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Old 04-16-2013, 08:42 PM
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The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:11 PM
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Nicely turned bird, Jeff. Well done indeed!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:35 PM
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Nicely done!

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:33 PM
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That is fantastic looking!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:36 PM
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There's a BARCLONE design under there?

WOW!

Really nice work, Jeff!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:46 PM
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Your Starchaser!
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Really interesting looking thing; here's wishing for a good flight.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:46 PM
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That's a good looking model, Jeff.

Nice work.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:05 PM
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Nice looking ship! Heres to a great flight. Pictures, please.
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