micro maxx launch

micro maxx launch

Post by Joe Pfeiffe » Tue, 08 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Saw four Micro Maxxes launch Saturday (two of mine, two of somebody
elses).

First, mine:
    SR-71 - flew nice, recovery system failure, bent the little plastic
    rod that the streamer wraps around, broke off when I bent it back.

    Tomahawk - nicest MM flight of the day, but same recovery problem.

Ray's:
    Shuttle - unstable flight, on the ground before ejection.

    Saturn V - marginally stable flight, no ejection, no damage.

These things are too cute to pass up!  But the recovery system needs
work... (yes, I had trimmed my streamers).  I need to build one....

Also, I saw a Mosquito launched and recovered!
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micro maxx launch

Post by Mike Be » Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>Saw four Micro Maxxes launch Saturday (two of mine, two of somebody
>elses).

>    Shuttle - unstable flight, on the ground before ejection.

>    Saturn V - marginally stable flight, no ejection, no damage.

        I had pretty much the same results with my Saturn but the shuttle flew
fine both times.

Quote:
>Also, I saw a Mosquito launched and recovered!

        Here's a challenge.  I am going to build a Micro Maxx powered
downscale mosquito.  Recovering that one should be more impossible than the
BT-5 sized ones!

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micro maxx launch

Post by Dave Urbane » Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Here's a challenge.  I am going to build a Micro Maxx powered downscale
> mosquito.  Recovering that one should be more impossible than the BT-5
> sized ones!

The 1/4" launch lugs from Suborbital Flying Machines is a good fit for the
MicroMax motors.  It's a little loose, but a little tape and there you
are.
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