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So I'm curious to hear everyones prefferance on cluster configurations! Mainly in 5.5 and 7.5" kits. Personally, I was always a fan of a larger central with smaller outboards but still maximizing total diameter...
 

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My Mini-Magg (Maggma-lava themed) has a 38 central and 2 29's outboard. 2 centering rings rotate to seal off the outboards when not used. Stickershock has one with 8 29's surrounding a 54 hole. I would guess a ton of nose weight too!
 
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My Motoreater design has 8 mounts around a larger center. 5.54 airframe, 54 and 29s, 7.5 airframe I managed to get 38s around a 98.Business End Large.JPG
 

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I'd love to get the Ultimate Max back in circulation . Slightly taller then the magnum , but with 7 38 mm mounts . I would also request a 5.5 to 4 inch mini gun ( downscale top gun ) as the short 4 inch stock loc cone is a perfect match.

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5 or 7 - bring back Ultimate Max, Top Gunn and Esoteric!
 

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7.5": 98mm with outer 38's.
5.5": Toss up between 54 core and outer 29's, and/or 38 core and outer 38's. I have both, current preference is the multi 38's, as there's so many options today.
 

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Working on a aluminium version . But here is a prototype I made to see if it can be done.

98 to 4 38's

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I'm loving my King Viper III build, but even configurations tend to provide more airstart flexibility.
 

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KV3 is such a classic - the first big cluster I ever saw was flown by a fellow DART member nearly 30 years ago on 3xJ's at Lucerne. At the time it was a humongous flight (a pre-launch photo is on the DART Facebook page). I've been sort of itching to re-create that flight on a trio of K skidmarks at some ROC event.
 

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KV3 is such a classic - the first big cluster I ever saw was flown by a fellow DART member nearly 30 years ago on 3xJ's at Lucerne. At the time it was a humongous flight (a pre-launch photo is on the DART Facebook page). I've been sort of itching to re-create that flight on a trio of K skidmarks at some ROC event.
Skidmarks? magic word! You are my new cluster hero!
 

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Skidmarks? magic word! You are my new cluster hero!
Hah, you know full well that about half of what I fly is sparky! But I've never done a Skid cluster...seems like its time may be coming.
 

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How about clusters that "don't fit". 4x 38's in 4" LOC Fantom EXL:
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Thanks for popping up. How about A King Viper 4? Barry should have The Ultimate Maxx on the Laser file as made a number of them for us. As you go through the files there is many cool clusters that Barry brought back to life for us. I am very happy that LOC is in good hands.
 

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I've always liked clusters. So many different combo's to put together. We'll have some fun things for everyone once the shop is finished, set-up and running smoothly! We had a guy with TWA about 20 years back that had 9 38's in a 7.5" I believe. When the J-350 came out he kicked the crap out of it. Always fun to watch!
 

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Here's my biggest Motoreater - 98 with 8 54s. This flight in 1997 was a 98/10240 and 8 38/720s all research.
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on a smaller scale, the THOY nighthawk was an awesome rocket I used to have, so much so I scratch built one. 7-29 mm motors in a 4" rocket..........a single H238, a pair of G 80's with a central H238, 4-F50,s, and my favorite- 3 G125's and 4 G25's.
maybe ya's could look into a 4" cluster kit?
how many 38's would fit into a 5.5"? :) 7-38's would be awesome!! the airstart possibilities...............
 

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And then there's this:
Also only three inches, and only four motors this time, but still..............

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I've always liked clusters. So many different combo's to put together. We'll have some fun things for everyone once the shop is finished, set-up and running smoothly! We had a guy with TWA about 20 years back that had 9 38's in a 7.5" I believe. When the J-350 came out he kicked the crap out of it. Always fun to watch!
Are you thinking of Dave Zupan and his Seven Toe Dog?
 

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Here's a great shot of a Ultimate Max taking off on 6 kosdon 38mm J1500's. If you look about 8 feet under the rocket , you will see the 7th motor that slid out due to the acceleration forces .

Eric

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Here's a great shot of a Ultimate Max taking off on 6 kosdon 38mm J1500's. If you look about 8 feet under the rocket , you will see the 7th motor that slid out due to the acceleration forces .

Eric
WOW! Did it ignite? Or was it just not lit fast enough?
 
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