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The Lancer

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Okay, hold on to your jaws... The Lancer is 15½ feet tall, with a diameter of 11.4 inches.  Flying with four (4) M-1315s and one (1) N2000 Aerotech motors. The total thrust will equal 40,196 Newton-Seconds which is 98% the thrust of an O motor!

The launch weight for Lancer is about 185 lbs.  The vehicle launches from the ground with the N motor and two of the four M motors Lit. Five seconds into the flight the other two M motors air start.

ImageThe Lancer is expected to reach an altitude close to 17,000 feet AGL.  Dual Recovery is used to return Lancer to the ground. Initially, a five-foot drogue deploys at apogee and then  a 28 foot main parachute deploys at 2000 feet off the deck.

All of the flight event Electronics are controlled by two (2)  Olsen EZ-Timers (for the air-start) and four (4) Olsen Altimeters for deployment. "Go Olsen, or go home!"

The primary construction materials for the Lancer include Public Missiles (PML) fiberglassed phenolic for the airframe and motor mounts and a PML Nosecone.  The Fins are ¾ inch plywood.  The fin can is constructed of four ½ inch plywood rings.  The fins, motor mounts and rings are fiber glassed and epoxied together as a unit.


Lancer is built and flown by Team Titan: Rich Evans, Brad Overmoe, Alan Overmoe, and Scott Olsen.  






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