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  1. #1
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    Black Brant X for Aerotech O5040 Build

    Adding this one to the long list of builds I am or wanting to do.

    8" diameter Black Brant X for the new up and coming Aerotech O5040 DMS motor.

    Water Jet the Fins and build a 3D printed fin marking guide for 8" tube.

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    The parts pile ready for assembly

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    3D printed fin marking guide

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    Custom wound 8" tail cone.

    Hoping to get allot done with the three day weekend!


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    Lurvely!


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    This ought to be cool.
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    This should be interesting. Where'd you get the tailcone?
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    Very cool!

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    Bill , have you thought about a scale Nike to finish that beast off ?

    Eric
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    Oh my....
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3stoogesrocketry View Post
    Bill , have you thought about a scale Nike to finish that beast off ?

    Eric
    Have thought about it, this one is a pretty quick turn to get the O in the air. I do have a 3/4 scale Nike smoke fin can that would probably be perfect

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    Some more progress. Assembled the motor mountClick image for larger version. 

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    Cut fin slotsClick image for larger version. 

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    Glued the motor mount, boat tail, and all eight fins onClick image for larger version. 

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    Hope to slide the entire airframe together tomorrow and get pictures!

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    Payload coupler

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    Assembled payload section

    Assembled and filleted booster
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    Fully assembled, close to paint

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    Omg - this is going to be nuts! Can't wait to see the rest, yeehaw! , planned flight location??
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    That's the good kind of insanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadavidson View Post
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    Fully assembled, close to paint
    Dang! I totally underestimated how big this rocket is. So very cool!

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    Wow! Wow! Just wow!

    So cool, Bill! Love it!
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    This is all kinds of cool. Any guess on what the final weight will be? Where are you going to fly it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECayemberg View Post
    Wow! Wow! Just wow!

    So cool, Bill! Love it!
    Thanks Eric. How did the Mother Lode flight go at airfest? Should have been awesome!? Saw some lift off pics but didn't hear other wise.

    Looks like you guys had a great time, may need to make that trek next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs View Post
    This is all kinds of cool. Any guess on what the final weight will be? Where are you going to fly it?
    Should be 80-90 pounds empty. Will be flying with MDRA. Thinking of an M2400 warm up flight before working with Charlie on the O

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    Wow, that's an impressive bird. That will definitely turn some heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wadavidson View Post
    Should be 80-90 pounds empty. Will be flying with MDRA. Thinking of an M2400 warm up flight before working with Charlie on the O
    Awesome. Got a date set?

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    new up and coming Aerotech O5040 DMS motor.

    Out of curiosity, how do you know about this? What do you know about this?


    On another note -- who custom wound the tailcone?
    Fred Azinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredA View Post
    new up and coming Aerotech O5040 DMS motor.

    Out of curiosity, how do you know about this? What do you know about this?
    Aerotech posted a video about it on their FB page. Video can also be found here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredA View Post
    new up and coming Aerotech O5040 DMS motor.

    Out of curiosity, how do you know about this? What do you know about this?


    On another note -- who custom wound the tailcone?
    Aerotech's DMS O has been in development for some time with a good number of test firings being completed. It is going to be Aprox. 22,000 NS of Propellant X formulation. Rumor has it that it will be heading to TMT in the near future.

    Aerotech has plans to fire/ fly at least one at XPRS, and at BALLS.

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    Any progress on this beast?
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    Lots of progress, hope to put up some pics this weekend. Everything has been painted and am ready for some final touches such as rail guides, electronics integration, and motor retainer.


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    A local university might have electronics experiments on a cargo chute to lob under a high altitude project grant in the engineering departments. You might get a tax write off on the launch if you want or mentioned in local paper. Only mentioning it since the rocket is large enough to do serious research work with the excess payload volume. Not everything needs to go to space to get testing. You have enough payload space for a flying lab project literally.

    Of course I respect those that do this for hobby, but there are practical applications. Anyways cool sounding rocket. Now you just need a experimental payload to make it more legit.

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    Phenomenal, Bill. Can't wait to see it. Feel free to snag me for your away cell crew.

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
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    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
    L3, 3/12/16: MAC Performance Radial Flyer, CTI M1101WH
    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

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    For size reference, kids are dressed for the Christmas party tonight and everyone matches perfectly

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    All the latest projects in one shotClick image for larger version. 

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