Rocket 01

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Rocket 01

Postby Natalya » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:11 pm

The successor to Rocket 00, Rocket 01 is larger than its predecessor and has what I expect will be a better engine. Right now its red coat of paint is drying. Once it is dry I'll do a little more decoration and then I will probably launch it tonight, or early tomorrow morning.

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The engine module for Rocket 01 is a cardboard cone spool for sewing.


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I packed it with the second batch of Rocket Candy fuel that I made today. The first batch went into Rocket 00 for its second launch. Both of the batches of Rocket Candy I made today included corn syrup, unlike the fuel used for Rocket 00's first launch yesterday. Because I'm using a cone I expect better thrust, but I haven't done any mathematical equations or anything.


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This is the rocket design. It is longer than its predecessor and the fins are applied more accurately, but overall it is a pretty shoddy rocket made out of cardboard tubes and packaging tape.


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I think it will fly better than Rocket 00, so the longer fuselage should help steady its flight.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby lawmaster » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:32 pm

:omnom:
You are faced with door what do you do
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wait what you can't do that
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Natalya » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:35 am

No luck at all with this one. First engine configuration as seen above didn't produce enough thrust to lift the rocket off the ground. I tried again with the exact opposite configuration... fuel in the cone but pointy end pointing out the back. It launched the rocket, but the engine flew out the back immediately and burned on the ground leaving the rocket to crash only 10 feet from the launch site. A crushing defeat. I need to go to a hobby store and buy an actual rocket engine. or solder one together or something. So far, the soup can was the best thing.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:46 am

Natalya wrote:No luck at all with this one. First engine configuration as seen above didn't produce enough thrust to lift the rocket off the ground. I tried again with the exact opposite configuration... fuel in the cone but pointy end pointing out the back. It launched the rocket, but the engine flew out the back immediately and burned on the ground leaving the rocket to crash only 10 feet from the launch site. A crushing defeat. I need to go to a hobby store and buy an actual rocket engine. or solder one together or something. So far, the soup can was the best thing.

tbh putting money down on pieces for a model rocket is a waste, reusing materials is much more fun anyway, especially when you're stupid enough to make an entire fucking rocket out of flammable material (me btw)

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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:32 am

Are you going to launch Psycho in it again?
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Natalya » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:44 pm

I don't intend to spend a bunch of money, I'm just going to look for some kind of nozzle assembly that won't fly off the back of the rocket and burn on the ground.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:45 pm

Natalya wrote:I don't intend to spend a bunch of money, I'm just going to look for some kind of nozzle assembly that won't fly off the back of the rocket and burn on the ground.

better to not spend any money on it at all
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:21 pm

Here's some basic rocket nozzles,

The aerospike design is probably best for low-altitude flight, the de Laval Nozzle would be easiest to build but it was designed for performance in a frictionless environment.

Try a bunch and use whichever works best! No need to reinvent the wheel!
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Tzan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:35 pm

All those nozzle designs are for liquid fuel.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-fuel_rocket
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:07 pm

Oh right, I hadn't realized she was using Natalya's (tm) Rocket Candy!

Maybe you could try denatured alcohol as a fuel?

Here's some guy making nozzles for the type of rocket you seem to be using-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2qwyw_ptpY
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby stubby » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Overwatch_Elite wrote:make an entire fucking rocket out of flammable material (me btw)

I don't know if you count as flammable material, but I bet it'd be fun to try.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Natalya » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:03 pm

stubby wrote:
Overwatch_Elite wrote:make an entire fucking rocket out of flammable material (me btw)

I don't know if you count as flammable material, but I bet it'd be fun to try.


I mailed you something today btw.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:17 pm

:trap:

Do not open mail from a woman who makes explosives in her kitchen!
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby The Shadowscythe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:00 pm

Keldoclock wrote::trap:

Do not open mail from a woman who makes explosives in her kitchen!


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How much money are you all willing to bet that the FBI already has us marked as a terrorist organization? All those bots down at the bottom of the page have gotta be watching for something.
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Re: Rocket 01

Postby Natalya » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:31 pm

I think they know we're harmless.
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