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  1. #1
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    Shia Hulud: Dune Sandworm Flying Model Rocket

    SHIA HULUD:
    Keeper of balance,
    Bless the maker and his water,
    Bless the coming and going of him,
    May his passage cleanse the world.


    A SECRET REPORT WITHIN THE GUILD: 0-0-0
    It has come to our attention that a plot is underway to build a new oddroc that could threaten AP production. The mindsim is nearly complete and materials have been collected. Send a Level Three RSO North of Estesland, past the shield wall of NORAD, beyond the danger zone of Apogee Components and into the deep desert. To the desert city not far from the garage on Ogden Street where the Maker made the first motors. Completion of such an abomination coupled with a land snake launch could jeopardize AP production. The Perchlorate MUST FLOW!

    LEVEL THREE RSO REPORT:
    We have just folded space from IX. Many machines on IX with simulation programs better than those on OR or RS. We must trust the machines to take care of us, to keep us safe. Mindsiming a clustered, canted and tractor motored rocket with telescoping body tubes and a long, metallic centerline launch lug is best left to a rogue mentat. Landsnakes and core samples are unacceptable. Body tubes are meant to stiff and strong, not oscillating in the air. Blessed is the BLUE TUBE. Motors and fins are meant to be in back and mounted straight. No thumpers allowed on the range. Minds move in strange directions. I see plans within plans. I did not say this. I am not here.

    THE JUICE OF SHAPHO:
    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. Daddy - GET OFF THE JUICE!
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    THE LAUNCH CONTROL BOX:
    Stick you hand in the box young animal and press the launch button. This is a TEST, ONLY A TEST.
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    So much was unclear. The Bene Gesserit witch must leave. Fear is the mind killer. Remember the tooth, THE TOOTH! Go to that place you fear the most; where you can not go. There you will find a finless, telescoping, tractor motored worm rocket looking back at you!


    GET OUT OF MY MINDSIM! Kill the abomination!
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    RSO: Do we have worm sign? Sir, we have worm sign the likes of which Vern has never seen before! If it works it will be worth three times its weight in water! What a MONSTER! Launch the atomics!
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    DADDY: Use the voice on the RSO to get your pad assignment:
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    The Oddrocs have met on the ping pong table to plan their next move. I am sending my new apprentice there to TAKE CARE OF THEM! OOPS! SORRY! WRONG MOVIE.
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    BT 80 to 70 to 60. Three E12 4 motors from Hobby Lobby. Built mostly of left over parts. Hopefully I will be able to score some Q2G2's. If not and only two motors light it most likely will arch over and a crash into the ground. It will not earn extra scale flight points, no mater what the scene in the movie looks like.
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    Just another flying worm rocket. Silly worm flying fun for the whole family.


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    I hope you fly without rhythm and this doesn't attract the worm.

    Dreaming of making the rockets I dreamed of as a kid (and then some).


    NAR L1 Cert flight: Sheridan, Oregon, USA. Sept. 19, 2015. Flew Deep Space OFFl on an I357T-14A Blue Thunder

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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
    I hope you fly without rhythm and this doesn't attract the worm.
    As an old white man I don't have to worry about any sort of rhythm!

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    May thy fins neither chip nor shatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    May thy fins neither chip nor shatter.
    No fin damage is guaranteed on this one. I just picked up the last parts and construction has begun. Holes cut in nosecones and bulk head, motor mounts attached with tiny drops of superglue. I am going to use Rusto tan stone paint and segment with a sharpie. I was thinking of coating in sand paper but the paint will be easier. The KS aluminium tubing is not quite long enough to run the entire pre-launch length but should work. In my best Full Metal Jacket hooker voice - "This one stay on launch rod long time!"

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    Parts arrive from the danger zone. I had a friend pick them up because that place is just too dangerous to my wallet. The photo glows with a weird light. Maybe they have been on Arrakis long enough to glow blue. Maybe they are blue tube!

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    Cutting the cones and building the motor mount.

