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Sooner Boomer

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You've heard of the Blue Bird Zero? This rocket is better! And BIGGER! I give you, the Big Red One. (big red ONE). It's based on the same plan as my sounding rocket, but with a "long" 24mm motor mount. The "payload" section is now 36" long! The whole rocket is just over 5 feet tall. It is simmed to go over 600 feet on a D motor. It will fly even higher on an RMS or composite motor. And, of course, it's RED!

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Nice bird!

I don't have open rocket. How many calibers stability on this one?
 

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Nice bird!

I don't have open rocket. How many calibers stability on this one?
With nothing in top payload area, 8.3 calibers with a D engine. Slightly less with heavier engines.
 

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Cool! 24/40? 24/60? Pro24 1-3grain?
Probably wont take a 6gr Pro 24

60"+? Wouldn't fly that with less 5-6" static margin, but over 8 calibers is nuts!

Flight reports upon launch?
 

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Cool! 24/40? 24/60? Pro24 1-3grain?
Probably wont take a 6gr Pro 24

60"+? Wouldn't fly that with less 5-6" static margin, but over 8 calibers is nuts!

Flight reports upon launch?
The next one (One? One point one?) will have a 29mm mount. I *think* it should be OK up to a G80. Much more, or flying in any kind of wind, might buckle it.
 

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FINALLY flew the One!. Sent it up on an E12-6. No ejection charge in the motor, enought pressure in engine to cause payload/booster sep. Rocket is now a few inches shorter. Will try again on a 24mm RMS of some sort.
 

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Riiiight.... And keep flying until thee's nothing but a nosecone and a fun can?
Freudian slip?

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