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Light saber rocket

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu May 08, 2014 6:02 pm

After the disasterous launch of his Galactic wave, my son has suggested a light saber rocket. I though a night rocket would be a good idea, does anyone know of such a kit or one that could be adapted?
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Re: Light saber rocket

Postby OverTheTop » Thu May 08, 2014 6:36 pm

If you like the "fighter" styled rockets, check out Sirius Rocketry:
http://www.siriusrocketry.com/SiriusKits.htm

They are really well thought out and robustly designed. I really like the futuristic look and details of the kits myself.

They also fly very well.
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Re: Light saber rocket

Postby BerowraRocketBoy » Mon May 12, 2014 9:30 am

SpaceManMat wrote: does anyone know of such a kit or one that could be adapted?


I have to say that I haven't done something quite like that myself, however, I have made "night specific" rockets before.

The only thing I did for mine was to strap an LED fairy light kit from ikea to the outside.

If I was to make a lightsaber rocket though, this is how I would do it.
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Re: Light saber rocket

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 12, 2014 9:54 am

That's reasonably close to what I was thinking, not going to convert an actual light saber as they are pretty expensive start of a LPR (may be MPR). I have been looking at bubble wands as a lot of them have clear coloured tubes in the right shape although a bit small. I also plan to place an inner tube inside the clear tube, it will have the lights on it and will allow me to put the batteries up in the nosecone area, otherwise it will be rear heavy. I was also thinking about ejecting the motor mount and CRs out the back.
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