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MetMan

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That's b for "bebe"--a baby V2 with a 24mm motor mount! It's basically a Baby Bertha with an ogive nose cone substitution. Decals are from Tang Papa.

Also drying as I type: Der Doodlebug!

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Now that's purty darned kewl, Metman! Good job!

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Very Nice....Looks great.

Did you have to add any nose weight for the 24mm motors?

That thing should go outa sight!

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OKTurbo,

I'm going to add two squares of Estes clay to the nose (Rocksim says this should do it) and then double check before I fly it.

Also to clarify, the decals are from Tango Papa (bad typing!) with the exception of the Iron Crosses which are left over from a 1/48 scale Gotha bomber I built when I was a kid.

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I kinda suspected that it would need a little extra weight in the nose for stability. A "D" motor weighs quite a bit more than an 18mm. This is especially important on such a short rocket.

If you have a rocksim file, just make sure your CG is a least one body diameter ahead of the CP shown on the rocksim drawing. Rocsim is a nice tool to use when you're "kit bashing".

Let us know how it flies....it looks great.

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Genius!

So how did this one "evolve?" Did you stick a Stormcaster / Patriot nose cone in a baby bertha (still naked) and say, "hey, we might have a winner here?" Or was it totally premeditated?

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Originally posted by Fore Check
So how did this one "evolve?"
Thanks, Fore Check!

I have a bunch of Baby Berthas around that I use mainly for parts. One wintry day I pulled one out and decided that a BB with a D motor mount would really turn some heads at a launch.

As I was building, I tried out the ogive nose cone and it screamed V2. At first I thought a flashy Peenmunde style roll pattern, but after seeing all the Der Red Max clones and spin offs, I thought this would be really cool.

Now I just need the courage to go fly it!

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Metman... I built an 18mm V-2 -like BB myself some over the winter. I decorated it like a captured V-2. I never thought of using the Red Max decals... that is just GREAT!!

Fred
 
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