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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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coxbros1 wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 8:30 pm It is Alive!

earlier when it all went wrong

Currently...after repairs and modifications
I have to say that car held up pretty damn great for all the hell you put it through!
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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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RogueIV wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 11:11 pm

I have to say that car held up pretty damn great for all the hell you put it through!
It's been thru alot...Jeff Malar made the chassis...Factory Works!
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A thing of beauty once more .
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Not to spoil the fun of flight, but maybe a front spoiler for some downforce up there.

...or maybe some side and top fins added to the midsection for more regular trajectory once airborne 😁
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Today.
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That was a test run today with a 19lb engine, making sure it drove OK after it fell from the sky last run on the 44lb'er...unfortunately ride height was too low in the front and chassis caught the asphalt...no real damage...I have put on stiffer front springs and taller tires and am going for another attempt with 44lb engine either this evening or tommorrow morning..there's been a 15mph cross wind all day. That's why it veered in above video to the left
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44lbs of thrust right at the hit...it worked!
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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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coxbros1 wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 11:28 pm 44lbs of thrust right at the hit...it worked!
...tease :wink: :lol:

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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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Dangeruss wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 12:09 am
coxbros1 wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 11:28 pm 44lbs of thrust right at the hit...it worked!
...tease :wink: :lol:
Thumbs has the video!...now he just needs permission from his 'ole lady' to post it!...also...your avatar Rocks!
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Heck yeah. Get on it Thumbs... pronto :lol:
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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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coxbros1 wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 12:34 am Thumbs has the video!...now he just needs permission from his 'ole lady' to post it!...also...your avatar Rocks!
Ahh.... just when you think you're old enough you don't have to "ask mom" to use the 'puter... :lol:

Thank you... was a trucking good movie!

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Dangeruss wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 2:07 am was a trucking good movie!
...and a couple of AC/DC tunes :D
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This was the successful run mentioned above.
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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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Sounds like a gun going off... :shock:

...followed by the unmistakable sound of lexan on blacktop :lol:

Looked straight as an arrow though!

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Re: Old School Rocket Car Build

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I couldnt see thru the smoke but heard all that racket, so i said it didnt make it. It pretty much did...not sure why it rolled late🤔
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