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Posted by burkefj | Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:20 AM | 8,800 Views
Had very nice weather on Christmas morning and so took out some of my newest planes for some flights, really a lot of fun.

Christmas Rocketplane flights (8 min 8 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Dec 19, 2016 @ 04:10 PM | 8,927 Views
The Jayhawk is a neat target drone, and one of my favorite rocket kits when I was a kid. It's rated at mach 4. The wing is pretty small, a 3.5' wingspan for a 14' long rocket, since at Mach 4 you don't need much.

I found some spare 2.6" lightweight tubing and nose cone I had and decided to make a Jayhawk like RC rocket glider. The 2.6" tubing is very light and the tubing+cone comes in at 4.25oz total. I combined that with one of my Hypersonic wing sets from the kits I make and played around with a stability program to ensure that my flight CG and the lateral stability with the wingtips would work out ok.

the wing is larger than scale to support flight, and I had to chop the lower part of the wingtips down a bit so that they wouldn't drag on the ground. I built a conduit section from laminated depron, mounted my rail guides and skids on that which helped raise it up off the ground some more.

Will use elevon control, 24mm E-6 long burn rocket motors.

painted rtf with motor is 11.25 oz

20" wingspan, 36" long, 2.6" diameter.
Posted by burkefj | Dec 08, 2016 @ 10:28 AM | 8,673 Views
Hi all, I've just completed test flights and instructions for the latest kit and probably the last new one I'll be able to produce for a while until I can find a good alternate foam replacement. I have enough parts for about 10-12 of these kits.

Instructions at: http://www.dynasoarrocketry.com/wolv...tructions.html

The Wolverine is based loosely on the old Estes Wolverine rocket, this has a heavy duty 3" tube body, through the body wing and tail and elevon control. 11 oz rtf for the venerable 24mm E-6RC rocket motor. Comes with tube already slotted, wing and tail spars installed and control surfaces hinged. 25" long, 32" wingspan. Stickershock did a great set of decals for me, I added just the tail and wingtip accents and the little black wing walk portions myself.

This design is similar to my Mach 2 kit, but by using a smaller tube, mid mounting the wing and removing the T-tail I was able to make the construction simpler and stronger and it will now fit it into my regular shipping boxes.

Construction is simple, unfold and glue the wing, install the small spar, insert the wing and glue in place. Glue the vertical stab in place, insert and glue in the pre-assembled motor mount and install the electronics and balance. As normal, rail buttons are included as standard unless you want a launch lug. Rail buttons are mounted slightly to the side so that they do not get caught on anything when belly landing.

Hope you all have a great holiday, it's been...Continue Reading