Mass Launch Abort system


May 16, 2011

Project update as of May 16th, 2011

  Well we are back on the web,  I guess they got all the bugs out.
to start we have completed the CM  and applied a coat of wood filler to it.
  We also started on the coast skirt construction, we have made the fin templet and cut one for mock up, to this we also cut the slots for the drag platesand inserted them for a test fit.

These drag plates are made out of the 3/8 honeycomb material we have. This material will also serve as the motor cage base. Usin this honeycomb material will help keep the skirt true ( ROUND).

The motors will be 20 degrees off center and canted towards the center, just like the real one.  We feel the HCM  will be adequate for the power we are using.

Update #2
We flew the 8inch version this Saturday, it flew very well, I will post pictures later tonight. But wew have a youtube video you can view. gdata player
As you can see in the video it flew well, the skirts came off as expected. I know the shroud was not to scale. But we are making a new one as I write this. The new one will be closer to scale, with the two different angles on the lower portion of the shroud.

Other progress has been with the smaller model  we have added more nose weight and will fly it again soon.

On the 2 ft model we plan on a k motor total impulse weight will be the factor. 

These are pictures that I have right now.  Please keep looking for more.

More later

Rick  "SCRTACH" McKee

These are a fev more pictures showing the material we have. This is Very strong and light
A 6"X 6" piece weighs less than 50 grams

This is a picture of one of the drag plates installed

The layout of the boost skirt with the hooneycomb material

This is showing the thickness of the hooneycomd 3/8 "

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