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Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:51:57 AM »
one of the kits in my build pile is a Wildman sport I picked up a while ago. I picked up a 12" payload tube and 6" coupler to make it dual deploy. my goal with this kit is to build a lightweight yet durable rocket to fly on 29mm G and H motors. I am going to build it as light as I can keeping the "sport" flyer in mind. So far all I've done is wash everything and start to clean up the edges and mock up the parts. I also weighed every piece to get a good idea of the build weight. it's looking like 2 lbs might be possible (without motor) which should fly real nice on G and H motors!
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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 08:52:26 AM »
I decided to start building this one too. what the heck, why not build 4 fiberglass kits at the same time? I'm going to try to use epoxy sparingly on this build to keep the weight down. for the shock cord mount I'm using a loop of 1/4" kevlar. I'm going to use 1/8" kevlar for the shock cords but I wanted the Y harness to be a little tougher since it gets glued in.

Riley Keller
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L1 25 Oct 2014 Estes MDRM CTI H133
L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

I'm addicted to building stuff, rockets are just a way to get high

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 08:52:59 AM »
washed, sanded slots and squared up the tubes, washed, drilled for rail buttons, washed and wet sanded again, cleaned with alcohol, then using a small bead of JB weld glued in the motor mount's front centering ring only. used the extra JB weld to install the rail buttons. stuck the fins in just to see how it will look.
Riley Keller
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L1 25 Oct 2014 Estes MDRM CTI H133
L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

I'm addicted to building stuff, rockets are just a way to get high

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 08:53:31 AM »
all buttoned up. hopefully I didn't use too much epoxy. I put tiny ~1/8" fillets on the internals then put the rear centering ring and retainer on. I'm going to do 5/16" diameter fin fillets with rocketpoxy.
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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 08:54:02 AM »
I used rockepoxy with the included black dye for 5/16" diameter fillets. the back half is done and it weighs in at 13.97oz. not too bad for 54mm fiberglass. now if I can keep the ebay weight under control it should stay under 2lbs.  we shall see.
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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 08:54:43 AM »
got the ebay done, setup for one altimeter and I'll use motor eject as a backup. I used a missileworks screw switch but swapped out the phillips screw for a low profile socket head cap screw that takes a 5/32 hex. that way I can just reach through one of the vent holes to arm it.


I made the ejection charge caps from some high temp glass filled plastic and made some eye nuts from aluminum


hopefully do some ground testing tomorrow.
Riley Keller
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L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 08:55:25 AM »
I also made this nose cone sled for my other GPS tracker to go into this rocket and the Scarab 54.
Riley Keller
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L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 08:55:58 AM »
used 0.8g of 4F in both ends and up she went! perfect flight on an AT H128. Pics courtesy of David McCann (Dizwolf)
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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 08:56:36 AM »
Stickers! usually I put them the other way but this way it can fly as Billy The Kid, or just The Kid...

Friday night LDRS34 launch on a CTI H255 to 3k feet.
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L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 08:58:38 AM »
Today I flew this on a AT G76 green. real nice flight to 1095ft. the 7 sec delay was perfect as a backup to the RRC2+. fiberglass, dual deploy, and a great flight for $11. I will be doing this again!

Pictures of the G76 flight. Thanks David McCann!


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L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

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Re: Wildman Sport DD, AKA Billy The Kid
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 09:37:46 PM »
man I love this thing. I've flown the crap out of it. May launch was an H165 redline to just over 1800ft
Riley Keller
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L1 25 Oct 2014 Estes MDRM CTI H133
L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

I'm addicted to building stuff, rockets are just a way to get high