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There are only a few days left before our planned "Punch" and "Judy" flights on Saturday 5 April, so a slightly sooty Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is pleased to report that we've wrapped the final ground-based rocket motor tests in the Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) hypobaric …

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Yes, it is rocket science

Would love to have seen a video, though

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Re: Yes, it is rocket science

I do have some video footage, but it'll have to wait until I have a moment to put it together.

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Re: Yes, it is rocket science

Great, looking forward to that. I'll get my kids to see it too.

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Re: Yes, it is rocket science

No, it's not. Rocketry is Engineering. :p

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And in other news...

An earthquake off the coast of Chile.

Is there a connection? Enquiring minds want to know!

Best of luck at the weekend, lads.

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Typical...

burnout.

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Re: Typical...

Why so much soot?

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Just wondering what kind of nozzle your going to use on the rocket motor, bell or aerospike?

I would think an aerospike would be much better at providing good high speed launch at altitude as its self regulating providing better thrust than your typical bell-end.

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"Regarding the igniters, we now have the luxury of three proven blends to choose from. All of these will go aloft on Saturday, and we'll make our final choice based on that flight."

All of which are illegal to manufacture and use in the UK and if you _try_ to use the exemption for experimental use, they have to be manufactured and used at the same place.

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Is there a "spoilsport" icon?

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@ "illegal" AC

Do you have any evidence for that, or are you just spouting ill-informed nonsense?

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Re: @ "illegal" AC

The Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 (MSER) and Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Regulation 9(2)(a) permits “the manufacture of explosives for the purpose of laboratory analysis, testing, demonstration or experimentation (but not for practical use or sale) where the total quantity of explosives being manufactured at any time does not exceed 100 grams, but nothing in this sub-paragraph shall be taken as authorising any acquisition or keeping of explosives for which an explosives certificate is required by virtue of regulation 7 of those Regulations, without such a certificate”

Down voting doesn't change the law, writing to your MP might help though.

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He said Bell End Gwrrr

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actually i alluded to a thrusting bell-end, but my enquiry was serious.

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