The Clovie 1

Posted: July 18, 2011 in design - rocket

Here’s a picture of the Cloveie 1 pre-launch on the pad.
This is a really basic design really taking no aerodynamics or weight considerations into account, hence why it didn’t work very well 😀

The 4 fins are cut from the sides of a San Miguel beer crate, the nose is the top of a second bottle with a paper extension. Inside the cone is a parachute made from a cut up black bin bag, and the top and parachute are tied on using basic super-market string. The fins are attached with brown packing tape, and the whole thing has been given a nice coat of orange spray paint and a bunch of stickers to help it on its way.

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