Monday, October 15, 2007

mashup.starwars.com

So - StarWars.com has a place to create your own video mashups, mixing in SW content. Here's the SW version of my recent air-rocket film:

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Flight of the (paper) X-Wing

I was inspired by the recent flights at PlasterBlaster of an X-Wing and Y-Wing. ( http://rocketdungeon.blogspot.com/2007/10/empire-struck-back-may-x-wing-rip.html ) So here's my attempt to create a flying X-Wing:

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I hope this video has a little more sophistication than my first attempts.

(I'll confess - the real X-Wing did not fly very well. The stunt doubles for the main flights are conventional three-finned rockets.)

(copy of video at archive.org here: http://www.archive.org/download/TheFlightOfThepaperX-wing/PaperXwing_0002.wmv)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Way up there!

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Here's my first attempt at creating a film using Air Rockets. I used a snippet from NASA's Columbia Anthem Gets Grammy Nod, and two flights put together.

You can also find the video at http://www.archive.org/details/OrigamiAerospace-TestFilm

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AIR ROCKETS!!!

http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/airRocket/index.html

I recently showed off model rockets for some neighbor kids this week, and I built one of these to show off some almost free rockets that you can blast off.

I tested it indoors (big mistake) then had to work to clean the smudge off the ceiling. These are more powerful and fast than you'd expect. Out doors it disappeared (almost) higher than the trees. After two launches it was lost in the trees. No matter - a little paper and tape and I've got two more ready for flight.


More Rocket Fun!

Googling around and I found a terrific rocket simulator/design tool at NASA!
http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/rktsim.html

This amazing thing does simple ballistic, water, and solid engine rockets. Even better - it does AIR ROCKETS! (pictured). Clicking on the links, it turns out there is some pretty sophisticated information and math for rocket scientists.





Swedes Into Space!

Here's a family gathering launching Air Rockets! Fun!

Click here to see the video
or the full version here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Stay tuned.

This will be MrKlingon's home for paper rocket ships...