# Hybrids

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#### Chilly

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In light of the lawsuit decision, I'm thinking real hard about going Hybrid instead of getting a LEUP.
If I've gotta shell out some serious  either way, with hybrids we could at least share the cost in a club for support equipment. And there'd be no ATF record keeping, fingerprints, or inspections to deal with. Anyone have any pointers, recommended products, or know where to get stuff at a discount? Right now I'm leaning towards HyperTek.

#### Ryan S.

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you arent going to have to spend a huge amoount of money, definantly a bigger starting price though, but the loads are so cheap that it evens out.

I am seriously thinking about getting some skyripper motors and building my own ground support equitment. I have heard awesome things about them and the owner is a great guy. Hyperteks are okay but they seem to take forever to set up and dont always work. With hypertek you are going to need to spend more money on equitment and you need GOX as well. THe only advantage to Hypertek is you can get some big motors out of them.

www.skyrippersystems.com

they even show you how to build GSE

#### Ryan S.

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I was gonna make an argument about skyrippers, but just read the homepage, the best part is the snap rings.

#### Rocketmaniac

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My suggestion about getting into hybrids is this....... Go in with several people to get the GSE......... This would apply to any of the brands of hybrids...... I have only launched two hybrid motors so far, but I love it....... Our local "hyrbid" guy just got a larger "L" motor tank so I need to build another rocket so I can fly some big motors cheap.......

#### Chilly

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I've been interested in hybrids for a long time now. The added complexity is very appealing - more like "real rocket science" - in addition to avoiding the ATF. Don't forget, that $100 fee is just the start. Also plan on laying down a couple hundo more for storage. Now if I could just get that @$&! L1 flight out of the way. Looks like Tripoli Mid-Ohio had a launch today...I'm posting from work.

P.S. Can't hold this in - the buzz here at work is we will be moving some people down to S.C.! That would be a dream come true to actually be able to go back home from exile in Ohio...you guys have no idea how sparse the job opportunities are down there for my particular line of work. I'm having a hard time not getting my hopes up. Gotta get my kids down there so's they can learn to talk right!!!

Any of you Carolina rocketeers care to fill me in on the scene down there? Is O-Burg the only place to fly HPR, or are there fields around the Beaufort/Savannah area?

P.P.S. The difference between a redneck and a good ol' boy is that a G.o.B is just an ed-u-cated redneck.

#### Rocketmaniac

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Originally posted by Chilly
Any of you Carolina rocketeers care to fill me in on the scene down there? Is O-Burg the only place to fly HPR, or are there fields around the Beaufort/Savannah area?
I am a "little" biased, but I think O-burg is the best place around here!!!!!!........ But our club has Hybrid GSE I am going to fly my LOC Expeditor on a 300cc tank, .110 orifice and a standard "J" grain on sunday.......... The cost...... $8........$3 for the gas and $5 for the flight fees..... I already have the "J" grain and have already used it once (and paid for it) #### Zippy ##### Well-Known Member Originally posted by jcrocket Roughly$350 for plumbing plus $150 for tanks. Thats why I've ruled out HyperTek for myself. Great motors but the GSE is more than I'm willing to spend. A used nox tank from a local dealer would be "a good thing" (Martha owes me money so I can steal her catch phrase) and I might consider a solenoid from Ebay if I recognized the name of the dealer but I do a lot of buisness with Summit anyway and I know I can trust them. I haven't bought anything yet though and probably won't start for a few more months at least. But when I do I'll probably go with a RATT Works motor unless something new comes out in the meantime that looks even simpler or cheaper. #### daveyfire ##### Piled Higher and Deeper TRF Lifetime Supporter Originally posted by jcrocket 3 solenoids ~=$200 (NOS #16000,NE Iceman, and Pratt O2)
Can the NOS #16000 handle the high flowrate for the duration required for filling hybrids? Sounds like a good solenoid to me... I may have to get a pair...

#### gothique_97

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Originally posted by Chilly
Any of you Carolina rocketeers care to fill me in on the scene down there? Is O-Burg the only place to fly HPR, or are there fields around the Beaufort/Savannah area?
O-Berg is about the only place I'll fly, when I actually do fly. I've not heard of any active fields elsewhere in South Carolina or south Georgia.

#### Elapid

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I have two 10lb tanks with pressure gauges, one is about half full

plus i have two nitrous solenoids and varoius braided steel lines...

i need to get some cash together so i can get into these!