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Forum: FreeForAll 03-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By luke strawwalker
Quite right... No accounting for taste I...

Quite right...

No accounting for taste I guess... No appreciation of the classics.

LOL:) Later! OL J R :)
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By luke strawwalker
My Grandmother was named "Mary Roberts"...

My Grandmother was named "Mary Roberts" and I always found that slightly amusing.

Mary helped me out one time... I had bought a "Maniac" to launch my Astrocam on top with a D motor, and of course...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-02-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By luke strawwalker
Amazing they could get that close to the Moon...

Amazing they could get that close to the Moon with that combination... basically the upper stages were "unguided" (spin stabilized) and once the first stage engine shut down and the thing staged, it...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-02-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By luke strawwalker
Dr. Zooch made a nice Juno II model as well, but...

Dr. Zooch made a nice Juno II model as well, but I haven't built it yet.

Very cool stuff.

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: RockSim Asylum 03-02-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,763
Posted By luke strawwalker
I remember reading somewhere sometime someone...

I remember reading somewhere sometime someone said with "stock" scale fins, if you balance it at the front of the second stage, it'll be stable. I can't recall exactly where or when I read it nor by...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By luke strawwalker
I wasn't that crazy about the new...

I wasn't that crazy about the new "dashboard"... I kinda preferred it up in the corner out of the way. I could read the data just fine up there, and not have it covering up part of the view,...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-02-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By luke strawwalker
As Bernie said on the Sagitta Cantina,...

As Bernie said on the Sagitta Cantina, "beautiful night launch"...

Great liftoff shots, the plume was absolutely gorgeous during the stage one burn, particularly past max q when it started to...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-27-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By luke strawwalker
Decades ago I built a "semi-scale"...

Decades ago I built a "semi-scale" Minuteman III and a similar Soviet SS-17 nuclear missile model rocket... They had different scales, because I used tubes I had available, but they were broadly...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-27-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep... Years ago I did some math and made a...

Yep...

Years ago I did some math and made a scale model of the solar system based on a 12 inch schoolroom globe for the Earth. It's worth noting that the space shuttle, at that scale, never flew...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-26-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By luke strawwalker
That's a shame... I went there on a few...

That's a shame... I went there on a few occasions. I was sad to see that it was closed the last time I tried to go there.

They had a LOT of fun stuff there...

Later! OL J R :)
Forum: FreeForAll 02-26-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By luke strawwalker
I used to work at a compressor station not too...

I used to work at a compressor station not too far from here when I got out of high school for United Gas Pipe Line Company... we were in right-of-way maintenance (running a tractor and shredder,...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 02-15-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep hard to go by museum stuff, particularly the...

Yep hard to go by museum stuff, particularly the ones that have been on outside display... the get corroded or paint or coatings become discolored or peel and get painted over with "whatever is...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 02-15-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By luke strawwalker
Here's the pic I have of the Saturn V at Marshall...

Here's the pic I have of the Saturn V at Marshall in Huntsville... obviously of no use since it's some sort of mock-up to stand in for the CSM/SLA panels on top of the S-IVB. They have a trainer...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 02-15-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By luke strawwalker
Here's some from the Kansas Cosmosphere... these...

Here's some from the Kansas Cosmosphere... these are on the CSM in the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project display, which shows a Soyuz and Apollo CSM with the docking adapter...

Note the writing and color...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 02-15-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By luke strawwalker
Here's pics of the ones at JSC... remember these...

Here's pics of the ones at JSC... remember these were outdoors in the terrible Texas coastal weather and salt air, hurricanes, heavy rainfall, and tons of nearby chemical plant pollution for over 30...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 02-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By luke strawwalker
Hey Jeff! Yeah, basically the quad...

Hey Jeff!

Yeah, basically the quad "boxes" are white, and the nozzles are sort of a "gunmetal" color...
Actually, "gunmetal" isn't quite right... they sorta have a slightly "gold" color to them,...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By luke strawwalker
I'm pretty sure Jerry is right on this score......

I'm pretty sure Jerry is right on this score... it'd be difficult to determine. Not many though. Probably the worst was the kid that was impaled by a wayward X-15 up in the Dallas area IIRC a...
Forum: RockSim Asylum 02-15-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,763
Posted By luke strawwalker
Which equals more tail weight and thus requires...

Which equals more tail weight and thus requires more nose weight to correct the CG/CP relationship... more nose weight means slower acceleration and more impulse required to achieve a given level of...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-15-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By luke strawwalker
This is true... Why I like the "Gateway...

This is true... Why I like the "Gateway Station" idea... at least it gets us out of LEO.

It's good to remember just how little we've traveled beyond Earth... if we used a typical 12 inch...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-09-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yep, and the "shuttle mafia" is the...

Yep, and the "shuttle mafia" is the gift that just keeps on taking...

How we're stuck with "shuttle derived" SLS when NASA's own RAC-2 studies proved a serially staged three stage kerolox first...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By luke strawwalker
Article-- Three booster Titan IV

This is part of an article I picked up somewhere along the way that's been hiding in my space program documents on my hard drive. It's a magazine article from 1988 about upgrades to the Titan...
Forum: Projects 02-01-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,202
Posted By luke strawwalker
I did a comprehensive beta-build thread of the...

I did a comprehensive beta-build thread of the Dr. Zooch Vanguard Eagle here...

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=7444

Lots of pictures just follow along with the build...

later and...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By luke strawwalker
It's a shame that NASA became such a political...

It's a shame that NASA became such a political football... In reality, I suppose, it always was, but the "lunar goal" cut through a lot of the political felgercarb. Once that was achieved, it was...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By luke strawwalker
Continued... Then there's the sad story of...

Continued...


Then there's the sad story of Galileo... Another mission that very nearly didn't happen because of shuttle costs, but finally squeaked by and managed to survive... BUT it TOO was...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By luke strawwalker
Yes and managed to kill not ONE crew but TWO; 14...

Yes and managed to kill not ONE crew but TWO; 14 good men and women gone.

Plus, just to perform 135 missions over 30 years (rather paltry given shuttle was "sold" originally with the idea of...
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