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gdjsky01 04-16-2013 07:42 PM

StarChaser 2.6 is ready for Launch
 
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The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative ;) at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-16-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gdjsky01
The BARCLONE inspired Starchaser 2.6 is ready for flight after a year of on and off work.

I suspect it won't fly as well as it looks. And I really suspect the those pods are chute catchers! So I am not expecting a lot. It's loaded with a F79 Smoky Sam... if it survives... it deserves a G106 Skidmark.

BTW: It's using a RRC2 Mini for apogee deployment with motor backup. There's no way of knowing the real Cd for now. So I figured go with electronics. It's built using model rocket techniques to keep it light. Light being relative ;) at 22oz before motor. Stock BT-80 tubing. Stock 24mm MMT. Light blow molded PNC, black fiber centering rings. The solar panel rings are thin BT-101 just like the Saturn V. The fins are basswood. The pods are BT-20 and PNCs

:cool:

John Brohm 04-16-2013 09:11 PM

Nicely turned bird, Jeff. Well done indeed!

GregGleason 04-16-2013 09:35 PM

Nicely done!

Greg

Les 04-16-2013 10:33 PM

That is fantastic looking!

CPMcGraw 04-16-2013 10:36 PM

There's a BARCLONE design under there? :eek: :D

WOW!

Really nice work, Jeff!

gdjsky01 04-16-2013 10:46 PM

Your Starchaser!

modeltrains 04-17-2013 12:25 PM

Really interesting looking thing; here's wishing for a good flight.

Initiator001 04-17-2013 12:46 PM

That's a good looking model, Jeff. :)

Nice work.

Madison Alum 04-17-2013 06:05 PM

Nice looking ship! Heres to a great flight. Pictures, please.

gdjsky01 04-21-2013 02:32 PM

CTI F79SS-6 with a Missleworks RRC2-Mini for apogee deployment. Altitude 742'








Under chute



Later on a CTI F30-6 Long Burn



Thanks for the inspiration Craig.

CPMcGraw 04-21-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gdjsky01
Thanks for the inspiration Craig.


Thanks for making it work!

gdjsky01 09-04-2015 05:46 PM

This model lives on. It' a little worse for wear. The longest time I have ever taken to build a rocket. Fun tho.

gdjsky01 02-08-2017 09:42 PM

Still going... worse for wear... this mission on a F35-5

2017-01-29-MDARS-0085-2.jpg by Jeffrey Gortatowsky, on Flickr

gdjsky01 02-08-2017 09:43 PM

And I still have an entire directory of BARCLONE designs to try. As is, or upscaled.

Eagle3 02-09-2017 06:30 AM

Awesome launch photo Jeff! Thanks for sharing

A Fish Named Wallyum 02-09-2017 05:31 PM

Awesome! :cool:

Gus 02-09-2017 06:17 PM

Very nice build!

neil_w 02-09-2017 06:28 PM

That last photo is really off the charts. A beautiful rocket captured perfectly.

gdjsky01 02-10-2017 09:19 PM

You are all too kind. As I said it's getting bumped and bruised. A bit worse for wear.
It was a labor of love, and hate, and took a year as I would put it aside in favor of something else.

But it does still turn a head or two at the field.

Sprint60 09-11-2017 08:11 PM

Love it - and I'm a bit envious of your launch field.


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