Binder Design - Excel Gallery

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  1. May 15, 2011 #1

    bjphoenix

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    I actually scratch built this but styled it after the Excel Plus. I used 4" LOC tubing and used this rocket for my L1 cert about 11 years ago.

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  2. Sep 7, 2011 #2

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    My Binder Design Excel Plus. In this photo it is rigged with an ebay. Not doing Dual-Deployment yet, but soon.

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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    Welcome to the Binder Design Excel Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Binder Design Excel and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

    Binder Design: Excel:
    Binder Design: Excel 38mm Dual Deploy:
    Binder Design: Excel 54mm:
    Binder Design: Excel 54mm Dual Deploy:
    Binder Design: Excel Jr.:
    Binder Design: Excel Plus:



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!

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  4. Feb 7, 2009 #4

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    Binder Design Excel Plus Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    Excel Plus

    NUMBER

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages:
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: The Excel Plus was replaced by the Excel DD version. It is the same except the DD version uses our avionics bay kit between the booster and payload tube. (Binder Design Personal Communication)

    [​IMG] Binder Design 2011 Personal Communication

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  5. Apr 3, 2012 #5

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    Got mine finished..

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    Which model Excel is it?
     
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    whoops.. should have mentioned the details. BD Excel Plus 38mm MMT, set up Dual Deploy
     
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    Here is my BD Excel Plus 38 MM with the Dual deploy kit. I got my L2 with this rocket on a J381. What a great kit.

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  9. Jun 27, 2012 #9

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    I love my BD Excel DD kit with a 54mm MMT. Per a special request, Mike included a longer motor tube (16" vs the stock 8" if memory is correct) and a third centering ring. This allows me to reach the shock cord attachment. As you can see, I painted it stock. I've got the nylon rivets installed to fasten the upper section to the av-bay but I haven't installed shear pins (yet). Hoping to have all the Stratologger altimeter wired up so I can try and launch it July 14th.

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  10. Feb 7, 2009 #10

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    Binder Design Excel Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    MODEL NAME: Excel Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 50"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: The Excel is perfect for level 1 certifications! Pre-slotted airframe makes for an easy build along with all new fin-can instructions. Kit contains 3/16" aircraft grade plywood fins, plywood centering rings, and a high quality parachute. Now comes with motor retention and new decal package! H through K motors recommended.(Binder Design 2012 Web Ad)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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  11. Feb 7, 2009 #11

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    Binder Design Excel 54mm Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    MODEL NAME: Excel 54mm Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 50"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: The Excel is perfect for level 1 certifications! Pre-slotted airframe makes for an easy build along with all new fin-can instructions. Kit contains 3/16" aircraft grade plywood fins, plywood centering rings, and a high quality parachute. Now comes with motor retention and new decal package! H through K motors recommended.

    Same as pictured above but comes with a 54mm motor mount. (Binder Design 2012 Web Ad)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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  12. Feb 7, 2009 #12

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    Binder Design Excel 38mm Dual Deploy Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    MODEL NAME: Excel 38mm Dual Deploy Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 71"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: We've added the optional dual deploy kit to this popular classic. The dual deploy Excel is perfect for Level 2 certifications and features our popular avionics bay kit and extra recovery components to fly dual deploy. Pre-slotted airframe makes for an easy build along with all new fin-can instructions. Kit contains 3/16" aircraft grade plywood fins, plywood centering rings and bulkhead, and a high quality parachute. Now comes with motor retention! H through K motors recommended. (Binder Design 2012 Web Ad)


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    [​IMG] 2011 Web Ad


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  13. Jun 28, 2012 #13

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    Don't forget the Excel Jr.

    (Mine needs a repaint!)
     
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    Its on my list. I should this this group finished when I get back home tonight.
     
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    Binder Design Excel 54mm Dual Deploy Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    MODEL NAME: Excel 54mm Dual Deploy Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 71"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: We've added the optional dual deploy kit to this popular classic. The dual deploy Excel is perfect for Level 2 certifications and features our popular avionics bay kit and extra recovery components to fly dual deploy. Pre-slotted airframe makes for an easy build along with all new fin-can instructions. Kit contains 3/16" aircraft grade plywood fins, plywood centering rings and bulkhead, and a high quality parachute. Now comes with motor retention! H through K motors recommended.

    Same as pictured above, except comes with a 54MM motor mount. (Binder Design 2012 Web Ad)


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    Binder Design Excel Jr. Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Binder Design

    MODEL NAME: Excel Jr. Also known as:

    NUMBER:

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x29mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 33"
    Diameter: 2.6"
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: The Excel Jr. is a downscale of one of our most popular designs. Perfect for younger flyers who want to fly the same rockets as the "big boys". Awesome performance on F and G class motors, but light enough to fly on D and E motors with optional adapter. Detailed 10 page instruction manual is geared for the beginner to mid/high power. Instructions include special detailing tips for fin finishing, as well as printed Rocksim stability data courtesy of APOGEE COMPONENTS.

    Should weigh less than a pound when fully loaded for flight depending on construction methods. Expect about 3,000 ft. on a G motor!

    Comes with 1/8" aircraft plywood fins, 12 feet of 3/16" tubular nylon shock cord, and a Binder Design premium chute. This new kit includes pre-slotted airframe for an easier build, and comes with a fin alignment guide! (Binder Design 2012 Web Ad)


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  17. Jun 29, 2012 #17

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    Any of the old timers know if Gary Buck from Thoy/Rocket R&D gave Binder Design permission to copy the famous "Brutus"?

    Or is it just a similar fin design? :wink: brutus1.jpg

    I have the 5.5" "Big Brutus" sometimes called the Brutus EXP these were great kits...I Loved "The Mighty Falcon".
    The Big 7.6" Skyraider had a 54 and two 38 mounts.

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  18. Aug 7, 2012 #18

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    Here is My Excel Plus.

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    My Excel finally got its first flight yesterday on a J350W. Loved it!!!
     

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    Both were designed by Scott Binder. I hear that there was some dispute about it back then that was either resolved or dropped. I can't post the heresay, but if you see me at a launch, I'd be glad to tell you what I know. I still have the original Brutus fin template.

    I revamped the Excel series a couple years ago and dropped the "plus" moniker and the payload bay on the shorter Excel. Now it is just the Excel, and the longer version is the Excel dual deploy. It now assembles just like all of our newer kits that include the thrust ring and modular fin assembly that slides in after all internal fillets are done.
     
  21. Oct 9, 2013 #21

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    Here is my Binder Excel Dual Deploy. These kits are great, they come with quality parts and build out nice. The Fin can is super sturdy and they used some very nice quality wood for everything in the kit. They only thing you need to purchase are Plasitc Rivits, sheer pins if you want them and I chose to use an aerotech motor retainer but the kit supplied retainer would work just fine also. There is a build thread on this rocket in the MID POWER section. _DSC0930 (427x640).jpg _DSC0931 (427x640).jpg _DSC0933 (427x640).jpg DID I mention this is the rocket I will be Certifying Level 1 at Midwest Power Launch Nov 2nd? I am usuing two RRC3's one extreme, for a dual deployment level 1... should be fun. This is my second real rocket build the first being an Estes Leviathan.
     
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    My 65% Excel Plus with anti-zipper recovery and ejection baffle which I call an Excel Minus.

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