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Old 04-12-2018, 11:38 AM
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Default Mach 10 - dumb question

What was the thickness of the balsa on the Mach 10 kit? I'm looking at cloning one.

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Old 04-12-2018, 01:54 PM
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:35 PM
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There is a complete and virtually ready to fly Mach 10 in a batch of rockets that was donated to my club. The surfaces are all 3/32, which corroborates what Semroc is doing with the laser cut parts linked to above.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:27 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for the confirmation guys. Next dumb question, how long was the streamer?

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Old 04-12-2018, 09:04 PM
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Somewhere between 6" and 6'
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Awesome. Thanks for the confirmation guys. Next dumb question, how long was the streamer?

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Long enough to see it when the marker cone falls. Just let it hang out the back of the rocket.
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The streamer in that same built example I mentioned is 3 feet long, and tied in the middle to the nose cone.
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Thanks. That about what i figured.

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The streamer in that same built example I mentioned is 3 feet long, and tied in the middle to the nose cone.
Yup--that was a favorite Centuri style. They advocated tying the shock cord (or the nose cone, in some cases, including the Mach 10's) to a long streamer in its middle. The miniature "flight profile" drawings accompanying the kit illustrations in their catalogs' kit citations also showed this for their streamer-recovered models such as the Micron, the Bandito, and (for the nose cone "target marker") the Mach 10.
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