Thursday, April 9, 2009

Old image from the archives



This image is from about 10 years ago, but shockingly it is a the very same (and only) Graduator that I fly today. But here it had a green nose cone (still have the cone, it is interchangeable with the red one). In any event, the story behind this photo starts with the vendor recommended motors:

D12-3/150
E15-4/350
E30-4/400
F20-7/800
F21-6/700
F23-7/800
F25-9/1000
F50-9/1000
G40-10/1800
G80-13/2300

Well most of these make sense. This one rocket has flown on a good portion of this range of motors also! From memory, it has gone up on the H238, G80, G25, F50, F24, F22, E30, E16, and once, just once, on a D12-3. And that is the reason for the image above. Maybe built today, with my better and much lighter methods, a Graduator could indeed fly on a D12. But not this kit. It was simply too heavy. Ribsy was a bit nervous to say the least.

2 comments:

DTH Rocket said...

Is Ribsy your dog or the guy in the picture?

R2K said...

The guy in the picture!