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Zonker

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Hello all,

A few months ago I was asking questions about clustering....well, I'm finally done my first cluster rocket. It started out as a Big Daddy and went from there. I made the 4x24mm CRs and fins from 1/8" ply and used 30min epoxy for most of the construction. I also went with a nylon chute and kevlar heat shield. I can't wait to launch the thing....I'll try to get pics when I do. Here's one of the finished rocket (man, I need to mop the floor soon!)

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rabidsheeep

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got any mount pics? i love seeing a buncha mmt stacked next to eachother :D
 

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Looks good. What do you plan to fly it on initially? Also, are you going to use four motors or two for the first flight?
 

Zonker

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I'm gonna fly it on 4xD12-5s. I built it like a tank so it's pretty heavy. I'm curious to see how high it'll go. I can't get anything but BP motors where I'm at, so clustering is the only way.

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Mike

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You have simmed it and added enough noseweight, yeah?
 

Zonker

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Yes, I simmed it a while back....came in at around 900ft with the added nose weight. I don't have a good scale, but I have a feeling it's heavier than the sim said. My biggest concern is the 24" chute....it might come in a little to fast. On the other hand, LOC ships the Viper IV with an 18" chute, so it might be alright.

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