Cool! I have a couple of Rubi's in the Kit Cabinet..I am thinking of modding the external tubes to take 13mm plugged motors! THAT would be cool to see!
Yours looks nice!
LMBO! Well, kind of both! It is an old KITchen cabinet in the rocket den/converted garage..And YES I DO have rockets in the kitchen! It is where all my HPR rockets go! Gotta feed 'em well!Is that a cabinet where you keep kits or the actual Kit(chen) cabinet? Or both?
Rocket kits in the kitchen. Sheesh.
Are you single or what?
I've had the same issue, it's now just part of its nominal refurb between flights.My Rubicon is one of my earlier efforts. It has been a dependable flyer and I launched it a few time of E15s. The one problem I have is the fins keep popping on landing. I think I've tried every known adhesive and still they pop. The nozzles do to a lesser extent.
BTW, yours looks much better than mine!
Awesome paint job!!! watch out for missing fins.I don't know why but I decided to build some of the X Prize models by Estes and the D-powered Rubicon is my first one. Wow, this rocket is cool and big!! Here are some pictures...
I can't wait to see that 7 motor cluster!!!Pantherjon said:Cool! I have a couple of Rubi's in the Kit Cabinet..I am thinking of modding the external tubes to take 13mm plugged motors! THAT would be cool to see!
Yours looks nice!
Thanks, that was my hope, some don't even know its a Rubicon when I put it out on the pad.dwmzmm said:Cool!! Looks almost like a Saturn - 1!
I actually use Microsoft Powerpoint to draw the things and paste in logos, flags, etc. that I download off the web. I then print out the wraps using 8.5 X 11 sticker paper that you can buy at Staples, etc.Thanks Delta! Yours also looks great! How did you make the decals?
I've used an E30. The bells didn't melt. They just pop off like with all the other motors.Has anyone tried to fly one of these on a 24mm composite? I was considering an E15? I see some records on EMRR with slightly more powerful engines, but was curious if the engine bells would hold up under the exhaust heat.
Every now and then I will auction a Rubicon on eBay. My eBay id is bellevuehobby. If you don't like auctions I can do a private sale.Unless I've totally forgotten about it, I never did buy a Rubicon when they were easy to find. So now that they've been discontinued, I hope one will show up on clearance some time soon at one of the Hobby Lobbies I visit.