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« on: December 31, 2012, 05:32:09 PM »

Well, I've been trying to choose my L1 rocket for a while and I finally settled on the Binder design Bat rocket, well hopefully. The few reasons why I chose this rocket is that it is 4'' diameter, about a metre high, doesn't go up too high, but the main reason is that i'm currently strapped for cash. I'll be ordering in a week or two when I have enough money. If you have any tips, can you message me?
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 06:24:22 PM »

Gday Lucas

Nice choice for your Level 1. should fly really well. Best advise I can give is to keep it simple, take your time and follow the instructions carefully. I'd also recommend going for the 38mm motor mount version. Theres some very nice 38mm H motors out there to choose from.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 06:55:15 PM »

Well said. I'm going to try and get an H123W or an H242T reload with its casing. I'm planning to do my flight on the first PARC flight in 2013, so it gives me time to get the motor and its casing
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 08:52:58 PM »

I could also use an H178DM. I'm also planning to add a body tube to the rocket and add another parachute to it. Any ideas on how to do that?
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 09:30:46 PM »

H178 is an awesome motor. should get some good height from that. I got about 3000 out of my callisto on one of them.

As for a 2nd chute are you talking dual deploy or just 2 chutes on the rocket? for dual deploy your getting into the realm of electronics which is a bit on the complex side and not something I'd look too much into until you've at least done your level 1.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 10:03:52 PM »

I was thinking of two chutes because the extra body tube would add extra weight. Is it possible to increase the height of the rocket by nearly 3 feet and have two chutes attached to one nose cone?
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 10:10:38 PM »

And i also need to ask, are there any days in summer where members get together and build their rockets and any idea roughly when the first launch is?
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 11:25:16 PM »

Okay, i will not be using the H178DM because it costs too much, but i'll use the H238T. This is because of the Certification offer Aerotech has, which saves LOTS of money. In fact, i could have two reloads at one launch!
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 09:54:18 AM »

And also, I had a look on OpenRocket at the Bat and it doesn't fly too well on G motors, so I have decided to switch to the DX3. It's more expensive, but it should be better. I'll be ordering in the next few weeks
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013, 11:59:50 AM »

And i also need to ask, are there any days in summer where members get together and build their rockets and any idea roughly when the first launch is?

yer that's what the shed nights are for you will get an email when they are coming up, the first launch of the year is usually in April depending on the weather.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 12:02:02 PM »

whats your budget on the kit first send a pm if you want if you dont want it in public

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2013, 12:20:34 PM »

My budget is in the $100-120 mark.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2013, 12:36:13 PM »

does that include shipping ?
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2013, 12:37:28 PM »

yeah that includes shipping
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