A couple of reissues from ASP

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  1. Aug 17, 2019 #1

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    The engines for those remind me of little rabbit turds.
     
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    These are extremely cool tiny rockets. I almost purchased the Sonda II, but it looks like launching them requires a special launcher and of course those tiny engines.

    But then I thought that building one and displaying it just might be enough by itself. I may buy one after all. They're incredible little things and I would like to experience building one. They won't waste much paint.

    @kuririn Have you launched one of these?
     
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    I went with some 13mm ASP kits since I can get those motors locally easier. Plus the slightly larger size is easier on my clumsy fingers. So far very impressed.
     
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    Yup, if you have a big back yard you can launch anytime.
    No long drives to a launch site.
    No FAA clearances needed.
    No long walks to recover, no tracking devices or chute releases.:D
    The draggy saucers get maybe 40-50 ft., the tiny little ones can go over 200.
    Too much fun.
    These vendors are selling MMX kits:
    Erockets
    ASP
    Leading Edge
    and hopefully the new owners at Fliskits will reintroduce the Micro to the Maxx lineup.
    Jim Flis had the most extensive kits and parts inventory for MMX.
    Great for scratch builders.
    Only hardware you need to get is an add on rod that slides onto your regular rod:
    http://www.erockets.biz/erockets-micro-maxx-launch-rod-and-holder-er-9080/
    or make your own.
    Use your regular launch controller.
    Motors can be purchased at Erockets, ASP, or directly from Quest.
    Laters.
     
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    Hah, that's a great idea!
     
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    I'm slowly burning the last of my Micro Maxx motors. No-one imports them anymore and I have some clusters to feed.
     
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    And Gary Rosenfield told me a NARAM that they have a very large supply of MicroMaxx motors on hand....so no near term worries about flying the little ones.

    Also, New Way Spacemodels now has several MMX kits which are largely 3D printed. So far they are downscales of their "regular" models like Square One and C-Thru.
     
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    That's good to hear. I'm pretty out of the loop these days since moving north from Melbourne. :confused:
     
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    Oh...sorry. Did not see that you were in Australia.

    Gary Rosenfield is Aerotech in the USA.
     
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    I might have to give this V2-2 a run tomorrow on Father's Day (here in Oz). DSCF8100.JPG
    A rough, repaired veteran of 30+ flights (and being squashed by a chicken in the office...Don't ask). ISTR the MMT is a Fliskits one.
     
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    No dramas. Sometimes Oz feels like the land that LPR forgot. Trying to do something about that...
     
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    Hey Ozzie, how about showing us the rest of your clusters? Are you using the regular MX igniter to light those?
    Looks interesting.
     
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    Yep. These are the old MMX igniters in the plastic clip. Just take the clip off and make sure of your connections. Never had a drama with a 9 volt controller.

    There's a MMX Duece's Wild and a 3 motor cluster in a box here somewhere. Three years after moving and I still can't find anything. :rolleyes:

    Micro Maxx is the best fun in a small size. We can launch saucers on the verandah!
     
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    Great minds think alike!
    Here are my MX clusters: four downscales and a kit:
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    l to r: Deuces Wild, Astron ranger, Enerjet 2250, Tres, and the only kit, a Leading Edge Micro Scrambler.
    Thinking of scratching a Sat. V with five engines, and an Apollo pad abort with four MX engines in the tower.
    G'day, mate!
     
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    The pad abort would be awesome! Man, I appreciate your cluster obsession. :)

    Back to wiring, I check continuity with a multimeter between each ignitor 'leg' and the correct clip from the launcher.
     
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    MMX Tres! Awesome.
     
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    You can't say "squashed by a chicken in the office...Don't ask" and not expect people to ask. So we want details.
     
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    Short version: Farmhouse, office next to bedroom, chicken lays egg on desk and goes clucky. V2-2 seemed to become part of that nesting procedure. Some of the battle scars the rocket has are peck marks.

    Long version: "Buy a farm", they said. "It will be fun", they said. The wildlife does less damage than the domestic animals...
     
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