highaltitude.log.20060517

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[00:18] <macfreak4> heya
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[00:32] <macfreak4> hi
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[20:10] <Tiger^> hi jcoxon
[20:12] <jcoxon> hey Tiger^
[20:15] Action: Tiger^ is moving fast ;>
[20:16] <Tiger^> the cutdown device is ready
[20:16] <jcoxon> oh wow
[20:16] <jcoxon> pictures?
[20:16] <Tiger^> pcbs for the flight computer should arrive tomorrow
[20:17] <Tiger^> jcoxon: in a sec
[20:17] <Tiger^> :)
[20:17] Action: jcoxon is bored of revision
[20:17] <Tiger^> all i need now is rip-stop nylon (which i ordered a bloody week ago, but the shop seems to have some kind of a problem)
[20:18] <Tiger^> and hmm
[20:18] <Tiger^> the nichrome wire for the cutdown
[20:18] <Tiger^> that should arrive in two days
[20:19] <Tiger^> and all that plumbing stuff ;>
[20:19] <jcoxon> hehe
[20:19] <jcoxon> it really is going well
[20:19] <Tiger^> yeah
[20:19] <Tiger^> too well ;>
[20:20] <jcoxon> nah it'll be fine :-p
[20:20] <Tiger^> yeah it should be
[20:21] <Tiger^> i'm over budget though :/
[20:21] <jcoxon> oh
[20:21] <jcoxon> rubbish
[20:21] <jcoxon> by much?
[20:22] <Tiger^> well maybe as much as $150
[20:22] <Tiger^> i'm afraid to ad it all up ;>
[20:22] <Tiger^> add*
[20:22] <jcoxon> hehe
[20:22] <jcoxon> was it anything in particular?
[20:22] <Tiger^> nope
[20:22] <Tiger^> it was the small stuff
[20:22] <Tiger^> ;>
[20:23] <Tiger^> oh well
[20:23] <jcoxon> it'll all be worth it!
[20:23] <Tiger^> that's true :)
[20:23] <jcoxon> lots of launches coming up
[20:24] <jcoxon> macfreak4 is on monday
[20:24] <jcoxon> i launch in 4 weeks time
[20:24] <jcoxon> (actually we are launching 3 payloads)
[20:24] <Tiger^> 3 on one string?
[20:24] <Tiger^> or 3 balloons?
[20:24] <jcoxon> 3 balloons
[20:24] <Tiger^> great
[20:46] <Tiger^> ok, new photos
[20:46] <Tiger^> http://moo.pl/~tygrys/junk/bal/
[20:47] <Tiger^> http://moo.pl/~tygrys/junk/bal/14.html here's the cutdown dev
[20:48] <Tiger^> it's not fancy or anything, took 10 minutes to make , but it works ;)
[20:48] <jcoxon> :-D
[20:48] <jcoxon> cool
[20:50] <Tiger^> it's a 9 amp power mosfet, with a npn transistor as a buffer
[20:51] <Tiger^> this mosfet sustains a *lot* more than 9 amps though ;> when i connect two wires to the screws i can, like, weld small metal objects ;)
[21:15] <jcoxon> hehe
[22:51] <macfreak4> hey
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