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  1. L

    Sold Rocketry Warehouse 54mm diameter Scarab 54 fiberglass kit - new & unbuilt

    SOLD Everything pictured is included for $210 shipped, within the contiguous 48 states. :) Spec's: Dual deploy ready Length: ~53” Diameter 54mm Weight 1.5 lbs Motor Mount: 38mm Fins: 3 - G10 Kit includes: (1) Upgraded Wildman Rocketry 54mm Filament wound 5:1 Von Karman Fiberglass Nose Cone...
  2. John Kemker

    Best Fiberglass Roller for Airframe 'Glassing?

    I'm about to laminate the Easyglas sock on my Warlock. I've got squeegees, but was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for the fiberglass roller to use to give the best results?
  3. R3verb

    Project Overkill Build log (Estes #9716 Star Orbiter)

    Back in 2022 Estes had a Black Friday sale and I picked up the Estes Star Orbiter ( for pretty cheap and it came with an adapter and some engines. After reading Leo's terrific thread...
  4. eysenbachj

    X-Winder Creating Incomplete Parts

    I am working with a 4-axis X-Winder in 2X mode. I have successfully wound a 3.5-inch mandrel many times however am now struggling to wind a ~12-inch mandrel (we have the 16" expansion kit). The software claims to be 100% done with the wind but in reality, the part is 95% done (see photos). Has...
  5. lowga

    Sold Wildman Rocketry Blackhawk 38

    Unbuilt, new in the box Wildman Backhawk 38mm minimum-diameter fiberglass screamer. Retails new for $142.95, selling for $100 including shipping in the lower 48 United States. PayPal preferred. I'm a longtime supporter of TRF and also "The...
  6. James Owen

    “Risky Business” - Minimum Diameter mach 2 attempt

    My next HPR project is ambitious, to say the least. There are a few aspects to the project: A) send a scratch built rocket over mach 2 on an L1 motor B) use a completely homegrown avionics + tracking system (I’m working on the necessary FCC stuff) C) get it all back in one piece. Current...
  7. scanlin

    Fiberglass leading edge fin bevel thickness?

    Question: How sharp of an edge is optimal for the leading edge of a beveled fiberglass fin on a rocket projected to go mach 1.3-1.5? My fins are 4.8mm fiberglass at the root. The kit I got has the leading edge pre-beveled but only to the point where the leading edge is 2.5mm thick. Seems too...
  8. Frosty_Burrito

    Sold For Sale: Glass Tow and PVC Mandrels.

    My team recently got rid of our old winder and have lots of Fiberglass tow as well as PVC mandrels left over. We do not have any info about them as the members in charge of the winding projects are gone, so we are selling it all as is. I am happy to take more pictures, but we have a good 10-12...
  9. T

    Adapt a Cardboard BT to use it as a Coupler

    Hi fellow rocketeers, I hope you're doing great out there. I'm having trouble finding different sizes of cardboard tubes to use them as BT but I have found some. The problem comes when, because of the limited variety of diameters, I can't buy cardboard tubes that fit neatly into the BT and serve...
  10. Alby

    Sanding/Painting: Filament wound fiberglass nosecone

    So I've purchased a filament wound fiberglass nosecone from Wildman Rocketry. My question is what's the best technique to sand and paint this nosecone? I'm going to assume Eye Protection and Lung Protection, because fiberglass in your eyes or lungs is not good. I'm curious about what grit...
  11. Gary Mac

    SR71 High Power Fiberglass Kit

    Years ago, I saw a large 6”(?) tube based SR71 fiberglass rocket kit for sale for several hundred dollars. Might have had a 75mm motor mount, but I haven’t seen once since. Does anyone know anything about them? I haven’t been able to find any mention of them, but I’d love to recreate one if...
  12. hotwings

    MAC Performance 6" Blackfly Build

    Following up on my last build of the 4" Blackfly from Mike, I've just started a 6" Build. I'm building this with a no-expense-spared attitude, and my aim is to methodically hone in my build skills, and at the end, have a durable airframe I can fly lots... Well, that is the plan! Let's see how it...
  13. Brian-Tampa

    Super DX3 - Finally Finished!

    Finally finished my latest build, Madcow Super DX3 Fiberglass. 2 months plus project. Set up for single deployment. Height: 69" Width: 12" Weight: 128 oz dry 4" Air Frame Set up for either 54 or 38mm motors, I lengthened the motor tube to handle longer motors. Also added an extra centering ring...
  14. mperegrinefalcon

    Sold 2 Brand new kits

    Hey all, I am selling off these last 2 kits. Both sim files are attached. These are both designed by me and were test fitted to insure perfect fit. Both sims attached. The Delta sim is the mass of mine completed, I have not completed the Having A Blast yet, so no finished weight on that one yet...
  15. swatkat

    Build Thread: New Mach 1 Rocketry Kit, the Nemesis! 54mm BT.

    With all the rainy weather and lack of any high power launches this year for Northern California (last one was Dec. 2018) I've had a LOT of time to build some high power birds. Hoping to have TEN new high power vehicles ready for next weekend's LUNAR launch. Steve has a few new kits and these...
  16. jahall4

    Your experience certifying L3 with a 4” (or smaller) fiberglass rocket…

    Interested in hearing your experience certifying L3 with a 4” (or smaller) fiberglass rockets… Success, failures, caveats, etc... Thx
  17. W

    Copying a Kit

    I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on this. I've been flying a LOC/Precision IV for a bit now and I love the rocket. However, I think I'm ready to move on to my level 2 certification, but I also don't want to spend $300 on a kit. Right now I am planning on copying the LOC IV kit...
  18. J

    Painting CF, FG, and ABS Airframe

    Hi all, I've never done a spray paint job with any sort of precision before, so I hope you'll excuse that I don't know a lot. I just want to be as informed as possible to do as close to perfect a job as I can. My team has a 12ft long rocket with a 7.78" diameter fore section that transitions to...
  19. Fattbank64

    Found Madcow Fiberglass 2.6" V2

    I'm looking for the above kit. It has been discontinued and would prefer a complete kit.
  20. M

    Help IDing CF vs Fiberglass?

    The other day, I was generously donated some spare 4" body tubes (and one coupler) for building an L1/L2 bird. However, I'm not entirely sure what they're made of, and because they're black, they don't photograph too well. Things I know: They're from Madcow Rocketry. They're 60" long and 4"...