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PunkRocketScience

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Hi all-

Does anyone have a good resource for heli- rocovery rocket plans? I've been bitten by the bug!

I've got the Apogee Heli-roc and the Estes Skywinder. In the small amount of research I've done, I see most models have the blades on the outside, but in this month's Sport Rocketry, there was a reference to FAI models with the blades on the inside. Any references for these too?
 

georgegassaway

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I am working to get a new website ready to open, but not yet. Here are links to plans.

13mm engine powered Rotaroc:

http://homepage.mac.com/georgegassaway/GRP/CONTEST/Plans-C/Copter/Rotaroc_13mm_1.gif

http://homepage.mac.com/georgegassaway/GRP/CONTEST/Plans-C/Copter/Rotaroc_13mm_2.gif

18mm engine powered Rotaroc:

http://homepage.mac.com/georgegassaway/GRP/CONTEST/Plans-C/Copter/Rotaroc 18mm page1.gif

http://homepage.mac.com/georgegassaway/GRP/CONTEST/Plans-C/Copter/Rotaroc 18mm Page2.gif

Now, if you say the Rotaroc looks like the Apogee Heli-roc, well, it is the other way around. I designed the Rotaroc in summer 1975, but Tim does acknowledge the Heli-roc is based on it.

For some photos of various copter models being flown, Chris Taylor’s NARAMlive archive:

Tuesday at NARAM-49 (2007), with A Copter, C Rocket Glide, and sport flights. There are several pages worth:

http://www.naramlive.com/naramlive-2007/naramlive/05tuesday/index.html

Thursday at NARAM-50 (2008), with B Copter and C Payload Altitude. Chris shot nothing but Sport flights that day, so only this one page has contest flight shots I took, ending with Mark Bundick & his Rotaroc, then more sport pics.

http://www.naramlive.com/naramlive-2008/naramlive/07thursday/04.html

Some of the photos include Rose-A-Rocs, which Jim Flis sells as kits. They look very skinny when folded for boost, and most of them have highly swept-back fins.

http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/kit_detail/rosearoc.htm

- George Gassaway
 

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You have to build an Estes gyroc - plans are available on Jimz
not a great performer, but its a simple rocket and works really well.
 

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Lessgravity(W. Hill) has compiled a section with plenty of links devoted to Helicopter recovery on his site...
LG's helicopter links Some might be a repeat of what George has already posted....not sure.
 

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get a Fliskit Rose-A-Roc wonderful kit, I learned a lot from it, and it wouldn't be hard to tweak a second one to an internal blade design.
 

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Hi all-

Does anyone have a good resource for heli- rocovery rocket plans? I've been bitten by the bug!

I've got the Apogee Heli-roc and the Estes Skywinder. In the small amount of research I've done, I see most models have the blades on the outside, but in this month's Sport Rocketry, there was a reference to FAI models with the blades on the inside. Any references for these too?
All of Georges references are top notch!
I have to say HD has alway been for me the most fun (If any competition event can be called fun, they are all a lot of hard work) but of them all HD's have alway be the most rewarding is maybe a better term event outside the craftsmanship events like Scale and PMC. Motor level 1/8A-D are all a blast!
I even did a Clusted D or F powered 60" rotor demo model that was a hoot!
All so far have been external rotor type. Here's a page of various size, powere HD models that should spark your interest, and the NAR contest pack from narts has lots of plans to start from as well. Give a few of them a try there are really a fun diversion of all the 3F&NC models:)

Helicopters-a_8thA thur F motor class_09-05.jpg
 

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