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Old 05-22-2005, 10:46 PM
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I think Tony and I flew Estes HiJax rockets when we launched at night. We bought glow sticks that they used at "raves" back when that was popular. Got some neat pics, but the novelty wore off quick with only two people flying one rocket. I'd like to do a club launch like that, but we're somewhat restricted in use of the field after sundown.
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:37 AM
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And this particular RockSimmer (TM) apparently hasn't bothered to learn how to use subassemblies, either.
However, I appear to be more than capable of learning.

Here are the updated images, with the RockSim 8 file cleverly disguised in the latest in ZIP wear, which all the young, fashionable (read "hopelessly impressionable") Compression Archives are wearing...

Last but not least, any feedback on this design prior to its submission to "The Attack of the BarClones" website is greatly appreciated.


Cheers,

--Jay
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:13 AM
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I'm starting to think I might be missing something by not being a part of the hip, happenin' RocSim crowd. Maybe I do need to download that demo, just so I can figure out what you guys are talking about.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:38 AM
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Here are the updated images, with the RockSim 8 file cleverly disguised in the latest in ZIP wear, which all the young, fashionable (read "hopelessly impressionable") Compression Archives are wearing...

Last but not least, any feedback on this design prior to its submission to "The Attack of the BarClones" website is greatly appreciated.


Jay,

The RKT file looks fine, I'm running the sim as I type this...

A terribly wicked thought came to me as I started looking at the sim file: If we just added a booster...

For the record: I like it just as it is -- single stage.

Did you have anything in mind about decals for this bird?

Craig
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:54 PM
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Exclamation Incorrect Part Number: BC-734!

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1 BC-734 Nose cone
Sorry, that should be BC-*733.* Here's a side-by-side comparison:

BC-734:
http://www.semroc.com/Store/Scripts...p?idproduct=428

BC-733:
http://www.semroc.com/Store/Scripts...sp?idproduct=36


*Not* the same thing.

Apparently I got my measurements correct, but my part number wrong.


So if you've already downloaded the Rocksim file, just change the name BC-734 to BC-733. Yeah, I could upload the updated file, but I guess I'm just too stinkin' lazy to do that... yet.


Thanks again,

--Jay

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:04 PM
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The RKT file looks fine, I'm running the sim as I type this...

A terribly wicked thought came to me as I started looking at the sim file: If we just added a booster...
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For the record: I like it just as it is -- single stage.
*My* recurring thought today was (pause for effect) ..."175% Large Scale."

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Did you have anything in mind about decals for this bird?
Unfortunately, the color scheme I've chosen seems to scream for decals with significant amounts of white and silver. Drat and darn!

At the very least, I have a font I'll be using to print the name in a couple of different sizes. I may have to grab a cartoonist/computer animator friend of mine and see if he can make a finished drawing with the theme "Stealing Fire" (slightly "inside" mythology reference).

I *could* do some lame roll patterns, but... nah.

Again, any suggestions are welcome.


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Old 05-23-2005, 11:08 PM
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When in doubt, go with flames. Flames rock.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:10 PM
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I'm starting to think I might be missing something by not being a part of the hip, happenin' RocSim crowd. Maybe I do need to download that demo, just so I can figure out what you guys are talking about.
It'll run for 30 days, *and* at least you can save the files, if you want to change anything on them.

Although a 26MB download at dial-up speeds (~2 hours or so) just plain "steenks."

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:14 PM
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When in doubt, go with flames. Flames rock.
Or burn.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:16 PM
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The only thing I'm worried about is my inherent non-creative nature. I'm not much on doing my own thinking when I can have someone do it for me. Does this program come stocked with actual ideas, or do I have to supply my own?
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