Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Bryan Chuc » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hi Dave,

I have an AT Aerraux, which has a payload bay, and I love it. It went
together effortlessly and it flies, well, straight as an Arrow ;-) I've
flown it on various 24mm reloads, as well as a 29mm F22 black jack motor. I
haven't felt confident enough to send her up with a G yet. Maybe soon,
though.

Good flying to you!

Bryan Chuck
NAR 73541


Quote:
> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
> that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

> Thanks in advance.

> Dave Pacheco

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Woody Mille » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I really like the LOC Legacy.  I've flown it about 10 times, and every time it's
been a great flyer.. (on 24 mm and 29 mm reloads, and then only "F's")

With LOC you do your own motor retention, since there is no upper thrust ring,
and no steel clip, but with RMS, a couple of studs works just fine for retention
(6x32).

I have an AT Barracuda too, but have not flown it yet..  It just doesn't seem as
sturdy to me...

Quote:

> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
> that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

> Thanks in advance.

> Dave Pacheco

--
Woody Miller
NAR 74701 SR L1

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Pache » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
great! I love mid-power rocketry!

But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

Thanks in advance.

Dave Pacheco

 
 
 

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Post by thwhit » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I added a payload section to my Initiator; just got some body tube and a
bulkhead assembly and put it together.  Magnum sells Aerotech BT-2.6 for
$3.50, and BA-2.6 for $4.75.

My payload section is 15" long and weighs in at 4 oz.  No modifications
were made to the Initiator itself.  If you added a payload section longer
than this, you should put some thought on the launch lug placement.  You
will need to run some altitude predictions to come up with new delay times
when you know the weight of the new section and its payload.

'If the women don't find you handsome
they should at least find you handy. ..."   Red Green

=thw

Quote:

> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
> that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

> Thanks in advance.

> Dave Pacheco

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> and have a payload bay?

THOY Condor. LOC HiTech with adapter.

or just build a payload section for the rocket you've already got!

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html (baffle too!)
NIRA:           http://www.nira.chicago.il.us  NAR:    http://www.nar.org

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Smit » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


Pacheco) writes:
>> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
>> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

>> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
>> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
>> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
>> and have a payload bay?

>THOY Condor. LOC HiTech with adapter.

>or just build a payload section for the rocket you've already got!

    I ordered a catalog from Public Missiles Ltd., and they sent it in a 7"
long piece of 2.56" diameter Quantum tubing. Perfect for a small payload
section for the Initiator. (in case you're a cheapskate, like me)

Paul Smith

 
 
 

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Post by Stev » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi Dave,

> I have an AT Aerraux, which has a payload bay, and I love it. It went
> together effortlessly and it flies, well, straight as an Arrow ;-) I've
> flown it on various 24mm reloads, as well as a 29mm F22 black jack motor. I
> haven't felt confident enough to send her up with a G yet. Maybe soon,
> though.

> Good flying to you!

> Bryan Chuck
> NAR 73541

My sister flew hers last summer on a G64-10 at our Monroe launch.  We
got it back from ~3000 feet.  It was just a speck.

Steve Bloom

(add a t to everett if ya want to send e-mail)

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Waddel » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


'Course you could order a PML 2.56" kit to put AROUND that nice little 7"
payload section! ; )

--
Andrew D. Waddell
PML Online Support Rep
TRA 2043 L2/NAR 52875 L2

PML: www.publicmissiles.com


Quote:



> Pacheco) writes:
> >> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> >> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> >> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> >> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> >> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> >> and have a payload bay?

> >THOY Condor. LOC HiTech with adapter.

> >or just build a payload section for the rocket you've already got!

