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  1. Mar 9, 2011 #1

    Micromeister

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    Can I downscale a Spool Rocket? Will it back tumble like the full size CD spool rockets? Had to find out..
    My Micro Spool consists of two 1-1/2" x .040" Clear Polycarbonate discs covered with adhesive backed Party pack metalflake mylar. core tube is standard T2+ with an outer sleeve of T2++ between the discs covered with silver adhesive backed mylar. epoxied the discs at the ends of the motor tube with the spacer sleeve epoxy mounted between the disc. 3/16" T2 motor stop allows the MMX-II motor to extend 1/8" for the 1/8" projecting T2+ motor tube allowing friction and external taping.
    a simple .052" hole beside the OD of the core tube aligned in both disc's serve as Launch lugs. Total Ewt = 3.9g LOWt: 5grams. Max altitude 25feet and yep at apogee it flipps backwards, spinning wildly all the way to the ground. KEWL in any size;)

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    MM 334a2-sm_1.5in dia micro Spool Daz OddRoc_08-31-07.JPG

    MM 334Lp01a-sm_MM SpoolDaz on Pad 1st Flt_09-22-07.jpg

    MM 334Lp06_Micro Spool Daze on pad_04-19-08.JPG
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2011 #2

    MarkII

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    Here are photos of a couple of rockets that I built that are literally spool rockets. The airframes are actual wooden thread spools. I constructed the two of them in about a half an hour. They are in fact stable, and have, umm, amusing flights. ;)

    Hey, what can I say?

    My build article for them is here.

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  3. Jun 15, 2011 #3

    H_Rocket

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    Here we go

    The Armageddon Industries Spool o'Doom

    I think Dan Michael tossed this at me and said "fly this...."

    Roughly 13" in dia, 12" long, and less than $1 is junk parts to make it work. The MMT is a leftover part of a KwickSwitch 38 tube, the parachute I found somewhere.

    Retention is a window clip I found on the ground - held in with a drywall screw. The hard point is an eye bolt from a crashed rocket I found in a dumpster.

    I fly it on a Loki I110 (4 sec burn) when I can get them.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2011 #4

    hcmbanjo

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    Thanks Mark!
    I've got another project now thanks to your post.
    I never thought of using an actual thread spool before. And, it's wooden, not plastic. Perfect.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 #5

    Micromeister

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    Standard 4-7/8" (CD) size spools are also a lot of fun. making the dics out of .040" Polycarbonate removes the necessity to repair one of the discs after each flight. On it's 10th flight, a C6-0 cato'ed distroying the body tube but both dics were completely unhurt and reused to rebuild...now on it's 21 flight:)

    454a-sm_CD Spool Rocket (18mm)_11-12-06.jpg

    454b-a1-sm_Spool Daz! Polycarbonate Disc Odd-Roc.JPG

    454Lp17a-sm_CD Spool DAZ on Pad_06-21-08.jpg

    454Lp12a_4.75in Spool Daze on Bad B6-0_04-19-08.JPG

    454lp12b-sm_B6-0 Spool Daze all I got was smoke_04-19-08.JPG
     

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