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Forum: FreeForAll Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By stefanj
I really wish they wouldn't use that vague BS...

I really wish they wouldn't use that vague BS language.

There was an accident. Something blew up.
Forum: Projects 04-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By stefanj
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Projects 03-28-2019, 09:35 AM
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Views: 341
Posted By stefanj
Those all look great!

Those all look great!
Forum: FreeForAll 03-27-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By stefanj
I've seen this kind of bold pronouncement before....

I've seen this kind of bold pronouncement before. Many times. Mars, the moon, Mars again.

When NASA gets a 50% budget bump, with a commitment for a decade at that level, I'll believe this latest...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By stefanj
Got mine recently too. It is nice seeing...

Got mine recently too.

It is nice seeing rockets, model airplanes, and engineering kits all in one place.
Forum: FreeForAll 03-19-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By stefanj
I tried an Instant Pot CB&C recipe. You...

I tried an Instant Pot CB&C recipe.

You pressure steam the brisket first, with onions and garlic, then put the potatoes (small reds) and cabbage into the broth.

I think I over-did the cabbage; kind...
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-11-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By stefanj
REminds me of a Kelly Freas spaceship.

REminds me of a Kelly Freas spaceship.
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 02-26-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By stefanj
Alternative Use: Cut the sheets into...

Alternative Use:

Cut the sheets into paralleleogram shaped fins, with a generous tab.

Mount on a (say) BT-70 airframe.

Big spin-fin rocket!
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,228
Posted By stefanj
Add me to the list, if I'm not already!

Add me to the list, if I'm not already!
Forum: Plans & Publications 02-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By stefanj
I believe that is the exact one.

I believe that is the exact one.
Forum: Plans & Publications 02-16-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By stefanj
Thanks, Scott! The fin unit is the one used in...

Thanks, Scott!

The fin unit is the one used in the MPC Pioneer I. Quest has a unit which might work, but doesn't look the same.

I tried locating the unit on Shapeways, but the search function...
Forum: Plans & Publications 02-15-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By stefanj
Oregon Rocketry got a donation of an unbuilt...

Oregon Rocketry got a donation of an unbuilt Pterodactyl last year.

The original went into the NAR auction last summer; I made three clones. One for George Rachor*, one for me, and a spare.

It's a...
Forum: Plans & Publications 01-27-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By stefanj
I was proposing a separation point for...

I was proposing a separation point for portability purposes, not on ejection.

About halfway down, between two of the T-20 body tubes.

Maintain the original nose-blow glide recovery.

Except for...
Forum: Plans & Publications 01-26-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By stefanj
I scanned in the Linaeus Gigantus kit...

I scanned in the Linaeus Gigantus kit instructions.

This was one of the very few AVI kits which was not vaporware. It used MPC vintage parts, with nothing "new" except the stickers and the launch...
Forum: Plans & Publications 01-26-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By stefanj
Linaeus Gigantus (AVI)

Oooooh, look what I found!

I thought I had sold the AVI catalog, and the "Gold Line" documentation. I think I scanned in the latter; it might even be posted here. (Yes it is, here:...
Forum: Projects 01-16-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By stefanj
I found a nice big chunk of ~3" diameter...

I found a nice big chunk of ~3" diameter clear plastic tubing many years back.

I have plans to make a flying cut-away rocket out of it.

It would have a partial painted surface, non-operational...
Forum: Ask the Doctor 01-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By stefanj
Heh-heh. Last year I had the darndest time...

Heh-heh.

Last year I had the darndest time trying to peel OFF some stickers on a Estes EAC Viper.

Proper prep might help:

Smooth finish, aided and abetted with wet sanding and compounding.

Clean...
Forum: Plans & Publications 01-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By stefanj
The 24mm and 35mm (?) "Gold Line"...

The 24mm and 35mm (?) "Gold Line" motors did have delay / ejection charges that were glued in. But this was done at the factory. You didn't get to choose. I don't recall getting any of the boosters;...
Forum: Plans & Publications 01-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By stefanj
Regarding those advertised kits: AVI was...

Regarding those advertised kits:

AVI was notorious for vaporware. They published catalogs and a newsletter promising stuff that never materialized.

So, I wouldn't count on ever seeing any of those...
Forum: Model Rocket History 01-04-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By stefanj
Happy Birthday Vern! A good excuse to build a...

Happy Birthday Vern!

A good excuse to build a rocket today.
Forum: Projects 12-28-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By stefanj
I may create a new 1st stage for my Farside, for...

I may create a new 1st stage for my Farside, for 24mm motors, and use this technique.


@LeeR:

With additional pictures and text, this could be turned into an article for the NAR magazine. Include a...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-25-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By stefanj
I'll piggy back on this thread: Merry Christmas!...

I'll piggy back on this thread:

Merry Christmas! May your stocking stuffers include a sanding block. **** useful tool.

To those who don't celebrate, the "see a movie with the family and a good meal...
Forum: Model Rocket History 12-23-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By stefanj
Bergensky's pre-MPC rocketry business was...

Bergensky's pre-MPC rocketry business was MRI.

His post MPC business was AVI; I believe it may have operated in parallel, based on some catalogs I've seen.

I don't recall reading about a MPC motor...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By stefanj
I was seven years old, but remember the time...

I was seven years old, but remember the time well.

We spent a bunch of the time at my grandmother's apartment in New Jersey, so it was doubly exciting; Christmas with nearby cousins plus TV pictures...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,943
Posted By stefanj
Welcome back Ted! You've been through stuff that...

Welcome back Ted!

You've been through stuff that would have likely done you in a decade or two ago; take advantage of all that modern medical care and start planning the build season!
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