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Bat-mite

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From August 20, 2016, this is the full-scale Patriot missile designed by Robert DeHate of AMW-ProX, and built by Robert, Gloria and Tom Cohen. It launched to about 1000' on a CTI Pro98 M6400.

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Beautiful rocket and flight.
Great shots, Bat-mite, to document it.
 

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Today's flight was equally impressive. Truly a massive rocket.
 

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Great looking flight. What size was that chute?
 

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Tom will know. Give him time to get back to PA. The NC had its own chute, but I didn't get any shots of it.
 

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Thanks for posting these. Wish I could have seen it.
 

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Thanks for the info. Nice chute.
 

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Wow,,
That looks like it was some flight...
Glad it went great for you all..
I sure wish I had been there to see that one...

Teddy
 

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That's very pretty. Do those fins look larger than scale, just curious.
 

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I was just basing it on the patriot shots I took at white sands:

Not to detract from a great project.....was just curious.


Not to me. Maybe in thickness ... ?
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The fins on Robert's are definitely thicker and not airfoiled the same. But I think they are the right height and width. But I don't know for sure.
 

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Ok that matches my pictures i took at white sands, but that's ok, its more of a full scale with estes 2056 patriot style fins but that's certainly ok, that helps avoid nose weight and adds stability...

Frank
 

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I saw it at NYPOWER 20. Massive! I asked my 8 year old son if he wanted to ride in it. Noooo! He said. He could have fit in easily. I would love to see it on an O8000 someday.
 

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Would have to know what the specs of the rocket is? Like building material, fiberglass? Just in the event someone wants to build one.
Here are some photos from the first launch of the Patriot in 2010: https://goo.gl/photos/ZCV5gS1Dqc9EiPtQ7

I stored the "remains" for 5 years here in NM and gave them back to Robert when he passed through the area earlier this year. Tom Cohen resurrected the project with some new materials and a lot of hard work and craftsmanship. The rocket has an internal 8" core tube with ply rings at various heights. The skins were carbon fiber. Fins were built up ply frame with CF and FG skins. The fins are removable with bolt-on tabs. They're definitely overscale from the real Patriot. Nosecone is turned foam covered in FG. Motor mount is 8" with an adapter.

Original flight was a Pro150 CTI (O8000, I think). I had the case here for a while, but forwarded it to someone needing a case rental from CTI.

I hear that the plan is to fly it an a P motor. :cool:
 

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Yes, at LDRS in April.
The viability of a P motor use is yet to be determined... Although the issue is being processed/worked, I would not get everyone's hopes up... Where/from whom did you get your information???
 

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The viability of a P motor use is yet to be determined... Although the issue is being processed/worked, I would not get everyone's hopes up... Where/from whom did you get your information???
Robert.
 

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I understand what Robert wants... However, like I said, "the viability of the flight with a P motor has yet to be determined"... We will know for sure when and if it pops up on the Featured Flight page...:)
 
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