My second completed rocket

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My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Hey guys,

I finally finished my second rocket. I took a lot more time trying to get a better surface finish and attempted to do proper fillets. I will be using SCR C motors for this rocket.. (as soon as I find the appropriate launch site)

Also here is a comparison to my first constructed rocket which is now my experimental dud rocket I use to experiment with paints.. also useful for holding another nosecone to spray paint it without worrying about getting it on the body.
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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby Kryten » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:35 pm

Sweet!
I like your rocket stands
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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:37 pm

Kryten wrote:Sweet!
I like your rocket stands


thanks I constructed the rocket stands myself :)

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby Lister » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:38 pm

Fins look great. Did a good job with the tape.

bettee start drinking more for when your rocket collection grows ;)

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby SpaceManMat » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Nice work. Take a knife to the other one and then rebuild it.
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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:01 pm

Lister wrote:Fins look great. Did a good job with the tape.

bettee start drinking more for when your rocket collection grows ;)


thanks Lister you have been a big help :)
yes the tape worked really well.. only a very fine layer of red paint came off which I easily concealed with the spray gloss

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:36 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:Nice work. Take a knife to the other one and then rebuild it.


I kind of want to use an altimeter in it just to compare altitude / speed of a poorly constructed rocket vs a well constructed rocket using the same motors.
thanks for the comment :)

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby Lister » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:51 pm

No problem Ryan. Ennoy flying it.. you should be able to launch that in a park as long as its a bigish one without trees.. i launched the a heavier rocket on a d and e motor in box hill the other day with my grandparents... it went to 300ish ft and came down 20ft from the pad. So you will be ok in a patk/clearing/oval on a c motor.

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby str8up » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:59 pm



Sweet!
I like your rocket stands


Rocket stand!!!!! I thought it was a really cool first stage.

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby High Impulse » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:25 pm

Rocket stand!!!!! I thought it was a really cool first stage


Well I imagine it was a first stage of thoughts Str8Up ;)

Although I think i may have chosen a slightly different flavored first stage mind you....
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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:10 am

str8up wrote:


Sweet!
I like your rocket stands


Rocket stand!!!!! I thought it was a really cool first stage.


I could challenge Lister's fastest rocket with this... while secretly using LOX / Kerosene as my first stage fuel :) (joking)
imagine the look on his face if this thing travelled over 10,000 feet haha. I think I would be breaking several different laws...
Has anyone ever launched a liquid fuel rocket on here? and is it almost impossible to gain approval by the authorities to use a liquid fuel?

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby Lister » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:33 am

Just run it on moonshine lol. No liquid fuel rockets are illegal everywhere. I dont know if anyone has ever gained approval for one.

You could drill 6holes in the bottom of the bottle for 5 24mm 6g motors and a 38mm 2-3g motor in the middle and use it as your first stage.. now that would be cool

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby lucifer911 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:41 am

Lister wrote:Just run it on moonshine lol. No liquid fuel rockets are illegal everywhere. I dont know if anyone has ever gained approval for one.

You could drill 6holes in the bottom of the bottle for 5 24mm 6g motors and a 38mm 2-3g motor in the middle and use it as your first stage.. now that would be cool


found an old V2 rocket the Germans were playing with (ethanol fuel)
Imagine the vibration through the ground when the rocket hit.. lol

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Re: My second completed rocket

Postby Lister » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:16 am

Imagine the vibrations through the ground when they blew up during development. My grand parents used to play in the V2 craters when they were kids.


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