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Old 06-09-2020, 04:26 PM
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I like the controllers with an armed tone. It reminds me to disarm the controller before I go off and retrieve my rocket. As opposed to a light, which can easily be ignored.
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Old 06-09-2020, 05:10 PM
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The key is held against a spring and pops out on this one when you not holding it in. Although it makes taking pics a challenge, disarming is never a concern.
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Cool videos. Those C5’s really scoot!
I’d like to see someone cluster four in something like a Quest Quadrunner
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Cool videos. Those C5’s really scoot!
I’d like to see someone cluster four in something like a Quest Quadrunner


Cool liftoff but wouldn’t the delays be too short?
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:44 PM
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Cool liftoff but wouldn’t the delays be too short?

Yep, for a cluster of 4 C5-3's you're into shread a chute - zipper a tube territory. However on two C5-3's with two tubes plugged it's pretty good. Would be a cool flight with nice flame.

I didn't realize these Quest Advanced Kits were so light! For a 2" diameter rocket about 32" long it's a decent sized model rocket but only weighs a bit over 6 oz. I ran the Apogee sim file with four C12-8 and four D16-8 and it's pretty good on those ...
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:00 PM
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Yep, for a cluster of 4 C5-3's you're into shread a chute - zipper a tube territory. However on two C5-3's with two tubes plugged it's pretty good. Would be a cool flight with nice flame.

I didn't realize these Quest Advanced Kits were so light! For a 2" diameter rocket about 32" long it's a decent sized model rocket but only weighs a bit over 6 oz. I ran the Apogee sim file with four C12-8 and four D16-8 and it's pretty good on those ...


Those look like some fun configurations on that kit. Those four D18s are cookin’ it to about Mach .5. Not too bad....

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On the Sidewinder video, the description says "C6-5".
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I flew three of the new C5-3s yesterday. Two in a 1/200th Saturn V and one in a MAV. Both of these models are marginal off the rod on the C6-3 and go really well on Q-jet C12-4s.

All three boosts were very authoritative and with quite a visible flame from the exhaust. Altimeters aboard showed the 1/200 Saturn V actually didn't go quite as high as it does on a C6-3 (when the winds are low for a straight flight) but the MAV did about 70 feet better on the C5-3.

Both models go considerably higher on the C12-4 than they do on C6-3s.

So for heavier models that are marginal on the C6-3, it looks like the C5-3 is indeed "mission accomplished" but for C impulse competitions, the Q-Jet C12 is the hot ticket by a large margin (and even for lighter models).
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:10 PM
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Good information, BEC, thank you.
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:36 PM
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Thanks, it’s interesting anything would go higher on a C5 than a C6, since it gets the models moving to higher drag sooner, and it’s only listed as 7.8 n/s.
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