Sorry if this isn't the first time you have seen this thread or one the the successive threads but this is my largest scratch built to date and you all (TRF Community) have saved this project many times already.
When this project was first dreamt up it was a 7.5 inch tube, a 7.5 inch nosecone, some fins, and was to fly on a "I" motor (my highest certification level). When I received the parts mid-August weighed everything and quickly realized that I would have to get some help to launch it on an "J" or "K".
Thats the motor mount with an Estes "A" motor on top. That is a nice Aeropac flange 75mm retainer mounted to the last ring. I really love the look of those aeropac retainers.
Thats the motor mount next to my Level One rocket then next to the bare airframe.
Tell me thats not cool looking! I can't imagine it with a 75mm motor in it..RAWR! haha
Ok So heres the full rocket with fins standing full length at 82" tall (6ft 10")
Another goal I had for this project was to include an AVbay in the Body of the tube. Since the last centering ring is 36" up from the aft of the airframe there is alot of wasted space between the forward centering ring and the centering that sits right above the the LE of the fins. So I drew some lines and used a Dremel to cut out a 4x6 hatch.
Its not perfectly straight as it was my first time using the tool but it will work really well. I made a brace out of aluminum and riveted it to the wall I don't know why I used that many rivets but better overkill than underkill.
I then tapped the brace where the holes I drilled were and added 6 screws and that thing is NOT coming off!!!.....But the problem will be on launch day if something happens it might take a while to get off. I know! And I'm working on it.
Oh forgot a picture here you go
Well I think thats it on this rocket.
Still to do:
I'm either going to buy some nice BlastCaps or make my own. (two will be on the forward centering ring and will be connected to my altimeters in the lower AVbay area) (I hope that made sense)
Getting the avbay set in stone.
Filling the deep spirals in the PML Airframe with my newly found Elmer's wood filler
I anal about pointy nosecones and I will be adding an about 3" extension to the nose cone (its not going to be sharp or anything just....well pointier)
24x24 Nomex should be coming soon and I want launch it once single deploy and then for NSL fly it all out with a Tender descender and a deployment bag...
I don't really know enough about the two yet to feel comfortable using one but hopefully you guys and the guy at ROC can help bring me up to speed!
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out some of my other build threads.