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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Welcome to the SCALE (Sandia) D-Region Tomahawk Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the (Sandia) D-Region Tomahawk and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Aerotech: IQSY Tomahawk: #89014
Centuri: Tomahawk: KC-40 or #5100
CMR: D-Region Tomahawk: S1
Estes: D-Region Tomahawk: #1944
Estes: D-Region Tomahawk: #2037
Neubauer: D-Region Tomahawk:
Pratt Hobbies: D-Region Tomahawk (MMX):
Semroc: I.Q.S.Y Tomahawk: KD-2
Thrustline: D-Region Tomahawk: TA-024
Yank: IQSY Tomahawk (3"):
Yank: IQSY Tomahawk (4"):



as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



The Tomahawk, based on the Thiokol TE-416 Motor, was designed by the Sandia Corp. as a small sounding rockets in the International Quiet Sun Year (IQSY) in 1963. Initial tests from Tonopah, Nevada and Point Mugu, California failed. The fourth launch from Wallops Island was a success, but it was not used in the IQSY experiments. NASA used another Version, the D-Region Tomahawk in 1968, but little further use of it was made.

Although it lacked success as a single stage sounding rocket, it was highly successful as the second stage on Nike, Terrier, Taurus (Honest John), Ute, Paiute and Sandhawk boosters. Several hundred of these configurations were launched.

JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Estes D-Region Tomahawk (#1944) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/estes.gif Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: #1944

Introduced: 1985
Final Year: 1986
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 35.5"
Diameter: 1.637"
Span:
Weight: 3.7 oz

Mfg. Description: Our version of NASA's sounding rocket, Flight No. 12.08 GT, is an excellent choice for your first scale model. Almost 3 ft. tall, Tomahawk features large, easy to assemble parts and realistic flights up to 800 feet. Recovery is via huge, 18" parachute. A 3/16 Maxi-Rod is recommended for flight. (Estes 1985 Catalog)



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First post in this thread featuring this rocket. (http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?p=147257#post147257)

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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Estes D-Region Tomahawk (#2037) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/estes.gif Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: #2037

Introduced: 2007
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 38.8 in. (98.6 cm)
Diameter: 1.8 in. (46 mm)
Span:
Weight: 9.2 oz. (260 g)

Mfg. Description: Bring on the Beauty and the Beast! For all model rocket enthusiasts out there that enjoy building and launching scale rockets, the Estes D-Region Tomahawk is for you! This authentic rocket is a 1/5 scale of NASA's sounding rocket. Launched only one time in 1968, this rocket was designed to take measurements of the D-layer of the ionosphere - thus its name. Our version of this fantastic scale rocket captures all the detail of the original in an easy to assemble model that flies as good as it looks.

In terms of performance, this gigantic rocket can blast nearly 800 feet high when powered with our *E engine. If you don't want to test the limits of your visibility, we've included an adapter to launch on Estes D engines. Finally, to protect this beautiful scale model when it lands, we've included an 18 inch preassembled nylon parachute! Get in touch with your inner astronaut today! (Estes 2011 Web Ad)



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Estes D-Region Tomahawk (MMX) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/pratt_hobbies.gif Pratt Hobbies

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER:

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x6mm
Recovery:
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: DESC



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Semroc I.Q.S.Y. Tomahawk (KD-2) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/semroc.gif Semroc Astronautics

MODEL NAME: I.Q.S.Y. Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: KD-2

Introduced: 2009
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 19.8" (50.3 cm)
Diameter: 0.908" (2.3 cm)
Span: 3.7" (9.4 cm)
Weight: 1.2 oz (34.1 g)

Mfg. Description: DESC



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Neubauer D-Region Tomahawk Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/neubauer.gif Neubauer Rockets

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER:

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: DESC



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Thrustline D-Region Tomahawk (TA-024) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/thrustline.gif Thrustline Aerospace

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: TA-024

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer: John Rowan-Stern

Type: Scale
Motor Mount:
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: DESC



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
CMR D-Region Tomahawk (S1) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/cmr%20logo%20trf.gif Competition Model Rockets (CMR)

