Makining a mountain from a Mini Brute

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astronboy

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Hi Gang,

Big things have been happening around here.... I love Mini Brutes: those 13mm lil' things. One of my favorites has always been the short lived, pseudo scale Aero-Hi. Well, I had this BT-80 cone, and one thing led to another.... I upscaled the Aero Hi 353%, and built this baby. Except for lite ply centering rings, it is built like a low power bird: strong yet light. It does have TTW fins, but they are 1/4" balsa.

I finally had a chance to launch it Saturday at the ASTRE launch. E9-6 is the perfect motor. Rocsim says that it will do 1000 feet, but my best guess is that it really got about 800.

As we had 5-10mph winds, and 3 foot tall grass, I used an 18" top flight chute which worked perfectly.

Hre is a pic of my 7 yr old nephew with the rocket:
 

Elapid

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that's a great rocket!
nice work, got any launch photos yet?
:D
 
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