May 03, 2004

Silver Lining

Yeah, it sucks to crash a rocket. On the other hand, it gives me an excuse to build another. :D

Posted by Ted at May 3, 2004 10:40 PM
Category: Rocketry

Cow Rocket II: Bigger and bolder than ever! Lemme know if 'need print-oits of the banners...!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 4, 2004 02:22 AM

oits=outs, of course.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 4, 2004 02:22 AM

You may be able to re-use a fin--or is that considered Bad Luck amongst the rocketeers?

Posted by: Victor at May 4, 2004 07:31 AM

I salvage pieces all the time, but this time the only reusable bits are the eyebolts, quicklinks, tubular nylon harness and parachute. The rest is toast. :D

Posted by: Ted at May 4, 2004 08:35 AM

Nylon? You don't need no steenking nylon when you can use Tubular Kevlar! Whatcha got in the inventory? I've got plenty of parts sitting around that'll never get used. I could send them to you along with a new product I want you to beta-test: the Waterproof MicroBeacon! (chortle)

Posted by: Doug Pratt at May 4, 2004 11:14 AM

Well Doug, based on this morning's great news, I just happen to have the parts all ready to go for a 4" diameter Yellow Jacket upscale that'll be perfect for Level 2 on a SkyRipper J. ;)

BTW, it's getting dim, but as of this morning the beacon was still flashing. :D

Posted by: Ted at May 4, 2004 11:20 AM

Most excellent. If the SkyRippers don't have Tripoli cert by the time you're ready, I'll gladly lend you a ProPoly J160. We've flown that motor a lot, as well as the shorter I140 version, and it always satisfies. Are you building with a 54mm motor mount? I recommend it; it lets you use a vented adapter for 36mm motors.

Posted by: Doug Pratt at May 4, 2004 12:15 PM
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