What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Sep 30, 2019 #23,041

    Nytrunner

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    The motor had an accident. Completely outside of the flier's control (unless he's been generating an inordinate amount of bad luck recently)

    Cato/CATO refers to motor failure and stands for either Catastrophic Failure, or Catastrophe At TakeOff depending on which camp you fell like annoying today
     
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    Ewomack, when I first saw that Shenzhou, I thought that it was yours! I hope that there's not a problem with all of the Shenzhou models. Also I believe CATO stands for Catastrophe At Take Off (not Catapult Assisted Take Off, like I originally thought).
     
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    you know the approx height it will fly? Or is it the first time you will launch?
     
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    CATO, an acronym used in rocketry, for Catastrophe At Take Off—the catastrophic failure of a rocket engine.(Wikipedia)
    Don't use an engine that's going to CATO.:D
    Barumpbump.
    Seriously, the C6 motor has not been prone to CATOs AFAIK.
    But any motor can fail, some more than others. 24mm Es come to mind.
     
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    Painted and installed Mobius mounts on both of my booster sections.
     

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    Spent free moments filing my printed fin can a bit smoother.
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    Almost forgot to do something before priming and painting:

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    NFPA 1123, 1124, 1125 First Draft meeting. Two more days possibly. I’ll update the special forum thread on the Tripoli Forum with the 1125 draft first revisions when I get time. Second meeting will be next year. These revisions go into the next version which could be accepted by the Standards Council late 2020 or possibly 2021.
     
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    This will be the first. If I can draft someone to use the altitrack I will report the height.
     
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    Nice one! Is that a scratchbuild or a kit?
     
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    Honest Goon from Excelsior Rocketry. I think I got the last plan pack from Gordy a few years ago when he reopened his website. Plans, decals, templates and parts list included, you have to supply the parts. More info here:
    https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/question-for-goony-builders.154474/
    Post #10.
     
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    Practicing 150 ft spot landing with 5 streamer rockets with 1/2 A6-2 for PUMPKIN CHUNKING rocketry comp, somewhere in this month or early Nov... Good temps today as-well as wind speeds...
     
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    Rounded fins of Cherokee-E, installed the motor mount with the forward end of the metal clip flattened. Will drill 'glue rivet' holes in the airframe in a minute. I might want to use a longer 24mm....
     
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    Done! Final cutting dimensions 585 x 943 mm. Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

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    How long a motor are you looking to put in there? And how will you find the rocket later
     
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    Put some thinned Elmer's wood Filler on my Cherokee E. Stupid movers lost some of my rocket tools so I had to go out and get a new putty knife first.
     
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    Unboxed then washed parts...

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    That thing is almost a dead ringer for the Genie air-to-air rocket!

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    IKR... it's almost a 1-800 # ..!@!!
     
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    CATO Catastrophe at take off. Means it blew up.
     
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    At a quick glance that faux nozzle looks like a jigger.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I can fill that.
     
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    I'm trying to print a leg for the Aero-Pad, which was a Fun Rockets product that never came out. It's one of my longer prints so far and certainly also the longest in length.

    Sometimes I feel like I should apologize for Fun Rockets. I did not make the choice to have the antithetical RTF foam inflicted on those things. I also could live well with the quality problems tarnishing my reputation. Or having a break turn into something that came out of my hide.
     
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    Ready to launch IMG_20191002_143906.jpg
     
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    Is that a light or reflection on top?
     
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    The led at the top is a great touch. I need to show that to my girlfirend
     
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    That is a "breathing" LED.
     
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    Perfect.
     

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