- Jan 27, 2009
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Along with my upscale 1/12 scale Pegasus XL I'm making, I decided to also upscale my Space Transporter America as it uses a similar construction, tubing and cone as the pegasus and I could buy parts at the same time. I had not remembered this rocket as a kid and first saw it at the 2018 naram meet in one of the sport/fantasy scale categories and I really liked the design and markings. I thought if I could upscale the wing it would make a good flying glider and so I did a 2.6" version that was 40" long and it flew very well and actually looked better proportioned with the upscaled wing. This version will be 60" long, 35" wingspan, bt-101(4") diameter and hopefully be about 31.8 ounces ready to fly using a 29mm H-motor. I used 3mm spars in all the tail surfaces and twin spars in the wing with 9mm depron as the wing/tail material and 6mm as the canard. Independent tail surfaces for roll and pitch. Here is the photo of the flight surfaces as well as the original 2.6" version and a snapshot of the mass balancing simulation I built with approximate surfaces that were adequate for balance/weight.