MODEL NAME: D-Region Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: S1

Introduced: 1970
Final Year: 1987
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x21mm, Later 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 20"
Diameter: 0.93"
Span:
Weight: 39g

Mfg. Description: This is an exact scale model of the single stage sounding rocket, NASA Flight No. 12.08GT, built by the Astro-Met Division of the Thiokol Chemical Corporation. This rocket was designed and flown to determine vehicle performance and establish payload environment during flight before acceptance in the NASA rocket stable. The performance was as predicted and the basic rocket was accepted by NASA. Model is precisely scaled from full size manufacturer's drawings. Color was determined from many NASA color photographs. Ideal for NAR Scale and Scale Altitude events. Original model won first in Scale and first in Scale Altitude at NARAM 11. Kit contains detailed instructions, precision scale plastic nose cone, special built up fins, true to prototype shroud, "pop" launch lug, screw head embossing tool. Recommended for experienced modelers. (CMR 1972 Catalog)

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This is an exact scale model of the single stage sounding rocket, NASA Flight No. 12.08GT, built by the Astro-Met Division of the Thiokol Chemical Corporation. This rocket was designed and flown to determine vehicle performance and establish payload environment during flight before acceptance in the NASA rocket stable.

The model is precisely scaled from full size manufacturer's drawings. Ideal for NAR Scale and Scale Altitude events. Original model won first in Scale and first in Scale Altitude at NARAM 11. Kit contains very detailed instructions, precision scale plastic nose cone, built up fins, true to prototype shroud, pop launch lug, screw head embossing tool. Has won numerous places in national and international competition.

Recommended for experienced modelers. (CMR 1987 Catalog)



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Yank IQSY Tomahawk (3") Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/yank%20enteprises.gif Yank Enterprises

MODEL NAME: IQSY Tomahawk (3") Also known as:

NUMBER:

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x38mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 66"
Diameter: 3"
Span:
Weight: 40oz

Mfg. Description:



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Yank IQSY Tomahawk (4") Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/yank%20enteprises.gif Yank Enterprises

MODEL NAME: IQSY Tomahawk (4") Also known as:

NUMBER:

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x54mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 88"
Diameter: 4"
Span:
Weight: 85oz

Mfg. Description:



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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Aerotech IQSY Tomahawk (#89014) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/aerotech.gif Aetrotech Consumer Aerospace

MODEL NAME: IQSY Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: #89014

Introduced: 1989
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Scale
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 41"
Diameter: 1.9"
Span:
Weight: 11oz

Mfg. Description: A detailed scale model of a sounding rocket used for scientific studies. The blueprint that comes with the kit shows scale details and color patterns. (Aerotech 1990 Catalog)

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A detailed scale model of a sounding rocket used for scientific studies. If you've never built a scale model before, the TOMAHAWK is a great place to start. The blueprint that comes with the kit shows scale details and color patterns. This rocket turns in beautiful flights. (Aerotech 1992 Catalog)


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If you have never built a scale model before, the Tomahawk makes the perfect first project. Loaded with striking detail and E, F, and G power capable, this is one scale model that flies like a real sounding rocket. (Aerotech 2013 Web Ad)





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JAL3
7th February 2009, 07:53 AM
Centuri Tomahawk (KC-40 or #5100) Basic Information.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/images/galleries/logos/centuri_engineering.gif Centuri Engineering

MODEL NAME: Tomahawk Also known as:

NUMBER: KC-40 or #5100

Introduced: 1968
Final Year: 1975
Designer:

Type: Scale, Payload
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 20"
Diameter: 0.906"
Span:
Weight: 1.15 oz

Mfg. Description: One-tenth scale operating model of the single-stage sounding rocket built by Astro-Met division of Thiokol Chemical Corporation. TOMAHAWK is an excellent beginner scale model. Use bonus payload capsule to carry insects or monitoring devices to high altitudes and return them safely by parachute. "Scale Substantiation Data" sheet showing specifications plus photo of real Tomahawk included. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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One-tenth scale operating model of the single-stage sounding rocket built by Astro-Met division of Thiokol Chemical Corporation. TOMAHAWK is an excellent beginner scale model. Use bonus payload capsule to carry insects or measuring devices devices to high altitudes and return them safely by parachute. "Scale Substantiation Data" sheet showing specifications plus photo of real Tomahawk included. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)



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jFlds
20th November 2010, 11:49 AM
I didn't see a category for this yet.

