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Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:11 am
by bugwubber
The yellow paint had really taken a beating and I wanted to make it easier to see in the snow.

It has been way too long since our last launch. Definitely time to get out to the launch pad.
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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:16 am
by ryanrockets
Looks great. Whats the recovery method?

Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:59 am
by bugwubber
ryanrockets wrote:Looks great. Whats the recovery method?

Thanks! That double nose cone is open on top. It holds a small amount of water ballast that is dumped out at apogee. The rocket then falls back to earth sideways for high drag tumble recovery.

Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:17 am
by bugwubber
Here's an older YT video of another rocket I made using the same recovery method with an onboard camera and ALTImeter.

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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:43 pm
by bugwubber
Final detail added with quill and waterproof ink..

This rocket will be given to the Pack to go in their display.
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Made a lil bro for the hand held launcher.
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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:58 pm
by U.S. Water Rockets
Wow. You even added the Cub Scouts logo to the paint. Talk about attention to detail!