* Posts by deset rat

2 posts • joined 4 Aug 2011

Wang charged in inappropriate electricity socket use

deset rat
FAIL

Worried that a short circuit on an electrical outlet could bring down the rail network? System doesn't seem very fault tolerant. This is like a kid with a .22 rifle sinking a battleship!

LOHAN spaceplane project starting to shape up nicely

deset rat

Stability during burn

Any difficulty in obtaining simultaneous ignition and thrust buildup on the multiple rockets would exacerbate stability problems of keeping it on course during the boost phase. See the "typical" curves given for one brand of model rocket engine (http://www.hobbylinc.com/rockets/info/rockets_enginefacts.htm) . No production tolerances are given.

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