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Old 04-17-2012, 10:46 PM
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Flying Mercury Capsule 1:14

So I have been working on this for a while. Its based on Delta7Studios Friendship 7 model which is 1:14 scale.
Turns out at 1:14 scale you can basically build the model around an
ESTES Body tube,
its either a BT-70 or 80 I cant remember which right now.
but basically to fly its going to take a B or C engine, and have a lot of nose weight in the escape rocket body, as there is almost no weight in the capsule part.
should be ok with no fins as the capsule will act as the stablizer.

as model rockets go the parachute compartment is huge (for a rocket this length so i hope to somehow figure out how to make a scale mercury parachute with thats about 100 shroud lines....

hope to launch it in july, I will keep you guys posted.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:56 AM
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That is cool!

Can't wait to see the launch report.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:58 AM
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Always interested in models that fly! Hope it flies as expected!

Constructive criticism of my builds & comments are welcome!
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