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    BDS Thor

    Where are you guys getting this kit from 3" or 4" ...I cant seem to find it...The webpage works but nothing onit links to anything


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    Scott Ulrey had an accident when making some kits.

    http://www.rocketryplanet.com/content/view/2427/95/

    The site changed to what it is now shortly thereafter.

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    BSD Thor

    You can scratch build one. The RockSim files are on EMRR.

    The Thor was our best selling kit between 2001 and 2006 when I sold BSD to Scott. The 3" Thor is a HOT rocket with the 54mm motor mount. The Thor has been up/down scaled from Micro Max to 18" diameter (possibly larger).

    I like the original fin design better. The new ones make it look too much like a Velociraptor.

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    This is a case where someone should pick up the flag & re-kit the Thor design (and maybe some others, liike the Sonik Blast & Diablo). That is, unless it looks like Scott's gonna start up again.

    Are you listening, Wildman??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomar View Post
    You can scratch build one. The RockSim files are on EMRR.

    The Thor was our best selling kit between 2001 and 2006 when I sold BSD to Scott. The 3" Thor is a HOT rocket with the 54mm motor mount. The Thor has been up/down scaled from Micro Max to 18" diameter (possibly larger).

    I like the original fin design better. The new ones make it look too much like a Velociraptor.

    Well kudos to you... and my loss...Perhaps in the future Ill try to scratch one...(Or keep checking the yard sale section !!)

    Thanks !!

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    My Just Finished all G12 6" THOR, 1st flight will be on an N3700WB at Red Glare 7. See the Video HERE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
    My Just Finished all G12 6" THOR, 1st flight will be on an N3700WB at Red Glare 7.
    You have some very nicely finished Thor rockets.

    My 7.5" Level 3 Thor "BIG Thor" flying without decals at GHS 2004. It will fly again on 10/24/09 for my L3 re-certification (I let my memberships lapse).
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    Just befor the flight (previous image).
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    Keep the pointy end up.

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    All beautiful looking rockets guys. So in the sprirts of thor's here is my thor-x, and a photo when it broke in half on a m1315, the data file is interesting..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtm3323 View Post
    All beautiful looking rockets guys. So in the sprirts of thor's here is my thor-x, and a photo when it broke in half on a m1315, the data file is interesting..
    Gerald, Sunday morning 10:00 AM at GHS, my BIG Thor takes to the sky on an M1550 Red Line. Bob H. will do my TRA L3 certification.
    Keep the pointy end up.

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    hey Gerald, did you lose that baby after LDRS 26?, she did look good!

    and Mark, always a pleasure seeing you, I miss the west and Thor-X was a from a early Scott Binder drawings of a 75mm Thor mix. but it does have a
    Velociraptor type look. Thats My favorite Rocket to date, she fly's on everything from "H" to "M".

    Then help Scott, made a 4X thor-X for LDRS, she flew on (3) M2200 and a center N4000, man what a ride!!

    Now will BSD be back? only the Rocket Gods know for sure!
    added note: Scott is getting better and better.

    Mark : good luck with the re-cert.
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    Here is a shot of my Thor.....
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    I love my Thor! And I am sure glad I had some assistance when I built her! Last flight took her to almost 4,00 ft..Beautiful dual deploy, but dummy me had taken out the chute to use in another rocket!..Only damage is a slightly 'popped' tube spiral by the fin can, but it is still structurally sound for another flight(s)..

    Here she is going up on an I245G
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb View Post
    Mark, always a pleasure seeing you, I miss the west
    Don, are you planning to make LDRS next year? My wife wants me to do rocket kits again. Ya'd think since she was the one who convinced me to sell BSD she would not want any part of it again. Go figure.
    Keep the pointy end up.

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    Thor

    This along with the Diablo are my favorite kits. I guess we will be stuck scratch building. I personally would love to see these kits out again. I bought a 4 and 3 inch model from rocketry zone.
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    Gerald & Mark, we'll see you boys next weekend.

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    Will BSD be back?

    Quote Originally Posted by dlb View Post
    hey Gerald, did you lose that baby after LDRS 26?, she did look good!

    and Mark, always a pleasure seeing you, I miss the west and Thor-X was a from a early Scott Binder drawings of a 75mm Thor mix. but it does have a
    Velociraptor type look. Thats My favorite Rocket to date, she fly's on everything from "H" to "M".

    Then help Scott, made a 4X thor-X for LDRS, she flew on (3) M2200 and a center N4000, man what a ride!!

    Now will BSD be back? only the Rocket Gods know for sure!
    added note: Scott is getting better and better.

    Mark : good luck with the re-cert.
    The answer is yes!! I now only have 4.3 fingers on the left but all five on the right...for now. I am in hopes to finally be single by march or april, get relocated and set up hopefully by spring. You can check with Don for any updates. Sorry for being gone so long it just could not be helped.

    Happy Holidays, Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSD High Power Rocketry View Post
    The answer is yes!! I now only have 4.3 fingers on the left but all five on the right...for now. I am in hopes to finally be single by march or april, get relocated and set up hopefully by spring. You can check with Don for any updates. Sorry for being gone so long it just could not be helped.
    Hey, Scott, good to "see" you again, and from the sounds of it, you're on the mend, which is even better!

