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Discussion in 'Low Power Rocketry (LPR)' started by BSNW, Jan 19, 2020.
There are a lot of Estes kits with HUGE asymmetrical drag that launch just fine. See the Odyssey and Starship Nova with the large flat "intakes". Ther are more examples but the kit names are escaping me at the moment.
Those large fins on the main tank are probably sized big enough to keep this flying straight. Without the extra drag opposite the glider, it may have a curved flight path biased towards the orbiter but still be stable. The Dr. Zooch shuttle uses modest sized flame fins, and has an asymmetric frontal drag profile, it tends to arc over a little belly up towards the orbiter side, though it has an off-center weight in the nose to compensate. But, that's pretty much the flight profile of the NASA Space Shuttle for orbital insertion anyway, so this will probably be more realistic!
Hey, you painted a Buran!
BSNW, where did you get the flat Kevlar from? I've looking for some.
I got the stuff I currently have from a friend. But you can get it from Top Flight Recovery or from Sirius Rocketry.
I think the term you are looking for is
“Falling with Style!”
Spectacular finish on this bird! fly it once (on a windless day in a big grassy field!) and then make it a hanger queen.
If it flies well, build another with a 10 foot finish and fly THAT one until the wings fall off.
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