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Old 02-17-2009, 05:01 AM
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Do things like the Infinite Loop and backsliders count as odd-roc BGs?

Back-sliders? Sure - were there any that were deliberately designed to recover that way, and did they actually glide?

I don't know what the Infinite Loop was.

Aside from back-sliding superrocs, etc, and The Flyin' Stovepipe, did anyone ever made a boost glider in which the glider was a (more or less) simple tube? Or a version resembling those paper airplanes that have, instead of wings, two paper loops, one at each end of the fuselage?

The thing that really struck me about the Stovepipe was that the glider part didn't look like a rocket, nor did it look anything like a glider, either. It didn't look like anything that one would expect to see sailing along in the sky. A simple cylinder, wingless and open at both ends - I wonder if he might have gotten the idea from kite technology? And I wonder if there would be other hollow shapes that would work, too.

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Mark II:

see the May 69 issue of Model Rocketry at Ninfingers for a buld article on the Infinite Loop. Then check out the Oct 69 issue about how it became a glider (in the Model Rocketeer section).

also check out the Ringhawk ring wing glider in the nov/dec 2003 issue of Sport Rocketry.


here are some patent numbers to look up in google patents:

3264776
4151674
4246721
4790788


have you seen this:

https://skyaak.wordpress.com/about/

it could probably be converted to rocket power
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:47 PM
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I found the first article about the Infinite Loop in the 5/69 issue if MR, but I could not find any mention of it in the 10/69 issue. What exactly am I looking for there?

I don't have the Nov/Dec Sport Rocketry - I wasn't a member of NAR then, or even flying rockets at the time. So what was the Ringhawk?

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here are some patent numbers to look up in google patents:

3264776
4151674
4246721
4790788

Interesting - so the flying tube has been invented several times, it seems. Were any of these ever turned into commercial products?

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...have you seen this:

http://skyaak.com/skyaak-rd-blog/

it could probably be converted to rocket power
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NEAT!!! I don't know if the glider itself could be flown under rocket power - it would probably need to be carried internally by a large diameter booster and then ejected for the glide phase. Great concept!

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I found the first article about the Infinite Loop in the 5/69 issue if MR, but I could not find any mention of it in the 10/69 issue. What exactly am I looking for there?

I don't have the Nov/Dec Sport Rocketry - I wasn't a member of NAR then, or even flying rockets at the time. So what was the Ringhawk?

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Mark II:

I'll try to describe the Ringhawk. Consider a ring tail rocket ; now imagine that the ringf-fin on one end, splits in half and move forward ,so that you have a ring at the front and back

oops my bad Nov 1969 Page 44 New Glider Development

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:25 AM
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This is from the NIRA "Model of the Month" page for 2007:

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Tony Lentini coasted past the Adult competition with his Ring Hawk ring-wing boost glider, built from plans he grabbed off the web. "





Also, a little bit of discussion here.

Another view of the rocket (apparently in boost configuration on the front page of this COSROCS newsletter.

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There are a lot of unusual designs out there . . .

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You have a PM.

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