congrats Gheem on certifying level 3.

What was it’s altiude ?

R/S
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General Rocketry Discussion / NARCON 2018
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:47:46 PM »
The NARCON 2018 was a great event.  So many things to see and learn about.  For those who were there, it would be great to get your feedback here through the Rocketry Show Forum.
I wanted to attend since this was an area that I grew up.  Robert Crippen lived in our neighborhood and I had mowed his lawn a couple of times as a young kid in junior high. I never realized just what he did for NASA until April 12th of 1981.

It was a great convention.
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General Rocketry Discussion / Witness history made today
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:57:58 PM »
The Falcon Heavy was AWESOME!!!!!

5.5 million pounds of thrust 🚀
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General Rocketry Discussion / dihedrals
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:06:40 PM »
After looking at the WSMC FAI items on dihedrals, they suggested this site which had a great resource program you can download for dihedral analyses:

http://www.xflr5.com/xflr5.htm

youtube tutorials:  https://youtu.be/U7saOcozpi8

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I have this old article from an HPR magazine that I thought was cool.  I would love to have a front yard article such as an actual Atlas motor:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3L2XAcOHFvAcF9KYWhhQm41NVU/view?usp=sharing

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General Rocketry Discussion / Tripoli back in the mid 80s
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:28:34 PM »
I am working on archiving the high powered rocketry magazines with Tripoli.  I think it will take a while to get full approval from the magazine creator.  Just for nostalgia here is one issue from February 1987:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I_JwbI1Uj7RYIVs2_HsN4Ve2NAFSnXwk/view?usp=sharing

The G motor “Water loft Duration” contest sounds interesting:

“Objective: To lift 16 fluid ounces of water to te highest altitude, and return as slowly as possible 
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The Rocketry Show / Episode 57 is terrific
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:57:33 PM »
The latest podcast is awesome!!!!
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