Flew a Saturn V Today :)

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  1. Oct 26, 2019 #1

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  2. Oct 26, 2019 #2

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    Nice flight! That rocket also flies really well (actually better, to be honest) on Questjet C12s and D16s.

    What exactly did you use for wadding?
     
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    Great launch! It’s torrential rain in ky wish I was launching today too.
     
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    Nice!
     
  5. Oct 26, 2019 #5

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    I really want to get my hands on those q-jets. I plan to ask for some for secret santa :). I do have a D24 in my range box but it will take some creativity to use the RMS motor. Will need to find my masking tape.

    It wasn't Estes wadding. It was some other "flame proof" paper. Don't remember where I got it from. I did order some more Estes Wadding but wont be here till Tuesday. It's not the first time I seen wadding smolder like that, even with the Estes stuff. That's one of the reasons I make an effort to collect wadding after flights.
     
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    You will enjoy them. They are a godsend for rockets like that.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2019 #7

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    I launched mine with C6-3s and C12-6s. Virtually identical flight honestly. Last one broke one of the display fins unfortunately. Clear flight fins are still good.
     
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    Nice flight, beautiful day!
     
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    I always use Dog Barf. Cellulose Insulation (not fiberglass), its flame proof and biodegradable. If you fly a lot you can buy a bale of it for less than 10 bucks and it will last several lifetimes. Estes wading is a major rip off price wise IMO.
    Usually at club launches a lot of people have a bag of Dog Barf and are very generous.
    Just don't use whatever that was.
    Happy flying!
     
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    I too use dog barf, but I find it impractical to use for anything smaller than a BT-60 size or I am just flying one rocket. I have developed a sensitivity to it so I am don't want to use it for one flight or rockets where it takes only a few squares of wadding.
     
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    I use it on all sized tubes. I am very sorry to hear you can't really use it anymore. I was surprised to see the wadding was smoldering so much. That definently looks like a fire hazard. Perhaps a heat shield?? Not trying to rain on you, it was a very nice launch and a beautiful rocket. The Saturn V is my favorite model. Happy flying!
     
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    I was surprised to see it smoldering like that too. Thankfully everything was damp and I was able to take care of it :). Those ejection charges are hot :p
     
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    Nice flight
    At first I thought that dog was a Golden Retriever, not a Rocket Retriever :)
    He wasn't gonna let it get away ;)
     
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    She is actually a Ridgeback mix :). This is actually her first rocket launch :)
     
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    Looked great, thanks for the share.
     
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