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Forum: Projects 07-12-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By stefanj
That looks really amazing! Something to shoot...

That looks really amazing!

Something to shoot for when I build mine.
Forum: FreeForAll 06-27-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By stefanj
Man. Just had a flashback. Early 70s? Whenever...

Man. Just had a flashback.


Early 70s? Whenever it was when the Pacer was brand new.

I was walking by the high school parking lot when I saw a guy flying an RC plane. This was a really rare thing...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By stefanj
I did the same thing! I figure a c11-0 should...

I did the same thing! I figure a c11-0 should have enough umph to get it going. Just a B in the upper stage.
Forum: FreeForAll 06-24-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By stefanj
Sad and aggravating. It is a real dilemma; old...

Sad and aggravating. It is a real dilemma; old people can lose their competence, but there are plenty of cases where youngsters of famous people get greedy and arrogant about the legacy entrusted to...
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-22-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,550
Posted By stefanj
Argghhh. I'm trying to cut way back on kit...

Argghhh. I'm trying to cut way back on kit purchases, but this is one I'll get.

I guess it will use the same capsule as the Mercury Redstone?
Forum: Projects 06-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By stefanj
That looks very slick!

That looks very slick!
Forum: Model Rocket History 06-15-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By stefanj
Still undecided. I'm currently on a cross country...

Still undecided. I'm currently on a cross country vacation, and it has really depleted my travel budget. I would have to board my German shepherd for the duration of NARAM and the trip there and...
Forum: Projects 06-15-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By stefanj
I actually found one of those plastic spin-fin...

I actually found one of those plastic spin-fin units in the first months I was in the hobby. I found it on the beach after the 4th of July. It has split along one side, but seemed like a perfectly...
Forum: Projects 06-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By stefanj
The supply seems to have dried up, but until a...

The supply seems to have dried up, but until a few years back you could buy, from firework supply places, those four-fin cans used on the Dirty Bird.

If anyone can track down a source, let us know!
Forum: Projects 06-14-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By stefanj
I like this alternate-bandit a lot. I have an...

I like this alternate-bandit a lot. I have an STM-012 kit and might go this route.

I recently finished an upscale Hawks Hobbies Bandit. The decals were unfortunately way fragile; I ruined most of...
Forum: Model Rocket History 06-07-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,114
Posted By stefanj
I most often, for lower power models, use a...

I most often, for lower power models, use a tri-fold and sewing elastic.

Kevlar to elastic, using a barrel swivel, for larger models.
Forum: Model Rocket History 05-31-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By stefanj
It would be really easy to recreate! You can get...

It would be really easy to recreate! You can get the tubes from eRockets. Quest used to sell the fin unit, even. I'm sure someone has scanned it in for printing by now.

I might have the instruction...
Forum: Model Rocket History 05-30-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By stefanj
Another problem that MPC had: Inconsistent laws...

Another problem that MPC had:

Inconsistent laws on model rocket motors.

Back in 69 - 72, there were still lots of states that made getting motors difficult or impossible. Like, my New Jersey cousin...
Forum: Projects 05-26-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By stefanj
I built up nice big epoxy fillets. Otherwise, no....

I built up nice big epoxy fillets. Otherwise, no. If I were more ingenius I would have figured out pins or tabs.
Forum: Projects 05-25-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By stefanj
Finally, a Hawk's Hobby Bandit upscale. This is...

Finally, a Hawk's Hobby Bandit upscale.

This is a GREAT kit. I flew it once on a RMS E motor, and it flies great too.

I finally got around to compounding the paint job and applying decals....
Forum: Projects 05-25-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By stefanj
A reworked Estes Renegade-D I built this as a...

A reworked Estes Renegade-D

I built this as a two-stager, returning to the kit's original design but using a 24mm mount in the booster. I figure a D12-0 will get it moving along smartly.

I also put...
Forum: Projects 05-25-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By stefanj
Long Tom! The Estes re-release of Centuri's...

Long Tom! The Estes re-release of Centuri's answer to the Avenger.

I wish this had pass-port staging. I have having to tape motors together.

I ran out of clear coat halfway through, and started on...
Forum: Projects 05-25-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By stefanj
Stefan's Finally Finshed Finishing Thread

Took advantage of some good weather to finish, or finish finishing, a few models.

Baby Bertha! A gift from my brother for last year's birthday. I built it at a Maker Faire event. Gave it a nice...
Forum: Projects 05-23-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By stefanj
I love the fin streamlining. This turned out...

I love the fin streamlining.

This turned out great. I take it you color printed the decals on decal paper?
Forum: Plans 05-12-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By stefanj
Sean: I love that fin pattern. I've used it on a...

Sean:

I love that fin pattern. I've used it on a few models. It's an odd shape, not "space age"-ish; kind of has a mid-century aviation feel.

John LaBrasca gave me some BT-60 nose & tailcone sets,...
Forum: Plans 05-11-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By stefanj
I've have this one! I think it came with a...

I've have this one! I think it came with a designer's special.

As I recall, some of the fins correspond with kit plans in the old "Model Rocketry" book, aka Design Book.
Forum: For Sale 05-11-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By stefanj
Deeply sorry to hear about the fire, Woody.

Deeply sorry to hear about the fire, Woody.
Forum: FreeForAll 05-07-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By stefanj
That car belongs to a superhero. Your neighbor...

That car belongs to a superhero.

Your neighbor is his sidekick, who is recovering from getting hit by Doctor Nefarious's nega-rays.

Of course, you've now blown both of their covers. So don't...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,127
Posted By stefanj
Well, I'm glad they caught the label problem. I...

Well, I'm glad they caught the label problem. I hate having to peel labels off.

I might get some A & B packs as a curiosity, but I'm pretty stoked about the C and D motors. The high-impulse ones...
Forum: FreeForAll 04-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By stefanj
The "Congreve." A bit like the USS...

The "Congreve." A bit like the USS America Centuri Superkit.

This was in 76 or 77.
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