DK,Clive & Jim Flis: Sorry i m a bit late on this, Family home for Thanksgiving and all:D Great FUN!!! Clive s list was pretty good, I will agree with dk onMessage 1 of 33 , Dec 1 5:06 AMView SourceDK,Clive & Jim Flis:
Sorry i'm a bit late on this, Family home for Thanksgiving and
all:D Great FUN!!!
Clive's list was pretty good, I will agree with dk on eliminating
the "tiny eyescrews" as mentioned a 3/4" loop of 50lb kevlar will do,
Ca'ed in the ususally necessary hole for nose weight.
dk, you are aware mmx motors do not fit in 6mm tubing right?
7.1mm T-2plus .281" tubing is the correct size for motor mounts,
minimum dia airframes and such.
Jim F.: My list is a bit longer than dk's and a tiny bit shorter
NoseCones: 1 or 2 of each long and short in 6mm, 7.1mm, .375"(T-
Centering rings: 6mm-7.1mm, 6mm-T3,6mm-10.5mm, 7.1mm-T3,7.1mm-
Bodytubes/couplings: each 12inches long?...2 6mm, 4 7.1mm, 4 T3
(.375"), 2 10.5mm, 1 13mm. (Note- the 6mm makes excellent couplings,
nosecone shoulders,and motor blocks.)
Fin Stock: .020, .030 white styrene, .030 clear lexan, 50lb
card stock, and maybe 1/32" basswood.
Kevlar: 20' of 50-70lb, 10' of 28lb
Streamer material: roll of 1/2" or 3/4" teflon plumbers tape.
Chute material: 1/4mil mylar or very thin "drycleaner bag
printed "fin placement" ring guide for 6mm,7.1mm,9.53mm,10.5mm
Launch lugs: Q-tip stems or something with a .050 or .052"
ID. (I'm currently using .063od plastistruct tubing and drilling it
out to the proper id with an .052" drill bit) What a pain:)
Transitions: Humm. I think a page of various light cardstock
printed "transition cones would do.
Hope this helps:
p.s. DK: Pratt Hobbies carries two different 10.5mm styrene nose
cones that are EXCELLENT micro-maxx model cones.
Jeff (and other folks following this) My MMX Deuce is based on the BT-5 and I used the FlisKits NCB-5V for a nose. It s a parabolic nose, but was the closestMessage 33 of 33 , May 18, 2005View SourceJeff (and other folks following this)
My MMX Deuce is based on the BT-5 and I used the FlisKits NCB-5V for a
nose. It's a parabolic nose, but was the closest I had. By the way, I
will be coming out with a NCB-5DW before too long.
I will be posting the plans for this soon, so keep watch.
Two things about the MMX-DW that you built. It sounds like it may be a
tad large for the MMX and that would result in a bit of added weight
(although these MMX motors have more kick to them than you would
think). And in the DW, think of it as the power equiv of about a 1/4A
The BT-5 based MMX-DW goes a good 50-75 feet up, so the weight of that
size seems perfect and I love being able to fly a Deuce in my yard and
not worry about loosing it :)
Jeffrey Walsh wrote:
> Oh no, no, no. I don't mean does this launch pad make me look fat.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Although, I would like to see some color in launch equipment. Something
> other than black controllers with white launch pads. Pastels perhaps?
> But I digress.
> A Deuce's Wild has some heft to the structure, not unlike a Big Daddy or a
> Fat Boy. When I started my MM Deuce's Wild, I looked at available off the
> shelf nose cones in body tube ranges that would support a dual cluster
> MicroMaxx motor and capture the DW's heft. I selected SemRoc's BC-714 for
> the downscale NCB-60DW nose cone.
> >From that point I made the calculations for body tube length and
> scale down. To make my patterns I took the motor mounts and fins out
> of an
> un-started DW kit and copied them using a reduction copier.
> I have assembled everything except the motor mount, and I am disenchanted.
> The whole thing looks and feels too heavy to get off the launch pad with
> just the fins, nose cone, and body tube in place. The motor mount and
> recovery system will add significant weight.
> Have I over engineered the project or am I not giving the MMX a fair
> Jim, what body tube do you use for your MMX Deuce's Wild?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MicroMaxRockets@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MicroMaxRockets@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Cajunman06
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:09 PM
> To: MicroMaxRockets@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MicroMaxRockets] MM Deuce's Wild (Was Re: Ignitors - I'm
> this has been covered)
> Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, what he said!
> Jeffrey Walsh wrote:
> > ==========
> > Jim,
> > What body tube and nose cone are you using for your MM Deuce's Wild?
> > I have
> > been working on my downscale MM Deuce's Wild using a T-20 with
> > suitably scaled down NCB-60DW balsa nose. However, my downscale
> > *looks* and
> > *feels*
> > over weight to me. Would you share your plan? Thanks.
> > Cheers,
> > Jeff Walsh
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