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Old 11-26-2018, 08:21 AM
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I give it a 5 star rating even BEFORE the launch.

Me and some friends used to partake in model rockets and we got creative a few times. We attached a Csize engine to a styrofoam hand glider and pointed it about 5 degrees from ground level. The outcome was not at all what we had envisioned.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:06 AM
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If this does happen, reach out to Jomez or CCDG and try to get this thing on some high quality film!

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Old 11-26-2018, 09:35 AM
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Kudos for coming up with a fun and original idea. I dunno about Jomez sending someone out for this, but at least shoot/post video of the launch when it happens!




Don't necessarily mean you're a rocket scientist, though... I'm just sayin'.

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Old 11-26-2018, 09:38 AM
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To fix the disc falling out issue, could you just mandate a "super" class only disc. Like a zephyr(I think)? Or would those fall thru too?

Otherwise, easily one of the coolest things I've seen all year!!!! I used to dabble in model rocketry back in the day, and am seriously considering starting back up once my son is old enough to help me out with the builds.

Major props and best of luck!!!

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Old 11-26-2018, 10:59 AM
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Launch nine at once and list it here as a temporary course.

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Old 11-26-2018, 01:27 PM
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If this does happen, reach out to Jomez or CCDG and try to get this thing on some high quality film!
Whoa there cowboy...let me get some test flights in first.

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Kudos for coming up with a fun and original idea. I dunno about Jomez sending someone out for this, but at least shoot/post video of the launch when it happens!




Don't necessarily mean you're a rocket scientist, though... I'm just sayin'.
Oh...I am definitely NOT a rocket scientist.

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I give it a 5 star rating even BEFORE the launch.

Me and some friends used to partake in model rockets and we got creative a few times. We attached a Csize engine to a styrofoam hand glider and pointed it about 5 degrees from ground level. The outcome was not at all what we had envisioned.
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...

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To fix the disc falling out issue, could you just mandate a "super" class only disc. Like a zephyr(I think)? Or would those fall thru too?

Otherwise, easily one of the coolest things I've seen all year!!!! I used to dabble in model rocketry back in the day, and am seriously considering starting back up once my son is old enough to help me out with the builds.

Major props and best of luck!!!
Thanks for the compliments! My current thinking at the moment is trying to find some fishing net and hot-gluing it to the bottom spokes.

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Launch nine at once and list it here as a temporary course.
Sure. You pay for the motors and I am game.

So its a snow day here in Michigan and I am taking advantage of that playing hookie from work lol. Got some more work done...First photo...with what I have so far we're at 2lbs 5oz. So my original estimation of 4 lbs is looking good. Second photo...Center tube is 38mm diameter and is sitting pretty square so time to glue it in place.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:32 PM
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More progress...

First photo...I've been stressing about this a little. This is a narrow tube and I really do NOT want this project coming down too fast so a 36" dia parachute is in order. It's tough to put such a large chute in a small compartment loose enough that it'll come out.
Second photo...So this is what it will look like on the top with the chute packed in - I'll probably stuff it in a little further so the shroud lines are hidden. Plenty of room so my original thought of needing a chute compartment is unneeded.
Third photo...upper spokes cut and glued into place. These are going to hold the plastic chains.

Now it's time to snow blow the drive as the glue sets.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:31 PM
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More snow day progress. This thing is coming together quick. As a result I picked up 20' of some premium quality catch anything that is thrown at it plastic chain today. Haha...yeah...anyways it's chain and its the lightest I can find.

First photo...pre-glue "dry fit" of the upper spokes that will carry the chains. It was at this moment I realized this is perhaps the second most absurd thing I have ever built.

Second photo...Added four 1/2" dowels to the outside of the main tube/airframe. These will help reinforce the main tube from bending or creasing should there be any loads in weird directions. More importantly will protect the main 38mm tube from most disc hits.

The MOST absurd thing I have ever had a hand in was a flying porta potty. Yes, a full sized porta john under rocket power...




In that second video you can hear me on the PA. That was 2 years in the making and we were finally launching it and I thought I was going to pass out doing that count down. See how awesome this hobby can be? Makes you want to fly some rockets don't it?
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:51 PM
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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?...






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Old 11-27-2018, 12:16 AM
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I suppose you are going put the thrusters on the top part of the basket giving it a high PLH for aerodynamic stability and spin it to add gyroscopic stability...


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