Giant Leap - T-Bolt Gallery

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  1. Sep 15, 2013 #1

    gdjsky01

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    Next up I flew my rugged Giant Leap T-Bolt. Like the Formula 75, this rocket, as most of mine do, have build threads here on TRF. I tried something new, an Estes F26FJ-6 loaded in the adapter. And an Estes Altimeter recording the flight. Never flew the Estes SU (of course Aerotech).

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    I used an old Fire-in-the-Hole igniter I bought years and years ago. Still worked.

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    Nice black smoke. Not a lot of impulse 62ns or 1/2 a full F. And the altitude reflected that. 607 feet. Another lob

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    A little under powered and a little long delay... but alls well that ends well. It's a tought bird. Barely broke a sweat recovering tho by now the temp was 30C or 31C. However it was clear and calm.


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    Welcome to the Giant Leap T-Bolt Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Giant Leap T-Bolt and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Giant Leap: T-Bolt:



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



     
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    Giant Leap T-Bolt Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: T-Bolt Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced: 2012
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 71"
    Diameter: 1.65"
    Span:
    Weight: 3.25 lbs

    Mfg. Description: With the HIGH-PERFORMANCE FINCAN (light weight version). Comes with Slimline Bell Retainer!

    What do you call a rocket that's drop-dead gorgeous, super high performance, almost indestructible....and yet easy to build? We call it the T-Bolt. The T-Bolt comes with our new high-performance fin canister that is milled for weight savings. The kit also includes the Slimline Bell Retainer that holds your motor casing in place and provides a beautiful space-age look. The T-Bolt is a minimum diameter 38mm rocket that rips the sky like a bullet ....and yet can be built in one evening. Flies to extremely high altitudes on Aerotech and CTI 38mm motors. For more moderate altitudes, the T-Bolt can be adapted down to 29mm with the optional 38/29mm Slimline Adapter.

    Features:

    Magna-frame tubing
    High-Performance Acme Fin Canister, an incredibly strong fin unit, molded in a high compression mold using composite material. Saves you the time and mess of laying up fins, and allows incredible speeds and force loads
    Slimline Bell Retainer.
    Kevlar™ shock cord - pre-sewn loops (2 recovery sets on Dual Deploy, and 1 with single deploy)
    Kevlar™ chute protectors
    Aluminum conformal rail guides
    Super mount system to secure the shock cord to airframe. Easy to use!
    Awesome 38mm nosecone 5 to 1 exposed length, with sandable ribs, and secure connections
    Rip stop chute: 36 main chute
    Quik links for easy connect and disconnect
    Vinyl Decal
    8-page instructions with step-by-step instructions
    High Performance in just a few hours
    Single deployment system for reliable Level 1 or 2 flights
    Mach-busting is easy ….. Altitude records are just hours away
    Built to withstand hard landings, so rapid, high altitude descents are possible (Giant Leap 2013 Web Ad)



    Advertising Liveries

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2013 #4

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    Final flight for me of RS-38 was my T-Bolt. I had placed it on the pad the day before as the sun went down behind the mountains. But as the rack was launching I noticed right away I could not track the rockets after burnout. It was obvious others could, be my 54 y.o. eyes could not. So as he was getting to my pad I waved the LCO off. Call me a wimp... but I after losing TWO estes altimeters I didn't want to lose another. Plus the casing, plus the rocket.

    So I placed the T-Bolt on the pad with fun fun load. The CTI 110ns 110-G250 cut to about 9 seconds IIRC.

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    Here's a fun little sequence... Ignitor?

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    But it was restrained with the normal CTI plastic cap? Misfire?

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    Ummmm ... no not really! Look closely at the rail... :wink:

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    Wheeeeee!!! VMAX....
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    I'd tell you the altitude but the Estes Altimeter said... zero... zed... nada... :confused2::confused2:

    Anyways after losing it against the low contrast of the high cirrus, I saw the chute and all is well that ended well....





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