>     I ordered a catalog from Public Missiles Ltd., and they sent it in a
7"
> long piece of 2.56" diameter Quantum tubing. Perfect for a small payload
> section for the Initiator. (in case you're a cheapskate, like me)

> Paul Smith

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Smit » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>'Course you could order a PML 2.56" kit to put AROUND that nice little 7"
>payload section! ; )

    Well, with that catalog serving as my breakfast, lunch, and dinner
reading, you can count on it that I'll be ordering _something_ before too
long. Great job on it, though it would be nice to have length, diameter,
weight, and engine mount sizes printed consistently next to each model (yes,
I have the spec sheet...). Oh, and the Pterodactyl blurb sounds a bit too
Estes-ish:

"Once thought to be extinct..."

Please don't go down that path to the ridiculous end Estes has already
reached:

"Howl at the sun with this screaming bad boy! Lean and mean! Quick to
build!" (1998 Catalog, p.19 - I kid you not...)

Paul Smith

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Andrew Waddel » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Thanks for the comments, Paul. I forwarded 'em to "PML Central".

--
Andrew D. Waddell
PML Online Support Rep
TRA 2043 L2/NAR 52875 L2

PML: www.publicmissiles.com


Quote:



> >'Course you could order a PML 2.56" kit to put AROUND that nice little 7"
> >payload section! ; )

>     Well, with that catalog serving as my breakfast, lunch, and dinner
> reading, you can count on it that I'll be ordering _something_ before too
> long. Great job on it, though it would be nice to have length, diameter,
> weight, and engine mount sizes printed consistently next to each model
(yes,
> I have the spec sheet...). Oh, and the Pterodactyl blurb sounds a bit too
> Estes-ish:

> "Once thought to be extinct..."

> Please don't go down that path to the ridiculous end Estes has already
> reached:

> "Howl at the sun with this screaming bad boy! Lean and mean! Quick to
> build!" (1998 Catalog, p.19 - I kid you not...)

> Paul Smith

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Paul Smit » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>'Course you could order a PML 2.56" kit to put AROUND that nice little 7"
>payload section! ; )

    Well, with that catalog serving as my breakfast, lunch, and dinner
reading, you can count on it that I'll be ordering _something_ before too
long. Great job on it, though it would be nice to have length, diameter,
weight, and engine mount sizes printed consistently next to each model (yes,
I have the spec sheet...). Oh, and the Pterodactyl blurb sounds a bit too
Estes-ish:

"Once thought to be extinct..."

Please don't go down that path to the ridiculous end Estes has already
reached:

"Howl at the sun with this screaming bad boy! Lean and mean! Quick to
build!" (1998 Catalog, p.19 - I kid you not...)

Paul Smith

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by DrDif » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Dave,
    What about an AeroTech Mirage?  HUGE payload bay!  Won't fly on E's but
can easily be modified to fly on Level 1 motors.  I just certified on mine
by leaving the thrust ring out of the motor mount. All RMS have thrust rings
on the Aft closure anyway!  I also used A Nomex chute protector and 2 foot
of kevlar as an anchor for the kit shock cord.

--
James Dean Cory, D.C.
http://fly.to/QCRC
NAR:75296 L1 Tripoli: L1
ICQ UIN: 2970685


Quote:
> I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
> great! I love mid-power rocketry!

> But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
> any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
> build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
> and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
> that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

> Thanks in advance.

> Dave Pacheco

 
 
 

Good 2nd Mid-power rocket

Post by Peter » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00


The Vaughn Brothers BoB (Ballistic or Bust) flies on F through H
and has a long payload section.  It's not too hard to build, and it's
tall and thin, so it dwarfs most other mid-power and many high
power kits.  Kind of like a Mean Machine on steroids.

Mine was last seen drifting away downwind at LUNAR . . .

--Peter

Quote:

>I've finished building my Initiator and flown it a few times. It's
>great! I love mid-power rocketry!

>But I wanted to get something with a payload bay. Does anybody know of
>any good, straightforwardly built,  (read "I don't want to try and
>build the space shuttle") rockets that can take E, F, G 29mm reloads
>and have a payload bay? What does everybody think of the Aerotech one
>that has one (there is one, isn't there?)

>Thanks in advance.

>Dave Pacheco