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Old 06-13-2010, 06:14 PM
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Hello All,

What do you think about adding a Scale/Sport Scale forum to YORF (provided that it's acceptable to the YORF managerial staff, of course)? I just posted scale data on the South Korean Naro-1 SLV (Satellite Launch Vehicle, see: http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showt...93827#post93827 ) in the "FreeForAll" forum because it has the closest subject "fit" among the existing forums. (The "Plans" forum is for rocket kit plans that *may* be [but usually aren't] plans for scale rocket kits.) The Scale/Sport Scale forum would encompass scale data of all kinds (including measurements taken from full-scale rockets on display) as well as provide a venue for scale data swapping among model rocketeers, coverage of Scale and Sport Scale model rocket competitions, photos of builders' Scale and Sport Scale models, discussion of F/F (Future/Fiction) scale model rockets, etc.

What d'y'all think?
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:19 PM
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I love scale rockets, because you can tell the good builders from the great builders (I am not sure I qualify as a good one, yet BTW). I love to see the work of craftsmen.

Whether they are kits are scratch built, I like to see them.

Regardless, I want to know what Scott thinks.

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I like that idea... so long as it encompasses "sport scale" as well as the months-long projects...

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You mean the "years long" projects, don't you? In some cases it has taken me much longer to build a scale version than it took to develop the original.
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I like that idea... so long as it encompasses "sport scale" as well as the months-long projects...

Later! OL JR
Indeed, and I would even welcome Semi-Scale in such a forum along with Sport Scale, Scale, Super Scale (scale rockets launched from scale launchers), Scale Altitude, and F/F (Future/Fiction Scale), which includes models of proposed-but-never-built rockets, models of as-yet unlaunched rockets that are in development, and models of fictional rockets and spaceships.
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Speaking of F/F (Future Fiction Scale), here is a science fiction spaceship that I'd wager has never been built and flown as a scale model rocket: www.starshipmodeler.com/other/cl_vf.htm . Imagine the RockSim file for this one! Probably the only F/F Scale model that would be more "un-aerodynamic" than the Valley Forge space freighter is the Earthship Ark from "The Starlost."
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Create a poll and see how many people would be interested in one. If enough people show interest, I have no problem making a scale area for you guys.
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That Valley Forge ship looks like it would fly about as well as a full-scale GARBAGE TRUCK powered by an A8-3.
The awful "SALVAGE-1" is MUCH more aerodynamic.
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Great idea! I am 100% in favor of a 'Scale' category. Dunno why I didn't think of it!

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Create a poll and see how many people would be interested in one. If enough people show interest, I have no problem making a scale area for you guys.
Thank you, Scott! Is there some kind of online template or format needed to create the poll, or do folks just post their "yeas" and "nays" here as replies to this thread?
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