- Sep 16, 2015
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It would take a bit of fiddling around to get the CG shift needed for the LEO to glide, I’m not sure just rigging a pop pod would be enough. Maybe adding weight to the faux second stage then having it pop off at recovery along with the main motor pod? Building one without a motor mount and/or the second stage mini rocket then working on getting it to glide, which will probably take some “up” aileron as well as nose weight, would be a big first step. If it needs variable ailerons that means spring hinges and a retainer to keep the wings/fins neutral during boost or a burn string setup. None of this is undoable but it’s not easy either.I wonder if someone could try this:
Glide recovery: have the engine bay kick back or kick out with its own streamer. While gluing up the kit I'll glue in the engine bay last just to see if possible.
2 Engines! I didn't check the tube sizes but perhaps another engine could fit in the helper booster. To make this change however, the wings and the helper booster need to be realigned (so no scorching) so may need a lot of testing in RS.
Using the faux second stage/satellite rocket as part of a two engine cluster will probably take some kind of adjustment somewhere to get the thrust lines through the center of mass - maybe not the extreme of a FlisKits Deuce’s Wild - but some degree of offset.
I’ve been noodling this around in my head since the first picture was posted but haven’t done anymore with my kit but open the bag and inventory the parts. It’s an interesting challenge though....