Mosquito world record launch updates....

Mosquito world record launch updates....

Post by SoAR » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00



has anyone ever downscaled a mosquito and used apogee 10 mm motors?

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Mosquito world record launch updates....

Post by SoAR » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00


i did a upscale of a mosquito but it was a 1/2 up skeeter that used A motors
ive launched it twice first launch had clear skys it streak about 500-600ft on
a A8-3 it was recoverd.But the 2 flight wasent so well cloud covering was just
right to see it in the whole flight but i did it on a A8-3 again it went up
perfect ejected off and thumped in a tree we never found it after that in all
the brush and all but i;ll upscale one again and launch it with higher motors

 
 
 

Mosquito world record launch updates....

Post by Michael D. Be » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>has anyone ever downscaled a mosquito and used apogee 10 mm motors?

        Yes, but I haven't flown it yet.  I'll try it when It warms up a bit
and I give it a try.
 
 
 

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Post by jordan soldier valle » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>has anyone ever downscaled a mosquito and used apogee 10 mm motors?

Tin Van Milligan made one himself called the Gnat. Has he kitted it yet?

-DGH-

 
 
 

Mosquito world record launch updates....

Post by Michael D. Be » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>has anyone ever downscaled a mosquito and used apogee 10 mm motors?

>Tin Van Milligan made one himself called the Gnat. Has he kitted it yet?

        It's not in the on-line catalog but there is a Gnat at Rogue
Aerospace.  It's a BT-5 size so it's really a mosquito clone.  Look at
www.roguelight.com.
 
 
 

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Post by Ted Phipp » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> >has anyone ever downscaled a mosquito and used apogee 10 mm motors?

They're not what you'd consider common, but several people have done
this.  They usually tie for 'smallest rocket' awards at organized
launches.  :)

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Post by Alan W. Holm » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>        It's not in the on-line catalog but there is a Gnat at Rogue
>Aerospace.  It's a BT-5 size so it's really a mosquito clone.  Look at
>www.roguelight.com.

I just built a Rogue Aerospace Gnat, but haven't had a chance to fly
it yet.  Like a mosquito, I doubt I'll get it back after I do fly it
(I think mosquito's defy gravity and just *stay* up there).

BTW: The gnat (which only costs 99 cents) comes with a *balsa*
nosecone!  The whole kit is a tiny little package. . . kinda cute.

Alan Holmes

 
 
 

Mosquito world record launch updates....

Post by Ryan Thompso » Sun, 15 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:



> >        It's not in the on-line catalog but there is a Gnat at Rogue
> >Aerospace.  It's a BT-5 size so it's really a mosquito clone.  Look at
> >www.roguelight.com.

> I just built a Rogue Aerospace Gnat, but haven't had a chance to fly
> it yet.  Like a mosquito, I doubt I'll get it back after I do fly it
> (I think mosquito's defy gravity and just *stay* up there).

> BTW: The gnat (which only costs 99 cents) comes with a *balsa*
> nosecone!  The whole kit is a tiny little package. . . kinda cute.

> Alan Holmes


The gnat is actually a little bit taller than the Mosquito, it is in
between the Quark and Mosquito to get an idea of the size. As in flying,
it is just as hard to see(surprise, surprise), but with a rocket that
only costs 99 cents it would be interesting to see how many flights you
could get out of one.

Ryan Thompson