- Jan 18, 2009
- Reaction score
The sun was out today and it was warm so I had to try out staging with the new NE motors. I cobbled together something in about a half an hour out of the Quest RTF's that I have too many of. It worked! As you can see from the pictures the motors were butted together with no space. The only thing holding the two together was the piece of body tube. The delay before the second stage fired was interesting. Even though I new it was there I didn't think it was going to stage. Of course I lost both stages. There wasn't much hope for finding the booster on the black asphalt although I'm sure I heard it hit near me. The top stage was headed for a muddy field behind the pile of snow that was still at the edge of the parking lot. It's either on top of the pile of snow or in the muddy field. I'll build another.