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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by troj, Aug 31, 2012.
Was at the fabric store with Deb, when I found this
Gonna fly it
I've been meaning to buy one of those for so long! Looks like you beat me to it. It looks to me like a good candidate for 24mm reloads, hmm?
Sounds about right
Can't wait to see what you do with it!
I bought three at Michaels. Here are two of 'em. One became a nose cone for the 'Raygun Gothic HoJo'. The 'HoJo' has 4 24mm mounts and, now, 4 24mm outboards.
The other, the 'Raygun Gothic Birdhouse', has a single 24mm mount and large clear fins. My previous attempt at a rocket with this shape was unstable, so I wasn't taking any chances!
The names came from the Raygun Gothic Rocketship that was built for Burning Man and is now on display in San Francisco.
I got one for Christmas. It's all painted, but not flyable yet. Great fun.
what is it anyway?
It looks like it's supposed to be a birdhouse
Yes, it's supposed to be a birdhouse.
Now just imagine-you are new to the neighborhood and you find the perfect place. Move in, rearrange the furniture just right, decide to fix a snack only to find you're outta bugs. You step out the door at 500 mph.....
too funny!! Exactly:rofl::rofl:
I have one to build. I have seen a couple bird houses that could be used for nose cone or rocket.
So you step back in the house and order out. After only a short delay you'll have barbecued wings........
I've built several others. A stubby, wide hexagonal one, 29mm with Lexan fins. A stubby round one, 6 canted 24mm mounts with the fins on the end of a long dowel. The latter boosted great but didn't do so well on recovery. There is also a short rocket shaped one out there. I converted this to 24mm but it separated and the body, with my 24/40 case is resting somewhere in a bean field
I modified the fins on mine.
I personally like the larger scale-like fins vs. my clear ones. Maybe I'll replace them when I'm in dire need of a project this winter.
Judging by my build queue, I will NEVER be in dire need of a project:blush:
These have great potential. Purchased several last year, one is being altered to fly, one is going to have a clock installed in it and the others will patiently wait their turn.
I seen one of these at LDRS this year. I did not buy them when I seen at the store (too many projects already). Looking at these, I kinda wish I got one. Oh well. I did buy a couple wood bird houses and 'flower pots' that looked like nice nose cones.
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