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    Attach motor tubes with six small dabs of super glue. CA to attach motor tubes to motor mount? Heresy!
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    Set motor mounts in tube to mark. No marking guides needed. Again, not for those insisting on good technique.
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    Hack tube until it fits. Shove down into slots.
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    Reminds me of the scene in Dune:"Stick the pick in there Pete and turn it round, real neat!"
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    Wrap KS aluminum launch lug tube with tape to increase diameter and to accept epoxy for motor mount. How long can a launch lug be and still be in good taste?
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    Glue in motor mount with my favorite motor mount glue - CA! OMG! Will it work? What will happen when the RSO finds out motor mount attached with CA!
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    Glue in coupler with Ileen's Tacky glue. Fillet tubes as well. My Kindergarten teacher taught us only to use our pinky finger for spreading paste. That is GOOD TECHNIQUE! Thank you Mrs. Bonowitz!
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    Save those cut outs!
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    All glued up.
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    All centered on cone.
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    Front view
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    Back view
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    Telescoping tubes set top
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    Telescoping tubes set bottom
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    Now all I need to do is to decide on material and how to do the stops. I am thinking of a 1/4" rope, something thicker than twine, that I can soak up with CA or epoxy and attach to tube.

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    Tube Stops set, 1/4 inch rope or twine Super glued and snaded
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    Dog before groomer and mock up assembly. How much flex? Tighter on BT 80 to 70. More flex on BT 70 to 60?
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    Top end stops
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    Bottom end stops
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    BT 70 sits below coupler
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    Stoner paint job, but this is Colorado dude. Very coarse paint so sliding tubes will get standard flat sand color.
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    Dog back from groomer and competing with Hauptmann Kitty for prime couch spot
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    All painted and Shia Hulud hanging out with oddroc pals.
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    Special Section for Kitty Lovers Only. A study in cat behavior.

    Hauptmann Kitty will not move from the spot, even when silly oddrocs show up.
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    Even Jack In the Box can't get him to move.
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    Finally the Dog takes control by force. It is the time when all will turn against him.
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    The Hauptmann then drinks the Water of Life. It was just before I was going to treat the system with root killer!
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    The Kitty drinks for a very long time knowing his human was trying to use the scared bowl.
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    Having successfully transmuted the Water of Life, Hauptmann Kitty now rules the Universe.
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    Kitty then takes control of the oddroc building spot.
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    Must receive ample chin rubs.
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    Deep tissue neck massage follows.
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    Then the Kitty just sits tin place, surveying his basement Kingdom.

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    Longer and more flexible than Crazy Train and Heavenly Rider.

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    Too much mindsiming!
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    Flight video. The deep Desert of South Park. Barely got the video having to run back to the pad to pick up my coat at 8800 feet above sea level. Beautiful day to fly rockets! Thanks to Tripoli Colorado!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYiL...ature=youtu.be

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    Smacked into chip. BT 60 section broke loose on impact. Witness said it was a good crash.
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    Let the chips fall, let them fall were they may. I hear there is good sand trout fishing near by!
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    Three ejection charges on the smacked nose cone.
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    Broken BT 70 to 60 stop. All the motors lit with old black head Estes igniters!
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    Dog barf and float paper sandwich withstand ejection charges. Saves parachute and shock cord.
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    Bent motor mount.
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    Nothing is wasted in the Desert. Can it be regenerated?
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    Too flexible? OK under power going up but then seem to cock down right into the wind on coast.

    Should have waited for research day and flown on E12-0 with immediate motor ejection?

    The oddroc peril is no more. The Guild is secure and the AP will flow.

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    Bless the coming and the going of him.

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    I think the spice has been flowing a little too freely��

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkefj View Post
    I think the spice has been flowing a little too freely��
    It is just the clean thin air of the high desert in Colorado. Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. sang about the altitude giving you that Rocky Mountain High. Down in the moist lands of milk and honey it is most likely the Hobbit's Weed, so it is best to listen to Saruman on that point.

    Maybe just another layer of twine, a natural fiber, on that last telescoping tail segment would have made it a bit stiffer and everything would have been fine. In rocketry it is such a fine line between success and failure. At least the telescoping part worked well on take off and it was stable under power. Fortunately the oddroc flight standards are very low and the top men did comment it was very true to the movie. The kite like tails have worked better but they produce so much performance killing drag. I should just listen to Dr. Wellington Yueh: "REMEMBER THE FINS. . . THE FINS!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    Bless the coming and the going of him.
    AMEN BROTHER!


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