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Has anyone tried to make a cardstock version of the V-2 using the plans from this site -
http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

I am currently building a downscale version of the PDF from that site. It will fly on a 13mm motor. In the picture, you can see the body and nosecone. The MM is already installed. Next will be the Fins. It should stand about 9 1/2" when completed.

I'm sure I'm not the first to try this. Let me know if you have and any advise on things to be aware of.
 

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I have the pdf. of this V2 and several other paper model plans, I just haven't gotten around to building them.
I did do a V2-#2 whitesands 1:119.4853 Scale Micro Maxx powered BT-5 based model. Flys like a dream on MM-1 or MM-II motors

Oops! I went back and re-read your first post.. DAH! I missed the 13mm motor part, though the MM was for Micro-Maxx.
 

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I have made the black and white version with an 18mm motor mount. If you've made any other cardstock models, you should have no problem.

Here is a picture of the sub-assemblies stacked together before final glueing.
 

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And a launch picture. I have been thinking of down scaling it.

The model flys excellently on a B6-4.
 

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Bob,
Yours looks great! Do you have any idea where the CP is? I got the build whooped, just not sure on the nose weight.

I reduced the PDF by 50% to get the one i'm building. If it works good I will build the full size like yours.

Are you using a chute for recovery?

Thanks,
 

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Those are ALL very nice y'all.I'm really gonna have to pick up that Sport Rocketry mag with the 5 1/2 ft. all paper V-2.I've been wanting to do some paper models just to try it out so thanks for the link.
 

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Originally posted by BobH48
And a launch picture. I have been thinking of down scaling it.

The model flys excellently on a B6-4.
Bob, that's a great looking bird. I'm sorry I missed seeing her launch this year.

I have the models downloaded and ready to build as soon as the snow flies... :p
 

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Originally posted by texasck1
Bob,
Yours looks great! Do you have any idea where the CP is? [snip]
Texasch1,
Here is a list of CP measurements (see link). Search for the V2 in the list.

Essence's Model Rocketry CP Library

You will need to know the total length of model, and calculate a proportional measurement for your card model.

Or, ask the question in a new thread, and you will get tons of replies. ;)
 

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Originally posted by texasck1
Bob,
Yours looks great! Do you have any idea where the CP is? I got the build whooped, just not sure on the nose weight.

I reduced the PDF by 50% to get the one i'm building. If it works good I will build the full size like yours.

Are you using a chute for recovery?

Thanks,
I used VCP to calculate the CP but didn't write it down . :( My Bad

The balance point with a C6-5 is 10" from the nose so if you balance your 50% downscale at 5" from the nose with an A3-4T or A10-3T loaded you should be ok.

It's really light and I used a 10" chute and it was plenty big enough. On one flight the chute tangled and didn't open and it landed with no damage.

I have the camo version printed but haven't found time to build it yet.

I hope to hear back that your 13mm version was a success :D
 

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I've buillt MicroMaxx, 13mm, and 29mm paper models. I'll have to add this one to the winter build list. Nice jon guys.
 

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I'm slooowwwly working on the Peenemunde B/W version, with an 18mm mmt. Bob, did you have to add nose weight at all? Any reenforcement of the fin structures? I'm a bit skeptical about that...

I've also got the pdfs downloaded for the SpaceShipOne model. At original scale, it looks to take a 13mm motor quite easily. Don't have a clue about any other issues one might face with it.
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
I've buillt MicroMaxx, 13mm, and 29mm paper models. I'll have to add this one to the winter build list. Nice jon guys.
Dick, will there be any foam-core in the 18mm version? :D
 

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I've also got the pdfs downloaded for the SpaceShipOne model. {snip}
graylensman, where did you find the SpaceShipOne download? Could you share the Website with us? Thank you.
 

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it's the same URL as the V2:

http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

scroll down a bit. Currell's got two SpaceShip One models: the version Rutan and Co. tested first, and the version they flew to win the X Prize.

the biggest difference between the two is the rocket nozzle- IMHO the xPrize version would be better for flight conversion because you've basically got a full shroud that would cover the motor.
 

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I converted the SS1 for MMX motors, but it's too heavy to be a good flier. I think it should work well for 13mm motors. Review is on EMRR.
 

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Originally posted by graylensman
I'm slooowwwly working on the Peenemunde B/W version, with an 18mm mmt. Bob, did you have to add nose weight at all? Any reenforcement of the fin structures? I'm a bit skeptical about that...
I added some modeling clay in the top section of the nose. It balances 10" from the nose with a C6-5 loaded.

The built up fins are solid as a rock and no reinforcment was necessary.
 

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Originally posted by BobH48

The built up fins are solid as a rock and no reinforcment was necessary.
From the photo, it looks like you left off the paper fillets. Any reason for that?

Also, where did you put the launch lug?

I started one of these for the September Muncie, IN launch but didn't get it done in time :-(.
 

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Originally posted by narprez
From the photo, it looks like you left off the paper fillets. Any reason for that?

Also, where did you put the launch lug?

I started one of these for the September Muncie, IN launch but didn't get it done in time :(.
It wasn't finished when I took that picture. I did use the paper fillets but put them on after I had glued the sub-assemblies together.

I just put the launch lug on the center body section at about the CG.
 

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Originally posted by narprez
From the photo, it looks like you left off the paper fillets. Any reason for that?

Also, where did you put the launch lug?

I started one of these for the September Muncie, IN launch but didn't get it done in time :(.
It wasn't finished when I took that picture. I did use the paper fillets but put them on after I had glued the sub-assemblies together.

I just put the launch lug on the center body section at about the CG.
 

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Oops!

I should have attached the picture of the completed fin unit complete with the fillets. :rolleyes:
 
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