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All Carbon

Like my bike and car body, it looks best unpainted…

 

I was very excited when the boxes arrived today. I was on the rebound after losing my big V-2 and decided to go for the other extreme, performance over spectacle… a minimum diameter, minimum weight 98mm rocket.

 

She should go supersonic, breaking 2,000 MPH on the way to 37K ft. and pulling 29 G’s. That is, if I can attach the fins to .1° accuracy and the 500° epoxy survives the engine heat. If not, the fins will shred right off, a safe distance overhead…

 

And can I build it in time for BALLS?…

 

[update: Yes we can! Here is the build-shot]

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Taken on August 18, 2010