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A Fish Named Wallyum 12-03-2017 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Got'z ta LUV an explodo on the pad.
I prefer POWR-PRANGGGGGS though.....

That's because you're all talk. Some of us actually fly the rockets.

ghrocketman 12-03-2017 10:54 PM

I fly too, but just have not the last 3 years.
Been flying R/C instead.

tbzep 12-04-2017 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
I fly too, but just have not the last 3 years.
Been flying R/C instead.

Got any videos of you rekitting your planes? :D

astronwolf 12-04-2017 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
Got any videos of you rekitting your planes? :D

We love to see you perform a few power prangs for us! :D

Jerry Irvine 12-04-2017 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by astronwolf
We love to see you perform a few power prangs for us! :D

We used to sell a kit called Powerdive. A two stage rocket with a recommended booster of fairly high power and long delay, which ignites the upper motor or igniter, and a recommended sustainer of relatively low power but longish burn and short delay. GREAT KIT!!! However it immediately became clear end users were not catching the magic of a safe recovery and SUBSTITUTED HIGH POWER MOTORS IN THE UPPER STAGE AS WELL. Oh well.

Just Jerry

ghrocketman 12-04-2017 01:33 PM

I DON'T re-kit my planes. Have been flying for 40 years and the last "pilot error" re-kit was in about 1992. :D
Many I know re-kit theirs with alarming regularity though.

A Fish Named Wallyum 12-23-2017 02:35 PM

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I've "flown" this rocket twice. I thought I went 29mm on the power, but I actually did it with a 24mm. First flight was on an Estes E9-8 that I'd had rattling around the box for several years. This particular pack had already claimed an FSI Dart clone a few years back, but I figured the chances were slim that another one would be lethal. Oops.

ghrocketman 12-23-2017 03:12 PM

Ugh.
One more example why I use composites for most of my flights above "D" power.

Ltvscout 12-23-2017 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

2017 motor usage: B - 14

Heh, B-14

A Fish Named Wallyum 12-23-2017 03:40 PM

Last week the flight was a lot more nominal, but I'm having photo issues. Gotta whack 'em down to size. :rolleyes:

A Fish Named Wallyum 12-23-2017 03:57 PM

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Last week I tried again, this time on an E9-6. Flight was perfect, windcocking heavily and climbing way out to the right. I noticed that something looked to be fluttering alongside the rocket as it descended, but didn't think much about it until it landed. Turns out the payload section had hit a fin at ejection and blew most of it away. Fixable, but it will no longer look like a prom queen. :chuckle:

ghrocketman 12-24-2017 12:53 AM

Ugh.
Another less than optimal recovery.
Seems to just happen to some rockets and not others.
Some others you can abuse, overpower, and try to lose and they always come back looking new.

A Fish Named Wallyum 12-24-2017 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Ugh.
Another less than optimal recovery.
Seems to just happen to some rockets and not others.
Some others you can abuse, overpower, and try to lose and they always come back looking new.

My fault. I had planned to go to Hobby Lobby for E9-8s and never got around to it. That might have been the difference maker.

Ez2cDave 06-29-2018 12:43 PM

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This is where it stands so far.


That reminds me of the FSI "EOS" . . .

Dave F.


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