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Nice Avro, eh.
Ochen horrasho, tovareesh! ["Very good, comrade!"]
I am heading down the L1 path also, and Santa brought me the Apogee Zephyr.
I picked the Zephyr because of the on-line build videos.
I am very grateful to Dynasoar and J&H for providing these model kits.
Almost as much fun as working with a plasma drag accelerator (a long time...
You could increase the inner part of the fins to attach to the bottom of the larger body tube. This would give more structural rigidity....
Additional rocket gliders:
J&H Aerospace - Redshift II (D motor)
Squirrel Works - Mega Baron (D) that can be converted to RC.
I still am not sure if this was a motor failure, or a construction failure. :confused: (I am leaning toward construction.)
Will be ordering...
Looking at the ejection charge end of the motor.
Here is the Estes D12-3 motor from the launch, with a D12-5 for comparison.
Note that chunks of the nozzle are gone. Not sure if that happened on...
Motor mount tube.
Well, the shock chord did NOT break. Here it is, attached to the nose...…..and the front half of the motor mount. :confused:
A closer look at the motor mount. Or what is left of the motor mount.:(
The lower half of the rocket, still on the launch pad. Was not binding with the launch rod.
Post blast analysis...:confused:
Shock chord in two; showed signs of melting. Parachute was attached to eye on nose; some melting with torn...
Motor keep going up and over.
Even though the motor nozzle was not damaged, the thrust does not look right.
So, had low winds, so I went for a launch......and got a CATO. :eek::oops:
I am not sure exactly what happened. The motor went THROUGH the...
I plan to start a separate thread on covering with monokote. First, let's get a successful launch...…...which may be easier said than done. :rolleyes:
Thanks, guys. Good luck on the flight.
Work on finding the balance point, or Center of Gravity [CG] of the Mega Rebel.
I tested the rocket balance with an Estes D12-5 and an Aerotech...
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