PMC? Kitbash? Clone?

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  1. Apr 24, 2019 #31

    BABAR

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    Soooo....Eagle and flight module completely separate.

    Eagle has an external shock cord mount or mounts on midsection so hangs horizontal (2 mounts would make horizontal recovery more likely than just one at CG).

    Flight module recovers on its own chute vertically. Trail edges of fins look to be at right angle to long axis, so if engine sticks out a tich should minimize fin/ground impact.

    Nice planning!

    Hoping for smooth flight!
     
  2. Apr 29, 2019 #32

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    Well, she went up today on a D12 motor.
    And skywrote all over the place. Dang.
    Don't know if it was under powered or unstable.
    But the Transporter survived intact except for a broken landing pad foot. Easily repaired.
    Not spending any more time on this, she is now a permanent shelf queen.
    Sigh.
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  3. Apr 29, 2019 #33

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    Great effort. I am guessing that markedly irregular lobulated model just generates too much drag for your fins to account for. Not sure you’d want to risk it, but adding a ring fin outside your current flight module fins ( like a large quaker oatmeal cereal box) might give you enough finnage.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2019 #34

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    Good test flight. Trust in trust. Nice quick composite power. E and at least 15! Second flight required if only minor damage or mods needed!
     
  5. Apr 30, 2019 #35

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    Babar and Daddy,
    Thanks for the feedback. She may fly again with a fin ring and composite motors.
    But for now I need to take a break and clear my head.
    "Trust in thrust": words to live by. Cheers.
     
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    Great pics! At least the Eagle survived.
     

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