I'm dreaming of the day I'll put some 38mm motors in my LOC Aura. If
you've done it, REPLY! because I want to know what it does
It worked out well in the end, because I lost the nosecone off of my LOC
Legacy on the very next launch. 6 people combed the area but not a trace
of the bright white nosecone...
If you're going to put a 38mm motor in it, I think you'll have problems.
First, the fins are surface mounts and stand a good chance of being
stripped. Second, the extra weight/thrust of the motor migh affect the
CG/CP relationship and make the rocket unstable.
I'd lengthen the rocket or add weight to the nosecone and replace the
fins with a through-the-wall fin mount.
It would be one hell of a launch though. The thrust-to-weight of that
launch would make the Aura disapear off the pad and it should get some
serious altitude on a long-burn motor.
And yes, when it was launched all we saw was a puff of smoke, then it
The Aura is too short for 38mm motors and is a likely candidate for the
stable/unstable/stable flight profile phenomenon discussed here a couple of
months ago. I'd strongly recommend against it.