Der Big Red Max pg.2
|On top left, Max is just lighting up an AT H97J at NEFAR
(photo courtesy of Roger Smith aka Jadebox@TRF),
on right kicking hard off the pad at THOR on AT F52T...
Talk about kicking hard off the pad,
at the Nov. 2006 monthly THOR
launch I hooked her up with
G104T in 29/100 HPR casing...
Yowza, she took off like a...
like a... hmmmm.... rocket !
Very short and hard burn, coasted
to about 900' and KA-BOOM !
The full recover harness came
flying out, the piston turned
into confetti and while I watched
the main body come down in a flat
spin, the nosecone, shockie, and
a brand new 30" chute kept on
happily floating out of county...
I might have 'slightly' overloaded
the ejection charge...
Oh well, live and learn...
...and came up with 'Der Red Deuce' - another bash of Jim Flis' magnificent design. Deuce BT
was shortened, an Estes nosecone lost its tip and got rounded off, and three Max style fins were cut
out of 1/8" basswood. A baffle was inserted ans upper bt was made removable in case of 'forward crumple
zone recovery'. She had a few nice flights, but field conditions limited her to A8-3 power...
I also cobbled up a pair of 'Fat Maxes', named Max and Moritz (the blue one) with 18mm mounts.
Unfortunately my printer is on a Fritz again so the quality of decals looks rather Chinese....
|Update Aug -07
The nosecone and chute of my big Max are still decorating a treetop, and our field has been torn up
for further soccer/football/baseball development as you can see in the background of some new pix...
I got another bout of Redmaxitis and had to cobble up something kinda sorta Maxish...
Der Red Deuce on left,
Fat Moritz in the middle
Fat Max on top...
All A8-3 powered