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n3tjm

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That is a big motor... but not the biggest. Kosdon East (now AMW) has built an R Motor!!! I have even seen the tubing used for making the case.. huge! (The original motor was lost when the rocket had a supersonic prang.... it barried itself about 30 feet underground...)
 

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(The original motor was lost when the rocket had a supersonic prang.... it barried itself about 30 feet underground...)
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Holy crikeys. How would you hate to get hit by a rocket that burried itself 30 feet? Could you imagine what a car underneath would have looked like after getting hit? That would have made an ATF agents pants wet wouldn't it? :)
 

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Yeah. It made a huge crator. It turned the hard desert earth into mud.... the impact released so much energy that it displaced the moisture from the soil.
 

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:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: wooo dawgies! 30 feet... Thats quite a ways! I wouldent want to be underneath THAT thing.... I wonder what would happen if it landed on concrete....
 

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ahh, yes the R motor, an R17,542 to be exact. It flew to an estimated 90,000 feet, and if i remember correctly they could only recover a few pieces with a backhoe. The rest of it still lies below the surface of Black Rock.

Ky has an S20,000 in his most recent spaceshot vehicle. Built by Rick Loher. THAT is a BEASTY MOTOR folks!:eek: :D

If you haven't seen this already, here is a video of Ky's 2000 spaceshot on an R: https://www.ahpra.org/videos/KySShot.mpg

enjoy!;)
 

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At supersonic speeds, anything is as hard as concrete!.... Especially a dry desert floor!

Great video. I did not know the rocket broke up? I thought it just had failure of the recovery system?
 

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Yeah, the breakup was at about 40,000 feet. One of the WELDED on aluminum fins got ripped off by windshear. The rocket was going nearly Mach 4.5 at the time!:D :kill:


I have some designs that show potential that i guarentee will take at least Mach 6. I wonder if Ky is in need of anyone else to join his CSXT team!:rolleyes:
 

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I cant get it to load.:mad: What am I doing wrong? I click the link, I get a blank white page. :confused:
 

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Neil,

Try right clicking on the link and selecting "Save Target As". This will download the movie onto your hard drive.

Phil
 

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Thanks! Thats quite a video... Could use some editing, though. "HOLY **** ITS BROKEN UP!!!!!!" How rude!;)

"rated PG13, for mild language" LOL. Thats what it should say....
 
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