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Glom
2004-Mar-02, 08:40 PM
One of my friends suggested it. I'd imagine it would be something to do with playing with rockets. Question is, what could you do?

skrap1r0n
2004-Mar-02, 10:59 PM
Here's a good place to start (http://www.flyrockets.com)

I used to build and fly rockets when I was younger, it WAS a lot of fun

Humphrey
2004-Mar-02, 11:42 PM
Go to a local hobby shop and buy a few small rockets. Build them and lauch a few. Then make your own, put a rockety and recovery system in and let them go. Lots of fun and relatively inexpensive jobby. If you make your own, only cost is basically the rocket engine itself (propellant). Then find a big field (your local football field [soccer for Americans] works very well) and launch them.

For recovery i prefer a ribbon. It slows it down enougth if the craft is rather stable and sturdy and it does not drift very far like a chute will.

Maksutov
2004-Mar-02, 11:46 PM
It's a great hobby. Good opportunity to apply some of what you learned in physics and mechanical engineering.

Proudest achievements were the Saturn V scale model and breaking the sound barrier. Although the first photographs returned from a mile up were pretty good too!

Was very active when I was younger. Then I got married.

Maksutov
2004-Mar-03, 12:24 AM
Go to a local hobby shop and buy a few small rockets. Build them and lauch a few. Then make your own, put a rockety and recovery system in and let them go. Lots of fun and relatively inexpensive jobby. If you make your own, only cost is basically the rocket engine itself (propellant). Then find a big field (your local football field [soccer for Americans] works very well) and launch them.

For recovery i prefer a ribbon. It slows it down enougth if the craft is rather stable and sturdy and it does not drift very far like a chute will.

"jobby"? Humphrey, you've been in southern Florida too long! :D

Humphrey
2004-Mar-03, 01:05 AM
Northern florida. :-)

Maksutov
2004-Mar-03, 02:07 AM
Northern florida. :-)

That's right, I forgot. Sure there's plenty of Spanish spoken around Gainesville, too! :)

Humphrey
2004-Mar-03, 02:17 AM
Only in spanish class. We get more Redneck here. :-P

Maksutov
2004-Mar-03, 02:23 AM
Only in spanish class. We get more Redneck here. :-P

Ah furgit, y'alls' not too fur fum Alerbamer 'n Jaw-juh! 8)

Kaptain K
2004-Mar-03, 11:18 AM
There's two m's in Alerbammer! :P

Maksutov
2004-Mar-05, 12:23 AM
There's two m's in Alerbammer! :P

Well I can tell you didn't go to A&M! :P

Or did you? 8)

xbck1
2004-Mar-05, 12:38 AM
Wow. This is one of the more off-topic threads I've seen in a while.

We were talking about rocketry?

Maksutov
2004-Mar-05, 02:40 AM
Wow. This is one of the more off-topic threads I've seen in a while.

We were talking about rocketry?

Hey, Texas A&M sponsers 4H rocketry throughout Texas!

4H (http://firststep.coe.tamu.edu/sub/summerInstitute.html)

Humphrey
2004-Mar-05, 03:56 AM
And don't forget the Owel pellet dissection....

CERDIP
2004-Mar-05, 04:29 AM
Could owl pellets be used as solid rocket fuel ...?

Kaptain K
2004-Mar-05, 01:26 PM
Could owl pellets be used as solid rocket fuel ...?
Nope! Owl pellets are spent owl fuel! :roll:

Maksutov
2004-Mar-06, 12:48 AM
Could owl pellets be used as solid rocket fuel ...?
Nope! Owl pellets are spent owl fuel! :roll:

Hence the typical post blast-off solids smell. :^o :)