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Old 11-10-2008, 09:54 PM
James Pierson James Pierson is offline
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Lightbulb New Design: Flying Flea

Not a bird, plane, or an Mosquito, its the Flying Flea. I have been reading my Apogee
Newsletters, in particular Newsletter # 154 and #158 on designing short fat rockets. The
Flying Flea definetly meets the short & fat design catogory. Adding the mass-less transition
to the aft end gives this design the added drag from an "base Vortex" of airflow?? This one I may have to build before I trust this "base Vortex" theory.

The balsa nose cone is an BNC-60 AL and the balsa tail cone is an BTC-60A. I am not sure but I think I got it right when I simmed the BTC-60A with an core hole of .75 inches?? Only Carl knows for sure until I order one.

Enjoy and Thanks Again, JP

James Pierson
NAR# 77907

Flying Flea (13mm)
Launch guide length: 36.0000 In

MOTOR.................MAX. ALTITUDE...........DEP. VELOCITY
1/2A3T-2.................121.16207 Ft............14.4273 ft/s
A10T-3....................311.32480 Ft............12.0686 ft/s
A3T-4......................321.00000 Ft............17.0648 ft/s

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