Looking at the new accelerometer / altimiter Pratt has, I have this
project in mind. I may never get around to it, bet here it is:
a 4" Upscale of the Estes Vigilante!!!!!!!!
For those who recall, this was a yellow / black, no-nonsense BT55
2-stager with swept fins. I had one with fuzzy, unsealed balsa and
a crooked decal - I remember it fondly.
With lightweight construction, the rocket would probably be in the 3 lb
range. I'm trying to figure out the size in my head - I'm thinking
about 7 feet tall!
The booster would be a G80 or H128 - parachute recovery using th eengine
ejection charge. The upper stage would be fired by the controller, then
eject a drogue at apogee. I might use the engine ejetion charge as a
backup - theoretically you'd see a streamer at apogee, then a small
chute from the engine ejection, then at 400' the main chute would
deploy. There would be a LOT going on. The upper stage would probably
be a 29mm G25/G33 or similar. I'm drooling just thinking about how this
baby would fly!!!
Just daydreaming. Maybe.