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rabidsheeep

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well i got bored so i finished my mean machine... anyone think of an engine upgrade i should smack on the thing after a few launches?
 
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Rabid...I am not sure how much of an engine upgrade you want to put on it as the model is not all that sturdy. the mfgr gives it engine ratings for a reason. What you may wish to do instead is design a new rocket with an interchangable motor mount so you could run a single 29mm, single 24mm, 3 and 4 cluster of 18mm, 2 or 3 cluster of 24mm motors, etc... You could make it for a drop in style motor mount and have fun while designing it.

It would give you a large variety of things to do and should keep you busy for quite a while.

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lol yea... ive seen this thing alittle unstable for too...
 

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Rabid,
EMRR has a number of mod reviews on the mean machine

http://www.rocketreviews.com/cgi-bin/search/searchall.cgi?mean+machine

and I remember a recient long thread here about modding the mean machine but I can't seem to find it thru the search function

It's funny I have bought 3 mean machines but always end up using the parts for something else. I never manage to stick with it and just build one!

welcome to the forum BTW
 

rabidsheeep

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lol its hard giving you can easily make 4 rockets outta it...

i think im also gonna make my 3 cluster rocket into a big bertha... ive been thinkin of it... i just gotta see the measurements so i can get a good scale...
 

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Not sure what your planning to fly it on, but a plain old Estes E9 makes for a nice flight in a Mean Machine. Love those long burns.

slim
 

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I simmed an E30 in it just for kicks and it went about 1400'.
 
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