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Sep 18, 2005, 11:16 PM
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Or how about some rocket powered control line.
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Sep 28, 2005, 01:14 AM
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1/2 Scale Nike Smoke on a sparky P at Balls-14

Fred Azinger
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Sep 28, 2005, 09:47 PM
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What altitude does that reach?
How many counties away is the recovery?
Sep 29, 2005, 09:41 AM
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Balls-14 Nike Smoke flight

It went not quite 17k AGL and mach 1.1.
The motor under-performed due to a last minute change in formulation.
Recovery was only about 1 mile away - simple on the Black Rock playa.

You can see a video of the flight at:
Sep 29, 2005, 11:43 AM
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Yes, you can really make out the lackluster motor performance in the video.


If you don't mind, what is the cost per launch?

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Sep 29, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Wimpy motor....

It was expected to pull almost double the G's off the pad.
The burn time was about the same, but thrust was low.
The motor's static test burn preformed much better.

Costs are a little hard to be exact.
I would estimate my cost per launch at about $450.
Just the casting tubes, liner and o-rings approach $100.
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Jan 12, 2006, 06:27 PM
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Hmm... I'd probably have to say the Fliskits Decaffinator ( right now... I'm going to order a Giant Leap Rocketry Talon 2 ( soon, which will quickly become my favorite The 3" version of this rocket on a K motor:

Another favorite, and definitley the one flown most frequently of late is the Art Applewhite 24mm Stealth (, which has been dubbed "the house rocket" by members of my local club

And finally... the unofficially-required-to-be-a-real-rocketeer rocket, the Fliskits Deuce's Wild! (

One of the rockets i'll want to keep is my PML Ariel... I'm going for the Jr. L1 certification this spring with a Loki H144 in it

Jan 12, 2006, 07:50 PM
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All my rockets are of the high-alt variety. A few simple rules apply to my rockets. They are all minumum diameter. They are all PML phenolic and wrapped in fiberglass. Ane the number one most important rule: no paint. They are meant to perform, and paint only makes it look pretty. Actually if I spend the time painting them, it will get ruined anyway.

Mostly I fly hybrids. I have a 3" with an L575 that flies to 18,000'. A 2.5" with a RATTworks K240 good for 12,000'. A 2" with a Hypertek K240 to 9,000'. And a 1" with an I90. Also got the whole high power line of 29mm Aerotech RMS cases. The only thing I don't like is that people under 18 cant get certified. I fly my rockets with my "dads" motors. He is L3. It seems weird.; I have designed built and flown a flown a full L rocket to over 3 miles, but still can't get certified L1.

Last edited by Taylor Mullin; Jan 13, 2006 at 02:34 AM.
Jan 12, 2006, 08:39 PM
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You can achieve a Junior HPR Level 1 with the NAR program and many youths have done so over the last year. Check out the website at for more details.

Two of my favorite pics...the first is my Fliskits Upscale of the Tres, going up on three I212SS in the booster, then staging to an I161W in the sustainer. One of these days I will put a K250 in the Sustainer as it was designed for it. The second pic is my full scale AMRAAM on a M1419W.

Carl Tulanko
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Jan 13, 2006, 02:45 AM
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Thats cool. I will join NAR and get certified because I am with Tripoli now. Thanks.

Jan 18, 2006, 11:49 AM
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here's my short-lived T-25 on E9-P. its life came to an abrupt end when I tried to use a "real" E sized engine and the rest is history. can't wait to get one back up in the air again...

Feb 02, 2006, 04:58 AM
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My recently deceased SR-71

Yep, she was a beauty alrighty. I hope the guy across from the park fixed the hole in his roof. But I was more pissed than he was
Feb 05, 2006, 01:43 PM
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OK, 3 guesses for my kids' names.

I think the pink is Testors and the blue and red are definately the $0.94 Wal-Mart paint. I painted all 3 fins blue because I think painting one fin a different color is weird. I saved the fin decals so next time I'll have enough for all 3 fins.
Feb 05, 2006, 01:51 PM
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I painted the Stormcaster with the same dark blue $0.94 Wal-Mart paint. The yellow is the same cheap stuff. The color was "weak", so I put it on too thick and it "ran". I'll probably use the "Stormcaster" decal and the red decals. I'm building a 6" long payload section for my tiny camera. I might paint that section flat black to reduce reflections.
Oct 28, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Okay, here is my latest.... Will fly on 29mm F52-8 to start with.

Come on guys there has to be more rocketeers out there with pictures .

Have a 1/4 Patriot on order for my try for Level 1 certification.

Update . Have Patriot on hand. and got to fly the Legacy. Needs larger chute than given 14" as it came down really fast. Had to fix a fin. Ready to fly again though. Will use a 24" chute next time.
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