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gdjsky01 04-16-2013 07:42 PM

StarChaser 2.6 is ready for Launch
 
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The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative ;) at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-16-2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gdjsky01
The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative ;) at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs

:cool:

John Brohm 04-16-2013 09:11 PM

Nicely turned bird, Jeff. Well done indeed!

GregGleason 04-16-2013 09:35 PM

Nicely done!

Greg

Les 04-16-2013 10:33 PM

That is fantastic looking!

CPMcGraw 04-16-2013 10:36 PM

There's a BARCLONE design under there? :eek: :D

WOW!

Really nice work, Jeff!

gdjsky01 04-16-2013 10:46 PM

Your Starchaser!

modeltrains 04-17-2013 12:25 PM

Really interesting looking thing; here's wishing for a good flight.

Initiator001 04-17-2013 12:46 PM

That's a good looking model, Jeff. :)

Nice work.

Madison Alum 04-17-2013 06:05 PM

Nice looking ship! Heres to a great flight. Pictures, please.


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