I am building a cheap computer and have a work related limitation of needing to run Vista/32 to use our VPN. But I'd like to build something with a path to future upgradability - so first, If I got a 64 cpu - could I just use the Vista32 because it would be backward compatible? Is this as efficient as just using a 32cpu? And if not, can I get a mobo that I can start with a 32cpu and later upgrade to 64cpu? Or do they have different pins/physical issues?
Cool, thanks guys, that means I can get a good newer CPU and not be held back by my companies slowness to move forward.
Hey cjl - is that the same kind of estes rocket engines I used to use when I was younger? Or is there something bigger and better these days? I always loved rocketry. How tall is that rocket? Thanks for the help.
That rocket is 6 feet 6 inches tall, 6 inches in diameter, and weighs between 30 and 35 pounds loaded. The motors in that picture were Aerotech K700s (as you can see, it uses 2 at a time), each of which has roughly 130 times the power of an Estes D motor. In that flight, it achieved just under a mile in altitude.
You do need certification for motors larger than G, and for rockets over 3.3 pounds, you need an FAA waiver. Usually, clubs handle that portion of it though, so you can just show up at a club launch and they have taken care of all of the FAA issues and such.
As for the certification, it's fairly easy to get, at least for the lower levels. If you're interested, I would say try going to a couple of local launches (see if you can find a local club), and ask around.