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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.

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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