X-20 Dyna-Soar with titan booster....

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  1. Jun 12, 2016 #91

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    Had another really nice flight today in the updated silver scheme on an H-97 in Dayton Washington. It was really way too windy, 10mph constant with gusts up to 20....handled the wind really nice once off the rail, I pushed forward a bit to keep it going up wind, and then pulled full up to get it to stall slightly nose up till the altimeter ejected the glider, the wind was blowing hard so the glider couldn't make much headway and finally just settled flat. ....My display nozzles were too heavy to risk launching it with them attached, but I did fly them on the Titan II I flew later in the day and they flew and survived no problem.
     

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  2. Jun 13, 2016 #92

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    Here is the flight video:

     
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  3. Jun 13, 2016 #93

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    Wow! That second flight looked like a real cliff hanger!
     
  4. Jun 14, 2016 #94

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    Yes, that's one way to put it!:)
     
  5. Jun 18, 2016 #95

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    Had a nice low-wind nominal flite at the tri cities yesterday, was able to have my kids prep the motor and deployment charge in the van during the drive, setup the launch pad and prep and launch 3 minutes before the waiver closed:)


    Frank

     
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  6. Jun 18, 2016 #96

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    Just saw this thread and read through it watched most of the videos. (Some of them would not play though - said they were private and I needed to log in.) As someone who's never really thought about anything other than a regular tube based rocket, this was a great thread to learn from and now I want to go back and look at your other build threads. It's hard to believe that such a large rocket can be so light weight.

    Thanks for your write-ups and video, very informative. And when I was a kid the Dyna-Soar really captured my imagination so it's great to see such a large scale model flying.


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  7. Jun 18, 2016 #97

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    Thanks Tony, I was cleaning up son of the old videos that weren't great as I got better ones so I've removed the offending ones that didn't work.

    Frank
     
  8. Sep 17, 2017 #98

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    Had another perfect flight in Sherwood Oregon this weekend, thanks to Olivia and George Rachor for helping to set up and recover.

     
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    I saw this fly today!
    Never thought I'd see an 8" diameter rocket fly on an H97 motor!
    Was a cool flight!
    Frank never ceases to impress.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2017 #100

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    Beautiful flight... how is it stable with all that fin area up top?
     
  11. Sep 18, 2017 #101

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    It's actually overstable, building out of foam, all the recovery gear weight is at the top, motor is small, only added a few ounces of nose weight.

    Flew again today, worked great even in wind. Giving her a nice retirement now that I've gotten good video and still flight shots after 2 years and more than 10 successful flights which is way more than I thought it would ever survive. Like they say, so many things to go wrong and only one thing that can go right...

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    A great photo from George Rachor, of Olivia and Me just before liftoff on saturday..

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    A nice looking couple and the rocket in the middle doesn't look too bad, either.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2017 #104

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    Gary Goncher got some great action shots of the Titan II and glider...a great one showing the ejection of the chute and glider coming off, another with the booster landing about 100 yards behind us as I'm flying and another with the glider and me behind it.

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  15. Sep 29, 2017 #105

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    Nice vid....
     
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    Looking at your pics & vids of your Dyna-Soar {including your posts on YouTube}, I just HAVE TO say this about the design of this space plane:

    The X-20 DYNA-SOAR is just SO DURN COOL!!!

    :clap:
     
  17. Sep 30, 2017 #107

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    I got some more pictures from aother attendee at the launch, Jesse, got some slightly different perspectives...

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  18. May 8, 2018 #108

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    Frank....

    Congratulations on your Titan II/Dyna-Soar being featured in the Focal Point section of April's Model Aviation.
     
  19. May 8, 2018 #109

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    Thank you, I never received my magazine for april so I didn't see it.

     
  20. May 8, 2018 #110

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    Cool! except they had a typo instead of 109 inches tall it's 9" tall:)

     
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    A nice way to wrap up this project with a cover photo! She's now sitting in my spare room, retired after 10 successful flights, maybe when I get tired of looking at it, I'll risk it again for a large audience, I felt I'd pushed my luck with it far enough:)

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  23. Mar 13, 2019 #113

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    Great stuff. Now, it is time to do a Dream Chaser on an Atlas 5.

    Get to it.
     
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    I just watched this in the expanded view of post #105, which is a beautiful flight !!

    OK. I just got the latest Sport Rocketry in the mail this morning. The Dyna-Soar cover looks great!
     
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