whatmovesyou
The Bell X-1 is ready to go.
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Added leading edge wing due to weight. Left marks on foam to show rt wing. My "crap detector" tells me its heavy. Weighs out at 193 grams or 6.7 oz. Made nose heavy so when propellant burns, still nose heavy. Notice all gear crammed forward.

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There the power !! Does anyone know if cardboard tube gets hot? It is a "D" rocket.

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To fire off rocket, red wire comes from rocket and goes to metal piece on servo arm(hotglued). Black wire from rocket goes to lipo battery thru first balance connector. Red comes from 2nd balance connector(about 4 volts now) and goes to flat metal on fuse. When gear switch is flipped(forward for safety), servo arm goes down and touches metal piece on fuse. Limit was set by ATV. Test fired and it worked every time.

You bet there will be a video. Landing should be hot and heavy if I make it that far. Going to launch at about 70 degrees(using 2 dowel rods) and about 60 ft away. Chose turf fields with a wide open area so if my $100 toy doesn't go right, maybe I can find my electronic parts.

If it does handle okay, will build a holding device for my twin engine transport so I can launch, let it glide down, and then flip the switch. Much the same as the shuttle.
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squishy
ok, that's awesome!!! I want to see a video! The Bell X-1, in my opinion, was the most important aircraft of all time. It wasn't pretty, but it was so so beautiful...

Do you have any plans to actually launch it from the underbelly of a B29?

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whatmovesyou
It will be launched like this.

I like to design and fly unique planes.
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poplharris
I say "go hot shot go"
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whatmovesyou
It will be interesting. The max thrust in lbs is 7.4 and has a burn time of 1.6sec. According to the chart, approximately 7.4 lbs thrust is max out at just a little over 1/4 sec, drops to 4 lbs for little over a second and the rest of the time is coming up/down on thrust.
It has been a long time since I had a good adrenalin rush, and I really don't know what to expect. The max lift weight is 14 oz(weight is 6.7oz) so it should go? How high will it go?
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squishy
Say, you got any gum? I'll pay you back later...
"Education is not about filling buckets; it is lighting fires." W.B. Yeats

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