|Nov 11, 2009, 10:27 PM|
Joined Feb 2004
New recovery method
I'm an old modeler returning to some rocketry for fun. I scratchbuilt a Commanche 3 and flew it today on all three stages for the first time. I didn't get the upper stage motor in right and it ejected instead of the chute. But I had a new recovery method that worked to perfection! Not a scratch.
|Nov 12, 2009, 12:33 AM|
Joined Oct 2008
Oy. About a decade ago my club had a launch where a visitor flew one of the old Estes X-wings. You know, the ones with the steel spike on the engine pod? Well, the pod fell like the Thor orbital bombardment weapon it is and penetrated the canopy of some visiting lady's parasol. After that we declared X-wings to be "heads up, on your feet" launches. The next year we banned them altogether.
Looks like Commanches may fall into the same category, eh?
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