Wildman DarkStar 4" DD Post-Build
Just completed my new DarkStar 4" Dual Deploy kit in time for our launch tomorrow... I might modify the paint scheme later. For now, I kept it simple:
This kit stands about 7.5 feet tall and is 100% fiberglass. I used Aeropoxy Epoxy for most of the build with the exception of West Systems for the outer filets. I probably over-built it just a bit > lots of epoxy and heavy hardware. The weight (w/o Motor is just over 13lbs)
It does not come with a vent band for the AV bay. So, I used a dremel and crafted switch holders (to be accessed through the vent holes).
The Dual Deploy is set up with redundancy --> 2 Stratologger100 Altimeters. 1 Alt is set for drogue @ apogee & main @ 500ft. The other is set up for drogue @ apogee -2 seconds & main @ 450ft.
I plan to put it up on a J415W tomorrow. Open Rocket predicts 3,250 ft. If all goes well, it will go up on a K540M next month (5,700 ft+).
Level 1 - Sept 2011
Level 2 - Feb 2012
Level 3 - March 2013
2013 Flights: 16 (3-G, 5-H, 2-I, 9-J, 4-K, 1-M) -> 23,399 Ns
2012 Flights: 43 (1-F, 2-E, 4-G, 5-H, 13-I, 10-J, 8-K) ->30,416 Ns
Polecat Aerospace 7.5" Bullpup