Post your personal or team best here.

Post your team or personal best. To be displayed on the WRA2 standings page(Altimeter Data and Videos are optional)

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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Cloud Dancers » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:05 pm

andicirk wrote: i managed to get to 79 m but that was the last flight of my single bottle rocket as the parachute failed to open and it nose dived onto a concrete parking ........


OUCH! :(
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Tim Chen » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:59 am

andicirk wrote:i doubt this is the correct place to post this but if there is anyone in the south of france that wants to work as a team i would be really interested in that.. i'm in the vaucluse (84) and can be contacted through my profile , as a personal record at the moment im still well below the 100m mark , at the last mini festival i managed to get to 79 m but that was the last flight of my single bottle rocket as the parachute failed to open and it nose dived onto a concrete parking ........


Do you know what caused the parachute to fail? We are getting ready to test the parachute system in our rocket and so we're interested in knowing what possible failures can happen from the experience of others.
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Bonami » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:14 am

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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Bonami » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:16 am

Bonami wrote:-(


Sorry. I mean to say I would like to get your experiences too. Possibly we can think together and get some new ideas?
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Daan.[D&P]Rockets* » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:25 pm

13th of december we managed to get 1 meter higher then our last personal best.(with altimeter)

The rocket went 162,7 meters or 534 Feet.

Click on the movie and go to youtube to watch in High quality.
The movie is not high quality because i took it with my mobile phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_HS9dnSLfc
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Alex » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:51 pm

Theseus, which I launched early this morning wnet 684 feet (chance of error, that's what the simulator said)

So that's my bestt so far. 684 feet with Theseus
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Alex » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:19 pm

er, please note that this altitude is what the simulator said. i don't have a altimiter. so umm....it might not be that high
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby rockets-in-brighton » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:33 pm

Alex wrote:Theseus, which I launched early this morning wnet 684 feet (chance of error, that's what the simulator said)

So that's my bestt so far. 684 feet with Theseus


That's fantastic, Alex! Only 2 weeks from the first concept to a successful first time launch, and with a parachute too! What did you make the parachute out of in the end? You were a bit scornful of plastic bin-bags, but did that work after all? And was the parachute deployed with your non-timer mechanism? Can you give us some insight into how that works?

I don't suppose you could post a picture or two, could you? Even a poor quality camera-phone or web-cam pic would be great, give us an impression of the rocket design - it's very hard to visualise, a picture can really help.

Congratulations again, and I hope you can post some how-to data soon! Especially the parachute system, as I'm very interested in new designs.
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Bonami » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:55 pm

Daan.[D&P]Rockets* wrote:13th of december we managed to get 1 meter higher then our last personal best.(with altimeter)

The rocket went 162,7 meters or 534 Feet.

Click on the movie and go to youtube to watch in High quality.
The movie is not high quality because i took it with my mobile phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_HS9dnSLfc


That is nice flight for a single stage rocket. That altimeter plot is crazy. Did you find out why the data has the peaks in it? Very nice to see the flight. Congratulation!
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Bonami » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:57 pm

Alex wrote:er, please note that this altitude is what the simulator said. i don't have a altimiter. so umm....it might not be that high


Simulator usually is pretty good with a margin of error. Even if it is wrong by 20%, that is still good flight!
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Alex » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:41 pm

rockets-in-brighton wrote:
Alex wrote:Theseus, which I launched early this morning wnet 684 feet (chance of error, that's what the simulator said)

So that's my bestt so far. 684 feet with Theseus


That's fantastic, Alex! Only 2 weeks from the first concept to a successful first time launch, and with a parachute too! What did you make the parachute out of in the end? You were a bit scornful of plastic bin-bags, but did that work after all? And was the parachute deployed with your non-timer mechanism? Can you give us some insight into how that works?

I don't suppose you could post a picture or two, could you? Even a poor quality camera-phone or web-cam pic would be great, give us an impression of the rocket design - it's very hard to visualise, a picture can really help.

Congratulations again, and I hope you can post some how-to data soon! Especially the parachute system, as I'm very interested in new designs.

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3. Yah it worked. I out a weight on the nose cone, at the bottom of the nose cone, there is a large pole that keeps the parachute down. below the parachute is a couple of strings, so after apogee, when it turns over, the weight pulls the nose cone out, the springs shoot out, and Parachute follows :)
4. It's pretty simple, Get some this but ling bottles, balsa wood and some rods. When you have spliced a few bottles together, you put a Body tube that you would use for Model rockets on top of the Bottles, It will hopefully Slide right on top if the bottles, giving it a professional look, get some balsa woof ins, put em on, buy a nose cone 2 sizes too small put it in Modify the Nose cone so it hasa wide bottom. but not too wide.......This realy maks the rocket aero dynamic. Here's a pic of the rocket
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby reno1 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:12 am

Nice looking rocket! Is that Theseus or Big Daddy?
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby rockets-in-brighton » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:19 am

reno1 wrote:Nice looking rocket! Is that Theseus or Big Daddy?


Estes Big Daddy.
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby Alex » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:50 pm

Theseus with Big Daddy look. Yes
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Re: Post your personal or team best here.

Postby rockets-in-brighton » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:29 pm

Alex wrote:Theseus with Big Daddy look. Yes


Just in case there were any lingering doubts, from June 2004: the last one in the top row...

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showpost.php?p=2588&postcount=15
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