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It's a safe bet on this forum that stuff in the background of pictures will be noticed, *especially* if you don't particularly want it to be. ;)
 

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Which is somewhat ironic considering I made the comment earlier in the thread that I wanted to show how to do this because I wanted to show a good, SAFE method of creating a large-ish model rocket from scratch, as opposed to some of the more dangerous methods I have seen on YouTube (using metal parts, homemade motors, checking stability, etc). And, lo and behold, the warp core is about to lose containment on my back wall...
 

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Thank you for doing all of this posting. I am 100% inspired by you and have started my own 36 inch card stock Yellowjacket rocket that I will fly on an E.
 

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Thank you for doing all of this posting. I am 100% inspired by you and have started my own 36 inch card stock Yellowjacket rocket that I will fly on an E.
Cool! If you think about it, take pictures as you go and post them. Definitely show us the final product.
 

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Earl Scruggs wasn't the best 5-string picker on the planet, but he inspired the rest of us.

You done a whole lot better than I ever could have, but I'm glad that something I tried inspired you!
 

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Banjonate, I thought that you would get a laugh from the second rocket that I was inspired to build from this thread. Three sheets of poster board, cereal box and a little cardboard, not bad!!
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Thanks Nate! I plan on flying that one on an E. Now I am making a 2X Hornet thanks to your ideas.
I think I saw the Hornet (if it is the same thread I remember seeing). That was one of my favorite kits I built as a teenager.

Hmm... yellow jacket and then hornet. I think I am going to build one and name it the Cicada Killer (a very appropriate name for me living in Cincinnati in 2021)!
 

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Hmm... yellow jacket and then hornet. I think I am going to build one and name it the Cicada Killer (a very appropriate name for me living in Cincinnati in 2021)!
That's a good idea, those Cicada Killers are intimidating, the first time I saw one I about jumped out of my skin.
 

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That's a good idea, those Cicada Killers are intimidating, the first time I saw one I about jumped out of my skin.
Those are about the same size as the Murder Hornets, but mostly harmless, if you are not a Cicada.

I think a Murder Hornet might be the only natural predator that could actually catch and take down a Hummingbird.

 

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Those are about the same size as the Murder Hornets, but mostly harmless, if you are not a Cicada.

I think a Murder Hornet might be the only natural predator that could actually catch and take down a Hummingbird.

True... cicada killers are, much like Arthur Dent, mostly harmless.
 

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And I think there is a story out there where a Mantis catches and eats a murder hornet. So, if you are looking for another rocket name for a bigger and badder insect, why not Mantis?
 

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I think I saw the Hornet (if it is the same thread I remember seeing). That was one of my favorite kits I built as a teenager.

Hmm... yellow jacket and then hornet. I think I am going to build one and name it the Cicada Killer (a very appropriate name for me living in Cincinnati in 2021)!
Nate, What is going to be your next build with this process?? Are you going to build something like a 2X N-20 Demon or a 4X version of The Javelin???
 

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Nate, What is going to be your next build with this process?? Are you going to build something like a 2X N-20 Demon or a 4X version of The Javelin???
With this process, I am first going to test the current build and make sure everything holds together and works as planned (haven't had chance to get out and launch lately).

Once that is done, I am going to try a mass-reduced version of this (using two wraps of poster board for the tubes instead of three) and balsa fins; but maybe not before the "cicada killer" I described above: I am thinking of something like the old Optima: a large-ish D-powered low-and-slow rocket.
 

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Nate, Here is the Green Hornet that I just finished. It is made with two sheets of poster board and some cardboard. I really like the way all three of these have turned out. This will be some great flying in the spring!!!
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Nate, Here is the Green Hornet that I just finished. It is made with two sheets of poster board and some cardboard. I really like the way all three of these have turned out. This will be some great flying in the spring!!!
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Very nice rendition of the Hornet in green!

I just hope you don’t have a CATO when you launch that one!

(Kato)
 
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