# Mars Snooper clone - best approach?

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#### Micromeister

##### Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
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Check with "into the Wind" www.intothewind.com they have a complete line of Fibreglass, graphite and even some carbon fibre hollow tubing and solid rods. pretty neat kites as well and tons of rip-stop nylon in every color you can imagine.

#### rbeckey

##### Well-Known Member
Micro,
Thanks for the link. I ordered a couple of 3/16 fiberglass rods and some swivels. Maybe this will give me a push to start the Vega rebuild. I always loved that design. Fortunately I hadn't applied decals yet.

#### Steve

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This is more than enough info to get started - thanks!

Micro - The only thing I can't make out [in your pic] is the length of the pod tubes. I've seen them listed as 1-1/2" and 1-9/16" elsewhere on the web, so I'm guessing it's in that range - I can't imagine 1/16" would make any difference.

I picked up the tube assortment from Red Arrow, and I think I can gather about everything else together from my stash, so I just have to come up with the nose cones. (And finish about five other models)

Can't wait to get started!

Stephen

#### Fore Check

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by Micromister
Check with "into the Wind" www.intothewind.com they have a complete line of Fibreglass, graphite and even some carbon fibre hollow tubing and solid rods. pretty neat kites as well and tons of rip-stop nylon in every color you can imagine.
AHHhhhh, yes. I too have thought of mentioning the kite stores as a place for carbon and graphite rods.

I would suggest Gone With the Wind at www.gwtw-kites.com for a greater selection of rods and kites.

(Kiting is my other main passion! If you can believe it, I have more money invested in my kites than my rockets! And I have a ton of rocket stuff!)

If you really want to go crazy with kites, go cruising around at Gomberg Kite Works https://www.gombergkites.com/

Here's a pic of my custom Sutton Flowform 252 with a 100' custom tube tail that I picked up from David Gomberg.

#### Fore Check

##### Well-Known Member
And here's a closer look at the lifter. The Sutton 252 kite is 14' wide and 18' tall (giving it a base area of 252 square feet.) It has no sticks or spars, and is made completely of ripstop nylon with nylon reinforcement webbing.