More upscaling fun from the lab

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This one was easy to do in some ways, but challenging in others. The fins were difficult to get "right". The rest of it was a piece of cake.

It's a 168% upscale. DJ Delorie built a similarly upscaled Solar Sailer, so here's my later version to go with it.
 

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It's based on a BT60, with a BT52H as the center tube. It's built like a tank, and a bit heavy. It has a 24mm "E" mount, but an E9-6 should only get it to about 500'. I've got a pair of AT F21-7W econojets with their names all over this bird.

Thanks to Astronboy for working out the decals!


Here's a slightly different view, turned a bit.
 

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Finally, here's a pic of the Solar Sailer II along with my Atlantis, Blue Bird Zero, and Goblin to show "scale."

:cool:
 

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Speaking of "Goblin" Where are the rest of them hiding?

DO NOT tell me you haven't built them yet!!:mad:

You know what I'm talking about!

sandman
 

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:eek:

Ok, you talked me into it. I'll finish them this week.
 

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Pretty! What did you end up using for the decals?

I decided I liked the SS so much I'm doing other up/down scales of it. I now have a PROGRAM that creates rocksim files for the SS1 in any scale, given the outer BT number, optional inner BT, and optional motor diameter. I have a minimum diameter 13mm on the schedule (17" long) and a 3x 24mm cluster hopefully (9.5' long).
 

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I used Excelsior Rocketry (Astronboy) for the decals.

I've got a SSII kit that I will build someday, and I also have an *OOPS* set of 268% upscale decals that I might use to build a BT80 version someday (long story on that one.) A BT80 version would be a 266% upscale, so those 268% decals will probably work just fine. I figure that one would be an interchangeable 3x24mm cluster / 29mm mount. I think I figured on RockSim for one that size to be a shade over 75" tall (a bit over 6 feet.)

Maybe someday on that even bigger one.
 
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