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Forum: FreeForAll 04-18-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By frognbuff
Thanks Matt! That makes perfect sense! Kudos to...

Thanks Matt! That makes perfect sense!

Kudos to the NGIS team for the fairing mods which allowed late cargo loading. That is a very cool solution. I can't think of a single vehicle today that allows...
Forum: FreeForAll 04-17-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By frognbuff
Orbital/Orbital-ATK/NGIS uses the coast period...

Orbital/Orbital-ATK/NGIS uses the coast period for trajectory shaping on their all-solid propellant vehicles. See, for example, the Pegasus flight profile info here:...
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-14-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By frognbuff
Amazing collection! I always wondered if these...

Amazing collection! I always wondered if these groundbreaking manufacturers had a "stash" of their best work. Question answered!
Forum: FreeForAll 04-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By frognbuff
Aerojet Rocketdyne is, in fact, putting a lot of...

Aerojet Rocketdyne is, in fact, putting a lot of effort into simplifying RL10 manufacturing. (You are correct - the original versions are very much hand made!). The improved versions are on the way,...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 04-11-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,044
Posted By frognbuff
I think the US was being a bit more practical...

I think the US was being a bit more practical than the Soviets. The R-7 certainly set the stage for legendary accomplishments, but it's operational deployment as a weapon system was limited to four...
Forum: Projects 04-07-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By frognbuff
Simply stunning!

Simply stunning!
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-23-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By frognbuff
Let us know how you plan to do the canted ogives...

Let us know how you plan to do the canted ogives on the SRMs. 3D printing would be easiest, but there are other options too.

Incidentally, we just did a pathfinder exercise for Mars 2020. Had to...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-20-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By frognbuff
You could buy a 1/144 static kit from...

You could buy a 1/144 static kit from realspacemodels.com. Their 500-series kit is $60. Some of their kits are even based on tubes rather than being solid resin (not sure on the Atlas V kit,...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By frognbuff
Technically, all Titan IIIE and Titan IV rockets...

Technically, all Titan IIIE and Titan IV rockets lifted off with only the solid rockets burning - the center core ignited in the air. Photos which appear to show exhaust coming from the core vehicle...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-17-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By frognbuff
Entirely possible the Germans bought them though!

Entirely possible the Germans bought them though!
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-17-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By frognbuff
Nope and nope. Canadian reconnaissance drones...

Nope and nope. Canadian reconnaissance drones CL-89 and/or CL-289.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-89

https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/cl-289.htm
Forum: FreeForAll 01-08-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 80,723
Posted By frognbuff
Another big one. Dade City Florida? Always...

Another big one. Dade City Florida? Always wanted some Rock-a-Chute...
Forum: Projects 01-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By frognbuff
Well, sure. Except the point of plastic model...

Well, sure. Except the point of plastic model conversion (PMC) is, you know, to convert a plastic model! Hence the addition to the MPC thread.

I built the Alway Vostok several years ago, and it...
Forum: Projects 01-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By frognbuff
And a close-up of the "business end." I...

And a close-up of the "business end." I have a D21-4 set aside for her (not sure of the total weight; my postal scale is broken). Worried about recovery. Would love ideas on how to get a lot of...
Forum: Projects 01-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By frognbuff
Here is the final result, with a standard Red Max...

Here is the final result, with a standard Red Max for scale. From a distance, the many "warts" are less visible! :)
Forum: Projects 01-05-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By frognbuff
I was trolling Ebay and came across the 1/72...

I was trolling Ebay and came across the 1/72 Soyuz models from Mach 2 (a small French company). Now, I should have done my homework... Should have pulled out the "Alway Bible" and determined if a...
Forum: Projects 01-05-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By frognbuff
I too built the MPC Vostok and made it...

I too built the MPC Vostok and made it flightworthy. First thing I did was ignore those silly oversized "flight version" fins. I also omitted the clear plastic part within the interstage truss -...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-15-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 80,723
Posted By frognbuff
Or maybe I'm wrong - John Boren, can you shed...

Or maybe I'm wrong - John Boren, can you shed light on the production plans?
Forum: FreeForAll 12-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 80,723
Posted By frognbuff
New Saturn V

Is it just me, or is this a jerk move: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Reissue-1-100-Estes-Saturn-V/233046909526?hash=item3642ada256:g:iE0AAOSwTQNcE91j:rk:7:pf:0

I don't think Estes plans to produce...
Forum: Projects 10-21-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,098
Posted By frognbuff
That finish is remarkable! Huzzah! Dilly, Dilly!

That finish is remarkable! Huzzah! Dilly, Dilly!
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By frognbuff
Tim Van Milligan took that photo - of a...

Tim Van Milligan took that photo - of a stationary model! He then photoshopped in the motor plume. Sorry about that - there was no intent to deceive! I haven't actually flown this model on Aerotech...
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By frognbuff
Darn picture manager!

Darn picture manager!
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By frognbuff
New Kit - Mu-4S-2

All,

Here is my latest offering from Aggressor Aerospace. This is the Japanese Mu-4S-2. This is my biggest kit yet - 45.6" long, 2.6" in diameter, flies on 29mm motors (a first for AAR kits). I test...
Forum: Kit Collecting 08-11-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,545
Posted By frognbuff
I attended NARAM yesterday and asked Ellis...

I attended NARAM yesterday and asked Ellis Langford about the Little Joe I's, and he said "a couple of months." I didn't press further or ask about the other kits!
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,497
Posted By frognbuff
There was no 2017 catalog, right? Prior to this...

There was no 2017 catalog, right? Prior to this year, the last one I could find was 2016.
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