|My RX-16 blasts skyward on 2 C6-5 motors (Click to enlarge).|
Pages from the Centuri Power System manual showing the construction of the RX-16
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Flash forward to summer of 2011 - While looking for a new project, I ran across the Power System manual on Ninfinger's site. I remembered how much I enjoyed the versatility of the RX-16, and after confirming that Semroc had all the parts (Balsa version of the plastic cone and laser cut fins being the most important), set about building a clone. However, this time I would add a 3rd motor mount - for 24 mm motors - in addition to the two that were part of the set. Because of its versatility, the RX-16 soon became the workhorse of my fleet, lofting cameras and altimeters to a range of altitudes and testing stuff like the Jolly Logic Chute Release. I love this rocket - I can choose a low impulse B for small fields, cluster A motors for school demos, or cram a D into it for altitude or payload lofting. It is incredibly flexible.
|The "easy peasy" motor mount retention system|
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|The motor mounts (Click to enlarge).|
|Beulah - Bertha and Betty's big sister (Click to enlarge).|