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by luke strawwalker
Sun, 31 Jan 21, 22:34 pm
Forum: Heard around the Starport
Topic: FAA putting the brakes on SpaceX...
Replies: 1
Views: 54

FAA putting the brakes on SpaceX...

As usual, our Fed gubmint is doing what they do best-- standing in the way of people actually trying to get something accomplished. Supposedly SpaceX's SN-8 launch which was highly successful except for the rocket not quite getting back down onto the ground in one piece (after a pressurization failu...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 31 Jan 21, 21:58 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: 28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: 28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...

This was the text of a post I did on Hay Talk forum, for a farm audience. Hence a little more descriptive of terms and things for a non-rocketry related audience than I would have for a rocketry-familiar audience.

Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Fri, 29 Jan 21, 00:27 am
Forum: NASA News
Topic: 28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...
Replies: 4
Views: 107

28 Jan 1986- 28 Jan 2021- Challenger 35th Anniversary...

Today is the 35th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, which occurred on 28 January 1986. Seven astronauts, expecting a launch scrub due to the extremely cold temperatures overnight at the Cape, due to an unusually strong cold front that blew in the previous afternoon and plunged te...
by luke strawwalker
Tue, 26 Jan 21, 22:47 pm
Forum: Your tax dollars at Work
Topic: What. The. FVCK??
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: What. The. FVCK??

Yep bureaucracy at it's finest... Funny how the d@mn tax statements and jury summons never seem to be misdirected LOL:) Oh well, what can you do... sure makes you feel warm and fuzzy about all those mail-in ballots, though, don't it??! Oh, I'm sure they were ALL legit and ended up exactly where they...
by luke strawwalker
Tue, 26 Jan 21, 22:44 pm
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...

It's an accomplishment for sure but I'm not that excited to know there are more ways to track us. :mm: I don't think there's anything to worry about... we all carry our own personal listening and locating devices with us pretty much 24/7 anyway, which the gubmint can listen in on us and lock in our...
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 25 Jan 21, 19:28 pm
Forum: Your tax dollars at Work
Topic: What. The. FVCK??
Replies: 2
Views: 90

What. The. FVCK??

Here's one for the "WTF?" file... As yall probly know, my mom passed back in May 7 of 2020 from heart failure after a five-six week rotating battle of hospitalizations and home care followed by home hospice... OF course with the fungus amongus lockdowns and other associated bullsh!t, the p...
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 25 Jan 21, 18:24 pm
Forum: Model Rocketry
Topic: NARCON 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: NARCON 2021

LOL crazy. Why I gave up on NAR a long time ago. Just money shills now. Say all you want about "protecting the hobby" while they embrace stuff like sparky motors and other effects motors that have done more to undo the hard-won differentiation between fireworks and rockets than anything in...
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 25 Jan 21, 01:27 am
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...
Replies: 3
Views: 189

SpaceX just launched 143 satellites...

SpaceX just launched 143 satellites successfully earlier this afternoon on a polar launched Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage was successfully recovered on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship just north of Cuba-- I wondered what the landmass was in the downlooking camera on the Falc...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 20 Jan 21, 23:05 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Estes Scrambler Clone
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Estes Scrambler Clone

To those observant in the parts layout photo, you may have noticed that I am short a couple of Engine Hooks. I started searching around for them cheap, but most places wanted close to a buck a piece. I did some quick searching for a supplier of spring steel that size and couldn't find anything bett...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 20 Jan 21, 23:02 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Estes Scrambler Clone
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Estes Scrambler Clone

Here is the Scrambler parts layout from the other night, before the shower at the Commander's Table. Parts layout.JPG and here is a picture of one of the adapters (TA60-65) I made. This one had one of the tube coupler areas just a bit more undersized than I liked. (When it comes to adapters that I ...