Centuri - X-24 Bug

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The steam punk version posted above, is that built with the internals of the X-24 but with the fin setup of the HL-20?
I think it's supposed to be a replacement skin for the HL-20. Might work with the X24. Haven't tried it yet. Try a printout and see if the HL-20 and X24 skins match up.
 

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Reading Larry Brown's letter, the fins are superfluous! Flies better without.

He did mention the plastic nose being heavier being a good thing. My latest adaption simply extends to outer cone to a point to make the nose cone so maybe that's too much of a short cut?
 

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After reexamining this thread. I seem to remember that the original Centauri kit had a balsa nose cone on it. I think that a new nose cone could be made that would fit better and look a bit more streamlined and be a lot easier to make.
The second thing I have been thinking about is making a booster using 2 x Ds that I'd be able to base on the re-issue of the old Revell 1950s "Space Shuttle 1st stage. I'll have to add a third fin to is as well an make an adapter

I do appreciate the info on the square piece, Thank You!
 

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The second thing I have been thinking about is making a booster using 2 x Ds that I'd be able to base on the re-issue of the old Revell 1950s "Space Shuttle 1st stage. I'll have to add a third fin to is as well an make an adapter
I remember seeing an old newsletter with a picture (actually drawing) of an X24 at the top of a space booster, either a Gemini Titan or a Sat V. I'll see if I can find it.
 

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Hi Vitruvius, yes I'm from Southern IL. I was born and raised in Carbondale IL. I didn't create the steampunk version but I did do the X-15 version. The square piece is placed on the bottom of the body where the glue tab is located. The fold-down sides are glued to the white areas on each side near the back of the main glue tab. Hope I have made this understandable.
I used to go to S.I.U. E. but Mom and Dad took used to take us down to Carbondale as they had a super neat park with a equally cool playground. That was way back in the early 1960's. I was about 8 when We first went down there. Later We'd pass through on our way to Fort Massic State Park for camping ( Before they rebuilt the fort) and visiting Metropolis ( Before the Superman schtick started). I love the X-15 version! Thanks again. Cheers!
 

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The steampunk print is for the Quest HL-20, which is almost identical to the Centuri X24 except for the underbody scoop. I think that is what you are referring to. Or maybe it's the penny ballast holder that is glued inside the scoop.
Anyway, here are the plans:
que2008.pdf (rocketshoppe.com)
And a couple of pics:
That was a really fun kit, but I did have to ask on this very forum how much a penny weighs...

 

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That was a really fun kit, but I did have to ask on this very forum how much a penny weighs...
How did your HL-20 fly?
Was it a controlled drop like the X24?
 

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I took a scorched HL-20 (the motor was mis-aligned so one side of the paper got blisters), tore the wings off to see how well it flies. It flies very well
 

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I took a scorched HL-20 (the motor was mis-aligned so one side of the paper got blisters), tore the wings off to see how well it flies. It flies very well
What about on the descent?
 

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Too long of a delay on the injection charge to really know. I tossed it afterwards as it was truly spent!
 

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Will have to build mine because my X 30 needs a buddy! Always preface the launch by saying they are one of the worst kits ever made. That said I like to use composite motors to exacerbate the poor flying characteristics. Always a crowd pleaser.
 
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