A man after my own heart.
Type: Posts; User: foamy
A man after my own heart.
That book is a riot. Sacrilegious (if you're a real trilogy fan), but funny as heck!
I could do some quotes from that, but I'd get banned.
Das Boot (The Boat)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Saving Private Ryan
I'll happily watch most any of the Clint Eastwood...
Everybody should get their act together and get on the same page. Lots of contradictory information—within and without.
No worries. I just didn't know what to do with it. Thanks, again.
I've built one of the newer, non-stuffer tube 'Bertha's and it has not had any 'chute deployment problems (as of yet). I've been using a roll of "Happy Birthday" crepe paper for wadding. Cheap, fire...
What a pain in the butt this little rocket was. I like it, though.
John, could you please find or create a home for this? It's a Semroc Der V-1.5—A half scale derivative of the Estes Der V-3. I'm not sure what you would like to do with it. Thanks a bunch.
Hmm. Just finshed a Semroc Der v 1.5 and Sprite.
In the process of painting:
Semroc Thunder Strike
Semroc Texas Firefly
Semroc Tau Zero
The build pile? I'm guessing thirty...
A nail-biter, that one.
Funny how that works. The folks at Semroc must be prescient—that's the only explanation. That and they have great stuff. They always come out with kits I like to build.
Astro-Baby, just out of curiosity, did you tilt that rocket into, or away from, the wind? It makes a difference.
You have good taste. If I were to buy a bike, it'd be a Triumph. Seeing as they don't make Nortons any more.
The Snipe Hunter was one of my first two rockets (our LHS only carried Centuri) and I was as excited as you when I launched one again after so many years.
By-the-by, is that Sky Hook in the...
Nice looking John. Congratulations on the victory! You'll surely be able to see it a good deal easier with the dark colors.
Go with the lowest power motor that is reccommended in the 220 Swift. They have a habit of disappearing.
Makes sense, now. Fortunately (or maybe, not), I don't have any experience launching on that type of terrain. I've heard that desert is hard on a rocket.
Cool stuff Marc. I really like the second shot from your last days launch.
Hm. Basswood for lpr is kinda overkill. Just more work for no real gain and you shouldn't have to epoxy fins on an lpr rocket. Jus' say'in.
Glassing fins on a lpr is way overkill. Or, so it seems...
I'd have to go with sodmeister on this one. The plastic appears to be the same as the rest of Estes nose cones—though mine is from a few years ago.
In aviation, a strake is an aerodynamic surface generally mounted on the fuselage of an aircraft to improve the flight characteristics either by controlling the airflow (acting as...
I wish I hadn't added strakes (a la the Payloader II) to mine. However, at the time, I didn't feel like building them both (Payloader and Chuter) and liked that particular addition. The nose cone on...
I finished sanding the second coat of primer on a Thunder Strike.
Applied the final coat of flat black to a Sprite, which will be tangerine and black.
Applied final primer to a Der V1.5.
Big brother is at the door.
Excellent work and it appears to be a fine kit. I will look into snagging one.
What I really dig was your lathed scratch-built.
Whenever you should have an opportunity to fly... I'd be...
Various watering holes and public establishments are already banning them. Which is good. I won't let someone wear them in my home—that's for sure. Invasive, intrusive and for what? I'll make sure...
If you're hesitant, at all, just build the Semroc offering. Check out the Aerobee gallery.
Consult Consumer Reports. I don't even think about buying an automobile (or anything pricey) without reading the reliability reports. It's too much money to spend going in blind. They have a...
The Germans licensed the 109 to the Spanish, but what with shortages and all they were built with Hispano Suiza V12's and I believe the the one in the photo looks alot like them. I always thought the...