- Mar 2, 2021
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- Seattle, Washington
Is this a two stage?
Is there more than one launch lug?
Are those 3D plastic or cardboard tubes?
Canards are interesting. If this is NOT. A two stage, From an efficiency standpoint, I am wondering whether you would get just as much rotational efficiency with much LESS drag and much MORE stability simply by lengthening the root of the main fins, so enlarging the surface area of the main fins to equate the additional surface area of the canards.
definitely provides its own major cool factor. Kind of has a Picasso Meets Mars Snooper look.
This is not a two stage. At present there is only one launch lug, but there is another yet to install at the CG. The tubes are cardboard from Apogee. Since the canards are parked at the CG and the rocket is 50:1, stability is not yet a major concern. With specific regard to rotational efficiency and drag, I'm not qualified to remark. I'm an isolated experimenter trying to work step-by-incremental step from known, proven successful examples from the literature or my experience. This thing could be a hopeless flop and I'm back to working decals on my Estes Generic E2X.
Being even remotely compared to Picasso or Van Milligan is of course intensely flattering but highly unwarranted. Bizarre appearance results from my own Dogpatch engineering and workmanship, and not from any known artistic ability or formal training in this field.