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Old 12-24-2021, 12:41 PM
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Default Project Mercury Abort Capsule 1/12 Scale

Here's a project I've been working on for a while.

It uses the Atomic City 1/12 scale Mercury capsule, and a home made tower and home made cluster motor utilizing 24mm motors.

The design is rear eject, the motors push the laundry out the bottom of the capsule.

I can post up more photo's if this project is of interest here.
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Old 12-24-2021, 04:03 PM
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Interesting project. What does that capsule base diameter run...that about 6 inches or so? What will you be constructing the tower from?

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Old 12-24-2021, 04:20 PM
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Interesting project. What does that capsule base diameter run...that about 6 inches or so? What will you be constructing the tower from?

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Thanks Earl. Yes, base is 6-3/16"

I'm using (3) 3/16" poplar dowels. There's a BT-50H tube, with a C-50 coupler, and (2) stiffener rings made from 1/8" basswood plywood.
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Old 08-20-2022, 06:53 PM
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Here are some photo's of the launch.

Rocket flew stable while under thrust, went AoA during coasting phase, chute deployed just before ground hit.

Rocket recovered undamaged.

Here's a video... Francis Ford Coppolla I am not... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CJcz8v6SE
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Out of curiosity did you use a generic paint pattern for the capsule and escape tower or is the painting based on an actual "flight" capsule?
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Out of curiosity did you use a generic paint pattern for the capsule and escape tower or is the painting based on an actual "flight" capsule?


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Here's a video... Francis Ford Coppolla I am not... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CJcz8v6SE

I bet Gus puked on that flight.
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