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Old 12-17-2008, 02:02 PM
James Pierson James Pierson is offline
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Smile New Design: Astro Zipper

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Here's one of my older designs, the Antares, using PODS for the... well, the fin tip pods...

Looks good, and the simulation runs seem to be consistent with what I've seen in the wild.

Same basic specs, just better graphics...

Looks like I need to take the time and upgrade to R9. Tried to open the Antares file and was stopped by an error message!!


Here is design that was inspired by another that was just recently posted. I am calling this
design the Astro Zipper. I am still not happy with the fin design but they will do for now.
The altitudes and Dv's are fair although I am pushing it with the C6-5 a little. We will just
have to wait and see if the build/test flights match how I simmed this design.

3nd Annual

8 days Before Christmas

Enjoy and Merry Christmas to ALL, JP.

Astro Zipper (18mm)
Launch guide length: 36.0000 In

MOTOR.................MAX. ALTITUDE...........DEP. VELOCITY
A8-3..................153.65486 Ft.............15.9130 ft/s
B4-4..................348.20538 Ft.............15.7879 ft/s
B6-4..................350.61024 Ft.............13.0765 ft/s
C6-5..................705.32152 Ft. ...........24.6840 ft/s
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