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May 14th, 2012
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Eggs in Spaaaaace!
I emerged Friday from the Basement Laboratory of Bumbling Brothers Flying Circus with a new G engine powered egglofter. Here it is next to the previous experiment:

G Eggloft Altitude May 2012

I, of course, have on my best "Steelie Eyed Missle Man" look.

The upper longer model is the new one. Its largest diameter is slightly smaller than the older model's largest diameter. Combine that with the single composite G40-7W engine having more total impulse than the cluster of 3 black powder E9-8 engines in the older model meant that it went to an altitude of 957 Meters compared to the 652 Meters of the shorter model. This was good for first place in the weekend regional contest.

The only problem was that the ejection charge, designed for larger diameter models, was powerful enough to burn through the shock cord. Fortunatly (through my Super Genius Design) the bright yellow egg and altimeter capsule was fluffy enough to tumble safely to the ground, egg unbroken.

Even with the first place, I feel it is possible to achieve higher altitudes. So it is back to the laboratory!

Current Location: Otsego, Michigan
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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Date:May 14th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on first place! :)
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Date:May 16th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
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Date:May 14th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, fluorescent-painted payload models. Them's *real* rockets!
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Date:May 14th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
The fluorscent yellow paint actually was critical to finding the egg payload section in the tall grass.
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Date:May 14th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Super Genius! We said you were crazy, but you showed us all!
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Date:May 16th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
We're all mad here, and that's Ok!
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