Design Improvements III

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Design Improvements III

Post #1 by Rocket Babe » Sun, 05 Jun 16, 02:03 am

Dorothy

For #3 we're stepping it up just a bit. It's not every day you see a 2 stage, 3 to 3, 6 engine, triple payloader.

Dorothy is one of my favorites, kit bashed from 4 Estes Loadstars. Again, built stock per Estes instructions, same as Spiff's RoD with 2 Loadstar bt's for the core and mated but this time we add a thin balsa skin on both sides for strength and no fins on the core bt.

The Loadstar or corresponding assembly of parts does not require additional nose weight and the payload bays make night flying an option with this one too.
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Re: Design Improvements III

Post #2 by Rocket Babe » Sun, 05 Jun 16, 02:06 am

Just a couple of shots that I couldn't get to load to the original post for Dorothy. I do enjoy night flying! :D :D :D
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Re: Design Improvements III

Post #3 by Joe Wooten » Mon, 06 Jun 16, 15:46 pm

back in 1984, I built a 3 state 24mm rocket that used 3 D12's on the first stage, then single d12's in stages 2 and 3. The outboard pods on the booster had D12-3's that popped out 1 12" chute from each pod. I had a lot of fun with that one, launching it at least 12 times before one launch had a bad ignitor on one outboard in the 1st stage and it power pranged into the hard Texas clay at Acton elementary school......

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Re: Design Improvements III

Post #4 by Rocket Babe » Tue, 07 Jun 16, 15:18 pm

Joe Wooten wrote:back in 1984, I built a 3 state 24mm rocket that used 3 D12's on the first stage, then single d12's in stages 2 and 3. The outboard pods on the booster had D12-3's that popped out 1 12" chute from each pod. I had a lot of fun with that one, launching it at least 12 times before one launch had a bad ignitor on one outboard in the 1st stage and it power pranged into the hard Texas clay at Acton elementary school......



Joe, that all sounds pretty cool! 8-)

Have you got any photos?

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Re: Design Improvements III

Post #5 by Joe Wooten » Wed, 08 Jun 16, 14:21 pm

Rocket Babe wrote:
Joe Wooten wrote:back in 1984, I built a 3 state 24mm rocket that used 3 D12's on the first stage, then single d12's in stages 2 and 3. The outboard pods on the booster had D12-3's that popped out 1 12" chute from each pod. I had a lot of fun with that one, launching it at least 12 times before one launch had a bad ignitor on one outboard in the 1st stage and it power pranged into the hard Texas clay at Acton elementary school......



Joe, that all sounds pretty cool! 8-)

Have you got any photos?

:cry:

Unfortunately, no, unless Judy took one with the old film camera back then, and all those photos are stored in a box somewhere in the house....