NOTE RocketRacer is not a glider. It requires a recovery system if you want to fly it again. We recommend 1000 mm x 100 mm milar streamer.
The Rocketry Forum discussion.
Google Sketchup8 software was used to design our model. Our design file is attached at the bottom of
Complete OpenRocket and Google SketchUp files attached at the bottom of
this page. Note that OR is not able to model the plane configuration
exactly as it is. Two vertical fins are replaced with a single fin of
Two A4 size sheets of component plans can be found at the bottom of this page as well. All dimensions are adjusted for 1.6 mm thick material. I used slightly finer, 1.4mm, cardboard, but it makes no significant difference.
Material: Daler-Rowney white core mountboard
Glue: CA practically for all elements
The model was sanded, primed and painted in the usual way.
The build process photos and necessary instructions: LINK
Note CG location without a motor is 105...107 mm from the nose tip. Additional weight -approx 7...8 g - is required. Modelling clay or office "Blu-Tack" can be used.