Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stupid rocket tricks #'s 10 and 11

Inspired by ESL-140:

#10 - Don't check that you monocopter's motor is pointed a little upward. This is the 2nd time I've done this. Grrrr.

#11 - Don't heed KenKzak's advice. After viewing the video of the Frankenstein MLAS's demise, I'm pretty sure it was stable. The flight profile during the initial thrust spike was good and then the arc over got worse during the burn. The H160 has an initial spike of ~377 N, it tapers down slowly for a little over 0.5 sec and then drops quickly. On an I357, it might have lived.