Hello Friends and Rocket Experts,
I am just getting back into building rockets after a 24 or so year break. Anyway, I got the urge to do a scratch-built upscale model of the Estes Gemini Titan I built in seventh grade around 1986. The old rocket is a bit beat up. I am still in progress on the project. Itís double the original size and getting quite heavy at 1.59 lbs already (minus motor mounts and chute and details). Iíve just cut Lexan fins and the stuff is great and super strong. I am pondering a dual motor cluster rocket for this project but I really donít want to crash it, having put so much effort into it already. I am thinking the thing will need dual E or F class motors. ORÖ if I donít go dual, a single G class motor. I am a bit of a novice and am a bit intimidated by the clustering approach. I found some helpful literature on it online and read it. From your experience, how reliable are dual cluster ignitions? I have a 72 inch launch rod and have read a bit about the technique and common mistakes. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Oh, and besides my LOC Graduator, this will be my first mid-power project.