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Forum: Projects 08-14-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By aeppel_cpm
...

http://www.nar.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/NAR-Expired-Motor-Testing-Program.pdf

It's easy and fun. I sign up with Steve for all the WOOSH launches once the sked is announced.
When flying them,...
Forum: Projects 08-14-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By aeppel_cpm
These days, when I open a kit to build it, the...

These days, when I open a kit to build it, the first step is to throw all the balsa boards, templates and decals on the scanner. When i want to do an upscale or a downscale, I bring the scan into...
Forum: Projects 08-13-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Estes Cosmic Interceptor downscale

So I've finally gotten some flights on on the winter builds and moved on to some more building. I thought this one might interest folks here.

My younger son made off with my Cosmic Interceptor kit...
Forum: Projects 07-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Possibly. When I balanced the model and...

Possibly.

When I balanced the model and figured out the radial Cg, I had a Quantum and a Lipo that weren't in it for this flight - so the thrust could be a little off axis.

We didn't try...
Forum: Projects 07-04-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Got in the first flight today. Started simple, no...

Got in the first flight today. Started simple, no cluster motors nor booster separation.

Slo mo until off the rail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbqRWgQkz1Q
Forum: FreeForAll 07-03-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By aeppel_cpm
The fine print in the website says it's a blended...

The fine print in the website says it's a blended whiskey from several producers (naming none - which is typical) and several ages.
Forum: FreeForAll 07-03-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By aeppel_cpm
https://www.silverscreenbottling.com/ It reminds...

https://www.silverscreenbottling.com/

It reminds me of a bit in Mark Twain's 'A Tramp Abroad': 'What, Sir, you don't like this wine label? I have another here in my pocket, let's put that one on and...
Forum: Building Techniques 04-30-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,607
Posted By aeppel_cpm
The wine industry uses bentonite as a fining...

The wine industry uses bentonite as a fining agent to aid haze settling. It's available in a number of forms. KWK is cheap and grey. Champagne makers use forms purified to a white color.
Forum: Projects 04-13-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Not yet. Getting close. Got some painting in this...

Not yet. Getting close. Got some painting in this week.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/26569505517_fd7a7031bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GtREjH)Untitled...
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,386
Posted By aeppel_cpm
The tail fins are 120 degrees apart. If it...

The tail fins are 120 degrees apart. If it doesn't look that way from the pic, it's just the perspective. I think I put 5g of noseweight in it.
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,386
Posted By aeppel_cpm
My earlier...

My earlier thread:
http://oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=14866

I've never tried to trim it for gliding - but I don't think it would.

My younger boy burned through a bunch of B4 and B6 motors...
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,386
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I made a BT50 based model using a cardstock plan...

I made a BT50 based model using a cardstock plan with a foam core 'wing'. I used the vacu-formed PNC-50 from Apogee. With a couple sinkers glued into the nose, it flies great as a rocket. Simple...
Forum: RockSim Asylum 03-23-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,626
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I love the Hummingbird. Picked up an already...

I love the Hummingbird. Picked up an already built one in a shop in something like 1979. Loved it. Don't recall when I lost it.

I've built BT20, BT50 and BT60 sizes. The BT60 size ejected the...
Forum: Projects 02-21-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks Jeffy. I've been practicing embossing. ...

Thanks Jeffy.

I've been practicing embossing. This is Tyvek. I'm looking for some ammonia based window cleaner to try the cardstock again.

It's not quite right - my boy printed mis-matching...
Forum: Projects 02-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I'm setting up to fly a few ways: 1) Single...

I'm setting up to fly a few ways:

1) Single motor in External Tank with RC glider recovery. Boosters stay with ET.
2) Single motor in ET, Glider RC, SRBs separate w/chutes. Quantum in ET, Quarks in...
Forum: Projects 02-20-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Fins on carbon fiber...

Fins on carbon fiber tubes

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/38570455720_761181b6d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21LkEHf)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/39484239695_6c83496d42_c.jpg...
Forum: Projects 02-01-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks. Iím still working on tricking out the...

Thanks.

Iím still working on tricking out the external tank before I start boring holes in the aft dome. Iím having my boy 3D print embossing plates for the intertank stringers. Fingers crossed -...
Forum: Projects 01-30-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Hollowing out the orbiter. It's from Guillows....

Hollowing out the orbiter. It's from Guillows. Slightly damaged/repaired since it seems Amazon can't ship me one intact.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/39953634392_2a7dc1bb04_c.jpg...
Forum: Projects 01-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Winter Build - 1/100 Space Shuttle

Time to show off what I did with the latest cones from Sandman. It's not paint ready yet, but it's all test fit.

Some rings and...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-10-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By aeppel_cpm
...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/

"The actual question was 'is that a 747-200F or a 747-200C'?" the PFY says.

"Yes?" the Boss says.

"And you said something like 'I...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-10-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I saw a report from the amateur sat trackers that...

I saw a report from the amateur sat trackers that the 2nd stage had been sighted over east Africa venting fuel (normal) at a time/place that implied a -higher- than initially guessed orbit.

And the...
Forum: Projects 11-28-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks for the suggestions. I've used contact...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've used contact cement and 5-min epoxy in the past, too. I find the epoxy seems to do a bit better with the uneven surfaces.
Forum: Projects 11-28-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By aeppel_cpm
It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped....

It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped.

Any preferred adhesive, Frank, for the white expanded PS - the stuff that crumbles into little balls? I hav one of the Loctite 'foam safe' kits...
Forum: Projects 11-27-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Foam glider shipping frustration

So far I'm two for two, trying to order a Guillow's space shuttle via Amazon.

Is it hopeless? Will I always get one with one or more wing tips broken off? Shall I give up trying return/reorder and...
Forum: Model Rocket History 11-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,846
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I bought an unopened box (8 4 packs??) of B4-3s...

I bought an unopened box (8 4 packs??) of B4-3s from a fellow rocketeer a couple years ago. They are -awesome- in the original scale Estes Blender, or my mini Photon Disruptor.

I have a 13mm based...
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