The system uses Quest micro-maxx rocket motors to launch the cruise missiles, a sealed electric ignition to start them, and is sequenced/interlocked by way of a custom made fire-control computer of my own design. One of the biggest challenges in this system was the stability of the rockets and ensuring that their flight would be consistent and predictable. I think I'm where I need to be as evidenced by the one splash-down caught in Jim's video - at the top of the frame and straight off the bow. Range is affected significantly by depth at launch, but that's no surprise.redboat219 wrote:Can you provide some info about your missiles? Looks like they're rocket propelled.
First on the list is to finish the torpedo system to fill-up the bow section, but I'd also like to overhaul the ballast system and switch to a hybrid piston/snort ballast arrangement.salmon wrote:Kevin,
That is such a cool shot! Well done...what other things are you working on? Hmmm?!
You and me both Mike! Although it was nearly there I missed having it all ready for this year's Regatta by a week. (A helluva week it was to finish it off though!) We missed you at the Regatta this year, by the way.tabledancer wrote:Well done Kevin.I have been waiting for that launch since last years regatta!
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