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Elapid

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I used foam in the nosecone along with lead pellets to provide ballast and a section of BT5 so i have a spot to put the altimeter.

i plan on putting the vent holes just below the nosecone shoulder to allow for a proper reading on the altimeter.

the rocket is a BT55-based, 29mm MMT speed demon.
the sim says 730 mph on a G40, 820 mph on a G64, and a whopping 900 mph on a G80

problem there is that the G80 doesn't seem to ship with a 13-second delay...

here's the pic!
 

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You're going for Mach, but still using a launch lug? Have you considered using rail buttons or even a pop-lug?

WW
 

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it seemed a bit silly to stick that big ol thing on the side...
it is designed to work with my existing launch equipment.
i can always remove the launch lug if it becomes a problem!
:)
 

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I love single use rockets! You could up the ante and go for a G79 with a 14 sec delay. :rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
I love single use rockets! You could up the ante and go for a G79 with a 14 sec delay. :rolleyes:
And a REALLY BIG PAIR OF BINOCULARS! :eek:

WW
 

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Binoculars?! You wouldn't have chance to folow it ;)
Karl

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Elapid, do you have a Telescope? :D
 

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it's definitely a Black Rock launch vehicle...
i built it for an old G40-13 motor i have in my range box.

if i get it back, i'll see what they have around at the launch!
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I've always been way to scared to use electronics or reloadables in near-machbusters like that. Just too small to see well and even with MDRA's nice fields, they are tough to get back! Now on a playa....
 
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