How does the Phoenix do on a c11-3?

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LtSharpe

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Just wondering if the phoenix does halfway decent on a C11-3 I can get d12-5's locally cheap at michaels during coupon days and same goes for the c11's but d12-3's are only had at the hobby shop for way too much money or by mail order. I've read that on a d12-5 the results might be 'unfortunate'.

So, how does it do on c11's?
 
If it's the Estes Phenoix, I saw her at UKRA2004 on a D12, and she was too underpowered and did a plane style effect, and spacked by the cars. Not too pretty. But judging that a C11 has a lower total impulse than the D12, it wont do too well. You should get yourself a 24/40 casing & see if theres any reloads knocking around over there.

Karl
 
I would guess it would not be pretty on a C11. It is, however, great on an E18-4! Just make sure you coat the inside of the aft end of the body tube with epoxy or something to protect it from the flame, and make sure you don't need more nose weight first.

Loopy
 
Forget about using Estes C's and D's, this model rocks with Aerotech F24's and F39's RMS's. However, model needs alittle reinforcment for this type of power. Do thru the wall fin mounting and coat the inside aft motor section and your ready to see some serious launches. No room for an altimeter, but software simulation predicted altitudes in the 950' range. This model holds up nicely to the thrust. Awesome.
 


AeroTech E-30's...Nuthin' else now...

D-12 wouldn't pick it up more than 100 ft.... (although in honesty... I built it very strong and very heavy)...

 
Well the d12 is supposed to carry it to 350 feet, it's just that the 5 second delay is too long and I can'tr get 3 second delay d's locally. The C11 would probably be lucky to go 100 feet if that..
 
Originally posted by LtSharpe
The C11 would probably be lucky to go 100 feet if that..

The C11 would be lucky to get the Phoenix halfway up the launch rod :confused:

The max lift off weight for the C11 is posted by Estes as 6oz. My 3 Phoenix(s) (Phoenii ?) ranged from 10oz to over 12 oz. The Phoenix is also marginally stable and needs a reasonable kick to stay straight in anything but flat calm.

I would say wait for a D12-3.
 
Originally posted by Karl
If it's the Estes Phenoix, I saw her at UKRA2004 on a D12, and she was too underpowered and did a plane style effect, and spacked by the cars. Not too pretty.

Then that Phoenix was way over built, or it was too windy. My Phoenix has a strenghened aft end (inserted coupler) and epoxy fillets - but still flies just fine on a D12.
 
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