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Old Sep 19, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Countdown to Flight

One of my ongoing projects is my X-15 Rocket Plane. It has been on hold due to the need for a "Drop Plane".

I finished my Tower .40 Trainer this week. Powered by a Towerpro 3520-7 and a 50 amp speed control, this plane will have ample power to fly the X-15 up to altitude with no problem.

The X-15 is built from Frank Burke (burkefj) plans, but substitutes the parkjet motor for an Estes Rocket motor. The rocket will be ignited in flight with an old GWS brushed motor speed control with a small 2s lipo. Rocket burns have been timed to 2.5- 3 seconds. We'll fly it sort of like how Mac Hodges flies his B-29 and X-1.

More to follow!
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 04:51 AM
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Watch out that the exaust dosen't cook or melt the rudder ! RTR
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Watch out that the exaust dosen't cook or melt the rudder ! RTR
Yea, a radio glitch could cause a problem

We plan to release, glide then light the engine.......

(it looks good on paper )
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 10:08 AM
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Sounds like a plan .....Ive used Estes rocket motors as JATO assist on a RC plane,& protected foam areas w/ Alum. foil secured w/ tape,worked good.Good luck !...RTR
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 08:45 PM
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totaly awesome must seeeee if it works
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Old Sep 26, 2008, 04:24 PM
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man. cool. must record video!!!!
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 08:02 PM
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You're a great builder/designer Mastrsn. I like what you've done. I'll try to keep a watch.

Check out my newest. It's not foam but it was fun to build and fly.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932003

I'm looking forward to you building the BiStick. It fly's great!

Dalton
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