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slipperyfrog

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Hi everyone. I am new here and like many it seems...built some rockets in the 80's and am now coming back as I have kids of my own. Hooked on rockets again. :)

I was thinking of making a knock off of the Aerotech Sumo. Anyone have a link or scan of the decals for this rocket. Will save me from creating them myself.

Did a quick 5 minute mockup and here is what I'm toying with. Not a Baby Bertha but a Fat Boy scale. Probably edit the sumo to use just Alfred's head and then digitally print it and the decals here at my shop:


 

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I was thinking of making a knock off of the Aerotech Sumo...Not a Baby Bertha but a Fat Boy scale.
Well since "Fat Sumo" is rather redundant, may I recommend "Sumo Boy" for a name?
Rather reflects the scaledown, "Goon-ification" (if I may) and merging of the two models.
 

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I like that idea. Maybe work in the original "BOY" font for the name.
 

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Time to get this "Fat" baby back on track.

As mentioned in this thread:

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?p=164902#post164902

Anyone have the decal sheets for the SUMO rocket? I'm looking for the a scan of the letters as I'm going to modify them and print on my digital printer. Probably just redraw them tomorrow if no one has a scan. A clean scan just makes it a little easier.
 

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Alright the paint & decorations feel appropriate now. Time to cut some fins and round up some parts to build this. Now the important questions. Should this be a cluster mount, a 24mm, or other? Any suggestions?

This is what I was shooting for regarding graphics. Maybe fiddle with the lightning bolts and goof them up. I'll just solvent print this and contour cut the baby. :neener:

Sumo_Boy_Draft.JPG
 
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I'd stick with a 24 motor mount, but i like slower lift offs.
 

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I'd stick with a 24 motor mount, but i like slower lift offs.
I am probably going to go with a 24mm mount. I have changed my mind and am going with a Big Daddy kit now. Just cutting, papering, and sanding the fins today. Guess the rocket will be Sumo Daddy now. :cyclops:

Don't know if this quantifies as a Goonified rocket now but it is in the spirit of goonie. :)
 
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