Additive Aerospace - Fly Away Rail Guides

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  1. Apr 18, 2018 #21

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    I had one of the 54mm guides break on me over the weekend... but it was on a GLR Firestorm with a K2050ST. Wildman West, whom I had purchased it from, generously replaced it (nice to have vendors at the launches!). I think it probably hit a fin at about Mach point-seven... I'll try it with a K185 at LDRS, it will probably fare much better.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2018 #22

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    Was the guide mounted against the fins or up a bit? Other than the damaged guide, did you see any sign of impact on your fin or paint on the guide?

    Sorry you had the guide break, just making sure I learn as much from every failure as possible.

    ~Andrew
     
  3. Apr 21, 2018 #23

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    That's good since you have learned quite a bit from other designs out there.
    Standing on the shoulders of giants I once heard.
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2018 #25

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    Certainly! It took a long time to decide there was enough room for improvement over the other design.

    I'm still making little changes as more guides get flown, and expect to for quite some time.

    I'm still looking for onboard video of an Additive Aerospace guide in action. There is a $25 off coupon code for the first person to send good footage!

    ~Andrew
     
  6. Jun 15, 2018 #26

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    That is a good challenge.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2018 #27

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    I think both designs function as advertised, a fly away rail guide. Both are differently designed. I own both. Its the materiel used to make them that sets them apart.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2018 #28

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    An update, the Additive Aerospace flyaway guide worked just fine with the K185 at LDRS. I think that validates my earlier suspicion that it got whacked by a fin while separating.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2018 #29

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    Here is my Wildman Blackhawk 38 with fly aways in action. I'll never use buttons again
     

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    What motor was that?
     
  11. Jul 9, 2018 #31

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    Loki H160
     
  12. Jul 9, 2018 #32

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    I would recommend using them again when you build larger rockets.
     
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    Great Shots! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Definitely still working out the kinks on the very high power birds!

    No problems guiding the rockets perfectly, but I'm always working on beefing the guides up for better longevity.

    This is Scott Yow's custom carbon 3" rocket on an IMAX M2245 (95% full M) which flew to M2.9 and 44,303ft straight as an arrow.
    The rocket also used a 98mm Smart sled to mount GPS and two Stratologgers as well as the fly away guide.

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    For my level 3, it might have added a few feet, but then again, I did not want it to go higher. Thanks for the great products.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2018 at 11:48 PM #36

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    Stick a J1000 or K1127 in it and see how it works. Likely a better test
     
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