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[17:06] <edwardmoore> hi whiteknight
[17:13] <whiteknight> hehe its me
[17:13] Action: whiteknight waits for jcoxon to expire
[17:13] <whiteknight> cant
[17:13] <whiteknight> be bothered to kick it
[17:13] <edwardmoore> lol ok
[17:13] <edwardmoore> did wonder
[17:15] <whiteknight> just fell asleep in the library
[17:15] <whiteknight> done far too much work obviously
[17:17] <whiteknight> hmmm getting these radio modems to work
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[17:21] <jcoxon> much better
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[17:22] <jcoxon> grrr the only serial cable i have is null
[17:23] <mc-> jc, did you get anywhere with party days?
[17:24] <mc-> ed, I saw in the logs you were talking about an I90, Ive got one of them
[17:25] <jcoxon> oh oops mc-
[17:25] <jcoxon> completely forgot
[17:25] <jcoxon> will do it tomorrow
[17:25] <jcoxon> sorry!
[17:25] <edwardmoore> oooh exciting
[17:25] <edwardmoore> how do you find it?
[17:25] <mc-> no worries on the gas
[17:25] <mc-> I bought the I90
[17:26] <edwardmoore> lol i mean how is it to use? are you happy with it?
[17:26] <mc-> + have the fill tubes. Haven't fired it yet.
[17:26] <mc-> wanted to use it to test guidance
[17:26] <edwardmoore> ok
[17:27] <edwardmoore> same
[17:27] <edwardmoore> is it the rattworks?
[17:27] <mc-> yes, it's available if you need it
[17:27] <edwardmoore> ooooooooooooooooooh
[17:28] <edwardmoore> i wouldn't say stuff like that to me as it's insanely likely that i'll want to 'borrow' it from you asap
[17:28] <edwardmoore> but yeah, it is the case that i want to use one
[17:28] Action: jcoxon reminds edwardmoore that he has exams :-D
[17:28] <edwardmoore> hush jcoxon
[17:30] <jcoxon> brb
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[17:30] <mc-> I've built up various servos etc for a guidance system, but it all takes so much time
[17:30] <edwardmoore> yeah that's the problem
[17:30] <edwardmoore> i needs a solid month thrown at it
[17:31] <edwardmoore> how long is the case btw?
[17:31] <edwardmoore> give or take
[17:31] <mc-> 921mm
[17:32] <mc-> from rattworks.net
[17:32] <edwardmoore> so going down that road would require steerable vanes or a jetavator rather than gimballing the whole thing
[17:32] <mc-> there's other ways..
[17:32] <mc-> e.g.fins
[17:32] <edwardmoore> not at 30km :p
[17:32] <mc-> but you need to get some speed up
[17:33] <mc-> ah, at 30km, I would use a very small gimballed motor at the top
[17:33] <mc-> perhaps a long burn estes solid motor
[17:34] <edwardmoore> yeah that might make sense
[17:34] <mc-> I think there's still enough air at 30km, that fins would get some bite
[17:34] <edwardmoore> although if a jetavator can be developed, that would be optimum
[17:34] <mc-> IMHO that's a big project
[17:34] <edwardmoore> yep
[17:35] <mc-> do you have a month spare?
[17:35] <edwardmoore> 3 years
[17:35] <mc-> I can supply the electronics, but I don't have time to integrate and test everything
[17:35] <edwardmoore> i.e. launching a rocket to sdpace from a balloon as a 4th year project
[17:36] <edwardmoore> i'd certainly like to borrow the i90 if that's ok. i'd probably look at reverse engineering one
[17:36] <mc-> It's not worth reverse engineering, IMO, they're cheap and they work.
[17:37] <mc-> Mr.Sweeney has the I90, so ask him when he's on IRC
[17:38] <edwardmoore> they're long though. i quite want to have a seperate nox tank connected to the combustion chambre by a hose
[17:38] <mc-> are you on skype or gmail chat? Then zeusbot can't snoop.
[17:38] <edwardmoore> can do skype chat
[17:39] <edwardmoore> what's your username?
[17:40] <mc-> found you on skype
[17:40] <edwardmoore> infact actually just join the room #highaltitude99
[17:41] <mc-> I prefer skype so I can keep a record of what was said
[17:41] <edwardmoore> ok
[17:42] <mc-> do you have the same skype ID?
[17:42] <edwardmoore> no
[17:42] <mc-> ah
[17:42] <edwardmoore> i can't remember what it is
[17:42] <edwardmoore> i'll try adding you
[17:42] <mc-> mine is different
[17:42] <edwardmoore> what is it?
[17:43] <mc-> m f c a s t l e - without spaces, in case of skype bots
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[20:00] <mc-> hi jc, have you got enough helium left to fly my payload?
[20:00] <jcoxon> hey
[20:00] <jcoxon> yup
[20:00] <mc-> do you need anything, I've got some chutes now
[20:02] <jcoxon> however
[20:02] <jcoxon> all our permissions have run out
[20:02] <jcoxon> so it'll be a few weeks before we can consider launching
[20:06] <mc-> but you have to use the gas before end of the month?
[20:10] <jcoxon> yup
[20:10] <jcoxon> we might do some drop tests of our parafoil
[20:14] <jcoxon> brb
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