Archive for October, 2007
The question has come up as to how one can convert thrust from a model or high power rocket into horsepower. The real question is can thrust and horsepower be interchangeable measures? Not really but let’s take a look.
The Red (Hot?) Planet
by Patrick L. Barry
Don’t let Mars’s cold, quiet demeanor fool you. For much of its history, the Red Planet has been a fiery world. (more…)
Why Glider Thang? Well, what else would a Southerner call a rocket, er…an aircraft…uh, well it’s a Glider Thang. See? Here it is…enjoy!
My Oregon Scientific ATC-2K was mounted looking up on the TV tower based launcher that John Hansel used to launch his Nike Smoke.
The Firestorm 54 was my choice for launching Skyripper 38mm hybrids. I purchased the dual deployment glass version of the Firestorm from Giant Leap. Ed supplied a 42 inch booster tube so it would work with the H through J Skyripper cases.
The Tubular Crayon is based on the Crayon Bank that was on sale at Toys R Us for $5.99. Our club is having a Tube Fin Delight event in September 2005. So I decided to try tube fins instead of the usual clear fins.
This is old post from January/February 2006. I am still enjoying this rocket.
Cliff Oliver’s 24mm DW on the left and mine on the right.