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    Centuri Vulcan Rocket

    I just completed my Centuri Vulcan rocket clone. I started it last night at 7:30 p.m., worked on it until 10:00 p.m. and finished it tonight at 7:00 p.m. I need a better nose cone and place the recovery system in it. This was a very quick and easy build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlazarus6660 View Post
    I just completed my Centuri Vulcan rocket clone. I started it last night at 7:30 p.m., worked on it until 10:00 p.m. and finished it tonight at 7:00 p.m. I need a better nose cone and place the recovery system in it. This was a very quick and easy build.
    Sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlazarus6660 View Post
    I just completed my Centuri Vulcan rocket clone. I started it last night at 7:30 p.m., worked on it until 10:00 p.m. and finished it tonight at 7:00 p.m. I need a better nose cone and place the recovery system in it. This was a very quick and easy build.
    You built that all by youself.........WOW






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    All by my lonesome

    All by my lonesome!


    Actually there was three of us!
















    Me, Myself and I!

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    Nice job Daniel! Looks awesome!

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    Thnank's Dan

    Thank's Dan.

    I was amazed on how fast she went together.
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    Good work, look very nice.

    It is for use with 24mm Motors ?

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    Are you serial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montaro View Post
    Good work, look very nice.

    It is for use with 24mm Motors ?
    Are you serial?

    No, but it has been done.

    http://www.rocketreviews.com/scratch...-john-lee.html
    Last edited by dlazarus6660; 6th January 2012 at 01:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlazarus6660 View Post
    Are you serial?

    No, but it has been done.

    http://www.rocketreviews.com/scratch...-john-lee.html
    I was, but now i looked it again and saw the coffee cup

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    Planet of the Apes "Icarus"

    I started the Planet of the Apes "Icarus" yesterday. Easy relaxing build.
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    More done....

    I did more this evening, glueing the wings and upeer and lower fins on. I need a BT-20 so I have not glued the rear former on yet. I'm using an Estes BT-20 Ogive N/C instead of the paper one provided.
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    Ya need a pilot Big "D"

    Whos gona fly that thing.........
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    Launched!

    I forgot to mention I launched my Icarus to the delite of all those in attendance of MMMS last week..
    It wobbled all the way up, must be a design thingy.


    The video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f4Z9...ature=youtu.be

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    Just like the original Centuri Vulcan you need some nose weight. my clone required some.
    Quote Originally Posted by dlazarus6660 View Post
    I forgot to mention I launched my Icarus to the delite of all those in attendance of MMMS last week..
    It wobbled all the way up, must be a design thingy.


    The video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f4Z9...ature=youtu.be

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    It's got just a tad over an ounce of weight! I can't fit in anymore!

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    Nice build and fine looking model...

    I do have one question. Why are your colors so muted? They should be much bolder and brighter.

    Heres a couple coloned awhile back printed on an epson c88 plain old inkjet printer. I seem to recall giving them both a coat of Krylon #1306 workable fixatif before starting actual building to keep them clean.

    If you need or want the brighter color printout I'm sure I still have the file in my home computer. drop me your e-mail and I'll be happy to forward either to you.
    The micro version is already free download over on the MicroMaxRockets group in the files section.
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    Thanks John,

    I think its my printer, it's an HP. Not sure if it's an inkjet plus I did not spray any clearcoat on it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlazarus6660 View Post
    Thanks John,

    I think its my printer, it's an HP. Not sure if it's an inkjet plus I did not spray any clearcoat on it yet.
    The last year I brough a Xerox Color laser, and is one of my best investments, cause in office depot i should paid around 0.9 USD per page

    First i brough a samsung but i return because a bad print quality, and the office depot guy said me, which brand you see in all the print center ? samsung, HP or Xerox ? so i go for took the xerox.

    now i can do a lot of cardstock rocket !!

    P.D. the laser print is water proof so you will don't have any issue with the glue humidity !

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    I'll be looking to buy a printer in the next day or two, so thanks for the bit of info.

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    where does one get one of these centuri vulcans?
    Rockets are like women.
    You love yours until you see someone else's

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    Quote Originally Posted by i luv duct tape View Post
    where does one get one of these centuri vulcans?
    http://www.spacemodeling.org/JimZ/ka-10.htm

    It's basically a cardstock rocket with an internal motor tube. Everyone should build at least one.
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    2012 motor usage: 94 flights: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
    2013 motor usage: 160 flights: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
    2014 motor usage: 0 flights = A - 10, B - 3, C - 1, E - 3 = 128.564 Ns

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    got it! thanks man!
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    i found this. a link to mm's mmx downscale for those who want it:

    http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/AHiDT0r...s_08-09-04.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    http://www.spacemodeling.org/JimZ/ka-10.htm
    It's basically a cardstock rocket with an internal motor tube. Everyone should build at least one.
    Just last week I finished building a Vulcan from those plans.
    I don't think the art is the original from the kit, though.
    Not a big deal, the art is very good.
    I had to wonder, they put the Pantone color reference numbers on the PDF. That wasn't printed on the Centuri cardstock in the original kit.

    One thing to bear in mind -
    These PDFs seem to be centered around a BT-20, not the ST-7 that Centuri would have had in the kit.
    When the body shroud is formed, the front end is smaller than the O.D. of an ST-7 and fits a BT-20 better.
    That's another reason I thought the art was re-done from the original - to fit a BT-20.

    The attached picture was before an old B6-2 blew and split open the front end! I'll salvage parts and re-build.
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    I built, flew and reviewed a Vulcan several years ago. http://www.rocketreviews.com/centuri...-john-lee.html (Based on the pics, it had to be prior to 2004.) Mine is still functional, but I got tired of the wiggly flight profile and haven't flown it in several years. I remember being terribly nervous during the build until I realized that it was just a piece of paper that I had printed off on my inkjet, and if I screwed up, I could print another one. After that, everything went fine.
    SEMROC SAM #0058
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    2012 motor usage: 94 flights: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
    2013 motor usage: 160 flights: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
    2014 motor usage: 0 flights = A - 10, B - 3, C - 1, E - 3 = 128.564 Ns

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    I did my clone in Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    I built, flew and reviewed a Vulcan several years ago. http://www.rocketreviews.com/centuri...-john-lee.html (Based on the pics, it had to be prior to 2004.) Mine is still functional, but I got tired of the wiggly flight profile and haven't flown it in several years. I remember being terribly nervous during the build until I realized that it was just a piece of paper that I had printed off on my inkjet, and if I screwed up, I could print another one. After that, everything went fine.

    Strange. You caught my attention because I see my name in the link you posted. Curious, I clicked it and was taken to Bill Eichenberger's review.

    That's a good thing. I used his review to build mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAL3 View Post
    Strange. You caught my attention because I see my name in the link you posted. Curious, I clicked it and was taken to Bill Eichenberger's review.

    That's a good thing. I used his review to build mine!
    I noticed that. I have several reviews that link that way. Just a quirk of the system.
    SEMROC SAM #0058
    http://www.semroc.com/store/scripts/SAM.asp

    2012 motor usage: 94 flights: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
    2013 motor usage: 160 flights: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
    2014 motor usage: 0 flights = A - 10, B - 3, C - 1, E - 3 = 128.564 Ns

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyd View Post
    I did my clone in Blue.
    that looks good. im doing mine in blue too but printing it in grayscale on a blue piece of paper. it should make it have some different shades of blue
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    and one more thing, when i rolled my shroud, the opening was a little bit too small for a bt20. actually small enough where the bt20 stops at about an inch from the edge. nothing that cant be handled by shortening the shroud, but i would like it to be the right size. thanks,

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