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astronboy

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Well, I know that there has been 'Goblin fever' lately on TRF. I have been working on a 'modern' version of the Goblin, one that can be built from stock, available ESTES parts. My Goony Goblin is as stock as a scratchbuild can get: a Baby Bertha kit, with Goblin fins and decals. Here is a pic:
 

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Here is the rocsim file. Anyone care for a launch on the D21?
 

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I will be attempting to launch on Sunday weather permiting. I will send launch pics....
 

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Dude, that's sweet!

If there's one good thing I can say about making odd-clones, there's no *wrong* way to do it! The more wierd the clone the better!

I would certainly cast a vote your way! Great usage of another rocket to express some creativity!
 

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That is way cool!

Nice finish too!

sandman
 

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Where are you planning to fly? I'm hoping to get out this weekend as well. Looks like it's gonna be a good one :)

Regards,
Todd
 

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Tim.

I am hoping to launch tomorrow at either Bethlehem HS, or Shen, but it will be a really fast set up/launch take pics/leave kinda' deal. I am really only going to launch the Goony Goblin, and the Triellian Scout Ship scratchbuilt. Once I am done, I am moving on as I need to get to my brothers, get to my Sister in Laws, and pack for vacation. I relly do not expect to be on the field for more than 15-20 min tops.

Of course, this all depends on my being able to complete my relay launch system tonight!! :eek:

Of course, if this were not such a mad-dash kinda deal, I would be very happtiy to launch with you and your 'support team'!! :)

Perhaps we will get lucky and get one more chance before the snoew....
 

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Fair enough. :) We'll either be at Shen or Clifton Commons. Good luck :) And, yes I hope there's more times before the snow comes ;)

Regards,
Todd
 

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Sandman wrote:

"Nice finish too!"

The secret finish formula is as follows: 2 coats of Elmer's Fill N Finish with 400 grit sanding in between. 6 Coats of WalMart 'el-cheapo' brand flat white as a primer, with 400 grit sanding between every two coats, Topcoat is Walmart 'el-cheapo' (94 cents a can!!) brand gloss black and gloss orange. Tango Papa Decals set with 'Micro Set' by Micro Scale, and followed by a coat of 'Micro Sol' to make the decals settle in to the finish. Finally: 2 Coats of Future floor wax.

Almost all of the above was learned here at TRF!! ;)

THanks Everyone!! :)
 

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Prowler: Hopefully I will see you guys tomorrow at the field, but I am just not sure yet when I will be out there.

Have Funn!!
 

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OK, Here rae flight pics. VERY low (200 feet?) on an A8-3, very nice on a B6-4!!

Prowler: I was launching by Skano/Tesago next to a Dad and his three kids... We also saw launches over by the High School, was that you? About 3pm?
 
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