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Old 11-27-2018, 07:15 AM
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I'm guessing the USDGC has already contacted you for a prototype to be used on the clown's mouth next year?...








Seriously though...If someone wants me to bad enough and assuming I can overcome the paperwork hassle I would love to bring it to a tourney to do a demo flight. Not sure how much space I am going to need though that's free of trees and such...

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Old 11-27-2018, 08:37 AM
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Thanks! And yeah rocket gliders are real touchy. It's not easy to get them right. There are model rocket manufacturers who make rocket glider kits BTW...
The stoner version was way more fun............... well until it doubled back over our heads and into the street where a truck ran it over.

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Old 11-27-2018, 11:29 AM
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For the next iteration, think of launching the basket upside down, folded like an umbrella (really, two nested umbrellas). Attach the parachute to the top. When coming down, the chain support and tray would open out. Kind of like the Traveler.

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Old 11-27-2018, 11:46 AM
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For the next iteration, think of launching the basket upside down, folded like an umbrella (really, two nested umbrellas). Attach the parachute to the top. When coming down, the chain support and tray would open out. Kind of like the Traveler.
LOL

That sounds like a nightmare to get it to work. Generally speaking, large moving parts like that on a hobby rocket are very problematic.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:25 PM
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LOL

That sounds like a nightmare to get it to work. Generally speaking, large moving parts like that on a hobby rocket are very problematic.
You gotta have stretch goals in any pursuit, right?

I'm thinking the arms would just be hinged at the pole and pulled out by gravity when the basket flips right-side up. Fabric bands for the outside rim of the tray and chain support.

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:31 PM
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You gotta have stretch goals in any pursuit, right?

I'm thinking the arms would just be hinged at the pole and pulled out by gravity when the basket flips right-side up. Fabric bands for the outside rim of the tray and chain support.
I never said it was impossible.

Just let me get this one in the air a few times and work out the kinks before doing something REALLY insane.

Don't get me wrong...I like the way you think.

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:36 PM
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Do you powder your chutes?

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:39 PM
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Do you powder your chutes?
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:01 PM
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So this happened tonight.

You thought those old school Mach baskets don't catch worth a crap? Wait till you putt on this baby.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:21 PM
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I'm thinking there's a Simon Lizotte trick shot just waiting to happen here.

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