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Forum: Kit Collecting Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By blackshire
I used to be scale-obsessive, but not anymore,...

I used to be scale-obsessive, but not anymore, and I share your glee that this kit is coming out! I was just thinking about customization possibilities.
Forum: Kit Collecting Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By blackshire
Thank you for posting that picture. There were...

Thank you for posting that picture. There were some hardware differences between the different rounds, though (the booster/capsule adapter section and the escape tower aerospike), and there were some...
Forum: Kit Collecting Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By blackshire
I wonder if it will depict just one round (I...

I wonder if it will depict just one round (I won't complain it that is the case), or if the stock kit will be able to be built to depict multiple rounds. The Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org article...
Forum: FreeForAll Yesterday, 12:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,960
Posted By blackshire
If Estes has a "potential kit re-issues...

If Estes has a "potential kit re-issues list," I hope the Scrambler is on it. It can also serve as a "fish lofter" (in one or two of the Estes educational books, there is a picture of a Scrambler...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Thank you. To "forensically examine"...

Thank you. To "forensically examine" this incident as much as it can be, was it found on the surface, or had it punched into the ground (even if it bounced back out, leaving a "dent" in the soil)? If...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Whoa...at first glance (in the small thumbnail...

Whoa...at first glance (in the small thumbnail image, just before I read your posting), I thought it was a pickle! I guess the combination of its heat-caused relative plasticity, its rapid (gravity...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
...And that's not even considering their...

...And that's not even considering their performance tolerances (the static test stand instrumentation back then might not even have been electronic, but mechanical or electro-mechanical). If Estes...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 06-20-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By blackshire
Peregrine sounding rocket

Hello All,

In May at Wallops, a solid motor for the new Peregrine sounding rocket was static fired (see: www.nasa.gov/wallops/2018/press-release/rocket-motor-burn-scheduled-for-may-10-at-wallops )....
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 06-20-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By blackshire
Sounding rocket paper models

Hello All,

I just came across “Zach’s PaperSat Designs” (see: http://zpdmodels.com/srockets.htm ), which has numerous downloadable paper models of satellites, spacecraft, and sounding rockets. Some...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 06-19-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,151
Posted By blackshire
The electric toothbrush one sounded...

The electric toothbrush one sounded interesting... I've sanded tight spots by folding sanding film over a piece of cardboard.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 06-19-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,151
Posted By blackshire
Asem Hobby (a Korean hobby firm, if memory...

Asem Hobby (a Korean hobby firm, if memory serves) sells narrow, "pie slice-shaped" sanding devices for sanding in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Good--thank you for reporting their ejection...

Good--thank you for reporting their ejection charge mass reduction. The original Quest also had motor problems, which to their credit they quickly corrected. My first Quest motor, an A6-4 (black...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
I wonder if, in haste, some motors were either...

I wonder if, in haste, some motors were either mis-labled or had the wrong delay charges installed (or if the tolerances [or settings] of the equipment that made/installed the delay charges might...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
That's the very term that came to me as I read...

That's the very term that came to me as I read Bernard's posting above, in a new saying: "Being an involuntary beta tester is a b---h!" :-) It's possible that in their enthusiasm to get the Q-Jets...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Thank you for posting those measurements; I had...

Thank you for posting those measurements; I had suspected that they might have "meant the loaded [with expansion] size," but wasn't sure. I never saw a spiral-wound mini motor, but I think that was...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By blackshire
Not having bought their kits steadily over time,...

Not having bought their kits steadily over time, but at intervals, that may have been a "phase" they went through. With one exception (described below), all of the Quest kits that I've bought have...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
When the dimensions (0.69" [it may be...

When the dimensions (0.69" [it may be 0.690"] x 2.75") were given in the Estes catalogs, I wonder if they were for the casings before they were filled? Your midsection (propellant section)...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Thank you--that's interesting, and it's good (for...

Thank you--that's interesting, and it's good (for their own kits, too) that future Q-Jets will have slightly narrower casings.
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
Those are interesting findings. I never did like...

Those are interesting findings. I never did like the soft blue Estes motor mount tubes (and especially, the "thick-walled stage coupler-like" BT-20-to-BT-50 centering rings for them, which had to be...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By blackshire
I thank you both for posting that...

I thank you both for posting that information--that is encouraging news! When I first started dealing with the new (post-acquisition) Quest, they--or at least the people there that I was interacting...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By blackshire
Quest "lobbying"

Hello All,

In the thread about Quest's new Q-Jet motors, I mentioned two now-discontinued Quest kits (for which they sell all of the parts, except for their decals) as being good matches for the...
Forum: Plans 06-15-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By blackshire
Thank you! You also noted a dimension that is...

Thank you! You also noted a dimension that is different than in the Enerjet 1340 Sounding Rocket, which--along with the 7.0" payload tube length--is good to know. In the 1340, the "tube...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackshire
With Quest's composite "C" and...

With Quest's composite "C" and "D" Q-Jet motors coming out soon (and thank you, Roy--I'd forgotten about Brown vis-a-vis the 0.69" x 2.75" motor casings), I hope that Quest will also re-issue the...
Forum: Plans 06-12-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By blackshire
Whew! That TMRK Pegasus kit should have a gold...

Whew! That TMRK Pegasus kit should have a gold lamé parachute for that price! :-) The R/C one would make a good PSS (Power Scale Soaring [such slope-soaring models of powered aircraft not uncommonly...
Forum: Plans 06-12-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By blackshire
With 3D printing, this is no longer a problem;...

With 3D printing, this is no longer a problem; files could be generated for printing "wide shoulder" (Phoenix Bird) and "narrow shoulder" (1340 Sounding Rocket) nose cones and tubing couplers. Thank...
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