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    Apogee POF - Sea Snake (#142) Gallery

    Welcome to the Apogee POF Sea Snake (#142) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Apogee POF Sea Snake (#142) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Apogee POF: Sea Snake: #142



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!




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    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Apogee POF Sea Snake (#142) Basic Information

    Apogee POF Sea Snake (#142) Basic Information.

    Apogee Peak of Flight Newsletter (POF)

    MODEL NAME: Sea Snake Also known as:

    NUMBER: #142

    Introduced: 2005
    Final Year:
    Designer: Shrox

    Type: Pseudo Ordnance
    Motor Mount:
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description:


    Advertising Liveries

    POF 142


    Face Card(s)

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    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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    John A. Lee O.S.L.
    Alamo Rocketeers NAR Section 661
    NAR 87285, L1 8 March 2008
    TRA 03040, L1 8 March 2008

    Photos of the "Fleet": http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/

    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Sea Snake

    The Sea Snake was in newsletter 142. It's also of the 1.176" diameter, so I again used Quest 30mm tube, which is 1.18" - close enough for cloning work.

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    I could have used a brighter green, but didn't go looking for one. So I went with a lighter green, which I think was the same as I used on my Klingon war bird. Oh well, close enough for cloning work.

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    Shrox Sea Snake Inspiration

    Temp was now getting to 32 or 33C but the skies were clear and calm. I had more rockets prepped... so I next picked up the Sea Gray. A scratch built rocket designed with a lot of inspiration from a Shrocks design (Sea Snake?).

    In it was another one of those OLD Aerotech engines. Like the prior launch the F25-9 was a full 80ns F (testing says more like 70ns). Or so it said on the side of the case. Of course -9 is WAY too long so an old MissileWorks RRC2 was called in to do the deployment duties.



    3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Nada... Ok... so much for the copperhead... I grabbed a Quickburst Twiggy. However I forgot that you are supposed to cut and remove that protective cover. Well someone else said it'll work either way, just 'better' without the cover...

    3 ... 2 ... 1 ... ffffttt ft fffffffttttttt ffffft fft ffffttt ft fffffffttttttt ffffft fft ffffttt ft fffffffttttttt ffffft fft

    It chuffed like mad!



    But after chuffing for about 10 seconds... off we went (probably lost 10 ns!)





    Takeoff was weak and so it took a good turn East before really moving out. I was worried if the RRC would arm! But worries aside, the RRC did its job... but it was easily the longest walk of the day!

    I did get rather lucky. When I got to the rocket there was no beeping... my switch jumper had come loose. Must have been on touch down. It could have been worse if it has happened at launch! So no altitude as the RRC2 loses it on powerdown.


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    Jeff Gortatowsky
    Redondo Beach, CA. NAR 70988 Level 2
    2016 Stats: Flights: 0
    Approximate Total Impulse: 0.Ns (Equivalent to a 0% 1/8A motor.)
    Approx. Average Cost per flight: $0.00USD
    Approx. Total RETAIL Cost: $0.00USD (Not what I paid)

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