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jammer

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I'm building 5 Quest Falcons with my Webelos den and living in West Texas where the wind blows constantly was wondering about the viability of using a streamer instead of the parachute. I know I don't want to use the full 'chute since that's a sure ticket that the rocket will land in New Mexico unless it's one of those rare windless days here. I'd prefer to use a streamer since I know it will come down faster than with a parachute and have less drift.

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Doug
 

Darian Rachal

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Doug, I use a 9" round with my Falcon, or you might consider a 12" X-form. A nice streamer about 2" wide might be nice, also.

BTW, what part of W. Texas are you in? I am very familiar w/the Ft. Davis area.
 

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Hi jammer,I have a quest falcon that i fly with a streamer.With its plastic fins its allmost indestructable.I fly mine every time i launch rockets because its mr reliable.:D
 

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We had a Falcon that we flew regularly. We lost it to the wind. Yes, on a chute. I think it would be fine on a reasonably sized streamer.
 

jammer

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Darian,

I'm stationed in San Angelo, about 80+ miles south of Abilene. I think were about 200+ miles from Fort Davis.

I'm probably going to have the boys use streamers so they can get the rockets back.

Thanks!

Doug
 

Darian Rachal

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Doug, If you really want to impress the boys, modify the Falcon to take a 24mm engine & stick a D12-7 in it. You'll be surprised at how high it will go on a D12. :)
 
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