- May 10, 2011
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With 11 60" by 4.217" OD tubes left over from my dad's L2 airframe, the idea has arisn that it is possible that I could make a full-scale ARCAS. Assuming each wrap of glass gives you .05" on your airframe diameter (I am just going by what Sandman told me a while ago when I was contimplating a full-scale ASP), I would need 6 wraps of cloth to get the 4.5" airframe diameter I would need. That would make it very heavy (could anyone tell me HOW heavy, please?). I could always use 3/4 OZ glass for some of it to save weight if neccesary. I currently have no idea on how much this thing would weigh, and it might just go to the same place the 8" sono rocket, PVC pipe rocket, and all that went (the trashcan). But its an interesting thought, and I have always wanted a full-scale ARCAS (or HV arcas, for that reason...). I have not looked at the scale data yet, so I dont have any particulars. Especially after seeing the price on the only full-scale kit I know of (Performance rocketry), it looks pretty nice....The airframe would be VERY thick (about 1/4" or more....). So I dont know how possible this is. I just thought I would post the idea, just to get some opinions.