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QUESTION-1: Was it passive stabilization? 

QUESTION-2: In order to actively steer, does it have to fight these.. or does it USE them in some way?

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Not exactly sure, but I'd imagine that the active steering is controlled by the fins on the top of the missile. I think the only thing those rolleron gyros do is keep the missile from rotating. 
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Looks good matt.. Next one needs more smooth panning.. and more IT/dev/tech footage. :)
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So our group (nrvr.org) experienced a lot of CTI CATOs in 2012-2014 too!  Most mid air, which points to a QA related problem.  Do you have any info on the problems from them?  Or have date codes from the motors you used?
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Yeah.. first time I saw a Cesaroni liner I thought that looked bad too.. But supposedly, there's enough pressure pushing out that it never "gets out".  Still.. there have been a  lot of mid-air CATOS (obvious QA probs) in the last 1-2 yrs.  I hope it's getting better.. but it's already hurt their rep, as the cat is out of the bag.  They need to come clean and talk about what the root cause was.. and what they're doing to address it.
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Ouch... Chris.. was this a commercial CTI motor?  If so.. what was the motor# and date code?  We're seeing similar problems with CTIs in our rocket club for certain CTI date ranges.
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If you can watch it frame by frame, you can actually see the motor go out before you see the body separate.  Motor flame goes out, small wisps of smoke out vent holes, then a puff of smoke center, and then parts start flying....  its really cool when its not your rocket ;) 
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Haha.. that IS awesome.. 
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Haha.. yup. That's me.. Mr Illuminati!  You're kinda funny.. Like a clown! :)
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Duck hunting w/Go Pro?  Takes "shooting wildlife" to a new level.. hehe..
Was there a gopro on that dog?  !! hehe
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I need to go build my Bomarc Maxi. It's been waiting for me for like 10 yrs. :)
This scale model of the Bomarc surface-to-air missile flies on MMX II motors and uses streamer recovery. The model was built from plans drawn by John McCoy, aka micromeister.  The plans are available on the Yahoo MicroMax gro...
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I have one of the Aerocon - Surplus Nylon 36" chutes I got for free from Apogee w/one of my orders and I LOVE this chute! The nylon is so sheer and soft I thought it was silk! I'm getting the 60" version just to I can have it. They pack so well (so thin and flexible) and yet stay "poofy".. unlike normal walmart ripstop that are stiff and have problems packing too tight or not ejecting all the way.  It's like these sheer surplus chutes were knit by woodelves just for rockets. :) Highly recommend these surplus military pilot chutes. LOVE'em! Going to start looking for more sizes of these surplus chutes.
This post presents reviews of various parachutes, several of which were received via EMRR.  A couple are out-of-production (OOP) and are only included for historical purposes. RocketChutes - Nylon Parachutes (12" and 18") Aer...
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Fanatical Support for the customer IS in our blood. Always has been. We're so glad to get "back to our roots", a common refrain I'm hearing within the halls of RAX. Empowering Rackers to make happy customers is our passion.. our strength.  We're not some mass cookie cutter call-center, some fire-and-forget hoster. We're a company of experts. Human experts that give a damn about the customer experience. Our secret sauce, plain and simple. To non-customers, this all probably sounds like a sales pitch... like a gilded promise of "true love", almost too good to be true... that is, until you experience it.  
-- Tweeks, 15yr Racker
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Pardon my typos. I'm Tweeks.. ;)
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What is Let's Code Blacksburg! ? We are dedicated to "fostering the growth of the technology community in the New River Valley by providing not-for-profit education and events." We target our free technology workshops to Kids, Tech-Learners, and IT-Professionals.

Here's a great video that shows a few of our Kids series classes.

Big thanks to Andrew Mussey for taking and editing down all the raw video footage of some of the Kids classes we've done over the past 10 months!

Website: http://letscodeblacksburg.org/
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Engineer @Rackspace Hosting
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14+ Yrs Linux, RHCE (current) since 2001, Hardware Engineer, Professional Training (RHCE, Tech-Classes), Tech Community Evangelist/Organizer.
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    Engineer, 1999 - present
  • CSC/GTE/General Dynamics
    Sys-Admin / Test & Integration Engineer, 1996 - 1999
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Fun loving uber hardware/FOSS Geek, love teaching, HP rockets, descrete electronics design & hacking, #Arduino #RPi, etc..
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Grew up in south eastern Connecticut.
Lived in Dallas TX from 90-91.
College Station/Texas A&M from 92-95.
Lived in San Antonio TX from 96-2010.
Now living in Blacksburg VA (2011-current)

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Four Kids. Racker #2@Rackspace , Published. Bio here: http://theweeks.org/bio.html
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  • Texas A&M (College Station)
    EET, 1992 - 1995
  • Thames Valley State Technical College (now "Three Rivers")
    EET, 1987 - 1989
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Pricey.. but man.. what a meal (the BBQ at your table feast). The meats were pre-seasoned.. but you cook them at the table with various add on seasonsings like soy bean paste (yum! never had that before), raw garlic, kimchees, etc. What an incredible set of flavors. I've had a bit of korean BBQ.. even made my own at home. but I was so glad t otry these guys out and see how it's really done. Was a bit expensive.. and I would have appreciated a bit of coaching on what flavors go with what. espcecially for folks who have never had Korean and get a table full of raw + picked ingredients, and a pair of sissors.. hehe.. they muc hreally be confused. But I was a happy camper there tonight. Just dom't "over kimchee" as I often do, or your spouse/friends may complain for the next couple of days.. ;)
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Okay Cajun/American. I think this is just a local eatery bc it mostly had burgers and sandwiches, and just a few token cajun/creole dishes. The gumbo was darker but thinner (which is normal), rich with deep flavor but did not have a lot of meat. The Jumbalya was not much visually, but had awesome bits of heavily smoked beef and sausage. Mmm! I also sampled the smoked/mild bound in sausage, which had a great flavor too. I think they make and smoke their own there.
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Store hours says open 24hrs (during black Friday weekend) but callin to get a inventory/price check there was no pickup at all and after 5 minutes of ringing ther system hung up on me (reorder "busy" signal).
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