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Old 11-09-2006, 09:32 PM
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Thumbs up RockSim: Newsletters from Apogee

Every once in a while, I find myself needing to find the URL for Apogee Components' "Peak of Flight" e-newletter archive:

http://www.apogeerockets.com/educat...ter_archive.asp


Maybe you should make this thread "sticky," Scott.


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Old 11-09-2006, 10:36 PM
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Thumbs up Good One Jay!

I have most of the archive Newsletters downloaded myself. Very helpful indeed. JP

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Old 11-09-2006, 10:56 PM
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Talking RockSim Tricks: Paper Transitions


custom paper transitions in the RockSim v8?
thread over on TRF outlines how to make RockSim 8 print out a *traditional* shroud pattern as compared to the extremely *un*helpful "profile" printout (see examples below).

Basically, the value (number) for both the "Length" and "Diameter" of both the front and rear shoulders should be "0" (zero). See the screenshot below.


You can find additional information on the subject in "Peak of Flight" #136, in the article "Make Your Own Transitions," which tells you how to get rid of that unsightly seam, as well as propaganda about using rubber cement instead of white glue.


And for Windows users, here's how to make "Alt + PrintScreen... take a screenshot of the currently selected window."
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:27 AM
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Is semroc producing the Saros? I could not find it on the site .
I need the cone to replace the lost one on my original model.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:43 AM
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Is semroc producing the Saros? I could not find it on the site .
I need the cone to replace the lost one on my original model.

They are not. Semroc only makes balsa cones at this time. It's impossible to turn a true Saros cone in balsa since there are little finlets that stick out the side of the original plastic cone. That's something where Mike at Moldin' Oldies may be able to make a resin dupe of it if someone sends him an original to make a mold from.
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Red face "Chunky" fins in RockSim

From the "Scrounged-Up Designs" thread:
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OK folks this one has me stumped. [SNIP] Did I miss something? Software problems? Any help would be appreciated.
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It's your fins. I'm assuming that you wanted 0.09380 instead of your 0.9380 for the thickness of the fin material since these fins are almost an inch thick? [SNIP] The 3D export did look kinda cool.
Mark+3,

Been here, done this. In other words, you're in good company.

See below.


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From the "Scrounged-Up Designs" thread:Mark+3,

Been here, done this. In other words, you're in good company.

See below.


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That's pretty cool, Jay. What is it? The non-chunky version, I mean.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:25 PM
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That's pretty cool, Jay. What is it? The non-chunky version, I mean.
Oh, just a little something that first came out about 35 years ago :

Namely, the Centuri Vector-V.


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Oh, just a little something that first came out about 35 years ago :

Namely, the Centuri Vector-V.


Cheers,

Thanks, Jay, but in early 1972 I was a sophomore in high school and had no extracurricular activities at all. I think I missed that year's Centuri catalog (just like every other year's).
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:31 PM
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Question RockSim: Paper Transitions

I wouldn't have to ask this question if I had some calipers, but here goes anyway.


Okay, all you RockSim gurus ("Craig? --Look at me, buddy!" ):

What thickness and which material (Paper, Cardboard?...) do you use to simulate lightweight cardstock for paper reducers (transitions)?


Inquiring minds *desperately* want to know.

(By which I mean "just me." )


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