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    Great News

    That is great news. I am glad your health is returning.
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    Great news Scott. I wish you continued recovery in your life.
    Keep the pointy end up.

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    This IS awesome news to see! Glad to know things have turned the corner for the better for you Scott!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSD High Power Rocketry View Post
    The answer is yes!! I now only have 4.3 fingers on the left but all five on the right...for now. I am in hopes to finally be single by march or april, get relocated and set up hopefully by spring. You can check with Don for any updates. Sorry for being gone so long it just could not be helped.

    Happy Holidays, Scott
    Welcome back, Scott! So glad to hear that you're on the mend. I'll be more than happy to order a Diablo 4" and do my part to get BSD back on it's feet this spring!
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    Ditto

    Ditto,

    As a prolific builder, will do my park to keep you in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRC View Post
    Where are you guys getting this kit from 3" or 4" ...I cant seem to find it...The webpage works but nothing onit links to anything
    The 4" Thor w/G10 fins I am finishing was bought in July 2008 before BSD went under (for the time being). It was originally meant to be my L2 rocket, and first DD. But, after someone pointed out that my 38 Special would take a whole lot less work to get DD capable, it sat unfinished for awhile. I always meant to return to it, but other projects and then a military move last summer got in the way...

    I wanted a Thor that could take any 54mm motor I could throw at it, especially the L690/L730 from Pro54 (AT, if you develop a 54mm L motor, I'll fly it too). The G10 fins got airfoiled by GLR (incredibly nice job, by the way), the BTs got a CF/FG sleeve under a FG sanding veil one, ES6209 Aeropoxy throughout, the e-bay will carry two altimeters (MAWD & RRC2), and a nice Aeropack retainer on the back with my name and TRA #! First flight should be in February on an AT J460T.

    An empty ebay, so not ready for flight YET

    GLR fin shaping...dang nice

    A little bit of the BT and fins


    The different color splotches on the BT were from trying different fillers. The orange is the Aeropoxy Light Filler that I'd not ever used before. Great stuff, but it's expensive to cover that entire BT area, so I used it there a real filler was needed due to BT laminating imperfections/inconsistencies. Everywhere else I went with my old stand-by, wood filler, mainly to fill the pinholes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSD High Power Rocketry View Post
    The answer is yes!! I now only have 4.3 fingers on the left but all five on the right...for now. I am in hopes to finally be single by march or april, get relocated and set up hopefully by spring. You can check with Don for any updates. Sorry for being gone so long it just could not be helped.

    Happy Holidays, Scott
    That's great news Scott - I think it's pretty obvious that everyone loves the Thor - and I for one can't wait to be able to buy a kit - although all the scratching of the design has inspired me as well - may have to give that a shot.

    Keep us updated.

    BTW - to the previous poster, where did you get those fins and who is GLR - that's not one I'm familiar with?!

    Excellent stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcotcher View Post
    BTW - to the previous poster, where did you get those fins and who is GLR - that's not one I'm familiar with?!

    Excellent stuff!

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    GAH!!!! I should have figured that out - I have an order arriving from them tomorrow....

    Well in any case - get well soon Scott! We're all pullin' for you!

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    How is everyone making all of these. I can see how you're doing the airframes, looking at the rocksim file is easy. But HOW are people doing these paint jobs or are they making custom decals, if so, WHERE are they getting the pattern. I really want one of these rockets. I ordered all the parts yesterday and rocketcityrockets.com supposedly sells bsd rockets but they've yet to reply. I should've ordered the rocket first, now i have no airframe and might have to make one. If anyone knows how to do that paint job on your own, please advise. BTW-our next club rocket launch is in one month so what ever I do I have to do soon. P.S.-Scott good to see you getting better. We all need you and your fabulous rockets!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman2914 View Post
    How is everyone making all of these. I can see how you're doing the airframes, looking at the rocksim file is easy. But HOW are people doing these paint jobs or are they making custom decals, if so, WHERE are they getting the pattern. I really want one of these rockets. I ordered all the parts yesterday and rocketcityrockets.com supposedly sells bsd rockets but they've yet to reply. I should've ordered the rocket first, now i have no airframe and might have to make one. If anyone knows how to do that paint job on your own, please advise. BTW-our next club rocket launch is in one month so what ever I do I have to do soon. P.S.-Scott good to see you getting better. We all need you and your fabulous rockets!!
    I completely scratch built mine and used the fin patterns off of rocksim to make the fins and had a friend cut the decals out of vinyl for me. Unfortunately it came in with no parachute this last weekend and now has to be rebuilt. At least the fin can mostly survived. If you scratch build one let us know how it goes. My build thread for mine is on RP if you wanna check it out. It was my Level 2 build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomar View Post
    You have some very nicely finished Thor rockets.

    My 7.5" Level 3 Thor "BIG Thor" flying without decals at GHS 2004. It will fly again on 10/24/09 for my L3 re-certification (I let my memberships lapse).

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