I tend to think you need to fly it once to prove it is a flying model rocket (static models would be at least somewhat if not markedly easier, weight, CG, CP don’t matter on a Static Model, and obviously you don’t worry about motor mounts and recovery gear.)You have that right. It's in the same league as the Johnny Star Commander build I did; I flew it exactly once, and now it sits on the shelf looking pretty. This one, I think I may build a second one at some point. It was challenging, but the results were very nice I think.
This song keeps going through my head, someone talking to the RSOThe rocket is done!
I've finally finished up my experimental fighter model rocket. Its now called the Space-X Enforcer class. Briefing follows:
It is 2072. Space-X has established colonies on Mars, Ceres, Titan, and numerous other facilities around the solar system. Space-X is the most powerful corporation in the Solar System, and is the most technologically advanced. As Earth's resources dwindle, the Earth powers begin to mount clandestine raids upon Space-X facilities and shipping to steal resources.
Space-X's CEO, Elon Musk the III demands that something be done about these illegal raids. The response is a new warship, Space-X's first independently built space fighter, the Enforcer class.
It is equipped for long duration flights, can operate in atmosphere, and is well equipped to deal with any opponents. Mounting 6 pulse lasers for missle defense and short range combat, 3 missile bays that can carry a mix of conventional or thermonuclear missiles, and a 6cm nose mounted railgun, it is an tough opponent. It is rumored to be able to carry the new AN-57 Anubis antimatter munition as well.
It is commonly seen escorting Space-X Longships (Estes Longship ), but is also seen in show the flag manuevers at Luna and Earth.
I used Estes Interceptor decals and some of my own. The rocket is 31" long, and flies on Estes D12 and E12 motors, as well as Quest D20-4, and Aerotech D10-5, E20-7 and E30-7 motors.
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