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Old 02-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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I was thinking about taking an Estes 220 Swift and adding streamer recorery and clustering 2 MicroMaxx instead of the !/43-3 or whatever. i checked maximum lift-off weight and it's fine. Do you think it will work and do you have any suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:33 PM
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It's fine with one micromaxx motor - I've built several MMX powered kitbashes. Just put a T2.5 motor tube in the thing (you can either make it from card stock or buy some from Flis Kits) and glue a shock cord in it. Unless you want to, you don't even have to put a streamer in it - nose blow recovery is fine for these little birds. I've also used a longer piece of BT-5 and different fins to build a MMX powered BT-5 downscale of the Alpha, as well as using the Quark to kitbash a micro Cherokee D and Der Red Max. Using Mosquito nose cones, you could do BT-5 downscales of the Big Bertha, Baby Bertha and any of the Goonies. One motor doesn't kick them all that high (50 feet or so), but it will lift them. In fact, as long as the rocket weighs less than about 14-15 grams, one motor will do just fine.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:47 PM
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It's fine with one micromaxx motor - I've built several MMX powered kitbashes. Just put a T2.5 motor tube in the thing (you can either make it from card stock or buy some from Flis Kits) and glue a shock cord in it. Unless you want to, you don't even have to put a streamer in it - nose blow recovery is fine for these little birds. I've also used a longer piece of BT-5 and different fins to build a MMX powered BT-5 downscale of the Alpha, as well as using the Quark to kitbash a micro Cherokee D and Der Red Max. Using Mosquito nose cones, you could do BT-5 downscales of the Big Bertha, Baby Bertha and any of the Goonies. One motor doesn't kick them all that high (50 feet or so), but it will lift them. In fact, as long as the rocket weighs less than about 14-15 grams, one motor will do just fine.

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I know but I just love clustering after buying an Estes Thunderstar . I might make a BT-5 or BT-20 downscale of the thunderstar (clustered of course).
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