Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Buddy Michaelson, Apr 14, 2019.
Mine weighted 4lbs 11oz ready to go.
I just put the money down. I purchased the full package except for the retainer. I love the AeroPack retainers, I just order them with my name and NAR# engraved. That vanity thing again. I also want to thank RocketMan for the performance of their drogue chute on my L3 flight. Their 'Ballistic Mach II' drogue is a real soldier. Highly reccomended.
The 'Miss Riley' kit looks awesome. Thanks folks.
At the pace there selling they will be gone by Sat.
Working on the colored instructions, each are 3 pages front and back.
Too much for me. I like to stay midpower, so I'd want one half that... make be they'll make one.
So when do you plan to start shipping or are you still waiting on parts from Curtis?
He states it here:
Why, thank you, thank you very much... I guess I missed that post...
I’m driving to Pennsylvania on the 26th to pick up all the parts from Curtis, coming back and will ship everything out immediately including the recovery and retainers. The Altimeter Bays will ship out separately as those are being made custom by SMT Designs.
Thanks for your response... Looks like I didn't think/forgot about the posting in the announcement thread. Silly me...
I am currently doing a BT-70 size scratch build Miss Riley and the only font I have found close to the one in the movie is called The Only Exception. You can find it on Dafont. Go to Script, Handwritten, Page 11. Hope this helps, Steve
Wow, that's really close! I might have to get Mark to print off one for me.
Buddy: You could sell a 3D printed tail cone for scratch builders. Say a BT-70 or 80?
I'm trying inkjet water slide decals first but if that doesn't work out my wife has a Cricut...
I actually like "The Only Exception" font better. I may print one out on my ALPS MD1000.
There are still a few Miss Riley Rocket Kits left on our website! They can be found here: https://the-rocketman.com/miss-riley/
Check out this awesome parts diagram produced for the Miss Riley Kits! With the 100 kits soon to be built, I was thinking of making a build thread, to help everyone out as a group for questions. But this kit is very simple to assemble.
Okay the search for a font that is "close" can stop, here is the real deal: Ky's Cursive as seen in the movie at the final launch. I drew this in Illustrator based on the composite frame from the movie, and I have cleaned up a few minor irregularities in spacing and line weight. It is sized for the the 2.64 body tube in Buddy's kit but of course you could resize it for other scratch builds. It is intended to be placed on the upper half of the airframe, not between the fins. The image below is just a PNG for reference, the real file you should use is an EPS that is linked here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/37hiovxnnu1awkt/Miss Riley Cursive 2_64.eps?dl=0
Hi Buddy, great accomplishment, I was at the MN TRA launch last weekend, I just ordered the full package. I live in Mendota Heights, so I can stop by and pick things up if that is easier. Just Let me know, can't wait to begin the build! Terry Z
Thanks Terry for the purchase! Can’t wait to see so many of these flying at our local field, will be an amazing sight to see!
I always had a thing for number 7 Buddy, how did you know? UNCANNY!
Your a class act all the way, really excited what your doing with this project and for the hobby in general. Keep it up for a few decades man!
I had to use some Jedi Mind tricks on the wife - and accept that it was the Miss Riley or LDRS 2019
I guess this means I get to meet Buddy and his Dad in person in 2020
Looking forward to getting my hands around this one , Thanks Buddy -
Your a pleasure to work with, keep it up
Thank you so much Andrew for the purchase, looking forward to meeting you at LDRS next year, there is talk about it being at the Bonneville Salt Flats which will be fun! Tell your wife I said thanks, maybe I’ll include some chocolates for her
Working on the recovery packages as we speak, than off to Pennsylvania later today to grab all the parts (well over 1,500) when I’m back on Friday the nozzles will be here as well from SCP. My plan is to get 40-60 kits shipped out by next Monday, including the recovery packages and retainers. The av bays will be drop shipped by SMT Designs in the coming weeks. I’m very proud to say 75 kits have been officially sold! So far to Sweden, Australia and Germany, what an honor!
Buddy the rest will be sold at LDRS.
Drive Safe, Buddy!
7th state in 16 hours!
If I did that trip I could claim 8 states. I would include "exhausted"
Buddy the nozzles will be on your doorstep Thursday. Here is a short clip of the sound tuning........we got the length tuned in perfectly to the high "F" and these should sing nicely under power as well!!!
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