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Post by Chri » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I went to your web site NICE site

your E-Mail is no good the AOL server REJECTS your user name

I would like to know if you have any Rocket/Boost Glider kits ?

Thanks
Chris
http://www.nerys.com/

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Post by Vamidpo » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I went to your web site NICE site

Thank you.

Quote:
>your E-Mail is no good the AOL server REJECTS your user name

I just checked this.  Seems to be working now.

Quote:
>I would like to know if you have any Rocket/Boost Glider kits ?

At the moment, all of our kits are parachute recovery.  I did a simulation for
a possible glide-recovery Tomahawk kit, but all the data said it would glide in
at about 80 MPH.  That's a little dangerous for most launch areas around here.
I don't want to clip somebody's head off.  Thanks for your interest.

Chuck Barndt
President, THE LAUNCH PAD

 
 
 

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Post by Chri » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


80 mph

probably because you made it too big and heavy

Smaller and lighter Mini Engine Powered would work better for a tomohak
glider

remember that is a MISSLE not a plane and it is MADE to go fast by design so
relatively speaking any DESIGN similar will tend to go fast

have you considered That Ultra Light Foam material Estes uses ? it is
EXTREMELY light and would help for slower flights

This 80 mph bird HOW heavy is it ?
How big is it length and Wingspan and wingarea

Chris
http://www.nerys.com/rocketry/


Quote:
>>I went to your web site NICE site

>Thank you.

>>your E-Mail is no good the AOL server REJECTS your user name

>I just checked this.  Seems to be working now.

>>I would like to know if you have any Rocket/Boost Glider kits ?

>At the moment, all of our kits are parachute recovery.  I did a simulation
for
>a possible glide-recovery Tomahawk kit, but all the data said it would
glide in
>at about 80 MPH.  That's a little dangerous for most launch areas around
here.
>I don't want to clip somebody's head off.  Thanks for your interest.

>Chuck Barndt
>President, THE LAUNCH PAD

 
 
 

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Post by Tim » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> 80 mph

> probably because you made it too big and heavy

> Smaller and lighter Mini Engine Powered would work better for a tomohak
> glider

The Tomahawk has very little wing area compared to the rest of the
missle.  That's the main reason it has to glide so fast.  

Tim

 
 
 

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Post by Vamidpo » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>This 80 mph bird HOW heavy is it ?
>How big is it length and Wingspan and wingarea

The simulation was for a missile based on a 2.6" diameter body tube.  You're
right about the small wing area needing a really fast glide speed.  For now the
project is shelved, unless we decide to do a parachute recovered version.

CB

 
 
 

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Post by Chri » Tue, 21 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I have actually been considering Clear Plastic Parachutes and Fishing Line
to make almost invisible Parachutes an a Harness to make "Planes" come down
horizontal !

What do you think ?

Chris
http://www.nerys.com/


Quote:
>>This 80 mph bird HOW heavy is it ?
>>How big is it length and Wingspan and wingarea

>The simulation was for a missile based on a 2.6" diameter body tube.
You're
>right about the small wing area needing a really fast glide speed.  For now
the
>project is shelved, unless we decide to do a parachute recovered version.

>CB

 
 
 

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Post by Vamidpo » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I have actually been considering Clear Plastic Parachutes and Fishing Line
>to make almost invisible Parachutes an a Harness to make "Planes" come down
>horizontal !

>What do you think ?

Depends on the altitude you're expecting.  Some recoveries are hard enough to
see even with large, brightly colored 'chutes.  If you don't mind losing the
rocket, it should work just fine.

CB

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Westfiel » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


The clear parachutes I've seen have been impressively non-invisible.
Sort of giant jellyfish looking.  (These were huge "competition" chutes
made from dry cleaning bags and such.  Smaller transparent chutes might
be more invisible.)

BillW
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