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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbrandt View Post
    Stock Crapperhead. The worst part was I got it all on video.
    I had one do that once, but I think it was because I didn't use the copperhead. I'd say the best part of your failure was getting it all on video!

    Unstable by design
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    WOOSH Rocketry (mostly) on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/guytogo75?feature=mhee

  2. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbdm View Post
    What happens when nose cone is too tight. This G-Force was repaired and flew again, crashed several more times and was repaired several more times.
    The G-Force is supposed to separate in the Middle, not the Nose Cone. Maybe that has something to do with it?


  3. #153
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ID:	254933I took this picture at Red Glare, I think it was Fall 2012. I don't know who the rocket belongs to, but it was the coolest flight up to that point in the day.

  4. #154
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    This is my ShapeShifter Mini after a failed deployment. It was fine, but a bit of a scare.


    IMG_7626-output

    This is Carlo's picture of my STM 012 after the deployment charge decided it wanted to blow out the side. Crimped the tube right above the fins, removed a chunk of tube from the side, and a couple inches from the top. Fins, motor mount, NC and most of the BT were okay, so I rebuilt it. Turned out okay:
    20150215_113616

    And this is what happens when an Astron Skydart does a 180 at 30 ft. The ejection charge fired at 3 ft, really slamming the rocket into the ground: 20150215_113713

    My first Maxi Alpha 3 suffered a deployment failure after flying on an E18W. When it hit the sod, the first 2" of the tube crumpled, and then the NC, which certainly wasn't crumpling, tore through the tube, as it kept going after the NC stopped. Didn't turn out so well: 20150215_113843

    I also had a G75M CATO on the pad: A
    On the followup flight on the same motor, it ended up in a tree...

    And a G76G suffer a forward blow by (first clip) but it survived and flew again later on a G75J (1:03):

    Once, I decided to fly a Maxi Alpha 3 on an F39T. Had my first shred when a fin came off at the end of the burn. I found it later that day!


    Nate
    Nate Y, Radical Rocketeers NJ Jr. L1, KD2IKO, NAR:96432 Tripoli: 15627
    Impulse flown in 2013: about 2100 Ns
    In 2014 :4587Ns
    In 2015: 8631.23 Ns
    So far in 2016: 664.4 Ns, This is not a good trend...


  5. #155
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balsa Bob View Post
    My Art Applewhite "Stars and Stripes" treated shabbily by an Estes E9-P.
    The saucer is barely visible at base of smoke plume.
    "Stars and Stripes"?

    Looks more like "Stars and YIKES!"

    "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave." -- BLADE RUNNER [1982]

  6. #156
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    This was last April. The first and last flight of 5 Times A Fool, on a G64. The blanket was too big and thick and jammed the chute. All I was able to save was the nose cone and retainer. I have since built a second version, with a few changes.


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    NAR 91107, Level 2

    I really, really hate bugs.

  7. #157
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    Potato Cato!


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    Hcmbanjo's Spudnik on an A10.

  8. #158
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    Did it rain potato chips?

  9. #159
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    I did "add" masking tape to my burrito, just to help the main chute slide inside my 5 inch Broken Arrow.. but forgot to get it out at last minute... I used a Cti N1800 for a quick ascension. It was also a quick descent...

    Luckily, the rocket was almost intact, since it landed in tall grass...
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    Now L4!

  10. #160
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    Here are my favorite pictures/videos, not favorite events, RMS J-570 EZ closure failure due to glue issue in mfg in my Titan II, interestingly it only scorched the inside and I flew it that same day on a J-570 with standard closure front...Second is an L-1000 DMS failure of the casing tubing due to incorrect wind angle from supplier in my 7' tall Redstone missile..third is a video of one of the few RC RG failures I've had, due to overweight glider requiring too fast a thrust motor leading to wing flutter and elevon failure....For scale the rail is a 6' long rail in the glider video.

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  11. #161
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    Second flight of my spin saucer. Exploded about 50 feet off the pad while still under thrust. Click image for larger version. 

