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Old 07-25-2008, 10:23 PM
James Pierson James Pierson is offline
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Lightbulb New Design: Tranquility 9 Version 3

I have shown this design to a few friends and feel that it is time to release it to the public
after it had been built and test flown. I call it the Tranquility 9 and this Rocksim file is
Version 3. You could say that it's the Big Big Brother to Tranquility 1 and 7. The seven pods
that this design launches at ejection are 18 inch ST-8 tubes from Semroc that gently return to terra firma on 1 inch x 24 inch streamers.
*Note that until further tests are done I am requiring an 1/4 dia x 60 inch launch rod.

A BIG thanks goes to Carl and all at Semroc for the laser cut fins and custom parts and to John Ludwig for helping me successfully launch and recover this beast.


Enjoy and Thanks Again, JP

Tranquility 9 Version 2 3X(18mm)
Launch guide length: 60.0000 In X 1/4"dia. Rod

MOTOR.................MAX. ALTITUDE...........DEP. VELOCITY
3X B6Q-4..............232.29232 Ft.............21.7355 ft/s
3X C6Q-5..............612.68373 Ft..............8.6527 ft/s
3X C6-5.................605.58399 Ft.............11.9084 ft/s


Tranquility 9 with Paint.



ST-8 Pods and streamers loaded.



Pods deployment at ejection, in Theory.




The Video of the first launch on a clucter of 3 C6-3's. And yes, I did yell "Yea, Baby!" upon liftoff and I really did not believe it would make it off the launch pad. For once I was glad to be proven wrong .


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