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by luke strawwalker
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Break Room
Topic: TRF Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: TRF Removal

Why I TOTALLY walked away from the Terribly Run Forum 13 months ago and haven't looked back. The group of @ss-clowns that bought that forum have turned it into a cut-rate monkey show of the worst order. I refuse to contribute material to perpetuate that. To heck with them and the horse they rode in ...
by luke strawwalker
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Break Room
Topic: Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14 dead at 85
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14 dead at 85

Edgar Mitchell, Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 14 mission with Commander Alan Shepard, passed away after a sudden illness. He was 85. Edgar was considered one of the 'stranger' astronauts due to his interest in supernatural phenomena and UFO's, among other such things. Somewhat to the chagrin of h...
by luke strawwalker
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Break Room
Topic: 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster today (Jan 28)
Replies: 0
Views: 541

30th anniversary of Challenger disaster today (Jan 28)

30th anniversary of Challenger disaster today (Jan 28) Today is the 30th anniversary of the loss of the space shuttle Challenger on the morning of January 28, 1986, with the death of all seven astronauts aboard. Time sure flies... I was a high school freshman when Challenger happened. I had skipped ...
by luke strawwalker
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: I foresee a rocket conversion...
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: I foresee a rocket conversion...

You'd have to go to WM and see for yourself... LOL:) The upper "engines" are hollow tubes-- the rear "thrusters" that come out the back of the larger "engines" are faux "half-rounds".... the lower 'engines' house the mini ducted fans. Someone on another forum ...
by luke strawwalker
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: I foresee a rocket conversion...
Replies: 3
Views: 810

I foresee a rocket conversion...

Hmmm... Through the Force, things you will see... other places... the future, the past-- old friends long gone... You must unlearn, what you have learned... Be mindful... Saw this in WM yesterday while I was getting a new tire (they generally work better without wires sticking out the side) and thou...
by luke strawwalker
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Best glue / epoxy for rockets
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: Best glue / epoxy for rockets

Haven't used the Gorilla wood glue but have heard it's broadly analogous to TB2 and/or Elmers WG... As for epoxy, I don't use very much, and use basically any brand... the main thing is the cure time from my experience, rather than the brand... the longer the cure time, the stronger the epoxy... Lat...
by luke strawwalker
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Range Safety
Topic: Sad Rocketry News
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Sad Rocketry News

I agree completely with everything you've said there Dan! I too find drag races an infantile activity with serious safety implications, but to say it is to call down heavy criticism and be labeled a "nervous Nellie" just out to ruin others fun and such similar crap... At least we can discu...
by luke strawwalker
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Range Safety
Topic: Sad Rocketry News
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Sad Rocketry News

Yes in all fairness you did say almost... Sorry this is just something of an issue I've had for some time... I've attended several HPR launches and seen serious issues at virtually every one, and ALL were just waved away with a "no harm, no foul" attitude... Now harm and come, and reading ...
by luke strawwalker
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Best glue / epoxy for rockets
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: Best glue / epoxy for rockets

Here's what I've learned over the years... Epoxy-- pretty much anything but five minute types... the shorter the cure time, the weaker the epoxy... ALWAYS USE NITRILE GLOVES to avoid sensitization... Wood glue-- best for wood/wood or wood/tube joints... shrinks considerably as it dries, can "fr...
by luke strawwalker
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Range Safety
Topic: Sad Rocketry News
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Sad Rocketry News

Inconceivable?? Hardly, methinks... I've seen FAR too many close calls from HPR rockets gone awry that have come within INCHES of killing someone... there was a pic of a guy on a dirt bike or small motorcycle that had a HPR hit and completely demolish the rear tire of his bike, WHILE HE WAS RIDING I...

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