L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 pm

Oldboy wrote:Red paint says it HIT a fin
Or am I overthinking this ?


This is the only damage I could find, I'm guessing G10 and C/F beats Gelcoat and F/G...
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2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 am

What arrangement do you use on your shock cord? Do you place the chute between the upper and lower body or put the chute at the end?
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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:49 pm

New nosecone built and ready for flight (just requiring a light sand with 1200 grit wet and dry and a cut and polish), painted with 2 pack iso-free as per previous Nosecone.

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AMRS 21 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:11 am

Nice, will be great to see the patriot fly again soon.
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby kopius » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:56 am

Excellent!

Are you going to repair the old NC or cut it down for a boat tail on a new project? :-)


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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby Kryten » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:24 am

SpaceManMat wrote:Nice, will be great to see the patriot fly again soon.

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby drew » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:36 am

As per usual excellent work d00d!
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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:57 pm

Found this from the last launch I addended with MARS.... Everyone loves a sparky (Gorilla M1610BL)....

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AMRS 21 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:13 am

Great shot, would love to see video from that angle.
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:Great shot, would love to see video from that angle.


Just for you Matt...... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVgOsEASDi8
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AMRS 21 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 pm

Very nice, love the way the cloud spreads out on the ground as the motor comes up to pressure. 8)
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:24 am

Everybody loves a Patriot.....

Photo courtesy John Katz

http://www.nswrocketry.org.au/index.html

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"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby CATO » Mon May 07, 2018 10:23 am

Well it's finally happened, a launch of my 1/2 Patriot in NSW :mrgreen:

A great photo by John Katz (more to follow when time permits)...
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Launch #DateEventMotor(s)NSAltComment
112/03/2015ARTDU 2015CTI M21507,4556,315L3 Cert Flight
213/03/2015ARTDU 2015CTI M840,2xJ453,2xJ35411,1759,832First Cluster Flight
314/03/2015ARTDU 2015CTI M2080,2xJ520,2xJ3819,8438,307Crazy Jim's Drag Race
419/10/2015QRS - October Skies 2015CTI M22505,4724,477
509/04/2016QRS - WestmarGorilla N271710,8138,627Lisa's Inaugural Flight
604/06/2016WARS - WWW 2016CTI N180010,3678,848
716/10/2016QRS - October Skies 2016CTI M18305,6044,363
819/11/2016MARS - Inaugural LaunchGorilla M1610 BL5,9733,804
912/08/2017MARS - A.M.R.S. Yearly EventGorilla M1610 BL5,9733,790
1005/05/2018NSWRA - MullaleyCTI M21507,4556,107First launch in NSW
"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 07, 2018 10:52 am

Great to see the patriot flying again. Amazing shot too, Mach diamonds, flying dirt, does it get any better?

You should add Total Ns and Altitude flown to your stats.
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing

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Re: L3 Cert - 1/2 scale Patriot

Postby air.command » Mon May 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Well done David! That was a spectacular launch and recovery with Lisa commenting all the way up and down. :D The Patriot is always great to see live. I'll be posting more photos of the Patriot in the next couple of days when I've had a chance to unpack and process the images. I'll post some video of the event soon as well.
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