BattleAxe maiden flights

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cydermaster

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Went out, today, to give my Rockethead's BattleAxe its first flights. I was hopping to fly it with my 4 1/2 yr old nephew, this morning, but there was a Rugby match in progress on the field by my sister's house; so I had to make do with launching my 13mm Art Applewhite Cone Rocket out the front of the house. It managed to go over a fence, into an electricity substation, but I managed to retrieve it. My nephew (Eli) made me laugh by trying to contact 'International Rescue', on his toy mobile phone, and tried to get Gordon & Virgil Tracy to come and help me get the rocket back! :D Kids eh! ;)

Anyway ... back to the BattleAxe. When I got back from my Sis's, I headed off to my local launch field. Primed the BattleAxe with a B6-4, shoved some Dog Barf in, and let her go. Lovely flight, ejected at apogee, and drifted into the next field :rolleyes:! Got her back, after braveing the barbed-wire fence.

Here she is, on the pad, waiting to go, on a B6-4.
 

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After flying my Fliskits Corona (ended up in next field too), and my 13mm Cone Rocket (again); I decided to end the session off with another flight of my BattleAxe, this time on an A8-3, to keep it within the field, this time ;)

Actually managed to get a launch shot, this time - not a very good one, but a launch shot all the same.
 

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Unfortunatly, an A8-3 isn't really powerful enough, and she was well on her way down, when the ejection went off! :eek:

Now my nose cone grins at me.

Top rocket, though. Quality componants, and cool design.
 

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Great to see some pics. I've just ordered mine, can't wait to get started on it!
 

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I bashed a nosecone on my scratchbuilt Hermes last time I launched as well. Could this be 'ESTES dent' due to the too short shock chord snapping the nc back into the body?
 

cydermaster

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Originally posted by astronboy
Could this be 'ESTES dent' due to the too short shock chord snapping the nc back into the body?
The shock cord is approx. 1 1/2 times the length of the rocket, so I don't think the length was to blame. I reckon it was just bad luck.
 

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Cydermaster, that is a great looking rocket...and that field you fly on looks great too.
 

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I've had terrible luck bashing balsa cones like that. I don't get it.....

On the maiden flight of my Deuce's Goblin, I got the same kind of dent. And I had 40"+ of 1/4 elastic for the shock cord on it (11.125" body tube)

:mad:
 
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