Monday, April 6, 2009

Current Fleet

6mm / MMX: 5
Crayon rocket
Hummingbird (needs new glider)
IT
Pen Rocket
RNGbane the Valkyrie

13mm: 10
Mosquito
Whirling Dervish (monocopter)
13mm Saucer (needs new launch lug)
mandachan! and 13mm booster
Jinx
SpaceBusII
Cohete
Rokit
Gauchito
WAC Corporal

18mm: 22
Nuclear Mosquito
Scissor Wing Transport
Transwing
Whirling Twirling Tornado of Flame and Death and Doom (semiretired monocopter)
Frankenstein II
Astron Invader
Glider II
Astrocam
Cosmic Cobra
GBU-24 Paveway III
Alexi Leonov
Mach My Day
Wizard
Pigasus
Cloud Hopper
Mongoose
Screaming Yellow Zonker!
18mm Saucer
Orbital Transport
Bullpup
SpaceShipOne
Rama

24mm: 6
Comanche-3
Deltie Thunder
Vampire booster
24mm saucer
Nantucket Sound (under construcion)
Lord Gavin

29mm: 1
Mozzie

Total: 44 (all but Crayon rocket, Lord Gavin, and Nantucket Sound flown)

Changes since last list
Hi booster destroyed
destroyed Frankenstein replaced with Frankenstein II
new: Crayon rocket, mandachan!, Nuclear Mosquito, Nantuket Sound, Lord Gavin. Deltie Thunder.

Current build plans; have parts for all:
24mm Machbuster
29mm minimum diameter one shot / machbuster
29mm saucer
BT-20 based Mosquito upscale (Electric Mosquito)
Micromaxx Mosquito downscale (Skeeter)
13mm generic boost pod for gliders
glider 1.1: rebuild of destroyed Glider I
New 18mm booster to replace destroyed Hi

3 comments:

R2K said...

What will go in the 29mm machbuster?

Is the new G80 up to the task?

The EGE said...

I'm thinking the G80 will do well, although I might have to use a slightly less powerful LMS motor unless I can buy a G80 in person to avoid the HAZMAT fees.

The EGE said...

I just ran some sims on my calculator. It uses 0.1s intervals, so it's not perfectly accurate, but usually pretty close.

AT E30T: 2388 ft, 1101 ft/s (Mach 0.98).

AT F39T reload: 2749 ft, 1112 ft/s (Mach 0.99), 7.6s optimum delay.

AT F42T: 2840 ft, 1134 ft/s (Mach 1.01), 8.2s optimum delay.

AT G78G/L: 3870 ft, Mach 1.4, 9.2s.

AT G80T: 4310 ft, Mach 1.4, 9.2s.

Although the G80 has about 30 more Ns, it merely goes higher, not faster, and Mach 1.4 is a severe test of my skills. All of these calculations were for a 29.5mm diameter rocket, weighing 1.2oz empty and with a Cd of 0.55.