BCUSA Space Program

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  1. VtBlackDog

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    So between the anniversary of the moon landing and boredom I decided to try making a bushcraft rocket...I used knotweed for the body, fletched on turkey feathers for fins, carved a nose cone out of basswood. Probably Robert Goddard and Robin Hood are rolling in thier graves...

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    Ready....
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    Lol....cant wait.

    I don't see a silnylon parachute
     
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    Turn up volume
     
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  5. VtBlackDog

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    Parachute....knew I forgot something...lol
     
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    M.Hatfield Midnight Joker #42 Lifetime Supporter

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    Needs to either be made of fancy Dyneema or self-woven canvas cloth. :D
     
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    fixits Noble Savage Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    That video made me laugh outloud..represents how my day went with amazing accuracy.
     
  8. VtBlackDog

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    How about a WalMart shopping bag? Until we get goverment funding our budget can only afford natural materials or recycled junk ( like the North Korean program)!
     
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    Thanks...btw, I was using my hat for a camera tripod -I didnt have my head next to the vehicle when we lit the candle...bushcrsft leads to having weird smelling clothing
     
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    Awesomeness...did you recover your knotweed rocket?
     
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    VtBlackDog Guide Bushclass I

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    We got most of it back, but the lower section of the body holding the engine blasted itself into oblivion, thats the loud "pop"
     
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    LOL, I thought I saw some shrapnel as it took off. Good thing there's no shortage of knotweed... you can carve another. I wonder how actual bamboo would work? :33:
     
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    I would have buy bamboo...!!! Thats on our wish list for when we get government funding

    ...our R&D team is thinking about a "C" sized enginge in a deer leg bone....roadkill is free
     
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    No need for a parachute. Use a para-cord streamer.....:4:
     
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    @VtBlackDog ; do you have supply of birch trees in your area? I think a bark skinned, framed rocket with larger engine could work..... if there are softwoods too, then fins carved from something like balsa would be interesting too. Not sure how one would do nosecone, maybe steamed molded cone of bark over a form?
     
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    Was that thing intercepted by one of our anti missile missiles? :)
     
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    Love it!

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    hello,
    @M.Hatfield ^^^^ you could have something there? on re-entry, the parachute cloth could return as charcloth. :4:
    Regards
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    Haha, that was fun!
     
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    Nice!

    Are you going to get a squirrel to "volunteer" as your Laika?
     
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    Holey Moley did that thing take off!
    How do I sign up for the first manned mission?
     
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    fixits Noble Savage Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I wouldn't be to quick to volunteer @Beach Hiker . That rocket motor placement may be a bit awkward and most certainly painful.
     
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    That was awesome! :18:
     
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    Fantastic! Love the fins!
     
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    We have a strict selection requirement: Do you have your own parachute???


    Our crew so far-
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    (Jane Fonda doesnt have a parachute...but thats ok)
     
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    Awesomeness!
     
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    When my son was 7-8 years old we got into rocketry after buying a ton of big rocket motors and rockets on clearance at Walmart. We found a large vacant lot and played with the rockets until they were worn completely out, but still had a bunch of motors left over. To use them up, we made home made rockets from paper towel spools with cone shaped paper cups and duct tape for fins. Kind of heavy but the motors were large enough to get the job done. Ran out of the electrically fired igniters so we used some canon fuse to get the motors going. Great fun. Son is now old enough to do this with his two sons, ages 5 and 8.
     
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    A school friend and I used to get into some real misch....um, ahh, we had a lot of fun with rocket motors and explos..... uhm, chemic.. um, "payloads", yeah. "Payloads"...:4:
     
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    That was cool! Awesome idea!! LOL.

    I wonder if I could take a low flying goose out with one of those :33:
     
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    I have some Ohio bamboo I'm not using. Does your space program accept donations?
     
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    My brother and I set a lot of things a flight using jet X engines and /co2 not very controllable but fun any way.
     
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