Ah, good to know. I've only ever bought the one D21-4T I mentioned. I also have Quest B4-4 but looks like it's very similar to the Estes B6-4, just prettier.No, it will only fit an *Estes* D motor. It will also fit E motors from Aerotech, and even the F44. Not to mention the forthcoming D22 and E26 QuestJets.
I was surprised about the C11-3. Seems like lawndartsville to me...
I was trying a C6-3 in the Estes V2. Didn't work. This is my 2nd most viewed rocket video. I guess people like to watch crashes.
I tried overriding my Pencil rocket to 300g and the just about all of the motors under consideration here sim to less than 35 mph off the rod (the E30 just barely makes it, the F44 has some margin). But you're gonna lose the rocket with those motors.I suppose that's why Tim put the C11-3 at the bottom of the list (but then why include it at all). It might do okay if I hadn't added most of the clay in the NC.
Tim suggests the D12-3 for first flight. Do you think I really should try the C11-3 first or should I go straight to the D21-4T? It's polystyrene so should resists a lawndart and does come with two replacement tips. With the motor, the CG is about 14 inches from the tip so similar to your sims.
Good grief, you're not actually thinking of flying it on the C11 are you? No no no. Nothing less than a D12 I say. If you can get a D21, great.Tim suggests the D12-3 for first flight. Do you think I really should try the C11-3 first or should I go straight to the D21-4T? It's polystyrene so should resists a lawndart and does come with two replacement tips. With the motor, the CG is about 14 inches from the tip so similar to your sims.
I have my first batch of E30s waiting in my range box for my next launch, whenever the heck that is. Should be fun.No, don't use the C11.
Ejection at 36 ft., not enough time for the chute to open.
D-12 minimum. I have a bunch of E30-7s if you want to try one.
Apogee 1100 ft.
Takes off like a bat out of hell.
Make sure your motor mount is really glued in solid.
A real crowd pleaser.
In my daughter's middle school, all 6th-graders go on an outdoor outing in the fall, in four separate groups. Sort of a team-building thing. On her day, it was pouring rain. They were all completely soaked. You can probably imagine the rest of the details yourself.Wow. Ouch. Well, that sounds like it counts as an adventure. One of those "Remember when...." stories.
I'll remember it as "Well that was stupid. Won't do that again."
Oh don't be such a baby! I just got almost 2 feet of snow dumped on me the other day. That's tough stuff for a Florida native to deal with! Plus, my worries about shooting rockets are no longer trees or cold parachutes not opening, but Sasquatch and Yetis grabbing my stuff from below!