Fat Boy, not stable with Chad staged D-12's

Fat Boy, not stable with Chad staged D-12's

Post by Frank J. Bur » Tue, 07 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Well, the title says it all.  My good buddy, Dennis Winningstad modified
his Fat Boy for 24mm D-12's, and added a few grams of nose weight.  Flight
was good, so he thought, "If one's good, two is better"  He taped a D-12-0
to the sustainer motor, and let her rip.  There was a $1 bet on whether it
would be stable or not.  It wasn't, going horizontal about 50' up, staging into
the ground at around a 20 degree angle, loosing a fine, and bouncing back up
into the air while corkscrewing.  He found a fin.  I got a nice shot of the liftoff,
and of the dollar being paid.

Frank