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Old 09-17-2017, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stefanj
Farside-X flew yesterday. CCC = WAY zoomie. I lost sight of the top stage shortly after it zipped away.

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I'm thinking of making a new main body. I'll skip the spin-fins and make it a couple of inches longer, so I can pack really long surveyor's tape streamer in addition to (or even instead of) a parachute.
FWIW, on mine, I joined the payload section to the airframe to convert it to noseblow. That makes a lot more room for recovery.

Plus, the long payload section imparts a lot of moment at the transition which I fear over time will make it a loose fit (which I don't want to deal with )

Doug

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