Old School Rocket Car Build

The place for all things BoLink.

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

User avatar
coxbros1
Super Member
Posts: 2187
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Energy, Illinois
Has thanked: 1973 times
Been thanked: 1756 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by coxbros1 »

1911Colt wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 4:55 pm The "braking zone" looks pretty brutal. Is the chassis holding up well?
Yeah the brakes worked great until we started going over 100mph, now they don't even feel like they work but they do, lol...brake fade is bad
Tap pic for clarity: Derek

User avatar
coxbros1
Super Member
Posts: 2187
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Energy, Illinois
Has thanked: 1973 times
Been thanked: 1756 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by coxbros1 »

1911Colt wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 4:55 pm Is the chassis holding up well?
Factory Works chassis holding up flawlessly!
Tap pic for clarity: Derek

User avatar
RogueIV
Super Member
Posts: 519
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:04 am
Location: W. Mass
Has thanked: 1101 times
Been thanked: 445 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by RogueIV »

That thing is ridiculously fast. Almost wonder if you need to install some air brakes to slow her down.
Consistency is the key I keep misplacing.

User avatar
juicedcoupe
Super Member
Posts: 2978
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Location: Pascagoula, MS
Has thanked: 230 times
Been thanked: 1742 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by juicedcoupe »

Screenshot_20231002_160812_Gallery.jpg
Always looking for new and interesting ways to waste money.

User avatar
Frankentruck
Super Member
Posts: 2567
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Location: Texas, USA
Has thanked: 1576 times
Been thanked: 1741 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by Frankentruck »

It almost seems like a scale recreation of this awesome myth:

https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1995-04.html
Frankensteined RC10T3 / Franky Jr RC10GT-e (x2) / A+ stamp / Toy Story RC / Graphite replica / B1.5 BFG 5LTi / Clonewald / Hyper Hornet

"I love the effort, but it sure looks like you took the long way around to a tub again"

User avatar
coxbros1
Super Member
Posts: 2187
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Energy, Illinois
Has thanked: 1973 times
Been thanked: 1756 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by coxbros1 »

RogueIV wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:07 pm That thing is ridiculously fast. Almost wonder if you need to install some air brakes to slow her down.
I thought of mounting a small forward rocket that pushes back and is set off on a timer...basically a reverse thruster
Tap pic for clarity: Derek

Dadio
Approved Member
Posts: 3868
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:21 pm
Location: Guildford UK
Has thanked: 2280 times
Been thanked: 1993 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by Dadio »

coxbros1 wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:28 pm
RogueIV wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:07 pm That thing is ridiculously fast. Almost wonder if you need to install some air brakes to slow her down.
I thought of mounting a small forward rocket that pushes back and is set off on a timer...basically a reverse thruster
Do this , do it now :!:
If a jobs not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well.
A problem shared is a problem halved but an advantage shared is no advantage at all.

User avatar
Dangeruss
Approved Member
Posts: 562
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2023 4:47 pm
Location: L.A.---me---N.Y.C.
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 536 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by Dangeruss »

Dadio wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:38 pm
coxbros1 wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:28 pm
RogueIV wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:07 pm That thing is ridiculously fast. Almost wonder if you need to install some air brakes to slow her down.
I thought of mounting a small forward rocket that pushes back and is set off on a timer...basically a reverse thruster
Do this , do it now :!:
I think I saw coxbros1 pickup up some parts for his car :mrgreen:

Image

User avatar
THEYTOOKMYTHUMB
Super Member
Posts: 6808
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:15 pm
Location: Evansville, IN
Has thanked: 2108 times
Been thanked: 1335 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by THEYTOOKMYTHUMB »

This morning. Spoiler alert: it doesn't fly very well... :lol:
"The world looks so much better through beer goggles: Enjoy today, you never know what tomorrow may bring."
Ken

User avatar
Dangeruss
Approved Member
Posts: 562
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2023 4:47 pm
Location: L.A.---me---N.Y.C.
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 536 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by Dangeruss »

I put together a compilation of all the runs so far into one video!



In all seriousness, rough run. Would moving the rockets forward change the center of pressure and reduce the cars tendency to become airborn?

