Fresh Off The Workbench - Canopus 2

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  1. Sep 4, 2018 #1

    milehigh

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    This bird is a re-build of a sport cluster model that I designed back in 1974. It takes an 18mm engine in the core and two 13mm engines in the booster pods. Also a great flier on a single core engine.

    If anyone should care to build their own Canopus 2, the plans were published in the Model Rocketeer, September 1983 issue.

    More pics on the blog.....
     

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    milehigh

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    Here's a pic of the published plans...
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    Ed,

    The plans are available from the NAR website, go to Member Resources/Publication Archives/The Model Rocketeer Magazine. You will have to log in with your NAR username/password first. Cool rocket, great blog.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2018 #4

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    Thanks,
    I'm not currently an NAR member, but I am planning on re-joining later in the year. My last NAR membership card is dated 1985! Been awhile....
     
  5. Sep 8, 2018 #5

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    Nice rocket.
    I am guessing the ejection times for the pods will not be simultaneous with the ejection time for the main. Do the pods have a streamer or anything or do they just eject the engines or are they going to retain the engines?
     
  6. Sep 10, 2018 #6

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    Hi, Babar,
    The pods are permanently attached to the main booster. They are equipped with internal wire engine retainers. I use zero delay booster engines in these locations.
     

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