It's PML 11.5" tube laminated with carbon/Kevlar, centering rings are 3/8" aluminum, fins are honeycombed aluminum aircraft floorboards and will be laminated with kevlar/carbon and it's 11.5' tall. It will come out of the attic soon as there's a lot to be done
Well, this thread doesn't seem to gather the same amount of interest that would be dedicated to a corncob flying on a J350. Well I don't plan on flying a corncob but at about 50Kns it will be like lighting 70 J350's at the same time. Of course we could talk suitcases...
don't fret it Clay, I can tell you first hand.
you can spend months planning, designing and working on a rocket, post data,rocksims and construction pics , spend every other weekend priming ,sanding ,and painting, untill you get that elusive impecable finish, than finally post you're best pic and you might get a few responces.
but build a clone of an alpha and post a pic you may end up with 4 pages of threads to discuss every detail about it, it's funny but,thats just how it seems to work here.
[How are you going to find that beast? Do you have any telemetry or electronics on board? C02 or BP ejection?
I'll have a rockethunter in it, the flight will be recorded on an Altacc 2C and a Gwiz will be the backup, it will use BP for ejection (probably about 20 grams).
How are the fins attached to the Centering Rings and airframe? Is all the aluminum ok at TRA launches? Bring it to LDRS!
The fins are going to be laminated in carbon/kevlar cloth and attached to the centering rings with two part automotive panel adhesive and strips of carbon fiber will attach them to the mmt and the airframe. The picture is just dry fitting everything to see what it looks like. The centering rings are aluminum and the fins have aluminum skins but the bulk of the rocket is cardboard, wood or composite so it's ok. Not gonna make a Canada trip next year though. It will get a super automotive paintjob unless I run out of time.
Flight went great with a couple of exceptions. At the last minute realized that with the 2 smokey m airstarts it would be unstable without more noseweight so it only flew on 5 motors (36,500ns) and was a bit heavier than planned at nearly 200#'s with the motors. With 25 grams of bp it popped the nosecone at apogee when the booster hit the end of the shockcord. Followed in the truck to a soft landing with no damage. 10,600', 11.65 g's, 898 ft/sec. Red motors are mean.