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The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby bcliffe » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:01 pm

I would think it is obvious what sub committee member has the starring role ..

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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby PaulC » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:05 pm

I would call that cool. Scratch one NATO carrier? :D
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby Thor » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:29 pm

That would be 'Krazy Kevin'?
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby bcliffe » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 pm

Yup! Indeed it is.
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby KevinMc » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:35 pm

Affirmative, that's my OSCAR caught here in the midst of releasing missile three of a four-shot ripple. In total seven shots were fired at the "Thousand Islands Missile Test Range" this weekend and I'm pleased to report that all shots were straight and predictable.

I've still got some tweaking and "prettying-up" to do on the missile system, but it's basic soundness is well established.

Ben - thanks again for hosting us all for the weekend and for the awesome photography.
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby Thor » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:53 pm

NOT FAIR! You guys get two submarine run weekends in a row? NOT FAIR!
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby tabledancer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:51 am

Well done Kevin.I have been waiting for that launch since last years regatta! :) :)



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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby salmon » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:03 am

Kevin,
That is such a cool shot! Well done...what other things are you working on? Hmmm?!
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby redboat219 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:16 am

Can you provide some info about your missiles? Looks like they're rocket propelled.
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby PaulC » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:03 pm

Let's see the next coolest images!
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby bcliffe » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:24 pm

Dunno, maybe.


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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby PaulC » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:24 pm

I knew you could :^)
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby bcliffe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:05 pm

Not sure how accessible this is, Jim posted video of Kevin's launch.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.ph ... 3835545857

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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby PaulC » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm

The SubCommittee Facebook page is now sharing it as well.
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Re: The coolest image from Cottage Regatta 2012

Postby KevinMc » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:49 am

I guess it's about time I got back in here and answered some questions - I've been travelling for work with limited time and access to email.


redboat219 wrote:Can you provide some info about your missiles? Looks like they're rocket propelled.
The system uses Quest micro-maxx rocket motors to launch the cruise missiles, a sealed electric ignition to start them, and is sequenced/interlocked by way of a custom made fire-control computer of my own design. One of the biggest challenges in this system was the stability of the rockets and ensuring that their flight would be consistent and predictable. I think I'm where I need to be as evidenced by the one splash-down caught in Jim's video - at the top of the frame and straight off the bow. Range is affected significantly by depth at launch, but that's no surprise.


salmon wrote:Kevin,
That is such a cool shot! Well done...what other things are you working on? Hmmm?!
First on the list is to finish the torpedo system to fill-up the bow section, but I'd also like to overhaul the ballast system and switch to a hybrid piston/snort ballast arrangement.


tabledancer wrote:Well done Kevin.I have been waiting for that launch since last years regatta! :) :)
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