He had mentioned that he only has "built" a few RTF/E2X kits. Hence my reccomendation against the comanche.Originally posted by rokitflite
Since I have no idea what your building skills are, I would suggest the Comanche-3. If you have built at least 2 or three models that require the fins to be glued on individually it is not that hard of a build... It just takes a little longer. It is one of our best selling Estes rockets in our 3 stores. It has been purchased by many modelers of various ability levels and no one has reported that it has "crashed"... Flown away out of site yes, crashed no.
I know a lot of you here already know this, but for those who don't:Originally posted by dwmzmm
I think what some meant by "crash" is what I witnessed at NSL -
2004 at Hearne, TX; one young rocketeer launched his very nicely
built Comanche-3 that failed to stage (D12-0 to C6-0) and it
lawndarted. Apparently the pressure of the D12's gases forced
the stages to separate before the C6 could ignite. Similar thing
happened to my Estes Cineroc/Omega in the late 1970's...(yes,
my Cineroc got smashed).
A couple of years ago I had someone from another rocketry basedOriginally posted by jflis
Anyone ever done a sim on the old Estes FarSide? I have owned 3-4 of those over the years and never got more than one launch out of them (always went B14-C6-C6... go figure )
I'd bet it can crank up the altitude numbers!
I think Centuri called theirs "passport" staging...even had theOriginally posted by RimfireJim
I know a lot of you here already know this, but for those who don't:
This phenomenom is discussed in The Handbook of Model Rocketry, with the recommendation to include some vent holes between the stages to relieve the pressure just enough to prevent this, but not enough to prevent the intentional separation after the upper stage ignites. No specific size for the hole(s) was recommended, though.
Yeah, at least for 18mm single stage, I think it is the Yankee. But it does keep changing. The 1991 catalog lists "...over 2000 feet (610 m)". Who knows where those numbers come from, it would be interesting to check some with simulation software for comparison sake.Why does Estes change their max altidudes? You figure they'd get it right the first time. In the 2006 catalog The Yankee is the highest single stage at 1850 ft.
That is a great looking Scout! (Might be the first time that has ever been said) I might need to build one just to do that scheme...