LOC/Precision sells a kit called STOVI that recommends a single F44-5 or G42-8
24mm (no 29mm motors here) to power it. However, the aft end of the beast has
one central 24mm tube surrounded by 6 more 24mm tubes. All the tubes are about
12" long. While LOC recommends against populating these external tubes with
motors, they do offer considerable flexibility in adding additional motors.
With this arangement I can conceive of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 motor patterns
that are symmetric. Add in the many choices of motor types and starting
options (air vs. on-the-pad) and there are some real possibilities here
assuming it is built stong enough and stable enough. Has anyone else
considered this kit for these reasons or done this?
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