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Zak Orion

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I have been wanting to post about my renegades for about a month now but have been wanting to wait until descon was over(one is a entry). Unfortunately, I just can't wait any longer.

First thing I should say is that I am a clustering addict. Whenever I see a rocket I imagine it with as many motors in it that I can fit. So when I first saw the Estes Renegade I just had to get a couple and make them clusters.

The plan with my first renegade was just to add a couple C6's to the side pods on the booster and make the booster streamer recovery. On its first flight, the streamers on the booster worked like a champ but the sustainer flew into the sun and I was unable to find it after that.

My first renegade launch
 

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My second Renegade was a more ambitious project. But for now I will just send ppl to the Descon site check it out(once the voting is over I will talk more about that one).

Link to Descon entries page

Now, I am planning on my third Renegade(final version). For this rocket I am going to just have one 24mm motor in the sustainer and have 3-24mm engines in the booster. Plus I am hoping to be able to switch to the booster from the first renegade whenever I am launching it in a smaller field. This one, coupled with the 2nd Renegade should be able to put up some impressive dragraces(why do I always keep drag racing my cluster rockets). I will post pics of the third Renegade when I actually start building it, which should be right after I am done with my 4-E cluster rocket with dual deployment.
 

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I'm not big on small bp rockets but this one caught my eye. I purchased one a week ago and just finished constuction on it plan on painting it in a few days.


Do have any close up pictures of your renegade
 

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Dang, talk about flames coming from BP motors - :eek: - nice job on that badboy cluster!
 

Zak Orion

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Originally posted by lets fly high
Do have any close up pictures of your renegade
The only close ups that I have are of the second Renegade and they can be found here. Just scroll down the page a little and you will see a pic from the back of the rocket and another launch pic(the picture in the first post is my first renegade going up and the one on descon is my second)
 

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In the Descon write-up I should have mentioned that I used standard Estes ignitors. Been using them for all my clusters and the only failures I have had(2) have been because I wasn't careful enough to make sure I didn't touch any wires together.
 

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Originally posted by Zak Orion
In the Descon write-up I should have mentioned that I used standard Estes ignitors. Been using them for all my clusters and the only failures I have had(2) have been because I wasn't careful enough to make sure I didn't touch any wires together.
Yeah I've never had a problem useing the estes igniters for clustering. I have one rocket I use 4- e9s and they work every time. Check it out
 
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