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Old Oct 01, 2014, 10:03 AM
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2015 Capitol Cup

We will be holding the Capitol Cup 2015 on 19-20 September 2015 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.

Normally S8Ep is an event. We will also be holding S2p.

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Old Oct 09, 2014, 06:58 PM
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Gary Goncher got a few great photos of my 65" long boeing ALCM flown with 29mm hardware and the new-ish G-25 moonburner Aerotech reload. It's a great motor for these depron planes as it doesn't push them too hard, but has a good spike to get them off the pad, weighing 34 oz rtf, It's also nice because it uses the normal 29mm highpower motor hardware and not the more expensive and custom sized 32mm RC hardware. It's not as hard a thrust profile as a G-38 or G-40, but it's almost a full 120ns motor.
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 10:33 AM
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Very nice!


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Old Nov 09, 2014, 01:38 PM
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Here's something I've been wanting to try for a while and posted on the rocketry forum, using depron construction around a 29mm center motor tube to make a light titan booster for my X-20 dyna-soar that already flies on 24mm E-6 motors. Still have some markings to do, will not paint the booster at this time to save weight, just use some vinyl markings. A 4" piston at the top pushes the glider off of the guide rods and pulls the chute out....3.8 pounds ready to fly less motor, will likely boost on CTI H-42...There is a lot to go wrong with this one, chute tangling, booster getting damaged on ejection or not ejecting fully, model arcing over and preventing 200' altitude from being reached to arm the ejection electronics, etc....It's turned out pretty well, but may be my most spectacular failure I'm weighing spin tabs but i really don't want to stress the glider mount any more than necessary, if it does pitch and I try to correct with the glider they will have the opposite reaction being mounted forward and I'll probably do the wrong thing.....more pictures on my blog if you are interested. For example the Titan II on the left is built using normal highpower construction and weighs 20 pounds ready to fly on J motors.... Glider is 8.5 ounces or 11.5 ounces with onboard 24mm E-6 set up to do air starts if I want.
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 04:42 PM
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That looks great! Looking forward to hearing how it flies.

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Old Mar 26, 2015, 10:47 AM
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RC SR-71, X-15, Buzzbomb, X-2 and F-106 Delta Dart Rocket glider kits

At NARCON some guys asked me to do kits of a few of my depron profile rg's, they aren't that savy cutting foam and finding all the parts. I'm doing these one at a time and are just the parts cost plus my time, about an hour and a half.....most of the work is done for you.
I've done 15 so far and have enough parts for about 15 more.

They fly best on the E-6 rc reload, but will fly on the Quest D-5p, and E7 and D7 motors, and the old D-11P's. Higher thrust will probably overspeed the foam. Yes they are profiles, but they have a very neutral boost, and decent glide and slow landing speed.

I've flown all of them as pusher and rocket glider. I've made a pod that clicks into the 24mm mount, which has a grayson microjet V-3 and 800mah 3s pack and apc 6x4 so it's a pretty cheap power setup that has way more than 1:1 thrust/weight and lets you get more flight time. You just set them up with an esc instead of bec and swap from 2s for rocket boost to 3s for electric and the cg stays the same.
They weigh about 12-14 oz rtf with electric, 9.5-13 oz rtf with 24mm E-6 motor.

General kit information with prices are here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2369689

Each of these has instructions posted, and build pictures so you can see how they go together.

SR-71: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2083332
X-15: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2275757
F-106: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2070504
V-1 Buzzbomb: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2065112
X-2: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post26344459

I realize compared to mass laser cut kits they aren't cheap, but at the low kit numbers it's just not feasable to do laser cutting setup.
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Cool!
What's the price?

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Sorry, that's on my mail blog page, they are $45 each for the SR-71, X-15, F-106 and Buzzbomb. The parts cost plus foam/carbon/box for me is around $30, plus my hour or more to cut and box them. The X-2 is $70 because it uses 2 sheets of depron, more carbon, and is more time to fit the full flying tail. The boxes can fit two kits, shipping priority ranges from $7 to $13 or so depending on how far it has to go.

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What's the price?

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