This weekend we've put together a couple of short video tutorials on how to make a 9mm Gardena nozzle. One of the issues that people have been reporting is that they are unable to get a hold of the older bottle caps with removable seals. The video covers an alternate source of caps that are suitable for making the nozzles:
The second video shows how to resolve an issue with some launchers as not all Gardena (and clones) quick connect fittings are created equal. The problem reported by quite a few people is that the nozzle does not lock all the way down into the launcher. The nozzle appears to be locked in position but releases itself as pressure builds. The solution is fairly simple:
We did not attend the launch at Doonside this week because the weather predictions indicated strong wind and rain. When I woke up in the morning I saw that it was pouring, and decided to skip the hour long drive to the launch site. A number of people attended the launch but said the weather was less than ideal.
The good news is that NSWRA now has permission to launch 2 times a month at Doonside. So the wait time for doing bigger test flights is reduced.