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Chip
07-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Fooled ya didn't I? Just test fired my scratch built blue rocket today on a G64-10 RMS. It only went a little over 500 feet, but flew well. Next flight will be with an H123 RMS, should get around 3000 ft.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy25/ctundra46/IMGP1521.jpg

Double S
07-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Do you use Bohning nocks on those?. What's the spine on those puppies?. :confused:;)

Chip
07-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Do you use Bohning nocks on those?. What's the spine on those puppies?. :confused:;)

You should see the bow, about 75 inch draw length shoots at 550 mph or 810 ft. per second.

Double S
07-25-2012, 10:15 PM
You should see the bow, about 75 inch draw length shoots at 550 mph or 810 ft. per second.

Nice!. I like to watch those rocket shows where they shoot the bigger ones. They called them a certain name but i can't remember it right at this moment. When they take off...everyone clears the area. LOL.

Spiker
07-25-2012, 11:36 PM
Yer tempting me to do bad things.

We've been under a fire ban here since like April so there just aint no pyro fun.

Speedykills
07-26-2012, 06:37 AM
I remember shooting them rockets off when i was a youg lad,they went up pretty high then shoot would pop open and the chase was on.........

NuttyNative
07-26-2012, 11:43 AM
I remember shooting them rockets off when i was a youg lad,they went up pretty high then shoot would pop open and the chase was on.........

Did the Estes rockets in high school, then with my kids, then the stepchildren. Can't wait till the grandkids are ready for them. I liked the C6-7's & D12-3 engines. Still have a few launch pads and remnants of past rockets in the garage. Gotta love the two & three stage rockets.

Chip
07-26-2012, 05:09 PM
Did the Estes rockets in high school, then with my kids, then the stepchildren. Can't wait till the grandkids are ready for them. I liked the C6-7's & D12-3 engines. Still have a few launch pads and remnants of past rockets in the garage. Gotta love the two & three stage rockets.

The Comanche three stage is one of my favorite Estes kits. When I tested the blue rocket at our local soccer fields there was a little girl with her mom at one of the soccer pitches. When that thing took off she made a bee line for mom, keep in mind they were fair distance from us. Due to the fact that the rocket is 7 ft tall 3 inches round and a little over 3 lbs it came off the pad slow and loud with a G motor. Now that I know that it is stable I can't wait to see it rip off the pad on an H or I motor.

Spiker
07-26-2012, 11:30 PM
Are the fins straight or slightly offset on the blue rocket?

Chip
07-27-2012, 06:50 AM
They are straight spiker, the pic makes it look like they are not. I don't recall, but I think I had a wide angle lens and cropped it.