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Old 11-07-2019, 03:10 PM
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So it's basically done. There's been a lot of little things I've completed between now and the last post and I don't have pictures of everything so if you want some more detail don't hesitate to ask and I will try to oblige. Did some ground testing last night of the ejection charge and it looks like 2.5g will do the trick so I'll load up 3g just to be safe. Final weight with motor is going to be 10.23 lbs and with the Loki I377 that puts it at around 8:1 thrust to weight ratio which is better than the 5:1 thrust to weight ratio I had on the original Aerotech I140. And yes, ad space is for sale.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:57 PM
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Still no word from Herr Lizotte?
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:05 PM
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Still no word from Herr Lizotte?
Not a single peep and Im ok with that.

I have other pros in mind who may want to partake in this silliness.

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Old 11-07-2019, 05:28 PM
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Still no word from Herr Lizotte?
I did try lol...
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:18 PM
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By the way...it's all loaded up and ready to fly tomorrow morning.

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Old 11-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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OMG IT WORKED EVEN BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL


LOLOLOLOLOL

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or it didn't.....

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Old 11-10-2019, 11:47 PM
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No videos - yet. But there are some pictures. I mentor the Notre Dame Rocket team so they were out in the field with me today because they have to do some test flights on a small scale model of their project. A few of the kiddos shot some video and said they'd send it to me. They're aerospace/engineering students so I don't push for things like that haha.

So while out in the field I brought out about 10 discs and handed them out to the students. Told them they could throw at the basket while it was in the air. I tried to throw but just couldn't bring myself to do so. I was just laughing my a$$ off so hard at the shear absurdity of the situation I thought I was going to hyperventilate. I think 2 or 3 of them tried but didn't even come remotely close to the basket. I just cannot believe how perfect that flight was. Absolutely laser straight and the timer was set to 3 seconds which could not have been more perfect as the chute came out right at apogee. The 70" chute didn't even get any char marks from the ejection charge.

After flying this version for the first time I now realize there's a lot I need to do. First, I need a wireless switch to power on and off the timer. This setup is great but that timer is really hard to turn off and on as it is. Eggtimer Rocketry sells a WiFi switch so I'm probably going to order one of those in the next few days. Then, the chute cannon needs some serious work. That tube material is not great so I'm going to need to seal it up with a laminating epoxy or some good layers of paint. Same goes for all the wood donuts.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:49 PM
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Found some more photos!

So the next launch will be in December at the Three Oaks Launch site weather permitting. And yes, I will sell ad space. Anything you want (so long as it isn't political and PG) on a 6.5"x8" panel. The next motor will be a I357 Dark Matter - which means the propellant will be smokey and lots of sparks.

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And yes, one of those panels says, "Your Ad Here" and no I am not kidding. Want to purchase ad space on my rocket? PM me for details.

Oh, and I think I have a tournament lined up where I will be flying this rocket at (kinda) next summer. More details to come.

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