Monday, September 3, 2007

Our Planet on Rocketry Planet

Our Planet is a Social Networking site for rocket folks. I had always been hesitant about social networking, but this is cool. Almost 100 members so far. I have picked up a number of friends. It will be nice interacting with folks I see at out of town launches but don't know that well. If you are a rocketeer consider joining. Thanks to Darrell Mobley for making this happen!

Monday, August 20, 2007

The SEARS Rocketry Channel

I am intrigued with splashcast. Here is a channel for the SEARS club.

Add SEARS Rocketry Channel to your page

Monday, August 13, 2007

Greg's Next Big Project

I was very impressed with this ProLine X15 kit I saw in Extreme Rocketry. So I have ordered one from Hangar 11.

It is 6 inches diameter and 6 feet long!

Checkout the blog I have created for the project.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Are Muppet Babies Into RockSim?

Well maybe!

More Mighty Mo M Flight Data

I took the perfectflite MAWD data for the AMW 1350, AMW 1480 and AMW 1850 flights and lined up the plots.

Note the 1850 flight the Main did not deploy due to a rubber band I left on the deployment bag. Fortunately the Main shroudline tangled with the nosecone shockcord. So the entire rocket came down on the 5 foot TAC-9 chute. Oh yes, I am very lucky there was no damage. The soft ground helped.

I also left a rubberband on the drogue on the 1350 flight. So it had no drogue. I am definitely leaving the rubberband out for future flights.

I think the extra thrust on the 1850 made for more drag and a lower altitude.

No doubt the 1480 flight was technically the best. However, for visual effect and the longer burn my favorite was the 1350.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Oregon Scientific ATC-2K Digital Camera Review

I wrote a review for the ATC-2K on EMRR. This ties in with my submission for the EMRR Rocket Video Contest. Entries will be judged by EMRR Guests during a voting week starting July 30, 2007.