Supersonic Sights by the Sea. 3D-Printed Makerbot PLA survives Mach 1.8 and 74g’s to 1363MPH

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    The video opens with "G" sporting the awesome lab coat gift we got him from the Iron Man set. Both launches worked perfectly, and we recovered the rockets unharmed.

    The first one is a a minimum diameter 38mm blue tube + golf ball nose + 3D-printed Makerbot fin can. The J270 takes this puppy from 0 to 1,363 MPH (Mach 1.8) in 2.6 seconds! According to RockSim, it topped out at 9,454 ft.

    The second flight was a simpler Estes with D12 booster staging to a C6-7, with a Sharpie pen as upper nose cone/weight. The J-motor on left is 32x the D motor on right.

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    1. jurvetson 56 months ago | reply

      pre-launch (that plume-to-rocket-ratio above is pretty extreme): DSC03127 Other sights from today: IMG_1462 Almost the Estonian flag =) IMG_1458 SAM target practice, anyone? IMG_1452 Rather, the best rocket recovery team I could hope for… IMG_1446

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