13mm Sky Needle

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  1. Feb 23, 2020 #1

    CoachSteve

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    Had some parts laying around, Weather has been crummy, well you know the rest.

    13mm min diameter, tumble recovery
    here is the progress so far
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    little painting and the Needle is ready to go
     
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  2. Feb 24, 2020 #2

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    Not much love for 13mm rockets here :(
    But when its 28" tall, its bound to get a little attention on the pad :)
     
  3. Feb 24, 2020 #3

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    I like 13mm rockets. I bet that this one will certainly get attention on the pad! Very unique.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2020 #4

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    It is very nice. Why are the fins (mostly) orange?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 #5

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    not painted yet - rocket was made from some salvaged parts ;)
    I believe these fins were from a long gone Fat Boy
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 #6

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    13mm Estes Twin Factor - Two stages, tumble recovery. Tons of fun.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2020 #7

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    Ready to fly_
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    I kinda liked the orange fins. Nice design.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2020 #9

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    Nice lines! Great idea for long thin rocket with tumble recovery. Should be a nice small field bird. One down side. Without a chute or streamer, a little tougher to keep eyes on it during recovery
     
  10. Feb 26, 2020 #10

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    I may add a streamer - getting it in 13mm tube - well, that's another challange
     
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  12. Feb 27, 2020 #12

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    Yep - have some Mylar on the way for my 3 stage rebuild - easily enough for both rockets :)
     

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