Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by Nick Hil » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Hi,
    I am wondering what size parachute did the Estes Mars Snooper have? I
have one I want to fly, but don't know what size chute to use in it sense
it is built an I can't find the directions to it! Also what delay should
I use when I fly it on a C6, a 3 or 5 second delay?

 Thanks
 Nick Hills
 http://www.rzsoft.com/~nick/

 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by James Zalews » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Link Here for the plans:
http://www.dars.org/jimz/k-20.htm

The chute that came with it is a PK-18A, (18" Diameter).

Enjoy, Jim..

Quote:

>Hi,
>    I am wondering what size parachute did the Estes Mars Snooper have? I
>have one I want to fly, but don't know what size chute to use in it sense
>it is built an I can't find the directions to it! Also what delay should
>I use when I fly it on a C6, a 3 or 5 second delay?

> Thanks
> Nick Hills
> http://www.rzsoft.com/~nick/


 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by The Silent Observe » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi,
>     I am wondering what size parachute did the Estes Mars Snooper have? I
> have one I want to fly, but don't know what size chute to use in it sense
> it is built an I can't find the directions to it! Also what delay should
> I use when I fly it on a C6, a 3 or 5 second delay?

The original used a 450 mm parachute -- I wouldn't recommend a smaller
one for an old example of this rocket.  Based on the size and shape of
the rocket, I'd suggest flying it first on a B6-2, going to a B6-4 if
that's a too-short delay, and then adding one second to the delay when
you move up to a C6 (best guess is C6-5).

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Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by Sandy559 » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I don't recall the chute sizeb but definitely fly it on a C5-3 engine.
Steve
 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by PnmaFlo » Fri, 18 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I don't recall the chute sizeb but definitely fly it on a C5-3 engine.
>Steve

Agree w/the C5-3...a great lil' motor not available when so many of the older
Estes kits were made. Don't have a MS, but my LTV Scout & Mars Lander (both say
C6-3, before C5s were made) both love the C5.
I have heard however, that the C5 is prone to CATOs....haven't had one myself,
but others have told me stories. Not as many as the D ejection troubles, tho..
Anyone else had Est. C5 trouble?
-Jay Roberts, Atlanta (hot summers, cold {for Southern} winters-perfect heat
cycle weather)
NAR 71541
SoAR 21
 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper parachute

Post by Mike Toel » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Anyone else had Est. C5 trouble?

I had a C5-3 CATO in a Quest Space Clipper back in Nov. 93.  It was
about 50' high and blew out both ends, destroying the motor mount.  I
think that the propellant debonded from the casing.  I still have that
casing, but it isn't handy at the moment so I can't give you the date
code right now.  The other motors in that pack worked normally.  It's
funny that in all my time flying Estes motors, three of the four that
CATOed were less than two years old at the time that they were used.
All of the motors that I received from my father and an uncle back in
the late '70s (manufacture dates from '68 to '74) all worked fine.
BTW, the CATOs were

  1. B6-4 in a Centuri Spacemaster back in '81 or '82.  (Blew out
      about 1 1/2" in the rear of the rocket when it was about 50'
      high.)

  2.  A3-4T in my EAC Viper in '81 or '82.  (1/4" dia. hole burned in
       the casing just above the nozzle.)

  3. C5-3 in the Space Clipper mentioned above.

  4. B4-2 in a 25 year old Big Bertha in Mar. 94. (Blew out both ends
      at ignition and damaged the motor mount.)

Mike Toelle

NAR 31692
TRA 3562 L1