- Apr 14, 2015
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Getting there. At this point I'm feeling pretty confident that this will be ready to fly at a launch in September.
I had an awesome time at Sheridan last year, but I also love flying at Tri-Cities. Tough choice with the launches on the same weekend!I always thought that the Solar Warrior was a cool kit, but it is a way-cool upscale!
Which September launch are you thinking of?
The decal design is one of the great parts of the kit. Doesn't quite look like anything else that I can think of.This is why I got the vinyl decals before cutting wood. Much easier to get the dimensions just right off the close-fitting decals, rather than cutting the parts and hoping the decals have the right fit. The decals on this design are complicated and it's fair to say that without vinyl cutters like Stickershock, I probably wouldn't have taken on this project.
Jeff, yes, I can post my OR file. What I have now is "Pretty Close" on the fin shapes to what I built. It easily works to simulate stability and drag, however I used the vinyl decals (and measurements from the Estes kit) to get the exact shape for the main fins and I haven't really adjusted my file to be as accurate to that as possible yet. The fin plates were also sized and cut based on the decals and they are simply represented by square fins of roughly the same length and width on my OR file. So when I get a chance to tweak it, I'll post it up. Probably with the advisory to get your decals first and make sure that what you are cutting matches up with them for best results.Beautiful build Ryan, looks fantastic. That is something I have also thought about up scaling, any chance you would post the open rocket or rocksim file, I would love to build one.