Madcow - Tembo Gallery

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  1. Mar 13, 2018 #1

    mpitfield

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    Welcome to the Madcow Tembo Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Madcow Tembo and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

    Madcow: Tembo (4"): K-3123

    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!
     
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    Madcow (4") Tembo (K-3123) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: 4" Tembo Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-3123

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 35.5"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight: 30 oz

    Mfg. Description: Features:
    High Power Rocket
    Heavy Duty Plastic Nose Cone
    1/4" Plywood Laser Cut Fins and Rings
    Delrin Rail Buttons
    Pre-slotted Airframe
    9/16" Tubular Nylon Shock Cord (Madcow 2018 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    TemboPic.jpg 2018 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)

    Instruction Header(s)

    tembo.jpg



    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads
    http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...ck-Secret-Santa-and-Me-Tembo-long-time-coming


    TRF Applicable Threads

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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    Built mine a year ago. Has a silver base coat at this point. Absolutely horrible nosecone to airframe fit. NC is out off round more than any plastic NC I have used. Added NC bay kit from MAC Performance. Fin bevels block sanded by hand. Never do that again on 1/4 fins. Stickershock provided chrome wave checkers for the fins. Have a hot dark blue metallic mixed for it. Might have the initiative to paint it this week...... Im sure it will be a fun flier with JL chute release

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    My Tembo.

    Built as dual deploy, originally using CO2 to separate the nosecone/AV bay from the body, with the main held to the nosecone using an ARRD. Converted to a traditional BP charge-well used to separate the nosecone from the body with the main held in a burrito wrap using a JLCR. This is all paint, no decals, but after 4 years the acrylic enamel is cracked pretty badly. At this stage it needs to be stripped down and repainted.

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    I hinted around for Mike to get this gallery up, then I never added my pictures. Thanks Mike.

    I agree, worse nose cone fit I ever experienced. But I had a kit from another manufacturer with the same nose cone. It fit horribly in the Tembo as well, both fit the other kit better. Maybe it was just a bad run of tubes. Either way..can't wait to fly it.

    Tembo 3.jpg Tembo 2.jpg Tembo 1.jpg

    Took forever for me to settle on a design. Finally came up with this.
    Full wrap courtesy of StickerShock23. First time using a wrap. A little tedious but pretty painless.
    Flat black fins and nose cone.
    Fins beveled on my table saw. Worked up a jig that worked nicely.
    Pancake bay in nose cone shoulder with extension into the nosecone for an Eggfinder.
    8 oz of lead in nose cone.
    54mm motor tube designed to fly on the 54mm soda cans.

    nose bay 2.jpg Pancake bay 3.jpg Pancake bay 2.jpg
     

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