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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:43 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Cool stuff, looks really nice. I'm just waiting for the part where you say 'screw this!' and launch it out of a cannon :wink:


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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:02 pm

DR, its good to see you still are in the game!
I am tempted to recreate this for use on water and land.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:43 pm

It accelerates and moves awful slow.........

Make it lighter. Now. Aka, Carboard tubes and Balsa wood.

its speed will be increased to the point in which you will be amazed..... Just be sure to keep the nose heavy, so it doesnt spin out of control.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:38 am

50 Estes engines in a flash pan is nothing. I have seen a rocket that had something close to the equivalent of a a J engine made up entirely of Cs...

As for improvements, use lighter wheels, a lighter tube, and bigger better, and more engines. Or make your own, like I am doing. It's not going to be cheaper, due to all of the supplies it requires, but I can make rocket fuel for about $1/lb (boy is it fun just burning it). You can pm me for details if you are interested.

On a similar subject, I used to be a total rocket head, so I can answer most if not all of your questions if you have any.

Great Job!
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