- Jan 19, 2009
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Has anyone ever cloned this rocket? i see the plans on jim z and love the looks but with the satalite dish looks rough to clone.
You MAY wanna do 1/16" plywood. Balsa might be too fragile/rigid on those long arms going out to the solar panels.I ordered all the parts for it not too long ago, and I will be starting mine pretty soon. I'm not worried about the decals - I figured that I would just cut some out of some holographic sticker sheets that I have. I was going to use balsa (paper-laminated) for the cardboard parts.
You know, I started to write plywood, but then thought, nahhh, too heavy. But I'll give some thought to it; I agree that balsa (by itself, at least) would probably not be strong enough. I do have 1/64", 1/32", 1/16" and 1/8" plywood. I have used 1/16" for fins, and I'm sure that it would be quite strong enough for the Sat-K's arms. (The original used cardboard, for Pete's sake!) But I'll also have to take a look at the weight. I'm also considering basswood. I'll also look at laminating different woods together, like balsa and ply. Question: do those panel arms get torqued much, in, say, the landing, for instance?You MAY wanna do 1/16" plywood. Balsa might be too fragile/rigid on those long arms going out to the solar panels.
I don't think that it would be a big deal - after all, if someone like me feels ready to tackle it, then...beleave it or not but they both are in my pla to build stack but the sk was nevermentonad as build threads so i woundered about the ease of cloneing.
So maybe a D24 COULD be used, and the model would not leave those solar panels behind on the pad?Note to everyone: This model was great but really, REALLY needed the C5-3 motor for a safe boost speed off the rod. If you fly with a low thrust motor it may arc over and crash.
Aerotech D10-3 motor would be nice.
Those are showing a dangerous tendency towards clumping together along lines inspired by individual appearance. They all look the same and need more diversity. I would be willing to do my part in taking one of them in to provide a diverse homelife for one of them...You KNOW I'm a fan of this kit... My built one bit the dust though
Yeah, Scott - you know that you can't cling to power forever. Someday the masses will rise up against you...Not fair leaving them in the bags like that all alone and thinking their not loved. then they turn out evil and mean. you ever see toystory 2