User avatar
coxbros1
Super Member
Posts: 2187
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Energy, Illinois
Has thanked: 1973 times
Been thanked: 1756 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by coxbros1 »

Here's a pic of after it landed...
Resized_20231018_070001.jpeg
An internal investigation🔎 was launched after the crash....and the reason was discovered:
The left/right and up/down stabilizer rods both broke half way thru the run....this is what centers and and angles the engine and keeps it stable...after they broke the engine flopped all over the place, up down left and right causing the catastrophe....this engine had so much power it just couldn't hold up....video doesn't do it justice...when i hit that igniter it sounded like a bomb went off....the thrust curve on that engine is max at intital then tapers off...if u watch the video slowly it was on a real nice pass....until it broke....I will rebuild the car, make some improvements and do it again!!
Tap pic for clarity: Derek

Dadio
Approved Member
Posts: 3868
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:21 pm
Location: Guildford UK
Has thanked: 2280 times
Been thanked: 1993 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by Dadio »

coxbros1 wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:48 pm Here's a pic of after it landed...

Resized_20231018_070001.jpeg

An internal investigation🔎 was launched after the crash....and the reason was discovered:
The left/right and up/down stabilizer rods both broke half way thru the run....this is what centers and and angles the engine and keeps it stable...after they broke the engine flopped all over the place, up down left and right causing the catastrophe....this engine had so much power it just couldn't hold up....video doesn't do it justice...when i hit that igniter it sounded like a bomb went off....the thrust curve on that engine is max at intital then tapers off...if u watch the video slowly it was on a real nice pass....until it broke....I will rebuild the car, make some improvements and do it again!!
One of my go to phrases "and I'll do it again !"
If a jobs not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well.
A problem shared is a problem halved but an advantage shared is no advantage at all.

User avatar
morrisey0
Super Member
Posts: 1271
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Location: Richmond, VA
Has thanked: 54 times
Been thanked: 1240 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by morrisey0 »

coxbros1 wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:48 pm An internal investigation🔎 was launched after the crash....and the reason was discovered:
I thought the culprit was pretty obvious ...................... not enough power! :lol:
I build RCs like people would have done back in the '90s ..................................... if they had 3D printers.

User avatar
R6cowboy
Super Member
Posts: 1070
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Location: Mendota, IL
Has thanked: 516 times
Been thanked: 540 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by R6cowboy »

morrisey0 wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 6:43 pm I thought the culprit was pretty obvious ...................... not enough power! :lol:
I concur. Always seemed to be a great solution for Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor :lol:
-Jerry-

User avatar
coxbros1
Super Member
Posts: 2187
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Energy, Illinois
Has thanked: 1973 times
Been thanked: 1756 times

Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

Post by coxbros1 »

It is Alive!

earlier when it all went wrong
Screenshot_20231018-152510_Gallery.jpg

Currently...after repairs and modifications
20231018_152158.jpg
Tap pic for clarity: Derek

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Land Speed Rocket Car
    by coxbros1 » » in BoLink Forum
    73 Replies
    2084 Views
    Last post by Dadio
  • deconstructing a rocket car- need opinions!
    by GoMachV » » in The Paint / Body Shop
    8 Replies
    1543 Views
    Last post by GoMachV
  • Scr8p's Ol' School Blackfoot Build
    by scr8p » » in Tamiya Forum
    26 Replies
    3099 Views
    Last post by Incredible_Serious
  • Orangemazda’s old school monster truck build
    by orangemazda » » in RC10 Truck Forum
    4 Replies
    1032 Views
    Last post by Basher67
  • Rocket Man
    by dldiaz » » in Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
    1 Replies
    457 Views
    Last post by kink
  • CS Electronic Rocket 6
    by winner_evo » » in Vintage Electronics
    8 Replies
    1932 Views
    Last post by magic
  • CS Electronic Rocket 6R
    by magic » » in Vintage Electronics
    2 Replies
    768 Views
    Last post by magic
  • Delta 1/18 Pocket Rocket
    by pancar » » in Delta Forum
    8 Replies
    1724 Views
    Last post by shodog

Return to “BoLink Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests