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Old Sep 11, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Super Neon...My way

Here is the newest member of my fleet, the super neon. I was looking around in my basement, and couln't find any nice colos to paint it. So I took off to the Hazardous recycle center, where they have a lot of different colors of spray paint. They are like half used, but typically you don't need a full can of spray paint for a rocket...or, at least I hope you don't! So I coudn't find neon purple, green or blue, so I chose regular blue, red and yellow.
This is by far my favorite one to build, even more than the SR71 Blackbird
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 08:02 PM
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A few of my other rockets, I have a few more downstairs. All kit built, none of them RTF.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Here's a nice little toy.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 09:55 AM
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V-2 ready to go

My V-2 that I built 17 years ago is now home again. My friend I traded it to asked if I wanted it back, and I said yes. Had to cut the body tube in half to get it back in a roll bag on the plane, and took two trips but got it back. Sat in the closet for a year, till my buddy reminded me about the local launch. Normally I miss that launch due to being in Reno for the air races, but this year it was a week after. So, installed a coupler, reinforced the joint, added rail buttons, and re-painted the camo to repair the damage 17 years will cause.

It's ready to go with my mountainside 2.6" version and my helmet. This rocket made the cover of HPR at one time, hopefully it will make many more flights.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Here's the diet seven up... 7x18mm



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Howya gonna light 'em all at the same time????
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 12:03 AM
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Just thought I would share this, this is what happens when you don't store your engines properly.
Estes rocket misfire/fail (0 min 27 sec)
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 01:23 AM
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Howya gonna light 'em all at the same time????
cable whip works for lighting clustered motors.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Can you post a picture?
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Can you post a picture?
http://www.apogeerockets.com/clip-whip.asp explains it quite nicely
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Thanks I get it now. Someone could just make one for $5 instead of $25!!!!!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Buk-M1 and M1-2

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Old Sep 27, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Here are some pictures of the madness. The big one is my dads, a 14' tall D-Region Tomahawk on an O-6000. The small one is mine, an IQSY Tomahawk that went to 27,000 ft on an M-650. My dad and I love this hobby and have both been Tripoli Level 3 certified since 2002. If anyone has any questions about getting into high power rocketry please pm or email me, or go to www.tripoli.org.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 02:53 PM
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How much does each launch cost for the fourteen footer?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Last flight of loc V-2

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
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:45 PM
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How much does each launch cost for the fourteen footer?
Actually not as bad as you might think. The motor was built by Dr. Frank Kosdan (RIP) and the last two reloads we bought were $1200 each. We have one left we are going to fly as a minimum diameter rocket and are hoping to get in the 60,000 foot altitude range, should be fun.
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