Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

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Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby minotaurs_maze » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi All,

I am interested in getting started in rocketry but i am not sure the best way to start out.

I am a bit of a geek so i like electronics etc so i would like to eventually have avionics equipment in the rocket

I wondering if anyone can recommend a kit that could grow and develop and that is modular so i could add a avionics bay etc.

thanks for the help.

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Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi MM,

Welcome to the forums.

Ok if you want to build a rocket with the ability to add an AV bay that's relatively simple with a bit of forward planning. For instance. I flew my Wildman JR short (without the upper body tube and coupler) initially, later I built the avionics bay into the coupler for doing larger motors and dual deployment. Can send you a link if you want, the kit is aimed at high power rocketry but it will give you an idea.

It sounds like your not with a club, I would highly recommend you at least attend one and see what they are doing and talk to them about your plans etc. One thing to keep in mind if your building rockets of size for electronics is that their are legal limits of altitude and motor size, so again a club is a good idea.

Possibly you should consider something like a 2 inch LOC kit, a lot of these have an upper body tube so would be ideal. They are also fairly light so you can stick to mid powered motors.

You didn't really say what electronics you were going to use, this may impact how you build so probably want to have a plan before you buy and get any extra bits you might need.

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Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby crom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:11 pm

What SpaceManMat said..... The Wildman JR is perfect for expanding over time:

https://ausrocketry.com.au/wildman-jr.html

Where are you based? The best way to start out is to turn up to a launch day and talk to existing club members... QRS have a big launch day in 9 days time if you are in Brisbane...
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Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:49 pm

I was only using mine as an example of how you can do it in stages.

Was thinking of something like a Nuke Pro-Maxx which can fly on F and G motors, not as heavy as a Wildman Jr

https://ausrocketry.com.au/kits/2-kits/ ... -maxx.html

And if you want to look at my build, here you can see the entire rocket. If you scroll down to the launch you can see that it was flown without the upper body, this helps keep it light and simple.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4161&hilit=dutchman&start=60#p50808

Latter I put the altimeters in side the coupler, starting about here
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4161&hilit=dutchman&start=90#p52235
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Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby lorstin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:12 am

Hi, I could recommend a LOC Precision Legacy. Easy enough to build and has a payload section already - flies on F's & G's. The only drawback is the 43mm airframe - not quite as big as the one SpaceManMat mentioned. But even with my heafty home built electronics and a camera pod on the side it could reach 2500' on a G64.
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Re: Looking for some advice - new to rocketry

Postby CATO » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:11 am

Welcome to the forum MM...
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