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Forum: FreeForAll Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By MarkB.
Rocket T-Shirts

Comrades:

SWMBO wants to know how many of you have rocket building/flying t-shirts. I am lead to believe that after a certain age, men should not have graphic t-shirts, an age which I have...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-14-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By MarkB.
Guys, Here's a picture of an Estes Firefly clone...

Guys,

Here's a picture of an Estes Firefly clone and a Vashon X-13 clone, side by side.

These are clones built from the instructions on JimZ and on YORS. the fuselages have been replaced by spruce...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-12-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By MarkB.
I decided to build a Vashon X-13 from the plans...

I decided to build a Vashon X-13 from the plans on JimZ. It is similar but not identical to the Estes Firefly. The X-13 has a longer nose moment and a larger wing (more cord and span). I noticed...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-05-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By MarkB.
Yes, a few. The last one I remember was a Comet...

Yes, a few. The last one I remember was a Comet Nieuport 11 that flew great.

During the Nixon Administration.
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-05-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By MarkB.
Progress: Fly Baby covered. Came out well...

Progress:

Fly Baby covered. Came out well enough that my son said I'd lose it on the first flight. (Thanks, son). Covering is good old-fashoned dope and tissue. The bottles in the picture are...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By MarkB.
Just so we have it here too, Here's the drawing...

Just so we have it here too, Here's the drawing and the picture:
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MarkB.
No, I went whimpy 18mm, mostly because of the...

No, I went whimpy 18mm, mostly because of the size of my field. I debated building 24mm and using C11s but since they stopped making them, that seemed risky.

BUT, if I do build a Nike-Nike-Smoke,...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MarkB.
The other Nike-Smoke paint job

In the course of developing a process for building a Nike-Nike-Smoke, I ran across info on painting a regular Nike-Smoke something other than white with florescent fins.

Here is the YouTube NASA...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 07-30-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By MarkB.
Glider Building

Conrades:

I though I'd share a picture of my glider program during the building stage. As mentioned elsewhere, I am trying to build something to qualify for my NARTrek Silver requirement. The...
Forum: Projects 07-29-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By MarkB.
Awesome Grog, I luv the Giant Big Bertha . . . .

Awesome Grog,

I luv the Giant Big Bertha . . . .
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 07-23-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By MarkB.
Thanks Bill. PM sent.

Thanks Bill. PM sent.
Forum: FreeForAll 07-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,467
Posted By MarkB.
Arcas, anyone?

Comrades:

Pictures of my Rescue Arcas. Not particularly bad shape; missing a shock cord; fins were dinged up and the Fokker Red dope had cracked on the nose cone. The area around the unusual fin...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 07-23-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By MarkB.
Estes Arcas Decal

Comrades:

I've finished a Rescue Estes Arcas. I need one, preferable two "Arcas" decals for the sides.

I did purchase some copies from an eBay vendor but they came with a faint blue haze from the...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 07-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By MarkB.
Nike-Nike-Smoke

Comrades:

A couple of years ago somebody posted a drawing of the Nike-Nike-Smoke here. I dutifully downloaded it but when my hard drive failed a few weeks ago, I lost all of the stuff I downloaded...
Forum: Vendors 07-13-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By MarkB.
Wow! So when the Saturn Ib is re-released, I can...

Wow!

So when the Saturn Ib is re-released, I can buy two and turn the second one into the VERY intriguing BT-80 Saturn V from the other tread. eRockets has the "correctly sized" S-II to S-IVb...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By MarkB.
You must not launch in the desert; every Alpha...

You must not launch in the desert; every Alpha III I've ever launched has eventually broken a fin on landing. Even a full-deployed parachute is not enough when most if not all landings involve rocks...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 07-08-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By MarkB.
Semroc Swift

Comrades:

I am building my first Boost/Gliders for my NARTrek Silver. I have a Fly Baby from Chas. Russell plans that he posted when I mentioned this earlier this year; I'm almost done. I am also...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 06-28-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By MarkB.
Here's a fun 1/10 scale picture. All of the...

Here's a fun 1/10 scale picture. All of the rockets are within a couple of decimal points of 1/10 scale. I have three manufacturers: Estes, Centuri and Semroc plus scratch built and I have four...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 06-27-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By MarkB.
Well, A completely new computer later...

Well,

A completely new computer later (catastrophic hard drive failure), here's a couple of pictures of my SS-520.

Rocket is 1/10 scale; ST-20 based with Semroc baffle under a coupler and a really...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 06-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By MarkB.
For those unfamiliar: The failure mode on the...

For those unfamiliar:

The failure mode on the 18mm X-15 was ballistic recovery. The engine was positively retained by the plastic retainer, but was very loosely held in place and the ejection...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 06-01-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By MarkB.
Me! Me! Pick Me! I was just going to post that...

Me! Me! Pick Me! I was just going to post that I needed one.


PM sent.
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-31-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By MarkB.
My understanding (but I have not done it to mine,...

My understanding (but I have not done it to mine, yet) is that adding an engine mount and hook to the 18mm version cures most of the problems, including lack of retainer.

Gonna hafta sand the front...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-31-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By MarkB.
The big one or the little one? Or more...

The big one or the little one?

Or more accurately, the 13mm or 18mm powered Estes X-15?
Forum: Designer's Studio 05-24-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By MarkB.
Comrades: Astrowolf is right! I propose we build...

Comrades:

Astrowolf is right! I propose we build Alway Saturns. Its a little pricey and not much fun on the paint scheme but I could be wrong on that. . . .
Forum: Designer's Studio 05-20-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By MarkB.
Great Idea! We did this at the World War I site...

Great Idea!

We did this at the World War I site I used to visit. Everyone builds Fokker Triplanes for instance. It was fun posting pictures as you went along. There were some beautiful builds and...
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