Fat Boy Too Fat?

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by KnightBo » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Just finsished my Fat Boy.  Went stock but fear I may have too many coats of
paint on it.  I went with an old hot rod roadster style of fire ball paint
scheme and it took awhile to do and more coates than I thought it would. Came
out nice though. Just weighed in at exactly 4 ounces with a B4-4 engine (flight
ready weight).  I am sure it will be fine, but I was just wondering what other
Fat Boys may have weighed in at and the engines that worked best with those
weights.  The B4-4 in it now was just to weigh it.  Any insights?  Thanks.

Mike

 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by Helen Rapoz » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Fat Boys may have weighed in at and the engines that worked best with those
> weights.  The B4-4 in it now was just to weigh it.  Any insights?  Thanks.

As much as I like the B4-4 engine, I got my doubts when it's lofting
a wide tube rocket at the max takeoff weight.  I would switch to
a B4-2 or a B6-2 instead.

 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by Gilson » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Fatboys fly great on C6-7's!
 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by Group 74 » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Fatboys fly great on C6-7's!

Mr. Gilson,   Are you sure the seven second delay isn't too long for the
very draggy Fat Boy?  I've had much more success with the C6-5.  You
wouldn't be trying to mislead us, would you?

Steve (spent a lot of time out on the bay "fishin") Bloom

 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by JimZ in Vermon » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Fatboys fly great on C6-7's!

    I use a -3 or -5 in mine.....it'd be half way back to earth before a -7
kicked out the chute :-O
--
Jim Z in Vermont (formerly "#2")

(*not* the guy with the OOP plans site)

 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by Armando Flore » Thu, 03 Feb 2000 04:00:00


B6-2 gives  it a nice straight boost, the B4-4 will not suffice.  Flies
great on a C6-3/5 or a C5-3, will knock your socks out on AT-RMS D-13 ;-)

Armando Flores
BAR

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Quote:
> Just finsished my Fat Boy.  Went stock but fear I may have too many coats
of
> paint on it.  I went with an old hot rod roadster style of fire ball paint
> scheme and it took awhile to do and more coates than I thought it would.
Came
> out nice though. Just weighed in at exactly 4 ounces with a B4-4 engine
(flight
> ready weight).  I am sure it will be fine, but I was just wondering what
other
> Fat Boys may have weighed in at and the engines that worked best with
those
> weights.  The B4-4 in it now was just to weigh it.  Any insights?  Thanks.

> Mike

 
 
 

Fat Boy Too Fat?

Post by Bob Kapl » Thu, 03 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> B6-2 gives  it a nice straight boost, the B4-4 will not suffice.  Flies
> great on a C6-3/5 or a C5-3, will knock your socks out on AT-RMS D-13 ;-)

A Fat Boy with an 18mm RMS usually needs a bit of nose weight. How much? I
added the difference between the weight of a C6 and the loaded RMS motor.

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