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Old 10-11-2007, 04:21 PM   #11
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Y-Wing launch is at the bottom of the page. It did much better, minus the cockpit breaking off mid flight
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My theory is that while launching, one of the engine'* was pushing slightly less than the others (mentioned ^^^) and the g-force created by the thrust of the engines going through that turn was too much for the aluminum and wood structure:

Engines wanted to go straight, one was lagging behind, creating a drag, and engines tore away, ripping the structure apart in the process.
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P.*. That was cool none-the-less.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #13
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Here is the website to the construction process:

http://www.polecataerospace.com/X-Wing.htm

My dad is a model rocket enthusiast and we have been watching this one for a while. shame it came apart though. :(
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:33 PM   #14
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What Really Happened At The X-Wing Launch

The Totally unedited video of the X-Wing rocket launch, and what really happened to it.

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I believe that!!
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