Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Ted Cochr » Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:00:00




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>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

Easy!
----begin entry----

TRA stinks.

U.S. Rockets takes food from the mouths of babes.

You all deserve what you get.

--tc

I wanted to launch my Cluster Phoenix at Black Rock last weekend, but they
keep driving this stupid car all over the launch field. Have they no sense
of what is important?

----end entry---

You _did_ say it was a rmr contest, right? :-)

My opinions only.
Email responders please read and translate email address.

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Henr » Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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> New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.

> Peter Alway

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Let's not go there...

You could be starting yet another national panic.

--

Henry Oeser
NOVAAR#205, MDTRA#68, EVARA#82, NCTRA#40.
NAR#65336,  TRA#4782

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by PeteAlw » Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:00:00


New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

Peter Alway

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Konrad Hambri » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

Hey Peter !

What's the prize ?

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Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by PeteAlw » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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>>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  
>Hey Peter !
>What's the prize ?

Whatever cool rocket ***is lying around the house that I don't know what
to do with but it's too good to throw out.

Peter Alway

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Jon38 » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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>>>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

>>Hey Peter !

>>What's the prize ?

>Whatever cool rocket ***is lying around the house that I don't know what
>to do with but it's too good to throw out.

>Peter Alway

Well, I guess I won't be attempting to win that contest.  I have too much
of my own "too good to throw away" rocket junk filling up my ba***t.
Good luck to everyone else, though.

John O'Donnell  NAR# 60742  CSAR Sec.#113
                        TRA# 3274   TRIPOLI MID-OHIO

If at first you don't succeed, try a little more epoxy.

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by AstronMi » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

Ok, so here goes.

NAR Announces New Provisional Event for NARAM 41

The Pink Book Revision and Simplification Committee has decided its time
for a new event to really bring new and innovative ideas into competition.
It will be a mix of several 'objectives' so the contestant has to be
proficient at many things and knowledgeable in a few.

The rules for this event are as follows:

1/  All Jetex motors MUST use modified fuel pellets in order to get decent
liftoff performance at the directed 45 degree angle.

2/  All vehicles MUST carry one (1) ounce of plutonium in lieu of the NAR
standard payload, as these payloads may prevent undue injury if one of them
hits you.

3/  The plutonium cannisters MUST be closely examined by the Contest Jury.
 Smell, feel, taste, and sight will be used.  Geiger counters are optional,
but recommended.

4/  Launch angles MUST be at EXACTLY 45 degrees, as per the 'secret' draft
RCRBG Code.  In the case of any X-1s flying this event, the contestant/team
is NOT allowed to use 5 oz of additional plutonium for 'launch ballast' in
liquid form.

There MUST also be a laser detector on each launcher to ascertain
adherance to this 45 rule.

5/  The vehicle MUST perform a realistic delivery mission, in this case
this is to a Pete Alway scale model of Mir.  Point given for landing
directly on said station as provided by Mr. Alway.

Both Free Flight and RC are encouraged and may be separate events.

6/  Bob Kaplow reserves the right to closely examine entries for adherance
to these rules as well as the rest of the Safety Code.

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by James Wentwor » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


: >New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

<Big Snip>

: 2/  All vehicles MUST carry one (1) ounce of plutonium in lieu of the NAR
: standard payload, as these payloads may prevent undue injury if one of them
: hits you.

Some of the best ideas are often articulated in jest.  I wouldn't want
to use plutonium as a standard 1 oz. payload, but an oxide of depleted
uranium (U-234, the isotope used to add mass to Phalanx projectiles and
to some other bullets) would make an excellent, very compact 1 oz weight
for 10.5 mm and 13 mm minimum-diameter payload competition models.

Jason

--
James J. Wentworth

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by J. Steven Yo » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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>New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.  

>Peter Alway

The NAR safety code doesn't say a thing about Plutonium or oxygen
generators, so the only real safety issue must be those evil Jetex
motors and the launch-rod angle.  READ THE CODE YOU MORONS!  Plutonium
is perfectly safe if lauched with approved Aerotech econojet motors,
and based on some calculations I just did on the back of a postage
stamp, getting the Plutonium to to Mir is only a matter of proper
clustering.  How it breathes once it gets there is its own business...

(<G> in case anyone needs it.)

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For a preview of OUTPOST 2, the upcoming
space colony  game simulation that
I'm working on, visit...
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Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Stephen DeArma » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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> New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.

> Peter Alway

   Hi Pete,

    Now that I've stopped rolling on the floor from laughter,I just want
to say,....your an evil man !

  But ....I like it !

                          Trust No One,
                             Randy
 P.S. Make sure any response complies with the safety code.

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Zora » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


I am currently designing a rocket made of lead and depleted uranium that I
hope will fulfill the requirements of launching the plutonium. The only
problem that I have to solve now is getting a Jetex motor capable of
lifting my 350 lb rocket into space.



Quote:
> New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.

> Peter Alway

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by AstronMi » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>make an excellent, very compact 1 oz weight
>for 10.5 mm and 13 mm minimum-diameter payload competition models.

Well, OK, we have to include this in for the serious contest types.  So
the Pink Book Revision and Standards Committee will have to take a long
time to look at this, and the smaller diameters will be allowed in, lets
say, 100 half lives.

Unless, you SUE the NAR for Immediate inclusion into the PB!!  Uh, oh,
hope THIS doesnt start a thread...

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Fred Shecte » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


CAUTION:  READING THESE POSTS ABOUT PLUTONIUM MAY CAUSE FAILURE OF
URANUS.

(be sure to check out the Marv Albert web site
c:<enter>###

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Quote:

> New rec.models.rockets contest:  write the best post to fit this subject.

> Peter Alway

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by Dennis Erwin Thurlo » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


ROTFL!
--

reply.
Elder - Westminster Presbyterian
TRA #2693
N9VEM

 
 
 

Jetex launching plutonium at 45 degrees to Mir

Post by James Wentwor » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00


: >make an excellent, very compact 1 oz weight
: >for 10.5 mm and 13 mm minimum-diameter payload competition models.

: Well, OK, we have to include this in for the serious contest types.  So
: the Pink Book Revision and Standards Committee will have to take a long
: time to look at this, and the smaller diameters will be allowed in, lets
: say, 100 half lives.

: Unless, you SUE the NAR for Immediate inclusion into the PB!!  Uh, oh,
: hope THIS doesnt start a thread...

I suggested an oxide of depleted uranium (U-234) for a 1 oz. payload weight
because it is _not_ radioactive.  A U-234 oxide that would be a ceramic
(like plutonium dioxide is a ceramic) would make a great 1 oz. payload
weight for payload competition models.  Because of its small dimensions,
it could be regarded as essentially a "point mass" when making stability
calculations for such models.

I've never looked into the matter, but depleted uranium may not be
difficult to obtain (it's useless for nuclear weapons or fission reactors).
Also, uranium has been used (and may still be used) as an additive to
ceramic glazes.  Also, General Electric experimented with "long-life"
incandescent light bulb filaments that contained uranium.

Jason

--
James J. Wentworth