January 12, 2010
Now That's the Way to End the Holiday
Posted by scott at January 12, 2010 07:12 PM
Nothing ends the Yuletide season better than mounting the ol' Christmas tree on a rocket. You'd think they would've used something lighter than a big ol' hunk of rebar to brace it. Would've flown farther, been more dangerous, that sort of thing.
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Is it wrong that as I'm watching that I'm thinking of ways to make the tree go higher, be more stable, and explode at the peak height? While the smaller rockets are likely much less expensive, one large or maybe 3-4 rockets would likely give much longer boost time. From there, rigging up some sort of detonator should be relatively easy. Inertia based would be best, but timed would work well.
Just make sure that when it's launched, the launch is on private property without an airport or government office nearby...