[The Rocketry Show] # 63: Glues, Epoxy, and Fillers…OH MY!

Daniel, The Rocket n00b has just completed a series on the properties of some Glues, Epoxies, and Fillers through a series of experiments in an attempt to satisfy his curiosity.

What weighs more? Hmmm…

Which is the lightest?  Which is the strongest?  Which is the easiest to work with?

Some interesting results were found!

CG and Gheem talk (briefly) about NSL, and we dive into the e-mailbag.

Daniel’s articles can be seen here on our site, and also at his blogsite:

http://rocketn00b.blogspot.com/

 

CG and Gheem also talked about the NAR Safety study.  You can download the study here.

 

 

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[The Rocketry Show] – Episode #62: Mini Episode: Catching up with the n00b

The show team have put together a mini episode for you to enjoy as the gang gear up for a couple of big shows. To make things better, The Rocket n00b was able to surface and join us again!

We also briefly discus the TARC 2018 early results.

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[The Rocketry Show] – Episode #61: LOC Precision

Episode 61: We talk to Dave Barber and Jason Turicik, the NEW owners of Loc Precision! Need we say more? 🙂

LOC 1 SERIES kits!

CG talks about a neat podcast episode for you to listen to, and much more!

Link to the RadioLab episode: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/dark-side-earth

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[The Rocketry Show] – Episode #60: Gheem’s Gone Wild!

Welcome to Episode 60!

We’ll catch you up on what we’ve been up to since the last episode, and we’ll delve into a question sent from one of our listeners.

Also…Gheem Goes Wild!  A funny moment  between the Rocketry Show hosts that we will share with you.

We’d like to point out that we were having a problem with our main computer during the recording of the program, so we apologize if the audio is a little glitchy.

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[The Rocketry Show] Episode # 59: Record Breaking Rockets Mashup

We’re re-visiting things in the land “down undah”, mates!
We’ll be joined by Blake Nikolic of Australia’s Thunda Down
Under, and he’s going to give a preview of next year’s huge
event.

We then revisit one of the highlights from the first Thunda
gathering and bring back an interview with Nat Callea on the
V2 rocket built by Victoria Rocketry which holds the current
world record for the largest hobby rocket.

If that isn’t enough, We’ll then interview Nat, and Steve
Eves, the previous record holder with his 1:10 scale Saturn V
Rocket that he successfully flew at MDRA several years ago.

We also introduce the next winner for the Make: High Power Rockets by Mike Westerfield, and announce the next trivia question!

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[The Rocketry Show] Episode #58: Big Rockets news!

The gang couldn’t resist reviewing and discussing the biggest news since the last show: The Falcon heavy launch!

The immersive audio of the launch we used comes from Destin Sandlin of SmarterEveryDay.Com

We also talk about New Zealand’s Rocket Labs launch.

We answer your e-mails, and comments on some of the Estes speculation heard on Episode 57.

Here is a link to the Chris Pearson article we mentioned on the state of the hobby industry.

…And we announce another winner for the Make High Power Rockets book!

 

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[The Rocketry Show] Episode #57: Charlie Savoie, and also a TARC Story

Charlie Savoie joins us to discus what they’ve been up to at Aerotech, and answers some questions from our Patrons.

Gheem shares with us a piece he has been working on…it’s a little story that shares some insights on being a TARC team coach!

One of Gheem’s TARC members also flew a level 1 certification…seen here with our buddy, Andrew.

Gheem’s TARC team (US Rocketry) prep their rocket.

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The Rocketry Show e-mail List Serv!

We now have an e-mail list serv for the show!

You can subscribe here:

https://groups.io/g/therocketryshow/

You can also send messages to the service for all members to see, and reply!   We are experimenting with ways to bring our audience together — especially outside of Facebook, where we currently have a very active group.  The downside is if you are not on Facebook, that leaves you and other non “Facebookers” out of the fun!

Our listeners outside of this service are quite scattered, and we’re hoping to bring the rest together in a way we can all keep in touch easily.

The e-mail list is being set up to send e-mail notifications when our listener forum site receives a new topic post.   Being a member of the list-serv also means that you’ll get e-mails whenever new shows are available!

Have fun, and we look forward to hearing from you!

-CG

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[The Rocketry Show] Episode #56: Author, Mike Westerfield – Make: High Power Rockets

Mike Westerfield joins us to talk about his newest book, Make: High Power Rockets!

From the preface of his book:

My first book, ‘Make: Rockets,’ covered basic rocket science, including construction, aerodynamics, simulation, tracking, and electrical engineering. The rockets in that book are made from thin, lightweight materials that are extremely safe. Some projects work well

Mike Westerfield

with young children, while others will challenge a college engineering student.

High-power rocketry is different, though. While there is a junior-level certification (covered in ‘NAR junior certification’), high-power rocketry is otherwise restricted to people over 18. High-power rockets can easily break the sound barrier, shooting miles into the sky. The rockets themselves are not the small, collapsible paper rockets flown in schools and scouting—they are often metal-tipped, fiberglass missiles that weigh tens or even hundreds of pounds. FAA clearances and certifications are required.

After the show, Daniel the Rocket n00b will announce the contest to give away some copies of this new book to a few lucky listeners!

 

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[The Rocketry Show] Episode #55: A Rocketry Show Holiday Party!

The team goes on the road, and set up at their club Christmas party and record a show.

Lots of rocket stories are shared.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

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