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by marksteamnz
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California
Replies: 18
Views: 6262

Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

No cables, just the tail light. It's the faring after the tail feathers and for its size (4 ft in most directions) amazingly light A mates given me the tail cone from a DC3, I have plans but it's project number 437 on the list. Mark - Does it still have the control cable pulleys? If so, will you be ...
by marksteamnz
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California
Replies: 18
Views: 6262

Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Spooky place for sure but I could spend days playing there ;-) have you seen the air plane art that some artists are producing from old aircraft parts? I will see if I can find a link for it. Viv http://www.motoart.com/ Very up market furniture / ornaments from aircraft pieces. A mates given me the...
by marksteamnz
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Left field
Replies: 599
Views: 104629

Re: Left field

Thanks Mark. That's what still gets me excited.
by marksteamnz
Tue May 27, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Parachute from 130,000ft
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Oh Hell. I did stay up but signed off when the balloon escaped. Merde!
by marksteamnz
Tue May 27, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Parachute from 130,000ft
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

http://www.legrandsaut.org/ Damm. They are only updating in French but it looks like they are inflating the balloon, the weather is good and launch is one hour away per babblefish. I'm too tired to stay up and keep readng. I hope it's all good when I get up in the morning. Here's a thumbs up from do...
by marksteamnz
Mon May 26, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Parachute from 130,000ft
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Parachute from 130,000ft

http://www.legrandsaut.org/index.php?lang=eng
Looks like he is on his way. I hope he makes it he's had a huge number of setbacks.
by marksteamnz
Sun May 25, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Odd childhood memories
Replies: 17
Views: 4176

Re: Odd childhood memories

"The difference between you and me? Well I've given up all the Gods but you've given up all the Gods bar one." I come from a strong Methodist background (Big singers, like to belt those hymns out, very anti drink and gambling, though the having wine with a meal is now pretty much essential at my fol...
by marksteamnz
Sat May 24, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: The world is my CNC machine!
Replies: 17
Views: 5467

Re: The world is my CNC machine!

NICE!!
Good one James. Looks like you have mastered the mysteries of g code. Are you using Mach 3?
by marksteamnz
Sat May 24, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Cry of the Homebuilder
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Cry of the Homebuilder

The machinists mantra "You can ask for light, strong and cheap but you can only have two".

My favourite computer geek pirate joke
Parity error "pieces of seven"
by marksteamnz
Wed May 21, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Gas turbine forum
Topic: High frequency combustor for micro turbines
Replies: 24
Views: 7880

Re: High frequency combustor for micro turbines

Hmm a pity it isn't feasible on a small scale. Somewhere in my disorganized list of bookmarks is a link to a proposal exploring a rotary rocket motor. The rotation of the motor provided suction, pressurization and mixing and feed and aerospike type chamber. This link is a step along the way http://w...
by marksteamnz
Thu May 15, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: big day tommorow
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

http://laffin-gas.com is the web site. The weekend run had really bad luck, lots of rain, someone totaled the timing system so no runs for a couple of hours, track drier hit a wall and then after waiting for 1 hour an air leak. Look in the diary section of the site. Fingers crossed for this coming w...
by marksteamnz
Wed May 14, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: Brian Walker aka The Rocket Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

No

The youtube clip is of Jean-Marc Mouligné who died in a Base jumping accident some time after the catapult flights.

http://www.hommevolant.fr/hommevolant/b ... e_GB1.html
by marksteamnz
Tue May 13, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Jet Vehicles, All Types
Topic: Brian Walker aka The Rocket Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Brian Walker aka The Rocket Guy

I used to watch this chaps progress in building a H2O2 rocket end then the site disappeared about 4 years ago. Any way I went looking and found in 2006 he was going to launch himself with a cross bow at 10G 10 miles up plus he has a jet engine for boost. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/star...
by marksteamnz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Yoko Ono vs Fair Use Claim
Replies: 16
Views: 4315

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expelled:_No_Intelligence_Allowed Sounds like the usual Creatioist ID woo woo clap trap. By the way Velikovsky's books should where you would expect them, the remainders bin in the crap science fiction section. I read them back in the day when they were being touted as "...