Thread: Soyuz TMA-3
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:26 PM
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Location: central PA
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I did a preliminary assembly and so far the weight is up to 34 oz. sans motor and recovery.
My trusty estes ohaus scale shows 22 oz. for the booster and 12 oz. for the top half.
I've been concerned about weight since the start and have removed every bit I could.

Currently my heaviest model is an LOC inspired Maxi Alpha that tips out at 24 oz. flight ready and goes so high on an F20 that you lose sight of it. I really want to fly the Soyuz safely and I would be happy if it went a few hundred feet, but I'm limited to unlicensed propulsion choices.
All my bigger stuff runs from a 6ft. x 1/4" stainless rod.

If anyone has flown a model in the 40oz. range with less than H power, I'd appreciate some pointers.
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