- Jan 18, 2009
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Apparently, my stock Estes "PHOENIX" is way to heavy...I knew it was getting that way as I was building it (in the name of durability)... but never suspected what happened yesterday...!!!
Launched on a D12 5, it only gained about 150 ft before it nose dived...The chute ejected about 50ft and made a really hard landing....Popped a fin off... That can be repaired easy enough.
So...if the weight is that big of a problem...what engine could I find to fly it? What's the next level up?...that will fit in the 24mm mount? Isn't there a AEROTECH (?) that would work?
Help guys...I do admit I'm not neccesarily the sharpest rocket scientist in my house...LOL