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  1. lakeroadster liked Daddyisabar's post in the thread Smaug Model Rocket.

    Smaug successfully launched on three E 12s. Straight up and at the end of the power curve Smaug found the speed of balsa and a wing...

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  2. lakeroadster liked neil_w's post in the thread Plasma Dart II Build Thread.

    I don't CA need to stop. When there's a gap between build steps, a tangential discussion is a good way to fillet. *mic drop*

    Jun 25, 2019 at 2:14 AM
  3. lakeroadster liked wrad's post in the thread What did you do rocket wise today?.

    [ATTACH] finished sewing the gores on my first non flat chute, just the lines to go now.

    IMG_6894.jpg Jun 25, 2019 at 12:26 AM
  4. lakeroadster attached a file to the thread What did you do rocket wise today?.

    Painted the Gemini III stripes on the Lifting Rocket Cargo Bay... see build thread below for more data. [ATTACH]

    003.JPG Jun 25, 2019 at 12:04 AM
  5. lakeroadster attached a file to the thread Lakeroadster's Lifting Rocket.

    Painted the black stripes on the cargo bay. The look is meant to mimic the lower section of the Gemini III, but powered by an Apollo...

    003.JPG 004.JPG Gemini III.jpg Apollo_CSM_lunar_orbit.jpg Jun 24, 2019 at 11:06 PM
  6. lakeroadster replied to the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    Arguably indeed. Whatever reasoning you have for thinking the wooden dowel is a projectile can also be used for the epoxy plug, or the...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 10:21 PM
  7. lakeroadster attached a file to the thread In OpenRocket, how do YOU account for glue and paint?.

    I'm a glue-a-holic also.... ;) What I do is add "mass component's" in any area where there will be glue weight that is unaccounted...

    TLR Mass Components.jpg Jun 24, 2019 at 9:59 PM
  8. lakeroadster replied to the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    Since you are worried, use C6-7's instead of C6-5's. With the allowable variances in burn time as well as delay duration the odds of...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 9:15 PM
  9. lakeroadster replied to the thread Venting ejection charge, how to do it?.

    Whichever method you choose I'd suggest a static test using a mock up that closely simulates the configuration you have.

    Jun 24, 2019 at 7:40 PM
  10. lakeroadster liked SDramstad's post in the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    What happens if the center motor doesnt light? Rhetorical question........

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:17 PM
  11. lakeroadster replied to the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    Better slip at least one motor in there with an ejection charge... :p Belt and Suspenders approach is to run ejection charges in all...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:17 PM
  12. lakeroadster liked Bat-mite's post in the thread RSO Checklist?.

    Gotcha! I think it would be a great idea for clubs to have these available for fliers to grab and use if needed.

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:48 PM
  13. lakeroadster replied to the thread RSO Checklist?.

    The list I created is for the flyer. I used the checklist created by Timothy Van Milligan in his Model Rocket Design and Construction...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:45 PM
  14. lakeroadster replied to the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    Pretty significant force.. looks like Macklin Missile Works has already done all the testig for you Euclid..... "A 1/2" wooden dowel...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM
  15. lakeroadster replied to the thread Do motors such as Estes A8-0, B4-0, C6-0 kick backwards or not?.

    It makes sense that the force expelling the motor is significant. Think about the motor burning and the force it takes to push the...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 3:39 PM