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Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 11-10-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By BARGeezer
Hopes for a speedy recovery. Launch Pad 2000...

Hopes for a speedy recovery. Launch Pad 2000 still has the Antari here:
http://lp2k.com/antari-model-rocket-kit-quest-1003/
Forum: Projects 11-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By BARGeezer
Three Saturn 1Bs

Not a build thread per se, since I get so involved with the builds that I forget to take pictures along the way, but I wanted to share this with my fellow forum members. I have three Saturn 1Bs on my...
Forum: Projects 10-30-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,292
Posted By BARGeezer
I've also held off on ordering this kit until AC...

I've also held off on ordering this kit until AC Supply gets 'em in. But I'll be following this build with interest.
Forum: Projects 10-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,558
Posted By BARGeezer
The pitot tube looks gray in this picture.

The pitot tube looks gray in this picture.
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BARGeezer
Saw on a post at TRF that their website is back...

Saw on a post at TRF that their website is back up again.

http://mercury-rockets.com/index.html

(After three months in limbo!)
Forum: FreeForAll 10-17-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By BARGeezer
More like nostalgia.

More like nostalgia.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By BARGeezer
We had an old bottle of mercurochrome in the...

We had an old bottle of mercurochrome in the medicine cabinet until just recently (with the skull and crossbones). When I was unable to get it replaced at my local drug stores I found out about the...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-16-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By BARGeezer
Then it woulkd be the V2, and we'd have to start...

Then it woulkd be the V2, and we'd have to start all over again.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-15-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By BARGeezer
Titan second stage, Centaur third stage. See the...

Titan second stage, Centaur third stage. See the Wikipedia link for details, scroll down to Silverstein committee.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-15-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By BARGeezer
Spot on. The Silverstein Committee proposed eight...

Spot on. The Silverstein Committee proposed eight designs for the Saturn launch vehicles (see pic below). C-1 became the Saturn 1. A refinement of the C-1 became the Saturn 1B. C-5 became the Saturn...
Forum: Plans 10-14-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By BARGeezer
Scot, tsai over at TRF is awaiting Jim Flis'...

Scot,
tsai over at TRF is awaiting Jim Flis' OK to post templates of the Acme Spitfire. IF he gets Jim's approval, the templates will make it much easier to clone the model. It is a challenging...
Forum: Plans 10-12-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By BARGeezer
That's a great pic, Space Ranger. Love the use of...

That's a great pic, Space Ranger. Love the use of the canned food labels for skins. Very creative. Here's mine, with the MicroMaxx version in front of it.
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,592
Posted By BARGeezer
Careful, some brands of contact cement can...

Careful, some brands of contact cement can actually melt vacu-formed styrene. Permatex, in particular. Test first on scrap styrene. I tacked down the ends of my Sat. V wrap with thick CA then wicked...
Forum: Plans 10-08-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By BARGeezer
Rumor is that erockets will be producing some of...

Rumor is that erockets will be producing some of the more popular Fliskit designs in the near future, under license. Similar to the arrangement with the Dr. Zooch kits. I'm guessing the Acme Spitfire...
Forum: Projects 10-06-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,846
Posted By BARGeezer
Flew the Star Orbiter on a 24mm E with the Estes...

Flew the Star Orbiter on a 24mm E with the Estes plastic adaptor. Nice straight flight, maybe 1200 ft. Used the masking tape flange on a few kits, works well. ASP sells both Tamiya 6mm (approx 1/4")...
Forum: Projects 10-04-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,558
Posted By BARGeezer
According to this page from the Naval Air Museum...

According to this page from the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point (Hawaii) the Jayhawk carried high intensity flares and radar reflectors to aid in its simulation role, appearing as a much larger target...
Forum: Vendors 09-30-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By BARGeezer
Sad. Third one this year. And does anyone know if...

Sad. Third one this year. And does anyone know if BMS closed down Mercury Engineering? Their website has been down for over a month.
Forum: Projects 09-30-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,558
Posted By BARGeezer
Hard to tell from the pictures, but looks like...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but looks like they may have a thicker shock cord than the older model? The older version had a lot of clay ballast making the nose cone quite heavy. On my first...
Forum: FreeForAll 09-28-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By BARGeezer
I have a few that have flown once and been...

I have a few that have flown once and been retired due to erratic flight. I may fiddle with added nose weight later, but I have plenty of other birds that haven't even seen their first flight to...
Forum: Projects 09-28-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By BARGeezer
Love the Thunderbirds motif. Did you do the belly...

Love the Thunderbirds motif. Did you do the belly bird also? The F-104 Starfighter is also out. Are you planning to get that as well?
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BARGeezer
Minimum runs are usually a deal killer on that.

Minimum runs are usually a deal killer on that.
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BARGeezer
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http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-embossed-body-wraps-saturn-1b-sem-iks-1w/


Yeah, wanted to keep it under $100. Works for me.
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BARGeezer
Might be a problem, when I asked why the Semroc...

Might be a problem, when I asked why the Semroc MX Fat Boy had a red decal instead of the original white I was told it was because they had difficulty replicating white decals.
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BARGeezer
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https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/StratoDart-X-RC-RG-Kit

Congrats on both counts!
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BARGeezer
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