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Dragon Fire

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Well its finally finished! This is my level two cert rocket. I hope to cert this weekend at Midland on Williams farm. It is a 6" Bull Pup AMG-12D. It weighs 13#4oz fully loaded with an Aerotech J350W-M. Thanks to CTimm for the great measurements and pictures
 

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I love that rocket and yours looks great. Best of luck on the cert!
 

Karl

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Best of luck on the cert! She looks awesome!
 

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pretty cool design. best wishes for a successful flight!

I wonder if you ought to shorten the delay a bit, given the weight and diameter of the rocket.
 

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Scratch built! Very nice!! :) Looks like a winner - good luck with the L2

P.S. Your shop/rocket room in the background looks far to tidy.....
 

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Good luck on your flight-----should we start collecting now for a big supply of kleenex, in case it gets scratched (or worse) on the first flight?
 

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Originally posted by SwingWing
Scratch built! Very nice!! :) P.S. Your shop/rocket room in the background looks far to tidy.....
Thats accualy his buisiness office. He owns his own buisiness, and thats the "head quarters" so it is kind of a obligation.

You should see our REAL rocket workshop! :D
 

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Looks really nice. How much noseweight does she need to be stable? Also, what motor are you flying L2 on? GL with the L2.
 

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Awesome, David! Wish I could be back to see her fly. I'll be busy watching USC beat Clemson's butt when it goes up:D Fantastic job!
 

Dragon Fire

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It took 40 oz of nose weight to make it stable. Part of the reason that it requires so much weight it that I made an interchangable motor mount with baffle so I can make a cluster later on. I will need to reduce the delay to 8.7 seconds for optimum delay. I also made the nose weight adjustable so that I can add more if needed with bigger motors. It also is set up for duel deployment in the future.
I will need a box of shop towels if this thing crashes on the first flight but it should be pretty tough the fins are 1/4 plywood with fiber glass on each side with through the wall and two part foam, the transitions are fiber glass on card board with two part foam in side
 

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Originally posted by Dragon Fire

I will need a box of shop towels if this thing crashes on the first flight
Does anyone happen to have a extra box of shop towels, the Deason house hold is under a flood watch at the moment... I let my dad tell you guys the story
 

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Very nice! Good luck on your L2 flight. I've always liked the "other" Bullpups. Did you do the NC from scratch also? I think I spent more time doing the NC on my AGM-12C then on the rest of the airframe. ;)
 
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