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Have a rocket, you've designed, on one of the CAD programs, that you think is pretty cool (Do they say "cool" anymore?) or would perform well?
Scratch built a rocket you are proud of?
Have an idea for a rocket you'd like to see in kit form?
Let's see them!
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You should rebuild it. That should have worked, redundant motors, redundant ejection systems.
 

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I was stupid. It's built with ribs and stringers, so to prevent the 'chute being snagged by a rib I added a piece of tube to hold it: BT-50. The 'chute I judged I needed for the weight (it had a lot more nose weight than it needed, in hindsight) was too big for a BT-50, and with go fever setting in I jammed it in anyway. Even two D12 ejection charges couldn't push it out. Completely my fault.

I should rebuild it one of these days, and when I do I'll add an internal skin to the inside surfaces of the ribs above the motor mounts to hold the 'chute, not of a tube.
 

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There is a thread I started inviting people to post their "half baked" ideas. Mostly it's been my ideas, yet I keep encouraging others to contribute. May you have more luck.

I'll start it off for you. Here's one I built some years ago. (Then I smashed it on its maiden flight due to a total deployment failure.)
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Not sure how to find your thread.
I got chewed out for posting on Neil's similar thread.
 

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I wouldn't say "chewed out". I gently pointed out a better alternative. When I posted here I didn't recognize that this thread came from the same person.

Anyway, mine has been mostly a failure in gathering posts from many people, so maybe this will do better.

(I think I included a link to my thread in the post to Neil's, but never mind. Let's give it a shot here.)
 

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Basically, people have a choice between posting a new design:

- in an existing thread, or
- in a new thread of its own

The thing is I think new designs usually prompt enough discussions to have their own threads, so people choose the latter. Just a thought.
 
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