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Old 02-22-2009, 09:16 PM
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Default A Call For Fin Patterns

Everyone,

RockSim has a database for CUSTOM fin templates, but only one or two of these have any significance to the models we work with. What I would like to do is to create a new database of templates, based on our own designs and those of Estes / Quest / SEMROC models that we have the patterns available for. These can then be added to, or substituted for, those that come with the program.

To do this, once you have created your CUSTOM fin pattern, save it to the existing database first, then extract that row using a spreadsheet. Rename the old CSV file to a ".BAK" (backup) file, then save the new spreadsheet as a CSV database with the original name. You should be able to call it up without RockSim knowing any difference.

Finally, post a copy of the new CSV file here for all of us to import.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:49 AM
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Exclamation Jay's CFDATA.CSV file -- Feb. 2009

Okay, Craig, here you go. Here are 38 custom fin patterns from many of my original designs, as well as from classics and variations on old-school themes.

These are from RockSim 8.


Enjoy!

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:43 AM
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Okay, Craig, here you go. Here are 38 custom fin patterns from many of my original designs, as well as from classics and variations on old-school themes.

These are from RockSim 8.


Enjoy!

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Thanks, Jay!

Now, for everyone else, before you try swapping this file into RockSim, let me make some "minor adjustments" to it first.

I'll post a corrected file shortly...

(Jay, it's the quotation marks surrounding each of the fields in the file. You need to strip them out before saving. RockSim doesn't know how to handle them...)
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:54 AM
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OK, everyone, here is Jay's contribution to the Custom Fin project. I had to strip out the quotation marks, which seen to confuse RockSim. I've just tried the file out, and it seems to work correctly now.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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Thanks, Jay!

Now, for everyone else, before you try swapping this file into RockSim, let me make some "minor adjustments" to it first.

I'll post a corrected file shortly...

(Jay, it's the quotation marks surrounding each of the fields in the file. You need to strip them out before saving. RockSim doesn't know how to handle them...)
Well, *that's the last time I believe Microsoft Works Spreadsheet when it says it's saving as "Text & Commas (*.csv).

I'm going back to Wordpad!

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:27 PM
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Well, *that's the last time I believe Microsoft Works Spreadsheet when it says it's saving as "Text & Commas (*.csv).

I'm going back to Wordpad!

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Download OpenOffice 3...

You'll be happier...
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:34 PM
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Download OpenOffice 3...

You'll be happier...
Not when the download is 142.4MB.

On dialup.


Not much happier,
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Finally, post a copy of the new CSV file here for all of us to import.


34 fin patterns in the attached file. EnerJet, FSI and LOC Precision as well as a few custom fin patterns from a few BARCLONE submissions. I need to dig out others from my back up but this is just what I transferred back into v9 after my initial install. There are a few rare and OOP fin sets included from SSRS, Blackhawk R&D and Public Enemy Rockets in the file as well.

These LOC Precision fin sets I posted here are from kits not included with the data RockSim v9 installs. I built the actual kits so these LOC Precision files are not estimations but entered with data that I obtained from the kit fins that shipped with the kits.

I think the file is ok but Craig may want to give it a quick once over just to be sure before you import the CSV file .....



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Old 02-28-2009, 12:34 AM
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Default File looks good...

Steve, thanks for the additional fin patterns. They appear to be functional. I had a little trouble importing them, probably my own fault, but I worked around the problem and they're running fine.

Everyone, go ahead and use them!
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:13 AM
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Default Batch #1...

OK, here's my first contributions to the fin database project. I've collected some of the better models beginning with "A". I'll try to post more a few at a time.

This batch includes the Antares and the Arcturas...
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