A few fun rockets

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  1. Apr 12, 2018 #1

    Mike Howie

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    While looking for Little Joe pics, I saw some Kerbal Little Joe sims. I liked the look, sort of steam punkish. 2 cluster of 18mm, 2in main body.

    Every year around Easter the plastic eggs come out. Every year I want an egg rocket.
    This year I finally did it. Retro looking to. 24mm, rear ejection.

    A round Christmas I saw these decorations. I first thought of doing some kind of RPG looking thing, but came up with this instead. Again 24mm motor, front eject parchute.

    I dont do very well painting, so I still have to decide what to do for final designs.:blush:

    Eggbert.jpg

    Ring.jpg

    Kerbal.jpg
     
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    The dowel work on that tower looks so precise. Any special techniques, or just eyeball?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2018 #3

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    Hey those look great. How do you tell if that egg is stable?
     
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    Mike Howie

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    Did use some measurements. But nothing exact. Marked four spots around the tubes and then made the struts fit the marks.
     
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    The center picture looks like something from a Star Wars movie, and the first one like something from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
     
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    Ditto! Great work on the tower(and the other rockets, too!)
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 #7

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    Those just look too cool!

    The Egg rocket IMHO looks fine as is (Eggseptional!!!)... The middle, I'd go for a 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired look, and the final design would be something from the 1960's US manned space program.
     

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