This is my son's Estes D Region Tomahawk kit done up in a nice ND blue and gold metallic fade with the CCHA and the Irish Hockey vinyl on board.

This one is just at its decommission and 'time to cannibalize' point in its life.

Great rocket.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a454/jFlds/irishcloseup.jpg

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a454/jFlds/irish.jpg

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a454/jFlds/irishexpress.jpg

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trippkid
20th November 2010, 06:20 PM
Nice looking rocket. Here are a couple of pics of the one I did. I really like this one, flies great every time all the way up to F's.

jFlds
21st November 2010, 01:17 PM
Nice vintage look.

Micromeister
22nd November 2010, 03:25 PM
Mine is one of the Older Estes kit D-Region Tomahawks, In this older kit if the modeler wanted to simulate the Fincan fluteing it had to be sanded out of balsa stock and applied.
A micro version was available for awhile from Pratt Hobbies semi-scale kit D-Region Tomahawk featuring in T4 Body wrap rather then paint.

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gdiscenza
15th January 2011, 12:15 AM
I couldn't find a Tomahawk gallery, so I made one.

To start, here is my D-Region Tomahawk, from Estes. Really easy build, I might have to buy another kit to convert to 29mm for my 29/40-120.

G.D.


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JAL3
15th January 2011, 12:22 AM
I couldn't find a Tomahawk gallery, so I made one.

To start, here is my D-Region Tomahawk, from Estes. Really easy build, I might have to buy another kit to convert to 29mm for my 29/40-120.

G.D.


38744

Thanks for your contribution.

There was a Tomahawk gallery so I merged the two.

THanks again.

jsdemar
15th January 2011, 06:18 AM
Here are some photos of my 6" IQSY Tomahawk (http://picasaweb.google.com/jsdemar/NSL2010#) at NSL2010 on an M2200 Skidmark.

This is the one shown in my avatar.

fox_racing_guy
15th January 2011, 11:53 AM
L to R 1.52, 2.10, 2.56. 3.0. 3.9. 5.38
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/fox_racing_guy/55Tomahawk043.jpg

jsdemar
15th January 2011, 05:06 PM
My 6" IQSY would like great next your other five... if I could find myself a can of black paint. ;)

fox_racing_guy
15th January 2011, 09:04 PM
^ I agree, I keep putting off the 7.67 version. I have the file drawn for the CNC to cut the fins but I enjoy building smaller rockets now.

KurtH
16th January 2011, 07:06 AM
Here is mine, The paint job is pretty sloppy, not one of my better efforts. It is a 10 footer (looks good from 10 feet away but up close .... ugh)

It flies great though. I also want to get a second one to use with my 29/40-120 case and an aeropack retainer.

http://images116.fotki.com/v694/photos/9/910521/3984250/photo-vi.jpg

hcmbanjo
21st February 2011, 03:13 PM
I've just started a build of the Semroc
I.Q.S.Y. Tomahawk

On my blog at:
www.modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com

When I get closer to finishing, I'll draw up the upper body detail, fin plates and bolts on a available PDF.
Stop by and build along!


Post copied to gallery with permission

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burkefj
15th October 2011, 05:16 PM
Here is my estes version, built stock except for modifying the retainer for a 24mm reload casing end closure and an external attach recovery system

JAL3
19th July 2012, 02:10 PM
bump for editing

rocketguy101
20th July 2012, 12:21 AM
First picture, my Competition Model Rockets (CMR) D-Region Tomahawk. 2nd and 3rd are of the D-Reg built from 3D printed parts scaled to a BT-60

JAL3
8th August 2012, 05:20 AM
bump for editing

Tarasdad
30th October 2012, 12:04 AM
5x body length Kevlar shock cord in place of elastic, 3 button head screws retaining nose cone to allow upper tube to be used as payload bay. Walmart gloss red, white and black paints.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i144/cofrbooboo/Model%20Rocketry/IMG_3485.jpg

Launching at MDARS 10-27-12
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i144/cofrbooboo/Model%20Rocketry/Ignition.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i144/cofrbooboo/Model%20Rocketry/Liftoff.jpg

Great kit, great flyer, highly recommended!

