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by patelldp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Research Rocket Motors
Topic: Upcoming Mix Session - Informational Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Upcoming Mix Session - Informational Thread

My traditional first step is to dig out and set up my casting base equipment. In my case, this is inclusive of my plywood base (spots for 8 mandrels), my base caps, and my top caps. These caps are simply lathe-turned discs epoxied inside of the appropriately sized liner. image.jpg As shown in my mix...
by patelldp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: MRSI Private Group
Topic: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY

Oh, and be sure to post some pictures :-)
by patelldp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: MRSI Private Group
Topic: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY

PGagnon wrote:No I think $250 wasn't bad.


Couldn't agree more. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
by patelldp
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Research Rocket Motors
Topic: Upcoming Mix Session - Informational Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Upcoming Mix Session - Informational Thread

I am planning to mix a batch of propellant in the coming week or so. This batch will be the last one for a while as it will deplete my 200 mic AP. I plan to make 10 54mm grains and 2 76mm grains to keep me busy for the beginning of the "local" flying season in Cobleskill, NY. The 76-2G mot...
by patelldp
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: MRSI Private Group
Topic: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: 20qt Mixer in Castleton, NY

PGagnon wrote:
patelldp wrote:Anyone need a cheap 20qt mixer?

http://albany.craigslist.org/app/5444809683.html



Thanx Dan.

The mixer is now in my shop. This will need a little work but it's worth it.
I made it there and back in 5 hours.

Paul. :D


Wow, awesome!!! Did you talk him down?
by patelldp
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: MRSI Private Group
Topic: Mix Party-(March) April 2016 - Post review
Replies: 16
Views: 6203

Re: Mix Party-March 2016

Hey Mike, I won't make it...it's just too far. Sorry to hear that Dan, ( even though Paul is located just east of Syracuse?), some day we'll get you to one of them. By the way, I told Paul about the 20 qt mixer you posted about, he's checking into it. I'd be surprised if it's still available, but h...
by patelldp
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: MRSI Private Group
Topic: Mix Party-(March) April 2016 - Post review
Replies: 16
Views: 6203

Re: Mix Party-March 2016

Hey Mike,

I won't make it...it's just too far.
by patelldp
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mini-Old School Cool - 38mm MD Rocket with ACME Fin Can
Replies: 16
Views: 5035

Re: Mini-Old School Cool - 38mm MD Rocket with ACME Fin Can

DBMcCann wrote:If you click on them, the blowup's load properly...


They also look fine while browsing on my phone...odd. I've researched the issue quite a bit and the issue is that all phones store a portrait-orientation photo as a landscape file. There's no good way to fix it outside of the phone...
by patelldp
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: XXtreme Blue
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: XXtreme Blue

Those fins have incredibly long roots...hope you got them in there straight!

Like the design. That Smoke is pretty large, I'd love to build one of those someday!
by patelldp
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mini-Old School Cool - 38mm MD Rocket with ACME Fin Can
Replies: 16
Views: 5035

Re: Mini-Old School Cool - 38mm MD Rocket with ACME Fin Can

(Hint...if using an iPhone you need to take the picture in landscape mode...the issue is the camera, not the forum...sigh...)

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