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  1. #1
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    18th March 2012
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    My first "on the spot" oddroc

    Well, I was around at one of my mates today doing some LPR rocket launches, and one of the guys asked me what would be the weirdest thing to make a rocket out of. Then pointed at a plastic funnel and stated "That looks like a nosecone, make that one fly, there is $10 in it for ya if you can"

    Hmm.. I looked at it, and thought "I can do that!"

    After digging through my 'rangebox' full of spare parts, I pulled out an 18mm motor mount, a couple of centering rings (dunno what tube for) and a tube that a copperhead comes in (launch lug). Hit the super glue, and quick drill later, voila!!

    Yes, it flew. Yes we recovered it, although not the way I expected. At ejection, the whole motor assembly still attached to streamer was ejected out of the rear of the funnel and recovered with streamer. The funnel just turned 'nose down' and fluttered back down 'featherweight'.

    Motor was Estes C6-3

    Now I need a larger funnel and some epoxy!!

    On the video you can hear all the comments. I dont think anyone thought this would work!


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    Have no fear, Chaos is here.
    Dan dan Daaaah
    L1 - RalphCo Crayon H225 -::- L2 - ARR Basic Blues 3" J270
    TRA 13815 - NAR 87999
    Now playing with clusters and staging!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
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    Perfect! I love doing stuff like that.

    http://bit.ly/HoOXEP

    Mark S. Kulka NAR 86134 L1, ASTRE 471, Adirondack Mtns., NY
    Opinions Unfettered by Logic • Advice Unsullied by Erudition • Rocketry Without Pity
    In the forest no one can hear you order a grande caffè misto.
    Warning: I brake for invisible squirrels

  3. #3
    Join Date
    14th October 2010
    Location
    Middle TN
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    Your rocket reminds a bit of the old Centuri/Semroc Point kit. Any cone-shaped, finless rocket is going to be a bit draggy.
    'Til next time,

    Mike Toelle

    NAR 31692 L1

    SAM 0373

  4. #4
    Join Date
    2nd March 2010
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    So, did ya get the sawbuck?
    nice job.
    NAR 90998
    SAM 0322
    Give Blood!
    I'll let the experts answer that one.
    Somedays its hard to stay centered on being eccentric.
    I like Fat-Bottomed Rockets
    Temple of the Dog

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