View Single Post
Old 10-02-2019, 10:55 PM
dwmzmm's Avatar
dwmzmm dwmzmm is offline
Master Modeler
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 2,315

I flew my Estes K-36 Saturn - V five engine cluster with a D12-3 core, four C6-3 outboards in 2009. Model weighed in at 1 lb, 3 1/2 oz fully loaded. Boost was swift and strong, really nice altitude achieved. However, the three second delay proved too short as the model was still travelling at a high rate of speed at that point. The five second delay of those motors should have allowed the model to coast nicely to a higher altitude for better transition for recovery system deployment. BTW, I did use the Centuri clear slip on fins to ensure proper stability for flight.
Dave, NAR # 21853 SR.
Section Advisor
Old Rocketeers # 724
Reply With Quote