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Forum: Plans 07-16-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By rocketguy101
Here's a couple of cropped shots of mine when I...

Here's a couple of cropped shots of mine when I built it in 2009. Now that it's painted, those details don't show up so great. I don't have a view from the underside showing the gun ports. The...
Forum: Plans 06-23-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By rocketguy101
Peter Alway's "The Art of Scale Model...

Peter Alway's "The Art of Scale Model Rocketry" (out of print) is now available online on the NAR website (http://www.nar.org/nar-products/) and is available for free. Peter graciously allowed this...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-04-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,315
Posted By rocketguy101
Update see this thread...

Update see this thread (http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?p=219559)
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 03-04-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By rocketguy101
Just glad to be of service, and second what Scott...

Just glad to be of service, and second what Scott said!

edit...it was here on YORF (http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=16739)
Forum: Mission Control 02-24-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By rocketguy101
Carol Marple is posting live videos on the NAR...

Carol Marple is posting live videos on the NAR Facebook page...I watched the Mfgr presentations last night, and some other presentations. I know many here don't do FB, but it is a neat way to see...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-17-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By rocketguy101
Vern, did you ever get to meet Mr. Armstrong? I...

Vern, did you ever get to meet Mr. Armstrong? I know you've met a few astronauts, and you've inspired many to become astronauts, do you have a list of the ones you've met?
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By rocketguy101
Thanks for sharing that story! And thanks Mr....

Thanks for sharing that story! And thanks Mr. Henie for paying it forward to those boys!

edit: I love how Mr. Armstrong kicks into "perfesser" mode and presents a lecture on propulsion...after I...
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
Excellent...Rev B is now uploaded to my earlier...

Excellent...Rev B is now uploaded to my earlier post. (Hope Scott doesn't have a limit on how many times you can change the files in a post ;) )
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
OK, with the other dimensions you've given me,...

OK, with the other dimensions you've given me, and rough angles from your original sketch this is what I came up with...
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
oops just saw this bit...so you say it should be...

oops just saw this bit...so you say it should be fatter? see the pic, it is about 1.8"
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
OK! I put rev A in my previous post, and took...

OK! I put rev A in my previous post, and took down the first file. I modified the dimensions per Earl's guidance, and added the base plate thickness per Scott and Wolf.
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
Thanks for the feedback...just to clarify some...

Thanks for the feedback...just to clarify some things...


Would that be the dimension "D2" in the attached leg pic?


Would that be the dimension "D5" in the attached leg pic?
Forum: FreeForAll 02-09-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By rocketguy101
I know a lot of you don't do TRF...but there is...

I know a lot of you don't do TRF...but there is an interesting build thread on a Falcon Heavy, so you might find it interesting... FH TRF Build thread...
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
I hope if Earl reads this, he could check the...

I hope if Earl reads this, he could check the overall dimensions of my drawing against the leg he traced to make sure I assembled the split image correctly to get my measurements....
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,938
Posted By rocketguy101
You mean beyond the tracing Earl posted in post...

You mean beyond the tracing Earl posted in post 21 (http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showpost.php?p=191966&postcount=21) ? :D

I thought I made a drawing already, but here it is, the leg and baseplate...
Forum: Model Rocket History 02-02-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 23,382
Posted By rocketguy101
I am struck by how beautiful the hand-painted...

I am struck by how beautiful the hand-painted logos are! GHS had an artist's touch.
Forum: Model Rocket History 01-30-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 23,382
Posted By rocketguy101
Yer killing me, Pat! Twitter and imgur are...

Yer killing me, Pat! Twitter and imgur are blocked at work (thankfully YORF isn't :) ) so all day your posts sit there and I have to wonder what you guys are talking about. Could you please upload...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 12-28-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By rocketguy101
Out of curiosity, what glue did you use? That...

Out of curiosity, what glue did you use? That way we know what to avoid!
Forum: Model Rocket History 12-09-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,157
Posted By rocketguy101
see post #30 in this thread...

see post #30 in this thread (http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?p=217947)
Forum: Model Rocket History 12-09-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,777
Posted By rocketguy101
Using Jeff's model as a basis, I made a stab at...

Using Jeff's model as a basis, I made a stab at sheet metal model that could produce a flat pattern. It isn't perfect, as I can't get it to fold with the ribs inserted. Jeff used a different...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-06-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By rocketguy101
Man I am really considering it! It's a 6 hr...

Man I am really considering it! It's a 6 hr drive and I am going to see if I can talk a buddy into coming too. We both went to NARCON 2012 in Hutchinson KS and had a blast. Since that time he has...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-06-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By rocketguy101
Nice!!! BTW that webpage appears blank below the...

Nice!!! BTW that webpage appears blank below the photo and above the NAR logo when I view it until I move my mouse around in the white area, then "About NARCON" appears if the mouse is on the left...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-02-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By rocketguy101
Interesting UPS tracking report

My friend at work showed me this tracking report from UPS. With all the bent, damaged, smashed packages UPS has dropped off at our houses without a word about their condition, we were both wondering...
Forum: Model Rocket History 10-21-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,611
Posted By rocketguy101
I had some bottles of the Centuri glue, then...

I had some bottles of the Centuri glue, then stumbled across Titebond in a lumber yard while I was out with my dad...I recognized the yellow glue, bought a bottle and stuck with Titebond from then...
Forum: Projects 10-19-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By rocketguy101
Mine is 8.5" and it was from the 70s

Mine is 8.5" and it was from the 70s
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