Discussion in 'Galleries / Photo & Video Tips' started by Leo, Sep 1, 2011.
My modified 3 stage Mongoose with dual deploy recovery system
My Mongoose as 2 stage with onboard altimeter logger just before the launch:
My Mongoose in 2 stage configuration with dual recovery deployment system. I used a C6-0 for booster and a C6-0 that I plugged.
The flight went great with nice booster separation. At 1080 feet break away deployment occurred. At 200 feet the second ejection occurred with parachute recovery. The crowd loved it and I was very relieved that everything went according to plan
Here I am prepping the Mongoose:
Here the Mongoose just before launch:
Thanks to fox_racing_guy for this beautiful lift-off shot:
Mongoose safely landed:
My electronic dual deploy setup:
I have very limited possibilities with editing ATM so here is raw footage from my camera pointing to the launch pad. You can here at the end how the crowd loved it:
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Here is the readout from my altimeter:
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I didn't want to risk 3 stages because the wind picked up in the late afternoon.
Leo's posts copied to the gallery with permission.
I built a Mongoose specifically to be flown at NARAM-52.
The kit was built stock. It was the propulsion that was special.
I received approval under the NAR Old Motor Test Program to fly some long out of production rocket motors.
One was a Cox D8-0 booster.
The D8-0 went in the first stage, an Estes B6-6 went in the upper stage. I don't think I would have recovered it with a C6-7 in the upper stage.
Welcome to the Estes Mongoose (#2092) Gallery on TRF.
This gallery showcases the Estes Mongoose (#2092) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:
Estes: Mongoose: #2092
as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!
Estes Mongoose (#2092) Basic Information.
MODEL NAME: Mongoose Also known as:
Type: Sport, 2 Stage
Motor Mount: 1x18mm/1x18mm
Length: 26.5 in. (67.3 cm)
Diameter: 0.98 in. (25 mm)
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65.2 g)
Mfg. Description: The Estes Mongoose is the perfect first time building and flying experience for a newbie who wants to try their hand at flying a two stage rocket.
A two stage rocket has two sections of the rocket with the engines stacked or staged one on top of the other. The lower or first stage contains a booster engine that kicks the rocket off the launch pad, and the upper or second stage has a standard engine inserted into it for extreme flight altitude.
Recovery is usually by parachute or streamer. The action is always hot when flying a staged rocket! The Mongoose can be flown as a single stage rocket or add a booster engine and watch this beast soar to astonishing heights of over 1,800 feet.
Standing over 26 inches tall, this highflying rocket will descend back to earth on a colorful preassembled parachute. (Estes 2012 Web Ad)
Estes 1994 Catalog Estes 1995 Catalog Estes 1998 Catalog Estes 2000 Catalog
Estes 2001 Catalog Estes 2002 Catalog Estes 2003 Catalog Estes 2004 Catalog
Estes 2005 Catalog Estes 2008 Catalog Estes 2010 Catalog Estes 2012 Web Ad
First post in this thread featuring this rocket.
TRF Build Threads
TRF Applicable Threads
OpenRocket and my Estes Mongoose
If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
Today I finished the original Estes Mongoose that was sold between 1994 - 2005 in yellow / pink.
It was built for display only but is flight ready.
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