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Old Mar 27, 2015, 10:23 AM
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Rc Rocket Plane

I want to build a rocket plane with a estes rocket engine. This is for a school project. I have no idea what to use I have a 25-30amp brushless esc, a 3000 kv bluewonder, cheap 9g servos, 640 amp rhino batteries, a 4 channel receiver and transmitter, and adapters. I would prefer a glider for simplicity or a stream line design. If any one has ideas or links to designs that would work comment. Thank you.

P.S-I would like it to be depron, 1/2 pink foam or adams foamboard.
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 11:08 AM
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Confused...if it's a plane powered by a rocket motor what do you need the electric motor/ESC for ? What is it you really intend to build ?

BTW I guess 640 amp really means 640mAh ? A 640A battery is likely to weigh a 100lb or more.

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Old Mar 27, 2015, 11:12 AM
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An itch?. Scratch build.
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The best place to look is probably the -- Rocketry forum

There is a big thread in there called -- Anyone else love RC rocket Gliders?
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 11:22 AM
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Another option, but not foam:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3296


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Old Mar 27, 2015, 02:13 PM
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What is the goal of the school project you are working on? How do want to utilize the rocket? take off assist?
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 02:47 PM
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The point is to do something you are interested in that will teach the class and yourself. Take off assist or booster for in flight.
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 06:05 PM
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In this video they launch a folded wing glider with a rocket motor , then the wings open and it glides down . The glider is free flight , but it probably could be done RC .

Flite Test | Rocket Glider & Free Flight (11 min 31 sec)
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 08:02 PM
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I watch Flite Test a lot, i have seen this.
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 08:47 PM
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Build straight - Fly twisty
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What is the thrust of the proposed rocket motor?
What is the burn time?
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Old Mar 28, 2015, 08:13 PM
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IDK yet
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 03:58 PM
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What experience do you have with rc planes?
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Little, I thought this would speed up the learning process.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 05:34 PM
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Have you built one before?
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 06:08 PM
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I mean, to fly this with no rc flying experience would be pretty hard. You would probably be flying a small, nimble, and possibly nose-heavy rc planes with a high wing loading, which isn't at all optimum for beginners. Granted, it is possible. If, however you do have some flying experience you would be better off.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 06:13 PM
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Do you want to fire the motor in the air or on the ground? If you want to fire it in the air, then you need an ignite wired to a channel in your rc transmitter, possibly like this:
http://rcexplorer.se/blog/2012/03/ne...tle/#more-2397

Nevertheless, this is probably a bad idea.
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