Any plans for large cardstock rockets? Also are there any scale ASP rocket plans?

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Retrospace101

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Hi There, I was sifting through some forums on TRF, and I am wondering if there are any plans for moderately large cardstock rocket plans. Also, I was also wondering if are there any cardstock plans for an ASP sounding rocket, another forum had a link but it became closed off, and I am not able to find much about any others.​
 

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https://papermodelingman.com/

They have a 1/48 scale Saturn V and a huge cardstock ISS. Warning: those are rated high on the scale of difficulty.

FWIW if you have access to a printer that can do ledger-size prints, any of the models can be scaled up to fit that cardstock.

Ledger-size cardstock isn't easy to find but it's out there.

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You can also scale them up if they're PDF files. I enlarged a Mercury Redstone to (I think) 3X that way. You end up having to join the pieces together before rolling the tubes and capsule, as the print comes out tiled. But you get cool models.

This one unfortunately catoed at NARAM-51.

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Not sure what you mean by large. There are many sites of cardstock display models. These are not that hard to convert to flying models with 13, 18, 24 mm motor power. Some may need reinforcement for 24mm power. One of the classics is the Currel V2, I have printed this one and made a few test parts, but never got around to finishing it.

Look at the Project Paper thread here for some standard templates and models that you can use to learn the typical cardstock building methods.

You can also buy a pre-printed cardstock model of the TRF logo rocket:
 

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Not sure what you mean by large. There are many sites of cardstock display models. These are not that hard to convert to flying models with 13, 18, 24 mm motor power. Some may need reinforcement for 24mm power. One of the classics is the Currel V2, I have printed this one and made a few test parts, but never got around to finishing it.

Look at the Project Paper thread here for some standard templates and models that you can use to learn the typical cardstock building methods.

You can also buy a pre-printed cardstock model of the TRF logo rocket:
I mean like 2”+ diameter
 

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Look on this thread for the download link for the Camui. 2.2" dia., approx 36" long.
Flies nicely on a B.
 

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The Currell V2 is about 2" dia, I think it is fine for 18mm power, not sure if strong enough for 24mm power.

A single 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, if you roll it length wise, will give a diameter of 8.5/Pi or about 2.7" dia.
 

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I made a rugged 24mm MMT out of foam.

I wonder if it is fine for Cardstock or Index paper.

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The Currell V2 is about 2" dia, I think it is fine for 18mm power, not sure if strong enough for 24mm power.

A single 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, if you roll it length wise, will give a diameter of 8.5/Pi or about 2.7" dia.
Thanks, Actually I recently found out my printer does not support any car stock higher than 20Ib, however I am aiming to get a better printer soon. Currently I am trying to substitute it with Index card. This is experimental
 

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20# paper is like regular copy paper, not cardstock weight. You can print the templates on regular copy paper, then glue stick it to heavier cardstock paper of higher weight like 67# or 100#. That is how I made the Chopper C1-10P star wars rebels droid rocket in my avatar, it was just a test, but I just went with it. (That is 2.8" dia. but not what I would call a big rocket.) One layer of copy paper laminated on one layer of cardstock adds a little bit of strength.
 
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20# paper is like regular copy paper, not cardstock weight. You can print the templates on regular copy paper, then glue stick it to heavier cardstock paper of higher weight like 67# or 100#. That is how I made the Chopper C1-10P star wars rebels droid rocket in my avatar, it was just a test, but I just went with it. (That is 2.8" dia. but not what I would call a big rocket.) One layer of copy paper laminated on one layer of cardstock adds a little bit of strength.
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yeah I did some trial rockets earlier with Index card, but now i will see for CS
 

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The Currell V2 is about 2" dia, I think it is fine for 18mm power, not sure if strong enough for 24mm power.
The Currell V2 flies fine on 18MM motors. You'll need noseweight (I think I used a 1 oz. fishing sinker), but it'll do fine.

I've also enlarged the Currell V2 3X or so to about 4" diameter. Again it flew OK with some noseweight, but could only be flown in lighter winds.

My $0.02; YMMV.
 

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Here's one:
Scratch Saturn-Komarov

Uses odd size paper, so would have to resize or print in sections. I could not locate the .pdf files, so I attached it here.

[WARNING: The instructions for this rocket include a "backstory" that is politically charged and highly inflammatory. Since the rocket cannot be built without the instructions, the mods have opted to leave the link, but be warned that you may find them to be insulting and/or offensive. - mod/admin team]
 

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Here is a 52 inch rocket that I just finished. Made with three sheets of poster board, cereal box and a little cardboard. You might want to have a look at this thread in this gallery to give yourself some ideas.
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https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/ has small bt5 based models on his Free PDF plans page. With the departure of Wane Hills blog from the open internet and the fact that a lot of us will be broke due to recent events we should start to share as many of these URL's as we can find.
My carded models drawings are Copyrighted works.
Please remove them from the other carded thread.
They are not to be distributed without prior written permission.
 
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