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Rxiiiab
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This is the Rxiiiab (prounounced 'rxiiiab'). I don't usually fly naked rockets, but this is a prototype for a larger and more odd rocket, and I figure for prototypes I can make an exception, so this is on tomorrow's manifest. The flared tail cone is not only this rocket's stabilization mechanism, it's also where the streamer is stored before rear ejection. I'll be trying an A10-3T in it.

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Rich Holmes
Camillus, NY
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Syracuse Rocket Club

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Very cool, Rich.  I like the idea for storing the streamer in the cone.

And thanks for the pronunciation guide ....  That initial capital letter threw me.   Tongue
Lee
NAR 55948, L2
In Build: Mars Snooper
Next: upscale Sky Hook (Panavia kitbash)
In Finishing:  Estes Honest John, Red Nova, Super Cobra
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I flew it twice and it was steady as a rock. It also recovered like  a rock; the streamer slowed it down but not by a lot. 

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I'm thinking I could reduce the nose weight.

Anyway, I painted it. Plain navy blue. Maybe I should have attacked the nose weight first. But we had painting weather, and won't get a lot more this year...

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Rich Holmes
Camillus, NY
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Syracuse Rocket Club

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