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Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:01 PM
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need help with rocket deployed blimp

ok, so i am new to this whole flying things radio controlled, and need a little help.

i am doing this project for NASA, called the SLP, where they give us money and we have to build a large rocket to fly 5280 ft high, and contain a scientific or engineering payload. our payload is a blimp. we plan to have it come out of the rocket and inflate on the way down. it must be radio controlled, yet stay under the weight limit. i am looking for as lightweight a propulsion system i can get for it. ANY suggestions would be great! thanks!



here is the link to the NASA website:
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/educatio...nitiative.html
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Usually the blimp deploys the rocket. The idea is the unpowered thing rises as far as it can before deploying the powered thing.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:03 PM
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well, nasa likes things coming out of rockets, not vice versa, and the whole point of the project was to have something where the rocket is the main vehicle.
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