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  12. #162
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    I've posted these before but it's still pretty cool for those who are not aware of it. Tired old cardboard DD rocket. Actually the fincan is salvageable and awaits the 2nd repair. Next one is no harness and you guess what went wrong. Hint
    Stupidhead struck again



    Kurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by 013Rocketry View Post
    Second flight of my spin saucer. Exploded about 50 feet off the pad while still under thrust. Click image for larger version. 

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    Sorry about your saucer. But hey, the pictures are exceptional!
    Thinking outside the box is normal for me. Went inside the box once and got claustrophobic.
    Can't never did!
    Inventions weren't created by skeptics.
    There's a bright side to every screwed up week.


  14. #164
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    Best one I witnessed but no pictures was an odd rock made out of a USPS triangular shipping tube. Had a triangular nosecone with fins coming off the back. Flier decides to "try a K" for the first time.
    Rocket turns into confetti on ascent. I mean it got up a ways and "poof" a cloud of cardboard dust comes raining down. We're laughing like crazy and begin to go about our business as the flier dejectedly goes out to pick up
    the cardboard bits. Seemed like a few minutes elapsed and all of a sudden a parachute is seen with a tube hanging under it. Closer inspection shows some "triangular bulkheads were intact on the tube!!

    I believe now the rocket disintegrated and with the bulkheads and nosecone intact, it continued to fly straight up like an elongated "spool" rocket (this was before spools came out mind you) had a normal apogee and the chute came
    out in sight unseen land. It, by coincidence, came down within sight where the flier was relieved to get his motor hardware and chute back. Due to the puff of "confetti" and the nature of the propellant, we couldn't follow the smoke trail
    up. One of the darnedest flights I've ever witnessed. Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Byrum View Post
    Sorry about your saucer. But hey, the pictures are exceptional!
    Thanks! The pictures were actually screenshots from the video of it's flight! It blew apart so fast if you blinked you would miss it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebox View Post

    3 .. 2 .. 1 ....



    Hcmbanjo's Spudnik on an A10.
    Has there been a history of A10 CATOs? I got two for four on a pack once... Still have one of them. Nozzle, igniter, and plug didn't move an inch, guts blew out the top. Both times the motor mount split along the spiral but the rest of the rocket was fine, no casing split.

    If you got a chance to see the motor afterward, does that sound like the Spudnik CATO?
    NAR #104043

    crmrc.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3stoogesrocketry View Post
    NOT my video , but great just the same
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8qkUB5ueD0
    According to anyone who didn't own that rocket, that was a work of art...

    I don't suppose you could convince the cameraman to stop by CRMRC? I have a few doubtful C6-0s from who knows what online store... They're dated 1982 IIRC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LithosphereRocketry View Post
    Has there been a history of A10 CATOs? I got two for four on a pack once... Still have one of them. Nozzle, igniter, and plug didn't move an inch, guts blew out the top. Both times the motor mount split along the spiral but the rest of the rocket was fine, no casing split.

    If you got a chance to see the motor afterward, does that sound like the Spudnik CATO?
    I've prompted Chris (hcmbanjo) to reply. I just took the photos. He baked the potato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LithosphereRocketry View Post
    Has there been a history of A10 CATOs? I got two for four on a pack once... Still have one of them. Nozzle, igniter, and plug didn't move an inch, guts blew out the top. Both times the motor mount split along the spiral but the rest of the rocket was fine, no casing split.
    I've had one A10 CATO on me. It was a full-on detonation. It destroyed the entire tail cone on my Red Strike (Red River Rocketry).

    I never found any of the casing at all.

    This motor was the first one I took out of a new pack. After that, I put the remaining unused motors in the "suspect" pile.
    LW Bercini
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    I don't measure my enjoyment of the hobby in Newton-Seconds

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many otherwise intelligent people have such poor reading comprehension.

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    Spin saucer CATO
    https://youtu.be/PGvrJVu5vcc


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