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Pyro

Post by bugwubber » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:59 am

Well, I have a little side project going on. Tommorrow I'm going to teach some scouts how to build pyro rockets. I forgot how dinky these low power kits are! Anyway, of course that means we need a launcher and a bunch of rockets. I picked up a Mega Mosquito that I am going to add a payload bay to so I can fit some electronics and cameras in it. The scouts will be building PayloaderII rockets so they can launch their lego astronauts.
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Re: Pyro

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:09 am

bugwubber wrote:Well, I have a little side project going on. Tommorrow I'm going to teach some scouts how to build pyro rockets. I forgot how dinky these low power kits are! Anyway, of course that means we need a launcher and a bunch of rockets. I picked up a Mega Mosquito that I am going to add a payload bay to so I can fit some electronics and cameras in it. The scouts will be building PayloaderII rockets so they can launch their lego astronauts.
You are the best scoutmaster EVER!!!!

That's so cool.



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Re: Pyro

Post by bugwubber » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:15 am

U.S. Water Rockets wrote:
bugwubber wrote:Well, I have a little side project going on. Tommorrow I'm going to teach some scouts how to build pyro rockets. I forgot how dinky these low power kits are! Anyway, of course that means we need a launcher and a bunch of rockets. I picked up a Mega Mosquito that I am going to add a payload bay to so I can fit some electronics and cameras in it. The scouts will be building PayloaderII rockets so they can launch their lego astronauts.
You are the best scoutmaster EVER!!!!

That's so cool.
Thanks I'll be sure to let them know that! ;-) (Den leader btw)

Unfortunately someone at the church we were going to build at booked us when they shouldn't have and other buildings we typically use were booked as well- so we had to postpone the build.


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Re: Pyro

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm

bugwubber wrote:
U.S. Water Rockets wrote:
bugwubber wrote:Well, I have a little side project going on. Tommorrow I'm going to teach some scouts how to build pyro rockets. I forgot how dinky these low power kits are! Anyway, of course that means we need a launcher and a bunch of rockets. I picked up a Mega Mosquito that I am going to add a payload bay to so I can fit some electronics and cameras in it. The scouts will be building PayloaderII rockets so they can launch their lego astronauts.
You are the best scoutmaster EVER!!!!

That's so cool.
Thanks I'll be sure to let them know that! ;-) (Den leader btw)

Unfortunately someone at the church we were going to build at booked us when they shouldn't have and other buildings we typically use were booked as well- so we had to postpone the build.
Were the kids disappointed the build was postponed?



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Re: Pyro

Post by bugwubber » Sat May 02, 2015 4:23 pm

Yeah they were pretty bummed. But..

We were finally able to build them in April and just had our rocket launch!

We had about 10 rockets to launch. I added a Mega Mosquito andmy oldest daughter made a D/E powered Magician. The day was just about perfect with enough wind to keep the few bugs there were at bay.

Even with all the fun, I was reminded why I like water rockets so much- no stinky burnt rocket casings, none of the low power rockets could hold a camera, payload bays so tiny a lego man was cramped.

Anyway, you can see me TOTALLY not enjoying myself here...

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Re: Pyro

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Tue May 05, 2015 7:08 pm

bugwubber wrote:Yeah they were pretty bummed. But..

We were finally able to build them in April and just had our rocket launch!

We had about 10 rockets to launch. I added a Mega Mosquito andmy oldest daughter made a D/E powered Magician. The day was just about perfect with enough wind to keep the few bugs there were at bay.

Even with all the fun, I was reminded why I like water rockets so much- no stinky burnt rocket casings, none of the low power rockets could hold a camera, payload bays so tiny a lego man was cramped.

Anyway, you can see me TOTALLY not enjoying myself here...

[youtube][/youtube]

What size body tube diameter is the Mega Mosquito? It looks like the same nosecone we bought and used to make the form for our Project 3000 nosecone back in '08.



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Re: Pyro

Post by bugwubber » Tue May 05, 2015 8:59 pm

2.6" wide. Made for a BT80 tube. So shoulder is 2.59 or so


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