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    SQUARE ROCKET WITH LARGE 12" x 12" RECTANGULAR BODY TUBES

    This rocket launched JUNE 6, 2015 IN GENESEO NY FOR IT'S FIRST FLIGHT

    Construction started October 2014 and was completed May 2015.The finished rocket is pictured below and
    a series of posts-pictures follows showing the 8 months of construction.



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    CTI 98mm M6400 4 grain V-Max
    altitude 1000'
    RRC3 altimeters
    36' Rocketman chute
    single deploy at apogee





    Tom C.
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    FIN CAN CONSTRUCTION

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    FIN CAN BOX TUBE INSTALLED OVER SONOTUBE

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    This is looking like something from the Master Blasters TV show of a few years back.

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    It's nice to see someone thinking inside the box
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    Different is always good . Very cool build
    Recertification coming soon
    Member of Indiana rocketry joining again

    Tripoli 14704 L2
    L1 mwp 11 XS on a H 250
    L2 mega Hi flyer on J285
    Staring my L3 build a 10" sono tube fin 10.50' tall



    I scratch build .

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    I met a guy in Indiana a few years ago who was making these neat estes clones using square tubes they were kool.... this is kooler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wclune View Post
    I met a guy in Indiana a few years ago who was making these neat estes clones using square tubes they were kool.... this is kooler!
    New way rocketry is the guy
    Recertification coming soon
    Member of Indiana rocketry joining again

    Tripoli 14704 L2
    L1 mwp 11 XS on a H 250
    L2 mega Hi flyer on J285
    Staring my L3 build a 10" sono tube fin 10.50' tall



    I scratch build .

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    FOAM BETWEEN SONOTUBE AND BOX BODY TUBE
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    FIN BOX TIP CONSTRUCTION

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    This is really cool!!
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    This is easily one of the weirdest builds I have ever seen.

    Please continue.

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    I hope you have a big truck to haul this around in .

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    Pretty cool... KUTGW! OL JR
    The X-87B Cruise Basselope- THE ultimate weapon in the arsenal of homeland defense and only $52 million per round!

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    PAYLOAD BAY CONSTRUCTION
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    This is an update of the ROCKSIM file as it stands now in the build.
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    Unistrut buttons on standoffs to clear the wide nosecone diameter
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    The cone was made by Python rocketry

    http://www.pythonrocketry.com

    kit from New Way
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM C View Post
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    Did you consider flipping the stand-offs so they are aligned vertical to the rocket instead of horizontal. I would of thought that they would not only be more aerodynamic but also stronger in the vertical position.

    BTW an intertesting build, love seeing something other than same old same old, which I am guilty of myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpitfield View Post
    Did you consider flipping the stand-offs so they are aligned vertical to the rocket instead of horizontal. I would of thought that they would not only be more aerodynamic but also stronger in the vertical position.

    BTW an intertesting build, love seeing something other than same old same old, which I am guilty of myself.
    The stand-offs will need alot of stength during mounting of the rocket horizontally on the unistrut rail. Final pad weight will be more than 170 pounds.
    The CG is still an estimate and sits a foot ahead of the forward stand-off.
    I agree with your thoughts about aerodynamics and I did not give this consideration.
    Lying the 2 X 4 standoff flat allowed me to attach them with 4 threaded posts and 2 additional wood screws placed into the bulkheads.

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    this thing is nuts! Awesome!
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    WWWOOOOOOHHHHHHH............

    Tom,, are you serious..........
    That thing is huge....................
    How tall is it..........
    What motor is going to be for the maiden flight........
    When and where is the maiden...............

    WWWWWOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH........lol...lol...

    Holey smokes................lol...

    Teddy




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    I propose a launch video as a requirement.
    - punishing the punishers -
    lunar #26 / tripoli #15480

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    RECOVERY
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    First flight will be single deploy with one event at apogee.
    The nosecone will separate at apogee and descend on it's own parachute.
    The fincan and payload tube remain connected and they descend as one piece with one parachute.


    Two RRC3 altimeters.
    Black powder ejection charges.

    36 ft. Rocketman parachute for the fincan-paylaod tube section giving this a 13 ft/sec descent rate.
    24 ft. Rocketman parachute for the nosecone resulting in a 10 ft/sec desent rate.

    Both chutes in deployment bags.
    Bags integrated (attached) to the apex of the chutes they carry.
    Each bag with a 30" Skyangle pilot chute.

    Thoughts re this deployment scheme appreciated.

    Tom C.
    MARS club Geneseo N.Y.
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    That certainly sounds like a great plan to me Tom...
    It even reduces the amount of harness you need...
    If your intent is to connect the nose cones chute directly to it then that eliminates a harness there...
    And if the only harness you need is to connect the main chute to the booster / payload section it wouldn't have to be as long..


    Great rocket Tom....
    This is going to be an insane flight for sure.......

    Teddy





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