AfterBurners
30th October 2012, 12:26 AM
sweet!!:D

Rocketbuilder
30th October 2012, 01:12 AM
Very nice! What motor? :)

Tarasdad
30th October 2012, 01:34 AM
Not sure but think it was a G80. Someone loaned the hardware (AT 29/40-120) and donated the reload and I forgot to ask.

JAL3
30th October 2012, 01:36 AM
Bump for editing

gdjsky01
21st April 2013, 07:27 PM
Not a whole lot to write. This was my last 'Wet' F39-9 reload. The dude I bought them from had had the packaging get wet. And these were quite old to begin with. I'd found the other two had delays that when way long even when drilled. So I drilled this one more like a F39-4. It still was a tad long... but not a drama queen! It's beginning to look a tad worse for wear...





http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8262/8666480557_64fdbe8208_b.jpg



Took off like a bat outta you know where and I was too close... so this is the only shot I got.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8667583118_60ed804079_b.jpg


The Adept ALTIM-1 beeped out 906' (276m). Recover was good.

Attached are a few more of my Aerotech IQSY Tomahawk. The first with a CTI F30-6 WT long burn and the second with a Aerotech F24-7.


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ArthurSull
20th May 2013, 05:12 PM
Here we are! After many months and learning and trying to fit in rocketry to a hectic schedule I've finally finished my first two rockets.

An Estes D Region Tomahawk and an Estes V2.

My Tomahawk carries a DIY half moon baffle system in the coupler, with kevlar and a snap swivel attachment to an upgraded 24inch chute, and my V2 is mostly stock but again with a kevlar shock cord and snap swivel chute attachment.

I found the building of these two very easy, considering they are my first builds. Balsa was a bit of a learning curve in the V2, and wasn't aware of coating or filling techniques till it was too late. Therefore I have some weak fins and you can see the grain through the paint, but a lesson learned.

I found painting the hardest, with the Tomahawk my first Guinea pig. Poor thing, not enough patience and some cold conditions cracked the paint, and I only used Tamiya masking tape on the edges instead of all over so the paint seaped through the cheap masking tape I was using for bigger areas. This left me having to do this black and red scheme as to hide the ruined white surface underneath. Nevermind!


My fillets leave a lot to be desired on the V2, and I tripped over one day and snapped a fin but managed to repair it okay. I'm sure my fillets will be better next time. What is best to use for fillets?

My oh my was that black and white test patter hard to paint, but for my second ever try it came out surprisingly well! The masking gave me a headache but the Tamiya tape gave me neat clean lines, and I only mucked up a few times, barely noticeable from this distance.

Now I finally get to launch them the weekend after next! Thanks everyone for the help they put in to me starting out in rocketry, I'm now ordering a Mini HoJo to continue my scale collection!

130079

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DJDeadParrot
25th May 2013, 10:33 PM
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My 2.6" IQSY Tomahawk, about to fly on an H128.

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Me and my 4" IQSY Tomahawk same day, about to take flight on a J340.

JAL3
26th May 2013, 12:52 AM
130646
My 2.6" IQSY Tomahawk, about to fly on an H128.

130647
Me and my 4" IQSY Tomahawk same day, about to take flight on a J340.

Are these scratch or kits? If kits, which one?

DJDeadParrot
26th May 2013, 02:24 AM
Are these scratch or kits? If kits, which one?

The 2.6" kit is scratch-built. The 4", I'm pretty certain, was a Yank kit.

I'm gathering parts together right now for a 3.1" model to fly on a J90.

DJDeadParrot
4th September 2013, 01:15 AM
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