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Six years?![edit]

This project task force's sixth anniversary slipped quietly by in December last year. Since then almost 1,800 articles have been tagged as 'in scope', improved (three to Featured Article status) and many new articles created and expanded. It's a great achievement, the English Wikipedia is definitely in front compared to other language wikis on aircraft engine coverage. Creation of new articles has slowed down to a trickle, probably because most of the notable engine types have been covered now and/or trying to find sources for the more obscure types is near impossible.

The 'things to do' box hasn't been updated for a long time but there is still plenty to do. Just over a hundred articles have no images (may be more), the stubs need expanding and some more articles could make FA. Good job, cheers. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 22:23, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

LOLZ, what makes if more amazing is how many of us are working on them! - Ahunt (talk) 02:08, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Time to Branch Template:Rocket Engines?[edit]

I've been working on this template a lot. I've written no less than 20 new articles, added quite a bunch of engines, motors and categories. But the template lacks a clear scoping. One underlying problem is that I've been seeing a clash between Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight, Wikipedia:WikiProject Rocketry and Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation! In fact, the template is claimed by Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight. To be frank, I will open discussions on the three boards because I want to propose to separate the template in three different templates, one for each project. I believe that aircraft engines should be on a separate template, or even a list. I also wonder what is the correct project for the military rocket missiles. Please discuss it in the Template TalkPage

Baldusi (talk) 16:09, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Aviation Rocket Engine template.[edit]

Since we are changing the scope of Template:Rocket Engines to only include "orbital launch vehicle rocket engines that have flown", I've took the liberty of writing this template for aviation engines User:Baldusi/sandbox/Template:Aviation Rocket Engines. If you like it you can move it and arrange it in the usual way of this project. If not, please tell me so I can delete it. Baldusi (talk) 19:08, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

I've taken the liberty of moving it into template space and using it. GraemeLeggett (talk) 21:47, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
I've had a rearrangement and added a few engines - it's at template:Aviation rocket engines - and used it to link a few of the engines together. But my bed calls out to me.GraemeLeggett (talk) 22:14, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! This is why I wanted to do the contribution. I will replace the template in the listed aircraft engines. But I've also created the Talk page so any further discussion should be held there.Baldusi (talk) 22:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Template:Suborbital rocket engines[edit]

Since we are changing the scope of Template:Rocket Engines to only include "orbital launch vehicle rocket engines that have flown", I've took the liberty of writing this template for suborbital engines in my sandbox Template:Suborbital rocket engines. Since it might be of interest to Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight, Wikipedia:WikiProject Rocketry and Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation, I would kindly request, that any comment be discussed in its TalkPage. Many thanks for your collaboration and time. Baldusi (talk) 21:40, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Due to lack of comments I assumed nobody had any problems and I've moved it as a template to Template:Suborbital rocket engines. I will add it to the named engines.Baldusi (talk) 22:09, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
The lack of comments is probably because spacecraft or 'wingless' missile rocket engines are outside the scope of this task force, cheers. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 22:50, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
There are the X-15, SpaceShipOne and SpaceShipTwo engines. Which are all airplanes. In the near future XCOR Lynx will probably also go in there. I guess it is not pure aviation, but that is somewhat related to it. In any case it is up an if anybody feels that it is a mistake, can write so in the template Talk page. Baldusi (talk) 00:47, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok, they are aircraft. The problem has been that different task forces and projects have different ideas or standards in article layout for rocket engines, personally I have stayed away from it (apart from rocket engines used in conventional 'low flying' aircraft which do come in the scope). No easy answer. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 00:53, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
I've pulled Skylark from the suborbital engine template - that's a rocket system. It's engines were the Rocket Propulsion Establishment Raven and Goldfinch. No articles for those. GraemeLeggett (talk) 07:59, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Template:Rocket engine proposal.[edit]

Hey! It's me again! Thanks to all for helping me improve the rocket engine templates. I've been working on a nav template Template:Rocket engine (its in my user space) for the concept of rocket engine. Please note the dangerous similarity in name with the recently discusses Template:Rocket Engines, which is plural and has different caps. I believe that now that the latter is better scoped, we should rename it to Template:Orbital launch vehicles rocket engines. But that is a different discussion.

This Template:Rocket engine is currently not ready to go into an article, but I believe that it is a good tool to navigate in a glimpse all concepts about rocket engines and, at the same time, to have an idea of areas to enhance regarding rocket engines in Wikipedia. Basically, everything in black should be worked on. This is a big undertaking, and I will need help. I will ping some of you just to get an opinion and post this same request on Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight, Wikipedia:WikiProject Rocketry and Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation since all use rocket engines. As usual, please respond on the template's Talk Page. Baldusi (talk) 22:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)