Test advanced topics addition: Cluster Motors

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by BABAR, Nov 3, 2018.

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Do you feel a “Cluster Motors” section would be good fit for The Rocketry Forum?

Poll closed Nov 10, 2018.
  1. Yes

    20.0%
  2. No

    80.0%
  1. Nov 3, 2018 #1

    BABAR

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    Reasons I feel this would be good
    1. It really doesn’t fit under any other sections
    2. SUCCESSFUL cluster motor ignition is challenging, and there are lots of tricks that can be shared on this forum.
    3. There unique safety considerations (e.g., if one motor doesn’t light, is rocket still stable and safe?) for cluster motor use
    4. Just the PRESENCE of such a section might encourage TRF users to explore this dimension of the hobby.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2018 #2

    rharshberger

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    Really it needs to go under Staging and Airstarts, and that section should be renamed Airstarting, Clustering and Staging. Unlike the HPR, LPR and MPR sections there just isn't enough content to justify a section just for Clustering, even though there is definitely some issues with cluster ignition that have to be addressed. Each of the sections of Staging and Airstarts is fairly limited in size as far as the hobbyist in general, though we all eventually go there for the most part eventually. I am not disagreeing with any of the points you made except #1.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2018 #3

    woferry

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    Agree with Rich
     
  4. Nov 4, 2018 #4

    Banzai88

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    Another +1.
     

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