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Old 08-04-2022, 03:57 PM
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Here's a launch photo of my original Centuri version.
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:17 PM
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Here's a launch photo of my original Centuri version.


Buzz - Nice! Talk us through the flight sequence with that much of an angle on the launch rod, what do you figure the angle is? I don’t recall ever seeing a non-RC boost glider launched at an angle close to that…fascinating…
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Buzz - Nice! Talk us through the flight sequence with that much of an angle on the launch rod, what do you figure the angle is? I don’t recall ever seeing a non-RC boost glider launched at an angle close to that…fascinating…


Thanks Scott. That flight was back in the 90's so..... memory is a bit sketchy, but IIRC it was a bit breezy. I aimed it downwind so it would weathercock back. I do that with my Sky Darts and they end up boosting nearly straight up when I aim them downwind.

I thought the instructions mentioned something along those lines and there is an illustration of one angled on a launch pad, it only says, "if there is a breeze blowing, position the Space Shuttle so the orbiter is on the down wind side of the launch rail".
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Thanks Scott. That flight was back in the 90's so..... memory is a bit sketchy, but IIRC it was a bit breezy. I aimed it downwind so it would weathercock back. I do that with my Sky Darts and they end up boosting nearly straight up when I aim them downwind.

I thought the instructions mentioned something along those lines and there is an illustration of one angled on a launch pad, it only says, "if there is a breeze blowing, position the Space Shuttle so the orbiter is on the down wind side of the launch rail".


That makes sense - thanks for the insight. I’ll take a look at the Centuri and Semroc instructions too.
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