Friday, June 04, 2010

12-Pack essentially done, less custom GSE

It's not worth another set of photos, but I laid 2 coats of Future on, added 2 additional plastic pop-rivets to keep the removable motor mount securely in place, updated the Rsim model with actual unloaded mass and CG numbers, filled the business end with C6's, and confirmed there is still ~1 caliber of stability.  Nice.  It will fly later in the month at MDRA.  I'm still wondering about a standoff, baffle, or sheathing method to make sure the huge bundle of Quickmatch sparks don't ruin what for me is a great paint job.  A paint job which raises the POD (probability of disaster) to critical levels. :)