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Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-24-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By stefanj
A high-thrust D might have to have an...

A high-thrust D might have to have an "E" sized casing; I think this was the case (ahem) in the never-produced-in-quantity E48 (38?).

High thrust D might be closer in design to the B8 than the B14....
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-24-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By stefanj
I'd get the most out of a D20-x, especially a...

I'd get the most out of a D20-x, especially a D20-0!

* * *

I went through a lot of Rocketflite motors back in the day!
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By stefanj
Great, thanks! That's easier than I thought. I...

Great, thanks! That's easier than I thought. I somehow pictured "folded" fins, like a taco shell, that fit over the exitsting fins.

I ordered a set of injection molded fins. I might add...
Forum: Vendors 10-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By stefanj
Heh, heh, I learned that about acetone this...

Heh, heh, I learned that about acetone this morning.

How about laquer thinner?

I tried the Testor's liquid cement again. I'll check how the joints held up tonight.

Either way, I'm going to make...
Forum: Vendors 10-19-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By stefanj
Oh, excellent. These are for a Saturn with...

Oh, excellent. These are for a Saturn with considerable internal upgrades, so sturdier fins might be called for.

I'm trying again with the vac-form styrene fins once more, using acetone rather than...
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By stefanj
GAD FRACKING DURNIT! I am having such a pain...

GAD FRACKING DURNIT!

I am having such a pain with my vintage 1999 Saturn V's vac-mold fins that I'm thinking of making two-ply replacements out of hard balsa, or basswood.

Does the new Saturn V...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 36,799
Posted By stefanj
Does Quest still sell the Zenith II? It uses a...

Does Quest still sell the Zenith II? It uses a plastic cone, but it should fit!

I think eRockets sells equivalent parts, if you insist on balsa.

Yeah, too late to pester Myron Bergenske for a...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,531
Posted By stefanj
I bought some Weldwood contact cement. I...

I bought some Weldwood contact cement.

I preserved plenty of styrene scraps from the wrap sheets, to test compatibility! A few days ago, when I needed something to clean off the useless spray...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 10-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By stefanj
It can double as the Team Venture airplane!

It can double as the Team Venture airplane!
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,531
Posted By stefanj
I find working with the 3M 77 adhesive...

I find working with the 3M 77 adhesive frustrating. I used CA to tack down the ends of wraps on my Saturn V and Little Joe II after the 77 let loose.

I might buy some contact cement today, and see...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-09-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,173
Posted By stefanj
Glad the move is complete. I always enjoyed...

Glad the move is complete. I always enjoyed visiting that area of California.

Is the Kinetic Sculpture Race still at thing?
Forum: FreeForAll 10-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By stefanj
Oh, crumbs! I didn't realize she had been on...

Oh, crumbs!

I didn't realize she had been on the job so long.

Condolences and RIP.
Forum: Projects 10-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By stefanj
This totally rocks! What do you fly your Men In...

This totally rocks!

What do you fly your Men In Space on? The one time I tried to fly mine, the ejection charge on a 1/2A6-2 blew his head clean off!
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,531
Posted By stefanj
I'm at the "G------ wraps keep pulling...

I'm at the "G------ wraps keep pulling off" stage of my 1999 vintage Saturn V. I'm going to try cleaning the 77 adhesive from the ends and tack them down with CA.

Since the 1/100 built-it kit is...
Forum: Projects 09-17-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By stefanj
Yes, Aero-DART. I'm getting foggy in my dotage....

Yes, Aero-DART. I'm getting foggy in my dotage.

This one:
Forum: Projects 09-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By stefanj
I'd forgotten I had this thread to track progress...

I'd forgotten I had this thread to track progress on my Renegade-D Retro-Conversion and upgrade.

I finished the model more or less as shown on the cover. I hit it with matte spray for a...
Forum: FreeForAll 09-16-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,173
Posted By stefanj
Best of luck on the move! There's a fairly...

Best of luck on the move!

There's a fairly active rocket club in Eugene, FWIW. Might be closer than Livermore.
Forum: Projects 09-16-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By stefanj
I imagine Estes (meaning John) could use the...

I imagine Estes (meaning John) could use the plastic parts and wraps in all sorts of ways, to defray the initial costs.
Forum: Model Rocket History 09-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By stefanj
Probably not a Servo pad (pneumatic acutation)...

Probably not a Servo pad (pneumatic acutation) because the controller has a safety key and continuity light.

It reminds me a little of the launcher for the short-lived "Mighty Mites" line. Plastic...
Forum: Projects 08-21-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By stefanj
I like the looks of that! It has an...

I like the looks of that! It has an "FSI" feel, if you know what I mean.
Forum: Projects 08-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By stefanj
"I wish I were a spaceman The fastest guy...

"I wish I were a spaceman
The fastest guy alive!"

I remember seeing that show as a diaper-clad toddler, on a B&W TV. Maybe one of the oldest things I remember.
Forum: Model Rocket History 08-06-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,025
Posted By stefanj
Do they still do tours, Initiator001?

Do they still do tours, Initiator001?
Forum: Model Rocket History 07-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,025
Posted By stefanj
A fellow Oregon Rocketry member is driving in...

A fellow Oregon Rocketry member is driving in with some donations for the auctions; items which were donated to the club by old-timey rocketeers who were cleaning out their garage.

He's bringing a...
Forum: Projects 07-12-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
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...
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