This design was inspired by the aircraft from the Rocket Racing League. (http://www.rocketracingleague.com/
) I chose not to include the prevalent carnards in my design.
While this model utilizes standard parachute recovery, but I would like to eventually get the model to glide recover, kicking out the motor with either a streamer or parachute for recovery. I've seen this technique used on the Estes Space Shuttle and SR-X models.
The balsa fins (wings) are laminated with 110# cardstock for strength. Carbon fiber tape could also be used to strengthen the fins further, especially the longer ones. TTW is used wherever possible.
A version with wing-tips will need to wait for RS9 to model properly.
Name: Falcon Rocket Racer
Engine Size: 18mm
Launch Guide Length: 36.0000 In
Min velocity for stable flight reached at 25.775" (C6) and 26" (B4).
Motor Max Altitude Dep. Velocity
B6-4 271.42 21.51
C6-5 652.79 18.49