## What do you do with a ruined model?

• ### I'm too smug to admit that I ruined a model

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#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Do you still have 2 of each size ready to ship? Decisions, decisions...
Yes I do!

Guess I gotta make more.

#### bsexton

##### Well-Known Member
Well, after a lot of consternation put me down for a BT-56/24mm version. The PayPal is in the mail...

My wife is going to kill me. :kill:

I don't suppose you could disguise the box as a plain manila envelope?

#### bachsta

##### Well-Known Member
so whats the final price for the 1.88" boat tail and nose cone?

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Well, I haven't made one that size yet but I could!

Lets say for just the boat tail and nose cone only.

$34 plus shipping ($2.50 parcel post, $4 priority mail.) #### bachsta ##### Well-Known Member how about just the tc #### sandman ##### Well-Known Member Them tail cone is the hard part!$21 This was sort of a "package" deal.

Nose cone alone is \$18.

#### bsexton

##### Well-Known Member
My 24mm Sprint arrived in the mail today...another Sandman work of art. The tail cone is absolutely b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
I'm glad you guys like these!

I just made a bunch more and I can make even more! All with DECALS from astronboy.

I have all three sizes Mini (BT-20), regular (BT-50) and large (BT-56)

The SUPER SIZED ones (BT-80H's) are special orders...not stock but they don't take me long to make.

I can even make some odd sizes...BT-60, T-1.88 whatever, I just don't have decals for the "odd" sizes.

email me to gagnello@yahoo.com

Keep those orders coming in!

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
I thought the poll would help me figure how many of these kits to make but....you guys aren't really cooperating!

I've sold WAY more than you've voted on!

My guess is some of you DIDN'T vote!!!

OK...but don't pull this no voting crap Tuesday!!

Boy I could think of so many comments to make that would have the hair on backs of the necks of our moderators stand up straight...

#### KarlD

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by sandman
I thought the poll would help me figure how many of these kits to make but....you guys aren't really cooperating!

I've sold WAY more than you've voted on!

My guess is some of you DIDN'T vote!!!

OK...but don't pull this no voting crap Tuesday!!

Boy I could think of so many comments to make that would have the hair on backs of the necks of our moderators stand up straight...
Look at it this way Sandman.

Better that you sold more kits than the vote count on your poll vs. only sell a fraction of the kits you made based on your vote count....

After seeing the quality of your kits, I do not think the 2nd scenario will ever happen, but odd things happen everyday....

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Oh...I'm not complaining!

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
I have a couple of each left.

The "initial" surge is over so if anyone wants one or more of these let me know.

Otherwise if the interest is finished I can put some on Ebay or ROL auction.

Or should I just save some for you Italian guys...you know...all you gumbas that wanna be called "Mufunsalo"

I'm Italian so I can say that!

#### cmmeyers

##### Well-Known Member
Do you have any of the 18mm kits left?

I just launched my 13mm kit yesterday for the first time. Wow that thing zipped on an A10-3T!!! Now I want an 18mm.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
lol!..I warned you they were fast! Goes a tad higher and a bit slower on the A3-4 motor.

Sure I have some 18mm powered ones left!

AND some 24mm powered ones too!

I'm temporarely out of the 13mm motor sized and the 29mm sized part sets but I can make more tonight.

BTW...I have a few Paper wrap Saturn 1B's left.

email me. gagnello@yahoo.com

Say...I don't see a any pictures????

#### cmmeyers

##### Well-Known Member
...and the resulting smoke trail!

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Great launch pic.

She is fast!

Saw your launch report too. Great pic of the Sat 1B...and other stuff!

#### Rraeford

##### Active Member
You made a comment a few posts back about having Saturn 1b kits. I'd like to get one and a Sprint kit. I've tried emailing you but it keeps kicking back as undeliverable.

This is the email address I'm using.

gaganello@yahoo.com

Can you email me?

romraeford@yahoo.com

Thanks.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Oops! wrong email!

Try this one.

gagnello@yahoo.com

That was a typo on my part...sorry...fat fingers on the keyboard!

I've since edited my original post.

I have one BT-56 sized Sprint left and 3 Saturn 1B's.

I can make more Sprints I have all the parts. I just have to assemble some kits.

They have proven a LOT more popular than i thought they would.

#### astronboy

##### Well-Known Member
Sandman write: "They have proven a LOT more popular than i thought they would."

Well, nuthin beats the combo of a good, basic, yet interesting design, PLUS high quality sandman craftsmanship!!

I LOVE my BT-56 "Sandman Sprint"

Phred

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Phred,

And...where are the pics???

You can't be lovin' it while it's still in the bag!

Or can you?

BTW...I'm now OUT OF EVERYTHING!!

You guys have absolutely cleaned me out!

I have to make more but, gee, with the holidays and a new scale project and my REAL job...please, be paitient!

#### astronboy

##### Well-Known Member
WELL.... I have it in primer right now. Honest!!

I was thinking of red/yellow with one yellow fin.

I will post a pic soon!!

PH

#### Len B

##### Old Member
TRF Supporter
Hey Sandman!

I got my three kits today. I'll get right on them. Now I'm inspired to upscale it to a REALLY big Sprint. I have some LOC 5.38" tubing and 4" motor mount that should work nicely. Nice L3 kit I think.

Thanks again for the great kits!

Len Bryan

#### bsexton

##### Well-Known Member
I've at least got my Big Sprint (BT-56) built and primed. I decided to subsitute the tapered balsa fins that Sandman provided with 3/32" bass wood. I also added a kevlar shock cord attached to the motor mount. I haven't decided on the final paint scheme but I will probably go for the 1970 look.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
I'm currently working on a booster stage that will allow the tail cone to remain and have another tailcone on the booster.

Here is a sim for the 24mm version. It sims to 2,800 feet. Now if Estes still made the E15 and it didn't explode...3,400 feet!!

I'm still working on the 18mm BT-50 version.

#### paulheinen

##### New Member
Gordon,

If you keep going like this I'll have to order boosters for all 3 sprints

Paul

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
This is what I've come up with.

I'm going to try the fit on an unbuilt prototype I have.

I'm concerned about how tightly they join. I don't want the tape holding the motors together to be the only connection.

The red lines are the balsa parts.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
Rocsim consistanly gives me over 2,000 feet!

#### Rocketmaniac

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by sandman
Rocsim consistanly gives me over 2,000 feet!
I noticed that the recovery is a streamer. Will the rocket handle a streamer recovery from over 2000 feet?