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Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 07-16-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Tau Zero
Also available here, on Page...

Also available here, on Page 9:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=17799

FWIW, the measurements come directly from an original Mini-Dactyl kit in my possession. :D
Forum: Plans & Publications 05-29-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation Please note the "EDIT" below. Thank...

Please note the "EDIT" below. Thank you.
Forum: Plans & Publications 05-26-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By Tau Zero
Saturn IV - Peter Alway

Given the recent "Saturn fever" here on YORF, I dug up some files that I downloaded back in August 2003 (see attached below), which are the plans for Peter Alway's "Saturn IV"...
Forum: 3D Printing Asylum 05-20-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,719
Posted By Tau Zero
Centuri Parts - Doug Holverson

Centuri 5 Series Plastic Nose Cones

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:559583


Centuri 7 Series Plastic Nose Cones

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:560706
Forum: 3D Printing Asylum 05-20-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,719
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation Centuri / Enerjet Parts - 3D Printing

Over on Facebook, Jack Hydrazine shared a link to the group: Centuri Model Rockets.

"I have just published a 3D version of the Enerjet 1340 fin can that's pretty much an exact copy of the real thing...
Forum: Projects 05-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Tau Zero
As a former farmboy, I can attest that...

As a former farmboy, I can attest that (harvested) cornfields are great for turning an ankle when you're not paying attention. :eek: :(
Forum: FreeForAll 04-23-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,033
Posted By Tau Zero
Here's another Centuri Stiletto post on...

Here's another Centuri Stiletto post on YORF:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showpost.php?p=129337&postcount=17
Forum: FreeForAll 04-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,033
Posted By Tau Zero
Bernard, You might contact Eagle3 (Buzz Nau) to...

Bernard,

You might contact Eagle3 (Buzz Nau) to see if he has a higher resolution version of his photo in this post:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showpost.php?p=1481&postcount=17
Forum: FreeForAll 04-20-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,033
Posted By Tau Zero
I've heard of other people using white Trim...

I've heard of other people using white Trim Monokote for the white areas on the fins.

As is always the case, your mileage may vary.
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 04-12-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Tau Zero
Personally, I suspect Yoyodyne. ;) :D

Personally, I suspect Yoyodyne. ;) :D
Forum: Building Techniques 04-11-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Tau Zero
Gary, Good to hear from you! Yes, VCT was my...

Gary,

Good to hear from you! Yes, VCT was my go-to program for generating transition and fin guide templates for many year earlier this century (!). :o

VCT runs on Windows 7 (64-bit) just fine....
Forum: Catalog 04-11-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,269
Posted By Tau Zero
Talking Dave, Apparently nothing happened in the...

Dave,

Apparently nothing happened in the Designer's studio after 2009. (I'm kidding!)

That may have been when Craig McGraw's "fire in the belly" drifted over to stick and paper airplanes......
Forum: Building Techniques 04-10-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Tau Zero
David, Thanks, I forgot about VCT. Thanks for...

David,

Thanks, I forgot about VCT. Thanks for the link!


tbzep,

I looked at those earlier and got befuddled *real* fast. :eek:
Forum: Building Techniques 04-10-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation Miter Cut / Fin Guide Template Tools

Hi, all! I'm wondering if there's a program or website where I can generate templates for angled miter cuts, as shown in Chris Michielssen's "Model Rocket Building"...
Forum: Mission Control 03-27-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tau Zero
:eek: :D

:eek: :D
Forum: Projects 03-27-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Tau Zero
Talking Delicious! :D

Delicious! :D
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,813
Posted By Tau Zero
Question From the specified diameter, I wonder if Randy is...

From the specified diameter, I wonder if Randy is going with SEMROC ST-7 and ST-9 tubes instead of the original Estes BT-20 and BT-50s, since the former tubes are thicker, "beefier," and sturdier...
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-14-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tau Zero
Talking Earl, Thanks! We're all muddling through this...

Earl,

Thanks! We're all muddling through this together. :D


Cheers and blessings,
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tau Zero
Earl and Romie, I consulted Carl McLawhorn's...

Earl and Romie,

I consulted Carl McLawhorn's SEMROC "Classics" listing, as well as JimZ...
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tau Zero
Talking Frank Kelly Freas (1922 2005)

Indeed! :D

He used acrylic paints, IIRC, which contributed to the interesting textures.
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tau Zero
Romie, Thanks for the clarification. The other...

Romie,

Thanks for the clarification. The other (updated?) info is as follows:

BT-60 3.7" OGIVE 18MM SEM-BTC-60VZ...
Forum: Plans & Publications 03-11-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation Starship Vincia - Len Fehskens - Sport Rocketry Mar/Apr 2002

DISCLAIMER: This thread is posted only for informational purposes for rocketeers interested in building this design for their personal use.


Starship Vincia

Designed by Len Fehskens...
Forum: Plans & Publications 02-28-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation Centuri Kit Body Tube and Nose Cone List

This Centuri Kit Body Tube and Nose Cone List is a counterpart to John Brohm's excellent Body Tube and Nose Cone Lists for Estes.

The data herein was collected from JimZ Rocket Plans, Ye Olde Rocket...
Forum: Building Techniques 02-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,234
Posted By Tau Zero
Exclamation UPDATE: 26 Feb 2019

Scott,

Here's what I've got for now. It's not entirely complete, but it's been languishing on my hard drive for a month now without any updates.

(I was laid off [again] recently, so the whole job...
Forum: Projects 02-20-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,834
Posted By Tau Zero
Question I had this vector-drawn version, but managed to...

I had this vector-drawn version, but managed to lose it in the reshuffling at work.

Does anybody happen to have the "new and improved" version handy? Please advise. Thanks!
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