My new Bird

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    I think I will call it the Javelin. It has everything in it but the chute and it weighs 3.2oz. The MMT is a 24mm, this one should scoot IMG_20200217_160039484.jpg
     
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    looks like you will have to paint it a high visibility color to see it and get it back
     
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    And hire some kids with great eyes to keep an eye on it. I don't plan to push it until I have it set up for DD and maybe even a tracking system.
     
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    What makes the spiral pattern along the body? Some artifact from your layup process I imagine?

    Eesh, cramming deployment and tracking electronics in a 24mm body is not a challenge I envy. And you don't even have a hollow cone to put things in
     
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    The spiral pattern is from the tape layer i use when I roll my tubes. I use an wrap of mylar tape to squeeze out excess resin. It is actually more than 24mm. The MMT is 24mm but the BT is 33mm. I have a DD system that is pretty tiny and will work with a Quark. The tracking part I have not sorted out yet.

    Egg Timer actually has everything I need to so eventually I will build a rocket similar to this designed to see just how high I can fly a 24mm Motor.
     
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    Ah, the extra 9mm can make a world of difference

    Eggtimer has good tracking stuff, although if you don't want to piece it together, the Missileworks T3 is great too
     
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    Great minds think along the same paths.....
     
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    The T3 is bigger but it has more range.
     
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    Looks like it will go out of sight for sure!!!!
     
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    FlightSketch did a dual deployment BT20 Mach1 Alien Interceptor. Altimeters are small these days.
     
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    Very cool ! The Quark is tiny and affordable.
     
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    Link to flight report and altimeter?
     
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    Looks very cool . Look forward to seeing what it looks like painted and dressed up ! Best of luck with its flight !
     
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    Thanks, I am not a great painter so don't expect much. I am sure she will Scoot though. I have a D Blue Thunder reload ordered.
     
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    Very nice! It looks fast just sitting there. 33mm would be big enough for several Eggtimer options, even the Classic would fit in there.
     
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    I may go with the Quark and a separate tracking unit.
     

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