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Old 12-20-2018, 02:39 PM
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Can't wait for the next flight.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Newbomb Turk

Can't wait for the next flight.

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Old 03-07-2019, 01:20 PM
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I think there should be a new NAR contest event: LEGO Batman Lofting......
Just remember...G. Harry Stine's first ever model rocket was an RTF !

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Old 03-07-2019, 05:50 PM
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That event would be much more fun than lofting a generic metal slug.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
That event would be much more fun than lofting a generic metal slug.
Even NASA has gotten in on this activity. The Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft is carrying three LEGO characters (see: ) of the god Jupiter, his wife the goddess Juno, and Galileo Galilei, who discovered the planet's four large moons.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LeeR
Iíve had pretty good luck surface mounting basswood fins, but here is an idea for use on the 24mm powered booster on the Farside-X. These pictures are from a post by Gary Rosenfield, showing a neat method he used to enhanced the surface mounting of fins for a minimum diameter rocket.

As I recall, a piece of masking tape was applied inside the tube to prevent leakages of epoxy, then removed once it started to set up.


The first time I ever saw that fin attachment method was at NARAM-19, Kansas City, 1977 . . . Gary Rosenfield was the builder and it was a minimum-diameter rocket, flown on an "undisclosed motor" during the Manufacturer's Demo.

Whatever the motor was, the orange-ish flame was longer than the rocket, with highly-visible mach diamonds, and the rocket "disappeared in an instant" off the pad at ignition . . . G. Harry Stine was "having a conniption fit", as RSO . . . LOL !

Jerry Irvine calls that method the "Interlap Attach" in his "Advanced Information Report # 10" / " Advanced Construction Methods" ( AIR-10 ). ( Image below ).

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