So here is a build thread that I will be posting on as I progress on this build. This rocket is going to be my LVL3 certification bird. It will be mostly scratch built fiberglass with some plywood for centering rings and bulkheads. I bought the nose cone from Public Missiles, but I will be rolling the fiberglass tubes with the help of one of my TAPs. I am planning a traditional dual deploy, with an electronics bay in the middle, drogue aft and main in payload. rolling the tubes and coupler for the bay will be time consuming and I have to schedule time with my mentor to do them (thanks Walt) but I hope to complete construction this spring.
Special shout out to my TAPs for their patience, support and assistance as well as the members of Phoenix Missile Works for all their advice and suggestions.
Walt Stafford (Prefect Tripoli #81 Birmingham, AL)
Bob Haas (President Phoenix Missile Works)
and my 1st alternate TAP:
Chris Short (Prefect Tripoli Central Alabama #38)
Some essentials of the project:
Length: 110" or just over nine feet.
Diameter: 6" id airframe
Electronics: Dual PerfectFlite Stratologger SL100
Motor: 98mm Cesaroni Pro98 (3 grain)
Fins: 4 (sorry Tom) right triangular @ 1.5 caliber, surface mount
Target Weight: 28-30 lbs packed before motor