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Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 07-08-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By luke strawwalker
Looks like the real thing......

Looks like the real thing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGO57y4td-c

They used actual footage of a NASA lifting body test flight that ended in a crack up where the pilot lost an eye IIRC......
Forum: FreeForAll 07-08-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By luke strawwalker
Good luck with that... Bush I announced a...

Good luck with that...

Bush I announced a mission to Mars on their 20th anniversary way back in 1989, the year I graduated... We ain't got there yet. Not even any closer now than we were then,...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 07-08-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By luke strawwalker
Wouldn't that be "spasibo"?? ...

Wouldn't that be "spasibo"??

Спасибо

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 06-28-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By luke strawwalker
Very nice! Glad it didn't burn up over...

Very nice!

Glad it didn't burn up over Australia! :)

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 06-28-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 68,920
Posted By luke strawwalker
:D :D :D OL J R :)

:D :D :D OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 06-28-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,158
Posted By luke strawwalker
You can say that again!!! :) We liked the...

You can say that again!!! :)

We liked the Martian... the only cringe-worthy scene in it was when he "fixed" his pressure chamber with a sheet of plastic and some duct tape... Keira and I *both*...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-25-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep... it's happened before... anybody remember...

Yep... it's happened before... anybody remember the great "TRF meltdown" a few years ago when the entire forum ended up in the crapper for several months because their server crashed and basically...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep, why I specifically mentioned that... I...

Yep, why I specifically mentioned that...

I think they REALLY treated the vendors rotten, and that's just not something I wanted to support. The vendors are the backbone of our hobby, and without...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-25-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah, I agree... it's maddening having an old and...

Yeah, I agree... it's maddening having an old and opinionated parent that might not be thinking at the top of their game (ie doing stupid sh!t) been there done that but it's just part of life......
Forum: FreeForAll 06-24-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep, saw that one... the guy deserved an @ss...

Yep, saw that one... the guy deserved an @ss beating-- lucky all he got was a shot in the mouth (which he ROYALLY deserved for how he was acting! IMHO MORE people nowdays need a shot in the kisser...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-24-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By luke strawwalker
You never missed anything... most guys...

You never missed anything... most guys cross-posted most stuff of any real interest here anyway, and the signal-to-noise ratio is SO much better here (meaning that place was overrun by massive...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By luke strawwalker
I had enough with the "new owners" and...

I had enough with the "new owners" and their stupidity... when troj first sold it out to them, somebody warned of the "oh my word, he didn't sell it THOSE GUYS did he?? They bought a rock/mineral...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-22-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By luke strawwalker
^^^ THIS^^^ 'Nuf said... OL J R :) PS. I...

^^^ THIS^^^

'Nuf said... OL J R :)

PS. I haven't even been on that site in at least a couple years... Got sick and tired of the overmoderation and drama/nonsense over there, and a fresh crop of...
Forum: Mission Control 06-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By luke strawwalker
Ah... the dreaded "Estes dent" (as I've...

Ah... the dreaded "Estes dent" (as I've heard it called...) the shock cord stretches out to the limit due to inertia of the cone being BLASTED off the nose of the rocket from the powerful ejection...
Forum: Plans 06-16-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By luke strawwalker
LOL I wore a blue lab coat in the mechanic's shop...

LOL I wore a blue lab coat in the mechanic's shop in high school... kept my clothes clean and didn't have to change clothes or worry about getting greasy/oily...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,876
Posted By luke strawwalker
Probly doesn't pass enough current to light up...

Probly doesn't pass enough current to light up the LED, but the resistance is enough between it and the LED that they don't fire until the button is pushed...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,876
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yes, I agree... I was just commenting on...

Yes, I agree...

I was just commenting on blackshires "unwritten agreement" statement which really isn't accurate, at least not a "complete picture" of motor size offerings...

I agree that if...
Forum: Model Rocket History 06-09-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By luke strawwalker
I'd never use 1/8 elastic on anything bigger than...

I'd never use 1/8 elastic on anything bigger than a BT-20 size rocket... I always use 1/4 inch elastic or larger.

Yes, elastic can break, but it's FAR stronger than the stupid rubber band crap...
Forum: Mission Control 06-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By luke strawwalker
Cattle are ruminants, meaning they have a...

Cattle are ruminants, meaning they have a four-chambered stomach (somewhat mistakenly referred to as having "four stomachs" but that's inaccurate). Cows (and other ruminants) eat grass, which is...
Forum: Vendors 06-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,876
Posted By luke strawwalker
Well lest we forget the old FSI motors were a...

Well lest we forget the old FSI motors were a weird size that didn't fit anything else... You could fly FSI rockets on Estes motors if you wrapped enough masking tape around the motor to "shim it up"...
Forum: Mission Control 06-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah I had to "gently remind" the club...

Yeah I had to "gently remind" the club guys flying on the farm that they need a to make sure the spent ignitors get picked up, because me picking up a handful of sharp spent wire after a launch in a...
Forum: Model Rocket History 06-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yeah me too... Like this method. Kevlar around...

Yeah me too... Like this method.

Kevlar around the motor tube works, but subjects the Kevlar to a lot of damage that adds up over time... The stuff ain't bulletproof ya know... LOL

Yeah it IS...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 06-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By luke strawwalker
I wondered if that was the same one... now I...

I wondered if that was the same one... now I know.

How'd all that turn out in the end?? Prognosis and recovery (of the boy)? Lawsuits?

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 05-31-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By luke strawwalker
Quite correct... I guess most people think...

Quite correct... I guess most people think "more megapixels= better camera" when nothing could be further from the truth. For awhile it's all the camera manufacturers and retailers wanted to talk...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-27-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By luke strawwalker
Alan Bean, third man on the Moon, passes away.

Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean passed away today at the age of 86.

We've lost another moon walker. So sad.

Soon they'll all be gone.

Later! OL J R
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