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Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By tbzep
They are already through the wall (shroud). My...

They are already through the wall (shroud). My old Centuri model is pretty stout using the old style blow molded fins through the shrouds. It's a lot stronger than my #2001 balsa and paper version....
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
Pertinent info: "lifts off to about 350...

Pertinent info:

"lifts off to about 350 feet on a E30-4 composite motor."

Meaning it's still a 24mm mount.


"We have updated every plastic part in this kit and you won't be disappointed!...
Forum: Projects 11-16-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By tbzep
Scigs, I wish my dept could send a crew to help,...

Scigs, I wish my dept could send a crew to help, but we just don't have the capability to send a crew across the country and still have enough manpower and equipment to take care of our own. I wish...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
They usually drop when Estes announces another...

They usually drop when Estes announces another run and gradually build up until another run is announced. If the changes on the new 1969 version turn out to be really nice, the 2001 and 2157...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-14-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
Based on some of the threads I've seen the last...

Based on some of the threads I've seen the last few years on various forums along with ebay sales, I'm sure several folks buy their own nichrome and use 12v for reliable ignition. :cool:
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-14-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
I bet if we could compile an accurate survey, the...

I bet if we could compile an accurate survey, the introduction of the four AA battery launch controller in 1974 caused a catastrophic decline in successful cluster launches considerably more so than...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
No worse than an Astron igniter or straight...

No worse than an Astron igniter or straight nichrome, but they are more fragile. Just think of all the successful clusters done in the old days with straight nichrome and a 12v battery! :cool:
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
Lol, you're right. The AAD™ today can barely...

Lol, you're right. The AAD™ today can barely start his car, much less do anything else requiring 5 minutes of reading/researching.

I don't expect to see clusters from Estes, but I do expect...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-13-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
I did it when I was a kid back in the late 70's. ...

I did it when I was a kid back in the late 70's. ;)
However, I've had no trouble igniting 3 and 4 motors with Estes igniters using a 12v gel cell on a relay system. The problem isn't the igniters,...
Forum: FreeForAll 11-13-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By tbzep
I had this up on my active panel at work all...

I had this up on my active panel at work all day.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/tbzep/hulk%20sad.jpg
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-13-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
You're takin all the fun out of it. :D I keep...

You're takin all the fun out of it. :D
I keep mentioning 29mm mount, but I'd never put one in one of mine. I like mine to fly on classic BP power. I did my interchangeable mount so I could...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By tbzep
I love the smell of nitro-cellulose double base...

I love the smell of nitro-cellulose double base propellant in the morning. Smells like 3.4 seconds of victory.

http://ed-thelen.org/missiles.html#booster_flight



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Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-12-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By tbzep
You know the Nike booster has to be pretty dang...

You know the Nike booster has to be pretty dang stout considering it only moves a few inches before it's free and clear of the I Beam launcher. Inertia will keep it pointed the general direction for...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-12-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
Translation, 29mm mount. ;)

Translation, 29mm mount. ;)
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,339
Posted By tbzep
Wild guesses? I'm good at that. The Saturn...

Wild guesses? I'm good at that.

The Saturn isn't a high volume item. A good number of customers that buy them are us folks that already have a couple built and a couple more in the box for a rainy...
Forum: Building Techniques 11-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tbzep
And you can easily tell the difference. I savor...

And you can easily tell the difference. I savor the old bottle. :cool:
Forum: Projects 11-07-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By tbzep
You will be more proud of your clone than any...

You will be more proud of your clone than any kit, even if it isn't "perfect". BTW, the kits aren't all that accurate either so yours will be just fine. If it looks good to your eyeball, it's good...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,086
Posted By tbzep
I'll try to remember to pull mine out for a look...

I'll try to remember to pull mine out for a look if I get home early enough tonight. I'm thinking the instructions are just Estes instructions with some notes, but I haven't looked at mine in years,...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,086
Posted By tbzep
Looks pretty complete to me. I'd have to get my...

Looks pretty complete to me. I'd have to get my 7.67" version out to compare.
Forum: Building Techniques 11-05-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tbzep
Enamel is too fruity. I love the smell of...

Enamel is too fruity. I love the smell of volatiles in the morning! Smells like.....victory brain damage. :cool:

We could do a TRF game, ranking in order of desired scents. Hoppes #9,...
Forum: Building Techniques 11-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tbzep
And it smells great! .

And it smells great!



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Forum: Building Techniques 11-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tbzep
I like using lacquers, but that limits me to red,...

I like using lacquers, but that limits me to red, black and white by Valspar and Rustoleum. I used to occasionally use Testor's lacquer but that's become too expensive. I have to watch the humidity...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,086
Posted By tbzep
I don't remember offhand what the recommended...

I don't remember offhand what the recommended motors are for the 2X, but it has a 38mm mount. It's still in kit form in the attic, but I'm fairly certain a 38mm J is too long for it.

A single...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,086
Posted By tbzep
His biggest one was 7.67" diameter. I just...

His biggest one was 7.67" diameter. I just measured mine to make sure.
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 37,086
Posted By tbzep
Mine is the big one, which I think used a...

Mine is the big one, which I think used a 7.67" tube (can't remember for sure). However, it used the same clear tubing for leg hinges shown in the pic. It seems like his instructions were just...
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