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Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By aeppel_cpm
Ok, 12g of additional nose weight and 7g on the...

Ok,
12g of additional nose weight and 7g on the right wing tip and I can get level, if not great, glides.

Hanging from the frame, she looks left-right balanced. I must have accidentally made the...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I did check to see if the earlier warp had...

I did check to see if the earlier warp had returned, and it hasn't. The fuselage is still straight.

We're in for a few days of crappy weather, so I won't be able to make much progress for a...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I'm at ~9 oz.sq ft, when it looks like hand toss...

I'm at ~9 oz.sq ft, when it looks like hand toss gliders are under 2. I wonder if it's worth trying to save.
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-09-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Okay: Mass = 200g Wing area ~110 sq. in. Here's...

Okay:
Mass = 200g
Wing area ~110 sq. in.

Here's the fore-aft balance, suspended from the CG in the Tercel instructions. It's upside down, but still a little tail...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-09-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Yes, I found that article, too.

Yes, I found that article, too.
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I'll think about it Dave, maybe I won't give up...

I'll think about it Dave, maybe I won't give up just yet. I went looking for my wing loading notes, but I can't find them. I'll re-estimate and re-weight and post. Because it may be too heavy to be...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 04-08-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I guess I built too heavy. I can't get her to...

I guess I built too heavy. I can't get her to glide in hand-toss testing. She just flops. Doesn't seem to be unbalanced - just doesn't fly.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
CTI G78-B CATO on first flight. Damage to...

CTI G78-B CATO on first flight.
Damage to sustainer when it hit the ground.

Photo courtesy Kevin Harnack.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-01-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Interesting thought with the layering. Mine is...

Interesting thought with the layering. Mine is foam filled.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-01-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I did pick up some tricks from you for this...

I did pick up some tricks from you for this build, Jerry:
How I did the boat tail.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/33638000538_f7db0f49e1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TftxCw)Ute boat tail layout...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-01-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Sent. and posted.

Sent. and posted.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-31-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thank Jerry. Thatís the info I based my model on....

Thank Jerry. Thatís the info I based my model on.

But I have leftover parts from the kitbashing. Just the right parts for a scale 12Ē payload. I have line drawings of the 12Ē payload from a period...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-31-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
And I donít think those are the fins shown in the...

And I donít think those are the fins shown in the Tomahawk brochure I have. Hmmm...

Iím wondering if I can print up something that screws to the fins I have now and converts them.

I also wonder...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-29-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
We'll see how it flies. Here's an example of the...

We'll see how it flies.

Here's an example of the painting problems.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/47492524201_94b2112d7c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fmKAQa)Bad paint day....
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
This paint job fought me every step of the way....

This paint job fought me every step of the way. Iím calling it done.
So hereís my fanciful take on a Ute Tomahawk.
1/5 scale, roughly. 38mm to 29mm. Kitbashed from a Big Daddy, a Ventris, and an...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-22-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By aeppel_cpm
There's some nice pics there, Dave. The booster...

There's some nice pics there, Dave. The booster model looks pretty nifty.

I'm still printing parts to clone the Estes kit as a starting point. Haven't made a decision to try (or not) for the...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Hereís a thread link....

Hereís a thread link.

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=16616&page=3

Nosecone by Sandman.

I wrap my own 3.44Ē tubing.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Two Stage Atlas?

I'm working an a 1/35 Atlas GATV to go with my 1/35 Gemini Titan. I've looked around for examples of people modelling the stage-and-a-half Atlas flight profile - but haven't found any posts.

Has...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
High Visibility Dave provided a little more info...

High Visibility Dave provided a little more info on The Forum That Shall Not Be Named. Including this:

Actually, Iím only assuming that EZ2C means highly visible. Itís possible that heís claiming...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-02-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
More info would be great. I'm happy with my 1/5...

More info would be great.

I'm happy with my 1/5 scale PSII kitbash so far. 1/10th would be what, BT58 to BT50? Would you try to make it 2 stage?
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I have a hard time believing itís such an...

I have a hard time believing itís such an unpopular rocket to scale.

It took me a bit to find a spot in the house with a ceiling high enough to recreate the Thiokol photo....
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks fellows. I do have that one in my...

Thanks fellows. I do have that one in my collection.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Tomahawk paint questions (Ute Tomahawk)

So, I'm working on painting plans for my sport scale Ute Tomahawk / Big Daddy-Ventris-Argent kitbash.

I'm working from the brochure that the attached image came from.


I've scoured the web and the...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 01-29-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,284
Posted By aeppel_cpm
...

TRF

https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/holverson-designs-laser-cutter-files.150503/
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 01-29-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Some update pictures. I will countersink and...

Some update pictures. I will countersink and cover the nose weights eventually.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/31975874677_6b81346c0c_z.jpg...
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