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Martin Vrstal

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Yesterday I finally had a chance to test fly the O.T. Escort Fighter and a Beta teat model from John of Thrustline. John...give me the thumbs up if I can post some pics of your rocket.

I only had 1 flight with the Fighter. It flew on a D-12-3 for a wonderful flight. Take off was slow and it may have climbed to a max of about 300'. Kind of dragie due to the massive amount of wood on the back end of this rocket. At apogee, the glider seperated flawlessly and flew nice and straight with a slow right hand turn. I rigged the booster so it would come down under it's 18" nylon chute in a horizontal position, like the Estes Jayhawk rocket, as not to break the toothpick fin tips. The only damage was to one of the fin rudders that almost broke clean off but is now repaired.

I did build this with the intentions of an E motor. So next time it will get an E-9. I just hope the corn and beans don't grow too much between now and then...LOL.

Here's a liftoff pic...and no..I'm not flying a telephone pole.
 

flying_silverad

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Originally posted by Martin Vrstal
Yesterday I finally had a chance to test fly the O.T. Escort Fighter and a Beta teat model from John of Thrustline. John...give me the thumbs up if I can post some pics of your rocket.

I only had 1 flight with the Fighter. It flew on a D-12-3 for a wonderful flight. Take off was slow and it may have climbed to a max of about 300'. Kind of dragie due to the massive amount of wood on the back end of this rocket. At apogee, the glider seperated flawlessly and flew nice and straight with a slow right hand turn. I rigged the booster so it would come down under it's 18" nylon chute in a horizontal position, like the Estes Jayhawk rocket, as not to break the toothpick fin tips. The only damage was to one of the fin rudders that almost broke clean off but is now repaired.

I did build this with the intentions of an E motor. So next time it will get an E-9. I just hope the corn and beans don't grow too much between now and then...LOL.

Here's a liftoff pic...and no..I'm not flying a telephone pole.
I'll post some over in the vendors section for the Beta Update as well. Thanks again!
 

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nice job !
I'm itching to fly mine now,,I just need to tweak the glider


curious, why do people quote the entire previous post? seems sorta redundant ..lol
 

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