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Forum: FreeForAll 09-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,870
Posted By MarkB.
That last one looks like the fin units from a...

That last one looks like the fin units from a Space Shuttle or a Titan III glued to a center tube. The centering rings at the top give them away.

A good collection. The Patriot has potential. Are...
Forum: Vendors 09-18-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By MarkB.
Fair enough, Then here's the window...

Fair enough,

Then here's the window version:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/TCYXKSTWB/liberty-bell-7-capsule-for-st-20-estes-1-35?optionId=60751280

This stuff is nice. I worked with him on...
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By MarkB.
Like...

Like this?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/XCL36ZFEM/freedom7-capsule-for-st-20-for-estes-kit-1921?optionId=59606379&li=marketplace

Little Joe would have launched porthole capsules.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-17-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By MarkB.
Here's the picture. Tube, nose, fins and decals....

Here's the picture.

Tube, nose, fins and decals. not shown - centering rings. The fins are basswood and the the braces are balsa. Note that the braces are not symetrical

Needed to...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 09-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Well, The gliders are all ready for launch. I'm...

Well,

The gliders are all ready for launch. I'm going to plug the Golfworks High Density lead tape I used. Golfers use this tape to weight their clubs in different ways to promote or reduce slices...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-15-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By MarkB.
1/10 Phoenix missile

Comrades:

While poking around the Semroc parts portion of the eRockets website, I found some Easter Eggs. Nose cone, fins and decals (!) for a 1/10 AIM-54C Phoenix missile. In this scale, the...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By MarkB.
David's method has the advantage of being able to...

David's method has the advantage of being able to use the centering rings and possibly cones for the core diameter. You can built up the cones by "fiberglassing" using a worn out nylon stocking and...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-09-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By MarkB.
This size is not presently available. It is one...

This size is not presently available. It is one of three sizes missing in the old Centuri/Semroc system of Series tubing. There is no Series 14 (the size you want) or Series 17 (1.70 ID/ 1.74 OD)...
Forum: Mission Control 09-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By MarkB.
Very nice. Totally diggin' the Ariane; is that a...

Very nice.

Totally diggin' the Ariane; is that a kit or is it scratch?
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 09-01-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Here they are finished. The Firefly (closest to...

Here they are finished.

The Firefly (closest to camera) is covered in tissue in a red/orange/yellow hambre scheme. The fuse is natural wood with a cardstock reenforcement of the nose and dowel...
Forum: Building Techniques 08-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By MarkB.
Comrade! That's really cool. But that's gotta...

Comrade!

That's really cool. But that's gotta be pretty weighty. It'd work fine on a long nose moment Soyuz but I'd hate to try that on a short nose Sputnik. You'd need a solid tungsten...
Forum: FreeForAll 08-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,870
Posted By MarkB.
Agreed! I won't pay more for a Rescue than it...

Agreed!

I won't pay more for a Rescue than it would cost to clone. The rescue is more about giving it another 50 years. I also try and leave as much as possible original but don't hesitate to fix...
Forum: FreeForAll 08-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,870
Posted By MarkB.
Thanks, guys. Here's a picture of the Arcas,...

Thanks, guys.

Here's a picture of the Arcas, against a darkening Texas sky, ready to launch with decals kindly provided by Bill E.

Other than a Rescue Interceptor that has come to a screeching halt...
Forum: FreeForAll 08-18-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By MarkB.
Rocket T-Shirts

Comrades:

SWMBO wants to know how many of you have rocket building/flying t-shirts. I am lead to believe that after a certain age, men should not have graphic t-shirts, an age which I have...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-14-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Guys, Here's a picture of an Estes Firefly clone...

Guys,

Here's a picture of an Estes Firefly clone and a Vashon X-13 clone, side by side.

These are clones built from the instructions on JimZ and on YORS. the fuselages have been replaced by spruce...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-12-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
I decided to build a Vashon X-13 from the plans...

I decided to build a Vashon X-13 from the plans on JimZ. It is similar but not identical to the Estes Firefly. The X-13 has a longer nose moment and a larger wing (more cord and span). I noticed...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-05-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Yes, a few. The last one I remember was a Comet...

Yes, a few. The last one I remember was a Comet Nieuport 11 that flew great.

During the Nixon Administration.
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 08-05-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Progress: Fly Baby covered. Came out well...

Progress:

Fly Baby covered. Came out well enough that my son said I'd lose it on the first flight. (Thanks, son). Covering is good old-fashoned dope and tissue. The bottles in the picture are...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By MarkB.
Just so we have it here too, Here's the drawing...

Just so we have it here too, Here's the drawing and the picture:
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By MarkB.
No, I went whimpy 18mm, mostly because of the...

No, I went whimpy 18mm, mostly because of the size of my field. I debated building 24mm and using C11s but since they stopped making them, that seemed risky.

BUT, if I do build a Nike-Nike-Smoke,...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By MarkB.
The other Nike-Smoke paint job

In the course of developing a process for building a Nike-Nike-Smoke, I ran across info on painting a regular Nike-Smoke something other than white with florescent fins.

Here is the YouTube NASA...
Forum: Rocket Boosted Gliders 07-30-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarkB.
Glider Building

Conrades:

I though I'd share a picture of my glider program during the building stage. As mentioned elsewhere, I am trying to build something to qualify for my NARTrek Silver requirement. The...
Forum: Projects 07-29-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By MarkB.
Awesome Grog, I luv the Giant Big Bertha . . . .

Awesome Grog,

I luv the Giant Big Bertha . . . .
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 07-23-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MarkB.
Thanks Bill. PM sent.

Thanks Bill. PM sent.
Forum: FreeForAll 07-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,870
Posted By MarkB.
Arcas, anyone?

Comrades:

Pictures of my Rescue Arcas. Not particularly bad shape; missing a shock cord; fins were dinged up and the Fokker Red dope had cracked on the nose cone. The area around the unusual fin...
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