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    Dr Zooch - Gb-LV Gallery

    Welcome to the Dr Zooch - Gb-LV Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Dr Zooch - Gb-LV and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Dr Zooch: Gb-LV:



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

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    Dr Zooch Gb-LV Basic Information

    Dr Zooch Gb-LV Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Gb-LV, Gumball Lofting Vehicle

    NUMBER:

    Introduced: 2011
    Final Year:
    Designer: Wes Oleszewski

    Type: Sport, Payload
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 12"
    Diameter:
    Span: 5.5"
    Weight: 1.1 oz

    Mfg. Description: For Dr. Zooch Rockets this is our first “Educational” kit. Additionally, this is our first kit priced to help folks fly rockets in these difficult financial times- in other words, it is priced to fight inflation.

    The kit is called the “Gb-LV” which stands for Gumball-Lofting Vehicle. The highlight of the Gb-LV is its nosecone, which is a common capsule that you will find in most gumball machines! The advantage is that you can put a bug, a gummy bear, or some other critter into the capsule and send it into the sky. The capsule then returns on its own parachute while the booster returns by a streamer. This has several fun aspects- first off you can see into the capsule and the passenger can see out. Also, if you lose the capsule, you can replace it by simply going to your nearest gumball machine and dropping a coin in! Or, if you are really daring or you just make a mistake, the capsule can land in water and you can have a “splashdown!”

    Use your Gb-LV for school science projects! You can take insects, shoot them aloft and then study how they react to the flight! A handy altitude prediction chart, which is included in the kit, tells you the estimated altitude that the Gb-LV will fly on all 3 classes of rocket engines so you can use it as a part of your project.

    Get your Gb-LV today. Fly, learn, have fun. You can touch the sky, if you try. (Dr Zooch 2011 Web Ad)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Dr Zooch - Gb-LV Gallery

    Continued...

    Next we put the parachute in the rocket.
    Attachment 58439
    Then we put the shroud lines in on top-- don't wind them around the parachute like normal. Just roll them up and put them on top of the parachute. Stuff the leader line from the parachute shroud lines in on top as well. Then put the gumball capsule on top of the rocket.
    Attachment 58440
    Now the rocket is finished!!
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    After gymnastics this evening Daddy and I took some pictures of the finished rocket. I was hot today!!!
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    Here's another picture of the rocket.
    Attachment 58443

    Later!

    KNR/OL JR


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    Cont'd...

    Here's the bottom of the rocket...
    Attachment 58444
    And here's the top!
    Attachment 58445
    There are too many wildfires right now, but I really want to fly my rocket. I hope it will rain soon!

    THANK YOU DR. ZOOCH FOR THIS ROCKET! I HAD SO MUCH FUN BUILDING IT!

    It's a neat kit... you would love it if you had it!

    See you at the flight!
    Later!
    KNR/OL JR




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ID:	112965Here is my rendition of the Gb-LV. Got it as a gift. Took about 5 hours to build. Fun rocket to build. Made some changes:

    - replaced the adapter for a longer one, 1.6" long custom printed wrap.
    - added a reducer to the MM to simulate an engine bell
    - added four "outter" motor bells
    - custom wraps.

    Painted with the new Krylon Gloss White formula, coated with new Krylon Gloss Clear formula. All that is left is for my daughter to return from Puerto Rico so that we can "recruit" an astronaut to pilot this rocket.

    To secure the "penny" ballast, I placed it inside the N-CPLH and covered it with epoxy. Once cured, I poped the penny out, drilled a small hole on the bottom of the N-CPLH, placed the penny-epoxy pock upside down on top of a spent engine case, placed a small amount of epoxy on the penny, then placed the N-CPLH back on the penny and press it a little. Once some of the epoxy oozed out of the hole, I added another drop of epoxy on the bottom and let it cure... creating something like an epoxy "rivet".

    Enjoy!

    - r_r
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosko_racer View Post
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ID:	112965Here is my rendition of the Gb-LV. Got it as a gift. Took about 5 hours to build. Fun rocket to build. Made some changes:

    - replaced the adapter for a longer one, 1.6" long custom printed wrap.
    - added a reducer to the MM to simulate an engine bell
    - added four "outter" motor bells
    - custom wraps.

    Painted with the new Krylon Gloss White formula, coated with new Krylon Gloss Clear formula. All that is left is for my daughter to return from Puerto Rico so that we can "recruit" an astronaut to pilot this rocket.

    To secure the "penny" ballast, I placed it inside the N-CPLH and covered it with epoxy. Once cured, I poped the penny out, drilled a small hole on the bottom of the N-CPLH, placed the penny-epoxy pock upside down on top of a spent engine case, placed a small amount of epoxy on the penny, then placed the N-CPLH back on the penny and press it a little. Once some of the epoxy oozed out of the hole, I added another drop of epoxy on the bottom and let it cure... creating something like an epoxy "rivet".

    Enjoy!

    - r_r
    I love it! Looks something like a two stage Little Joe II derivative or something...

    Perfect! Great job! OL JR
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    that looks awesome!! I agree with Luke...reminds me of the Little Joe!
    I know this rocket is probably intended for kids...but I have been thinking about buying that kit..I don't see any reason why only kids get to launch gummy worms in the nose cone of their rockets! I'd like to paint that thing like a Pershing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJRick View Post
    that looks awesome!! I agree with Luke...reminds me of the Little Joe!
    I know this rocket is probably intended for kids...but I have been thinking about buying that kit..I don't see any reason why only kids get to launch gummy worms in the nose cone of their rockets! I'd like to paint that thing like a Pershing....
    There ya go... a whole new direction... customized GbLV's...

    The larger nosecone worked out well too... the big capsules have a lot more room for "cargo" than the small ones...

    Later! OL JR

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