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Dbarrm

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Hi all, I have a idea for a new rocket but dont know where to start. Im looking for someone who can help me with the design and build of this idea of mine.

Dan
 

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You've got to start somewhere...

Maybe start small, like with a sub-assembly. Or compare it to an existing design that we can refer to.

HTH,
 

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You see, I dont really want to release what it is untill I figure out if it will work or not. I think its a cool new design but then again I havent seen everything. Im more into finding someone who will help me one on one (as much as you can over the internet) with help on this.

Dan
 

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I'll help if you like!
 

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Be warned, I have no real experience in these things, but hey, maybe I can contribute something somehow and learn at the same time.

Greg
 

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Without giving away the 'surprise' that you are trying to preserve, can you tell us if your question involves low power? mid power? high power?
Are you unsure about configuration/stability? or about motor installation? Is there a multi-stage problem/question?
If you give us a teeny bit to work with here, I'll bet you will get lots of help
 

Dbarrm

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It will be low power, No chute or streamer, Kinda like a copter recovery.

Dan
 

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So, can you phrase your question without giving away the top secret stuff?
 

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Some examples of what other people have done with helicopter-like recovery:

Estes Skywinder, where the blades are attached at the rear.
Alternative layout with the blades attached at the front.
Monocopter
Scroton - scary three-blade copter.
 

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looks freakin' scary taking off!

and that's with ALL 3 of the motors igniting...:eek:
 

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It was particularly scary on its first flight because it went from a standard length launch rod. Actually, that's not true. It didn't exactly go from the launch rod, it took the launch rod along with it! Subsequent flights were made using a much shorter rod.

But if you think it looked scary with three motors, see what happened when more were added...
 

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OUCH! What went wrong?
 
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