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  1. Feb 25, 2020 #31

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    By the way I see that you made your own motor. Congratulations. Please please please be very careful if you do this again and be very careful when you launch this puppy. I have been back in model rocketry now for about a decade and making my own Motors still scares me to death.
     
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  2. Feb 26, 2020 #32

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    Thats very healthy discussion going on in this thread. Our FORUM spirit is truly amazing.
    I am glad to have such responses from peer ROCKETERS.

    I thank all of you very much for the support.

    And finally i want one suggestion from you.

    How can we innovate MODEL ROCKET? Like what new things can we add to it to make it use for greater good or atleast something newer?

    Judging happens based on NOVELTY of project.

    I want to know your views regarding what new things we can do using Model Rockets so far no one did or some theories that are aimed to be implemented using MODEL ROCKET?
     
  3. Feb 26, 2020 #33

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    Yeah that scares me too. But the fun in doing so is what keeps me driving crazy towards MODEL ROCKETRY.

    Moreover there are no estes/apogee components being sold in India. I need to order from USA which costs me ton. So, I decided to make my own motor.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2020 #34

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    There's one potential novel use that comes to my mind, but I don't know how truly novel it is, i.e. if lots of people are already doing it.

    Larger "real" sounding rockets are used to gather high altitude atmospheric data. They can both reach greater altitude and carry larger and heavier payloads than model rockets. But with the advent of much smaller and lighter electronics and sensors, even a low- or mid-power (thus small- or mid-size) model rocket can carry a sophisticated payload to hundreds of meters, and thousands of meters with high power. This makes it possible to gather a great abundance of atmospheric data at those altitudes for a much lower cost than by using the larger sounding rockets.

    As I type I have thought of another, similar notion. Mapping and surveillance are usually done from high altitude airplanes, satellites, or perhaps high altitude sounding rockets. Once again, the advent of smaller electronic systems, including cameras, may well create situations where the altitude reached by low- and mid-power rockets is sufficient for certain purposes. Lots of us place cameras on our rockets, yet so far as I know they have not been used for any practical purposes.
     
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  5. Feb 26, 2020 #35

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    I thought of those ideas too. Yet, your ideas are more informative. Thanks for the reply.
     

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