LOC/Onyx construction questions

LOC/Onyx construction questions

Post by Yves Lacom » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00



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>I have a LOC Onyx and have yet to see it go 2000 feet with a G-64 in
>it.  Hmm  wonder what motor was used for 4000 feet.  At anyrate I have
>flown mine on an E-30 with results in the 700 to 800 foot range
>(estimated only)

That's not too bad actually.  Just perfect for a small field.  I would
assume that even an F25 would kick the thing up there, or a G40.
Considering the relatively small size of the rocket, I wouldn't want
to launch it much higher than 1200 feet anyhow.

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>I have flown in it on a windless day (make sure no wind if you try this)
>with a D12-3 to around a 100 feet very very VERY slowly.  Kinda nice to
>look at though.

Hehe.  Thanks for the warning. :-)

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>My Onyx has flown many many times and I think it really likes a G motor
>for between 1000 and 2000 feet.

I wonder if anybody has flown the thing on an F14J Blackjack or an
E15.  I get the feeling either engines simply don't have the oomph to
make this rocket fly very well.

--
Yves

 
 
 

LOC/Onyx construction questions

Post by Yves Lacom » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00


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>My tank, as in Panzer Tank. And this rocket is not from hell, for that
>you need my 2.5" 54mm motor mount rocket. First flight will be a nice
>and easy J90, but I hope to fly it with my Kosdon 2550ns K. Hmmm
>K300 ( 8second burn) maybe?

Lucky you.  I think I want to get level 1 certified first before I
start dreaming of the higher impulse motors. ;-)   I meant, by "flying
fiberglassed tank of an onyx" as in you seem to make em real tough and
durable, at the cost of alot of added weight.  

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>Well a G200 really kicks it up, but nothing does a mile like a H! I am
>wanting to try a H45 or a H70, but need to build a new one for the H45.
>BTY doing Hs in an Onyz is not for new fliers. The wind has to be
>perfect for
>recovery, and there is not much room for electronics. You have to
>install the electronics in the nose cone. I should have a 38mm Onyx
>ready for this summer, complete with 3 centering rings, 38mm motor tube,
>electronics in the nose cone and fiberglass body and fins.

G200's, I'm not sure they are available here in Canada.  However, the
long-burn H are available only during HPR events (with associated
waivers from the 'gummint').   How do you actually see the thing at
apogee is beyond me.   A two foot long by three inches in diam rocket
at 5000 feet would be almost impossible to track unless you have
incredible vision.  Although it sounds like a heck of alot of fun, I
wonder what the _point_ is to launch the relatively tiny thing so
high, especially with expensive 'lectronics and an RMS stuffed in
there ;-).

--
Yves

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