- Jul 14, 2015
- Reaction score
- Northern NJ
This rocket was first cooked up about three years ago and started me on my plasma-core kick. It has seen remarkably little design modification since the first unveiling (only the canard-like appendages on the strakes have been added.) The paint scheme, however, has been churned endlessly, and I'm still vaguely dissatisfied with it, particularly the fin decals. I expect to fiddle with it more before the time comes to print decals. Given the pace at which I build, that gives me a nice long time to work on it.
Which brings me to my standard disclaimer: my builds are quite slow and leisurely; if you're looking for instant gratification you're in the wrong thread. Check back in the fall. @kuririn will complete twenty rockets (or more!) while I'm plodding through this one. @bobbyg23 has built, painted, decaled, clear-coated, and flown a model just while I'm typing this sentence.
Here's the OR side view, configured with an E30:
I'm on a kick of making my rockets a bit bigger, after being bitten by building the Plasma Dart II too small. Not like this is huge or anything, but it's one click bigger than I had originally planned, and will be best suited for Ds and Es. The biggest reason was that the core tube is BT55, which is so much easier to work with (for stuffing parachutes and wadding and whatnot) than BT50.
Thus ends the introduction. First build entry later tonight.
NOTE: above images updated to reflect latest design.