Hi Bill, I don't have a picture in mind of the Snooper, but are you aware of the big
cluster they launched at XPRS last summer? Had outboards in pods on the fin tips, J350's
they were too. Mega something or other. I think the idaho guys have pics on their
> now rather than try that. I have been playing with the stress factors
> involved with trying to use power in the pods, as well as the alignment
> issues and have become fairly convinced that it would be too much trouble.
> Now maybe using smoke canisters in the pods set off at 1st stage burnout
> might give a very interesting effect wouldn't you think?
> I really need to come up with something different for this bird if I am
> going to spend this much money and time to build it. Not that the
> engineering for this as a 2 stage rocket isn't a project in itself!
> Bill Ellick
> > I wouldn't do it, and I wouldn't RSO any rocket that did.
> > Wedge Oldham
> > http://BlackBrant2.com
> > > this may sound absurd, but suppose the engine was actually internalized,
> > > with the thrust ducted to the pods
> > > haven't seen anything like that at LDRS!
> > > it would handle the balance issue
> > > - iz