July 22, 2007

What I Did For Summer Vacation

I promised you a picture of my latest project.

RJ-YJ138.jpg

She makes her maiden flight on August 18th. The white part of the airframe is where I had to stretch it to make room for a new, larger altimeter bay. It'll be painted black to match this week. I also plan to stretch the rocket another fourteen inches in the near future to accommodate the "big honkin' motor" that I originally envisioned flying in her.

Posted by: Ted at 01:19 AM | category: Rocketry
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1 Looks good,ted.Hope I can make it.Yellerjackets.....awaaaaaay!!!!

Posted by: Russ at July 22, 2007 12:06 AM (ix4On)

2 Yeah, I want to make it too! About what time are you shooting for Ted?

Posted by: Maelstrom at July 23, 2007 06:50 AM (V0o94)

3 Looks good, Ted. Too bad Mrs. Ted (or whoever snapped the pic) couldn't wait two more seconds so we could see the dog lift his leg on it. Not that I *want* the dog to pee on it; it just would have been a funny picture.

Dogs going to the bathroom on labors of love=high hilarity, you know?

Posted by: Victor at July 23, 2007 07:12 AM (8xTyo)

4 Ted,

Solid or liquid propellant?

Launch site? Expected altitude?

Do you need a permit to launch these things?

Thx - Ron

Posted by: Ron T at July 23, 2007 07:22 AM (blNMI)

5 Ted,
You are standing tall and looking good. The
rocket looks great man...

Posted by: Don at July 23, 2007 07:31 AM (blNMI)

6 The motor will be a hybrid type, using a solid propellant and nitrous oxide as the oxydizer. I'm going to keep this first flight below 3000' (simulations say ~2600').

I'll be launching at Great Meadow, VA with our rocket club, NOVAAR, and we have an FAA waiver to 4500'.

Posted by: Ted at July 24, 2007 09:06 AM (blNMI)

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