- Oct 21, 2014
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As you might recall from one of my earlier threads, Ozymandias means "King of Air" in Latin and was the nickname of King Ramses III. Percey Shelley adopted the name for a poem he wrote. I designed Ozymandias to be king of the air in the skies over Lucerne Dry Lakebed. Over six months of design work went into Ozymandias followed by another 3 months of construction. Some of the materials used in Ozymandias include carbon/Kevlar cloth in the DVK fin can and nose, 6061 aluminum in the electronics bay and motor retainer, and a FWF airframe. One of Ozy's features that I am especially proud of is the 6AL-4V titanium bulkhead at the aft end of the avionics bay. It's only job is the protect the computer and battery in the event of a forward closure failure. Ozy is designed to fly on motors up to full L. It has flown supersonic several times on K motors. To date, the highest altitude reached by Ozy is 11,643 feet. Ozy is very rugged and can be recovered with only a single Rocketman R4C Pro-Experimental parachute if necesary. Fully loaded with a Cesaroni K570, the vehicle weighs in at 11 pounds and is 78 inches tall. I would like to thank Bill Seiders for all of his help and allowing me to work in his shop while building Ozymandias.