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Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 06-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By MarkB.
For those unfamiliar: The failure mode on the...

For those unfamiliar:

The failure mode on the 18mm X-15 was ballistic recovery. The engine was positively retained by the plastic retainer, but was very loosely held in place and the ejection...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 06-01-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By MarkB.
Me! Me! Pick Me! I was just going to post that...

Me! Me! Pick Me! I was just going to post that I needed one.


PM sent.
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-31-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By MarkB.
My understanding (but I have not done it to mine,...

My understanding (but I have not done it to mine, yet) is that adding an engine mount and hook to the 18mm version cures most of the problems, including lack of retainer.

Gonna hafta sand the front...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-31-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By MarkB.
The big one or the little one? Or more...

The big one or the little one?

Or more accurately, the 13mm or 18mm powered Estes X-15?
Forum: Designer's Studio 05-24-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By MarkB.
Comrades: Astrowolf is right! I propose we build...

Comrades:

Astrowolf is right! I propose we build Alway Saturns. Its a little pricey and not much fun on the paint scheme but I could be wrong on that. . . .
Forum: Designer's Studio 05-20-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By MarkB.
Great Idea! We did this at the World War I site...

Great Idea!

We did this at the World War I site I used to visit. Everyone builds Fokker Triplanes for instance. It was fun posting pictures as you went along. There were some beautiful builds and...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-17-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,745
Posted By MarkB.
I don't know Turk, that Scrambler original body...

I don't know Turk, that Scrambler original body looks fixable . . . .
Forum: FreeForAll 05-15-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,745
Posted By MarkB.
Comrades: I agree with Bill: pretty slim...

Comrades:

I agree with Bill: pretty slim pickings lately on eBay for Rescues. I'm not interested in E2Z rockets or any packages that include a pad/controller. The other thing I've noticed is...
Forum: FreeForAll 04-11-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By MarkB.
Yuri's Night 2018

Tonight's the night.

So go launch something Russian and post some pictures.

Weather permitting, this weekend, I will launch my new-built Scrambler. First up will be Egg Yuri and if unsuccessful,...
Forum: FreeForAll 03-19-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By MarkB.
I've been using them since they came out and have...

I've been using them since they came out and have not experienced a failure rate greater than the older Solars. But I'm using a 12V car battery. My last launch was 16 out of 17, all new, white...
Forum: Building Techniques 03-03-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By MarkB.
Using Semroc baffles in BT-55/56 with 24mm power

Comrades:

The title sorta says it all; I am wondering if anyone else has had success or failures using the Semroc heavy card stock cone ejection baffles in BT-55/56 (1.3") size rockets when using...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-09-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By MarkB.
Lego Heavy

And now for something totally diffferent:

Years ago my kids gave me the Lego Space Satellite Launcher. Soemhow, it did not meet the fate of almost all other Lego kits: taken apart and the pieces...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 02-09-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By MarkB.
Agreed: My buddy Henry had one when we we little...

Agreed:

My buddy Henry had one when we we little and it was a good flyer that was relatively indestructable even in hard desert landings. Easy to build, easy to paint and super easy to trim for a...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-06-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By MarkB.
Post Well, here's what you need: Balsa Nose Cone #20...

Well, here's what you need:

Balsa Nose Cone #20 6.1" Ogive SEM-BC-2061 1 $9.99
Body Tube #20 18.0" Long SEM-ST-20180 2 $3.79
Body Tube #9 5.0"...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By MarkB.
You're right! I didn't think to check because I...

You're right!

I didn't think to check because I though the rocket was "too new"!

Sure enough, 38 inches tall on ST-20 tubing for 1/10 scale. 6 inches of cone, about a half inch of fin at the...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 02-04-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By MarkB.
Comrades: Anybody got a drawing? 1/10 scale on...

Comrades:

Anybody got a drawing?

1/10 scale on ST-20 would be 37 inches tall with a BC-2061.
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,309
Posted By MarkB.
Comrades: Betcha Estes/Centuri gets spun off and...

Comrades:

Betcha Estes/Centuri gets spun off and sold separately to generate funds for the core Hobbico operation. I'd guess they want to protect the distributorship for big ticket items like...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 01-09-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By MarkB.
Semroc V-2/A4

Comrades:

While poking around late-night, I discovered these little nuggets on the eRockets/Semroc website: parts for an ST-18 size V-2. I found the fins first and thought it highly unlikely that...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By MarkB.
John Young passed yesterday

Comrades:

Sorry to report that John W. Young, America's oldest surviving astronaut passed yesterday. He was 87 years old. He flew the first Gemini, Apollo to the moon (twice, once as commander),...
Forum: Projects 12-31-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By MarkB.
Lightbulb 2017 Rocket Blues/ 2018 Rocket Resolutions

Comrades:

2017 was another bad year for building. I managed to complete only four rockets this year: a scratch 13mm BT-50 V-2 from BMS parts and Alway plans; a scratch BT-80 Hermes A-1 for 24mm...
Forum: Mission Control 12-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By MarkB.
Thumbs up Last Launch 2017

Comrades:

We've had nice weather all week so my sister and I took the kids for a launch yesterday. We launched 17 rockets in about an hour and 45 minutes. We launch at a park near her house that's...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 11-15-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By MarkB.
Steve's right! Argentina's money policy is a...

Steve's right! Argentina's money policy is a nightmare!

There's a fair amount of international banking herein El Paso so I talked to some people and apparently the workaround is a prepaid Visa card...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 11-14-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By MarkB.
Well, I figured it out . . . . Its not 1 peso =...

Well, I figured it out . . . .

Its not 1 peso = .57 US, its 1 AP = .057 cents.

Decimal place is important as are zeros AND checking a different browser result.

So its $23 and $27 for the kits (+...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 11-14-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By MarkB.
Kinda pricey unless I'm missing something . . ....

Kinda pricey unless I'm missing something . . . .

1 Argentine peso is .57 cents

The V-2 is slightly smaller than BT-70 making it about 18" tall. but at the exchange rate, it's $212.92 U.S.. The...
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 11-04-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By MarkB.
K-41 Mercury Redstone decal sheet

Comrades,

Does anybody have a replacement K-41 decal sheet (for BT-60)? Gordy can't make them anymore and Tom doesn't make that size, so I need to find somebody who has one or a spare that they...
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