Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

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  1. Dec 2, 2019 #31

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    Hmm, maybe so. I wonder if a piece of Lexan to "fill" the space inside the arc would help smooth out the airflow. Or, if that's a totally stupid idea. Of course it's all idle speculation at this point.
     
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    Hard to say but a mindsim on that level could blow a vacuum tube, thereby jeopardizing your credit rating. :)
     
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    And we're back to the nonsense...
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 #34

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    Oh show us the way. Only use pure science and no humor.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 #35

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    Can you post a PIC of this thing yet?

    From the above, I still don't get a good feel for what this puppy looks like.

    Thanks!
     
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    I just want to hear the magic "G" word which will solve all the crooked arrow's problems!
     
  7. Dec 3, 2019 #37

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    Only have the one piece of the fins sitting with the tubes (and the fin still needs to be covered). Motor mount also not included

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    I still am not visualizing the structure, particularly orientation of motor(s?) and fins and nose cone.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2019 #39

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    It would be much better to launch horizontally. Put a Care Bear or Toto on top for a nose cone. Cloud fins on both ends. A pot of gold would make a nice nose cone on a horizontal launch, but a pot of gold on top of the rainbow instead of it being at the end is utter nonsense! :)

    Launching vertically with advanced gimbal technology would approach the magic of the crooked tube Spitfire. Sometimes I forget that the right place for the motor and fins is at the back of the rocket: where they should be!
     
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    Y'know, that could really work
     
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    Lots of rainbow colored streamers hanging off the cloud fins. Wicked witch nose cone with smoky motor so if it sky writes you can say I meant to do that!
     

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