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RCullan

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Hello,
I am currently in the design phase of a rocket with some strap on boosters. The rocket is going to have 4 29mm tubes with composite engines straped on between the 4 fins. However, I am having a problem coming up with a design idea of what I want to do with the strap-on boosters...

My idea is this, upon burnout of the strapons I want to use the energy of the ejection charge to peel the boosters away from the sustainer which will contine upward on its larger engine. My idea was spured by Boeing's Delta II Rocket, if you dont know what I mean by the boosters peeling away. Check this out:

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/streamingmedia/d2_stardust_200.html

I am having a difficult time coming up with idea's here. Can someone suggest the best means to acomplish this?

Thanks in advance,
Ryan M. Cullan
 

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Hi Ryan - Welcome to TRF! You came to the right place for help and ideas!

Ray Dunakin (hope I got the name right) sells a booster staging kit that might suit you.

I know Deepsky sells it in the UK, not sure where you go in the US (not sure where you are as you didn't enter your country on your profile).

Check out:
https://www.deepskyrocketshop.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=26

I've been working on something similar and am almost ready to test BUT no 29mm reloads over here at the moment...

Best of luck with your design.

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