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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.
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:
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:
Here is a link which has some interesting articles from Extreme Rocketry:

It was a good magazine and they did provide interesting bits of information.
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?
I tried the B4-6 new Quest motor and was a tad unimpressed.  It underperformed and appeared to be a low impulse blackjack style motor. The first igniter did not ignite the motor from the pack. I did then try a Q2G2 igniter and that ignited the new motor. I should have used the B4-4 motor instead for the rocket.  The rocket was fine after the launch just a slight zip from the longer delay.

Launch Pictures / Re: December club launch highlights
« on: May 16, 2018, 12:57:53 PM »
here is a link of a launch with the same rocket and motor on a sunnier day:

General Rocketry Discussion / tihufe
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:08:21 PM »
Who is " tihufe" ??????

General Rocketry Discussion / Re: Level 3
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:59:43 AM »
That is awesome 😊🚀👍🏼
General Rocketry Discussion / Level 3
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »
Congrats Gheem on certifying level 3.

What was itís altiude ?

General Rocketry Discussion / Re: NARCON 2018
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:22:06 PM »
What really made the convention even better is the following:

I had stopped by a local hobby shop in League City Texas on my way back to the Houston Hobby airport and I found a bargain on a black carbon composite rocket that I just could not pass up.  While getting the rocket items boxed up, a patron of the store came in donating books to the hobby shop. One of them happened to be a book in mint condition from G Harry Stine.  I just had to have that. Not too long after that, low and behold Lee and Betty Peister came into the hobby shop.  I was so happy about them being there, we were able to chat for a while and I showed Lee the great bargain on the rocket and he really liked the carbon black 5-inch diameter ogive nose cone. Betty and Lee enjoyed seeing the handbook of model rocketry book. They knew each person by name on the front cover and that was really neat. When the owner of the hobby shop was informed as to who these two famous people were, he just had to get a group photo with them, which they were happy to do.
It was such a great treat to have this happen after the full NARCON 2018 event.
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.
The Rocketry Show / Re: Marco Polo Trackers
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:32:31 AM »
I am interested in the Marco Polo device as well. I am appealed by it since it does not require gps to work.
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