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Uploaded: 05.03.2010 19:36
Categories: Handicrafts | Other Hobbies or sports

akeeh - Now something very different.. Model rockets.I participated to a model rocket course to get myself a rocket license so I can buy

Now something very different.. Model rockets.

I participated to a model rocket course to get myself a rocket license so I can buy and use rocket engines (license is needed due to the Finnish laws and restrictions on explosives and stuff). I'm now building my first model rocket for the course flight (course includes a small theory examination and a course flight) and it's coming together quite nicely.

I made the nose cone from a vitamin tablet tube by cutting the shape as a crown and then I filled the gaps with some quick 5min epoxy glue and then a lot of filing and sanding to get the final shape.

I covered the body tube with a thin layer of epoxy to harden it up and I'll sand it down next and repeat the procedure maybe ones or twice to get a good surface.

After I get some more practice on building these rockets I'll lauch a cheap pen video camera with one up to the sky. :]

More to come..

Bigger photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/akeeh/4408458057/


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05.03.2010 20:50 akeehDepending on the construction and weight of the rocket and in good conditions the flight height should range from 100 (A motor, 2.5 Ns impulse) to around 500 meters (D motor, 20 Ns impulse). D motor is the most powerful rocket engine that the license allows you to buy.
05.03.2010 20:30 nanohow far/high do these things fly?