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corpse

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so what do you do with all them extra parts you got ?

heres what i did .

got a buddy i use to work with comeing out to see us fly are rockets, and his old lady won't let him get one .
so i made him one.

just hope it fly.
 

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Hey, I recognize some of those from the Estes "gotta-get-some-more-parts-but-I-don't-know-where-else-to-get-them" Designers Kit.

I really think that is where some of the big name rocket kit designers get their ideas from, too. They grab a bunch of stuff that isn't selling well, fashion it into a flight-worthy shape, throw a spiffy paint scheme on it, package it with some spacey-looking background for the pictures, and sell it for 2x what the parts cost. I'd do the same thing if I had enough spare parts (I've got a growing collection, but haven't had enough crashes yet to get a good supply.)

WW
 

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Nice rocket, with that Mercury nosecone painted white, it looks like some sort of flying bottle with fins!

Glenn
 

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I don't think that is a Mercury NC. I believe that is the extra piece you get in the Python 4 ASRAAM, which is a BT-55 to BT-20 transition. Although it's not a Mercury capsule, it could be easily adapted to look like one for sport scale.

Jason
 

corpse

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can't remember what it came with.
yes it is a BT-55 to BT-20 transition.

just hope it works as a nose cone .
hope to see if it will fly on sunday if weather is nice.
its only 12 inch long and very lite.
i think a C6-7 shold go pretty good it
 

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corpse,

Great use of extra parts! Keep your eye out for the Estes Stormcaster that comes with the BT55-60 transition.

One thing I do periodically with spare parts is gather up a bunch and sell them on ebay--kind of like a rocket garage sale. It's amazing what folks will pay for my "junk". Of course, all my profits go toward buying more rockets...

MetMan
 

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Keep your eye out for the Estes Stormcaster that comes with the BT55-60 transition.
Make an "Escape Tower" out of toothpicks That would be kinda neat!

sandman
 

corpse

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took the exter parts out today.
did not fly to good.
BUT it was one of the funnyest .
it did cartwheels. LMFAO!

i think i need more nose weight. it was a little ars heavy.

we'll see tomorrow if i was right
 

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Originally posted by corpse
got a buddy i use to work with comeing out to see us fly are rockets, and his old lady won't let him get one .
Maybe if he quits calling her his "old lady".
:D
Seriously, "won't let him get one"? Who wears the pair in that family?
 

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Fishhead

she does LOL

well put more nose wight in that thing and went out on monday .
nice day to fly. tell the 4th launch. wind started to pick up abit.

shot that thing off on a B6-4 and no cartwheels this time went up very nice and came down about 20 feet away from the launch pad. next time we'll use a C6-7.

then Todd can take it home and say LOOK WHAT I GOT !
HAHAHAHAHA

was going to name it the USS RETODD but Vicious
sent me a e-mail and said YOUR NOT RIGHT DUDE !
but after the 1st flight it would of fit.
 
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