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"What is the Highest You have ever gotten A rocket to go?"

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"What is the Highest You have ever gotten A rocket to go?"
What is the highest you have ever gotten a rocket to go that you have custom built. Are there records for home built rockets.
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MaxQ Click to Email MaxQClick to check IP address of the poster 20-May-00, 06:51 PM (EST)
1. "RE: What is the Highest You have ever gotten A rocket to go?"
>What is the highest you have
>ever gotten a rocket to
>go that you have custom
>built. Are there records
>for home built rockets.

The highest on a scratch-built: 2600 feet on a 6 inch diameter, 10 foot long, 22 pound lift-off weight, 4.5x upscale of an old Estes kit called the Interceptor. It flew on a cluster of 3 I284 reloadable motors.

Highest on a kit: 3500 feet in a Rocket R&D ARCAS (4inch dia, 8 feet long, 8 pounds liftoff weight) on a J350 reload.

There aren't records specifically for scratch-builds. Most records are based on motor class. I'm not sure exactly where you can check for a list of records, but you can start at the NAR website at http://www.nar.org or at the Tripoli Rocketry Association site at http://www.tra.org

The best you can probably hope for using Estes motors is around 1500-2000 feet, single stage, but that's usually in a scratch-built rocket using exotic materials such as vellum, G10 fiberglass, mylar, vacuformed plastic nose cones, etc.

A company call Vaughn Brothers has a series of rockets called Extreme that are minimum diameter rockets for different size motors. I think the smallest is the VB Extreme 13, that uses 13mm Estes mini motors. The largest is the VB Extreme 54. It uses 54mm diameter motors such as the L750, K550, and K1100. I believe on a K550, it will reach over 13,000 feet. Other rockets have been built by other people that can routinely break 20,000 feet and even tickle the 30,000 foot mark.

BTW, Vaughn Brothers and Rocket R&D, as well as many other companies can be found under the vendors link at http://www.rocketryonline.com


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Rocketman2004 Click to Email Rocketman2004Click to check IP address of the poster 23-Mar-05, 07:32 PM (EST)
2. "RE: What is the Highest You have ever gotten A rocket to go?"
disregard what the lasr guy said man. Fact is you can make a rocket fly as high as 20,000ft with the know how and experience. Iam a level 3 qualified flyer. My rockets weigh around 14lbs and stand 8 feet tall. My highest flight was 17,000 feet which hit mach1 within seconds. It costs me about $40 per flight but my rockets draw crowds when my club goes to the NAR show off in SC. You can get EASy 2000 feet on a store bought rocket made by estes. They have a rocket called the blackwidow which is 1 foot tall and weighs about 6 ounces with a c class engine itll hit 2000 feet easy.
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