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My Klingon vessel is drying so I decided to start on an easy build. This is the Firecat rocket from Estes and appears to use Centuri parts. The body tube is an ST-1010. The decal is a bright sun yellow and is in good condition.

 

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The build was real easy and a nice break from the Klingon battleship. The balsa has been given 3 coats of balsa sealer and now I am waiting for the fillets to dry. Should have her primed tomorrow. The Klingon ship in the back ground will also be primed tomorrow. The Klingon ship has been a challenging but fun build. Once she is primed I will add those pictures as well.

 

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Very nice, Sciggs. Someday I may upscale that (the Firecat, not the Klingon ship).
 

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That is a cool looking rocket. I have a nice BT-80 upscale drawn for it, should fly great.
 

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This kit is done and ready for flight. This one took a bit longer since I used MM paints. In the last picture you can see the little spring on the launch rod that came with my Centuri launcher. Does anyone know where I can buy this type of spring just in case I loose this one?




 

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That turned out really nice, you do very good work.
 

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The build was real easy and a nice break from the Klingon battleship. The balsa has been given 3 coats of balsa sealer and now I am waiting for the fillets to dry. Should have her primed tomorrow. The Klingon ship in the back ground will also be primed tomorrow. The Klingon ship has been a challenging but fun build. Once she is primed I will add those pictures as well.

I realize this is a very old post but if anyone could identify the 6 volt launcher shown in these photos, I would really appreciate it. And if you would know where I might find one or if anyone has one they would be willing to part with, that would be great. Thanks in advance, Les
 

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I saw one for sale on eBay.
 

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I realize this is a very old post but if anyone could identify the 6 volt launcher shown in these photos, I would really appreciate it.
That is a Centuri POWR PAD from yesteryear, the red portion can rotate via a wingnut to angle the rod into the wind, not sure if that was part of the original kit, or an optional add-on.
 

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That is a Centuri POWR PAD from yesteryear, the red portion can rotate via a wingnut to angle the rod into the wind, not sure if that was part of the original kit, or an optional add-on.

That's awesome!!!
 

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Love a good SCIGS30 build thread resurrection. I'm guessing you'll have to part with a little more than $5.50 to get a Powr Pad now, IF you find can one on offer !
<edit> This one sold back in August, any TRFer pick this up ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/CENTURI-POW...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
That might have been me!

http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/2014/07/ebay-score.html

I got the starter set with the launcher and the Screaming Eagle kit.
 

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Does anyone know where I can buy this type of spring just in case I loose this one?[/QUOTE said:
The other day was going through the 2nd post in the "Waterin Hole", "Rocket Resources" and through all the venders getting them added my favorites again.
While doing so, I looked over each vendor somewhat. I did see one of them, can't remember which :confused2:[ but one of them had them by 1's and 1/2 dozen I think. You'll have to search throuh the vendors, but they are available.
 

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The other day was going through the 2nd post in the "Waterin Hole", "Rocket Resources" and through all the venders getting them added my favorites again.
While doing so, I looked over each vendor somewhat. I did see one of them, can't remember which :confused2:[ but one of them had them by 1's and 1/2 dozen I think. You'll have to search throuh the vendors, but they are available.

Again - That's me!
Those are RAISE springs from Odd'l Rockets.

small-Raise-Spring-Photo.jpg

These are a little different than the old Centuri adjustment springs.
The Centuri springs were wheel axle retainers used on R/C planes.
My Raise springs are made for me and specialized for launch rods.
I add the brass tube so they won't get caught up on the engine hook.

They are available from JonRocket.com
http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65&sort=20a&page=3
and
ApogeeRockets.com
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Oddl_Rockets
 
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