Is this odd enough

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  1. Oct 25, 2019 #1

    SDramstad

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    A few years ago our rocket club held a launch with the theme "Pushing the Envelope". I figured anyone could push an envelope. But how many can fly the whole dang mailbox????

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    It actually flew pretty well on a G75 and H180.

    Steve
     
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    OH wow, that fits the tagline in your signature very well. It just needs to drop some letters out at apogee for air-rocket delivery.
     
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    Did you call "Return to Sender, Address Unknown"? Or Postage Due?
     
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    "Airmail"?
     
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    No such number, no such zone.
     
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    Hope the owner is a USPS employee.
    Otherwise loading and unloading the laundry may be a federal crime.:D
     
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    VERY nice! Reminds me of the PortaPot Shot, except yours is Rear Eject (which the PortaPot SHOULD have been!)
    Congrats on a neat design and successful flight.
     
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    Well done you!

    Can you give info on the rocket dimensions? And of the recovery setup?

    Some nifty design work going on there. ;)
     
  9. Oct 26, 2019 #9

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    It's name is "Going Postal". About 8" x 8" x 21". 29mm motor mount with rear ejection. Bent balsa wood strips then fiberglassed over them. Couldnt figure out a good way to run a simulation so put on some big fins and nose weight and pushed the button..... Flew really well but tends to pop its seams on landing......
     
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    That fin config. reminds me of the Metropolitan Police Call Box.
    I have a pyramid oddroc with rear eject that also splits its' seams.
    I'm thinking it's because of the ejection charge going off in a confined space rather than landing damage.
    So I'm trying an easier sliding fit.
    Cheers.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2019 #11

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    If there was a separate parachute for an envelope inside, and a post office within range, we'd almost have something practical here. Just missing a huge funnel on the local post office roof.

    Hey. I prefer silly brainstorming over playing the banjo ok.
     

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