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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Where do you even buy them?
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Frank was actually the manufacturer of the motors but the motors themselves are considered experimental. We launched them at the Black Rock dry lake in Nevada at a Tripoli sanctioned experimental launch where guys spend thousands building rockets with motors in the P and Q class. We have a 100k foot standing waiver at that location with the FAA. A few years ago one guy came with a Q, 8 inch diameter rocket with over 100lbs of propellant that flew to 93,000 feet at over Mach 4. Its fun stuff. Some commercial motors are just as expensive. Ceseroni and Aerotech have motors that top out in the $1000 range for N's.
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 06:29 PM
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The 8" dia one, did you recover it? How long did it take to come down?
Its about 328,084 ft to space, put more engines in with a camera and git that thing to space!
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Here is the last flight of my LOC 7.5" V-2 this weekend on a J-540 redline. Got caught 60' up in the trees at the end of the field. Couldn't even get an arborist to come and look at it for under $300.

Enjoy the photos.

Frank
Awesome! I've wanted that Loc V2 for a long, long time (I do have the 4" version). Sorry to hear it got lost in the trees. Although... for half that $300 you could rent a chain saw & pay off the landowner for cutting down the tree...
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 11:06 PM
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I thought about renting a cherry picker truck, might still do that.

If I was to go it again, I think I'd go with the polecat V-2, same size, but fiberglass cones and glassed cardboard tube, for about the same price, lighter by 4 pounds, and you don't have to deal with trying to glue/paint the poly cones, I never really trusted a glue joint to that type of plastic.

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Awesome! I've wanted that Loc V2 for a long, long time (I do have the 4" version). Sorry to hear it got lost in the trees. Although... for half that $300 you could rent a chain saw & pay off the landowner for cutting down the tree...
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 12:41 PM
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My Estes Optima, built from the original kit

Estes Optima Rocket Launch & Recovery (1 min 21 sec)
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 07:49 PM
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Thats quite a few launches. Nice flights!
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 01:01 PM
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1:3ish scale AIM120 AMRAAM

Here's my 1:3 scale AMRAAM. It flies on 29mm reloads and uses a drop away 1/4" launch lug to reduce drag. The recovery system separates right at the yellow band, uses kevlar shock cord, a 36" parachute and 12" drogue. The nose cone hangs lower than the booster section on decent so that it lands first, slowing the final decent of the booster just before it hits the ground. The trailing edges of the lower fins are only tapered on one side which imparts a slow stabilizing spin on the rocket during boost.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Awesome Stick! I dont know how long you have been in the hobby, but they only fly higher, get bigger, faster, and more expensive from there .

Scott
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Scott,

You speak the truth. You can look at my stash of rockets and see the progression, from the the little Skill 1 rocket my brother bought me as a gag, that got me fired up about rockets again, to my 2 29mm mid-powered rockets. The toughest part is finding enough land for my 24mm reloads or a club launch that I can participate in for the 29mm "high" flights.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 08:50 PM
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I know what you mean about the club launches. I was spoiled in California with three great clubs all of which had call-in waivers for flights to 15,000 feet. Now I am on the east coast and there is nothing close.
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 07:41 PM
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I know what you mean about the club launches. I was spoiled in California with three great clubs all of which had call-in waivers for flights to 15,000 feet. Now I am on the east coast and there is nothing close.
lol... california is a great state for rockets... we did a project through NASA last year calles the Student Launch Initiative (SLI)... here are some pics of our final rocket

and a video of our launch can be found here... we launched this rocket off of a Cesaroni K-635, and tested the correlation between acceleration and G-force on hard drive latency

if your interested check us out at www.aiaaocrocketry.org under the SLI tab to see our projects
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Gallery Show off your rockets!

This is the last one for this year. Should fly on Newyears Day 2012.
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 11:14 PM
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Gallery Show off your rockets!

Then there are the under wing Rockets.
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