Plaster Blaster 8: Jim Neubauer's Colonial Viper

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Initiator001

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Another of the 'large' projects flown over the weekend was Jim Neubauer's large Battlestar Galatica Colonial Viper.

Jim and a friend built it in the four weeks before Plaster Blaster 8.

Weight was 100 lbs. and it was powered by an AeroTech RMS 75mm M1500G motor.

The model had a great flight and recovered ready to be flown, again. :D It reached an altitude of 773 ft. according to the on-board altimeter.

PB8-04 Readying Jim Neubauer's Colonial Viper.jpg

PB8-05 Colonial Viper ready to launch.jpg

PB8-06 Viper ignition.jpg

PB8-08 Viper away.jpg

PB8-09 Viper climbing.jpg
 

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Jim needs to add another 'kill' marking to the model's tally. ;)

PB8-15 Viper Kills.jpg
 

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In some ways this was the most impressive flight of PB8; it was perfectly choreographed and executed. One amusing detail (probably not planned) was the flutter of the laser cannons on ascent.
 

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Very nice! One rocket our very own 'Viper Queen' would be proud of! :D
 

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@ Bob, great shots & rocket background/detail! i love the close up of the kills.
 

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Thanks to everyone who took video and pictures of the Colonial Viper. I got so involved with getting the Viper launched I missed getting lift-off pictures.

Thanks again

Jim Neubauer
Neubauer Rockets
 
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