Author Topic: Ramus Rocket Ram  (Read 1504 times)

Offline Claymore

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 03:56:38 PM »
Looking great.  :smiley:
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 05:01:38 AM »
That looks great!  :-* Why don't my Styrene constructions look like that?!  >:D

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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 06:34:14 AM »
Mr JCF you are indeed an artist!

I mean I know you're actually an artist, but wow, work like that is sheer artistry!

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 04:37:52 PM »
Hello,

Wow ! That is a very good idea... and a great job so far  :D 

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Offline jcf

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 03:47:21 AM »
Some delay because of various family etc. issues.   :-\  :icon_fsm:

Construction done, ready for primer, which will be polished and then rivet decals will
be applied.



Photo of rear-end, not really clear with the phone, oh well, the fin is actually square to the hull, phone
camera makes it look crooked.  :-\ :-X

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2017, 09:35:46 AM »
It's great to see an update on this marvel, Jon!

I really like your work on the end. With six nozzles, it should be fast!

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2017, 10:40:54 AM »
Good! Go on!

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2017, 10:55:19 AM »
Looking good!  Out of curiosity, liquid fuel or solid fuel rocket?  If solid fuel, one large motor with six nozzles or six smaller motors?

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2017, 11:24:56 AM »
Looking good!  Out of curiosity, liquid fuel or solid fuel rocket?  If solid fuel, one large motor with six nozzles or six smaller motors?

Solid, basically six ginormous Congreve style powder rockets, there wasn't anything
else available in the period, and no way in hell would they have been able to attain 175
tons of thrust.
 ;D
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2017, 11:40:54 AM »
Okay, I can believe that.  Six ginormous Congreve-style powder rockets would be adequate.  I doubt the chemical industry existed at the time to produce some of the high energy solid fuels used today and they certainly didn't have the technology for liquid-fueled rockets.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Ramus Rocket Ram
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2017, 12:17:06 PM »
Fine scratch building (more patience than me).  Is first I heard of Ramus Rocket Ram.
Aside from power to weight issues it would do wicked job on a ship.  Is in Jules Verne realm.