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Tau Zero 11-09-2006 10:32 PM

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. :eek: :rolleyes: :cool:


Cheers,

James Pierson 11-09-2006 11:36 PM

Good One Jay!
 
I have most of the archive Newsletters downloaded myself. Very helpful indeed. JP

James Pierson
NAR# 77907

Tau Zero 11-09-2006 11:56 PM

RockSim Tricks: Paper Transitions
 
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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 :mad: (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. :D


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. :eek:


And for Windows users, here's how to make "Alt + PrintScreen... take a screenshot of the currently selected window."

ScaleNut 12-23-2006 07:27 AM

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.

Ltvscout 12-23-2006 10:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScaleNut
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.

Tau Zero 02-19-2007 11:24 PM

"Chunky" fins in RockSim
 
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From the "Scrounged-Up Designs" thread:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark+3
OK folks this one has me stumped. [SNIP] Did I miss something? Software problems? Any help would be appreciated.
Quote:
Originally Posted by snaquin
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. :o In other words, you're in good company.

See below.


Cheers,

JRThro 02-20-2007 12:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CenturiGuy
From the "Scrounged-Up Designs" thread:Mark+3,

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

See below.


Cheers,

That's pretty cool, Jay. What is it? The non-chunky version, I mean.

Tau Zero 02-20-2007 01:25 PM

Centuri Vector-V
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRThro
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 :eek: :

Namely, the Centuri Vector-V. :cool:


Cheers,

JRThro 02-20-2007 04:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CenturiGuy
Oh, just a little something that first came out about 35 years ago :eek: :

Namely, the Centuri Vector-V. :cool:


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).

Tau Zero 03-17-2007 12:31 AM

RockSim: Paper Transitions
 
I wouldn't have to ask this question if I had some calipers, but here goes anyway. :o


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

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


Inquiring minds *desperately* want to know. :eek:

(By which I mean "just me." :rolleyes: )


Cheers,


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