Most Unlikely Object to see in Flight (Odd-Rocs) Gallery

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  1. Sep 30, 2015 #61

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    I have the parts in a box and have been planning to build a new, hopefully better flying, Jolly Roger for some years. It just hasn't bubbled up to the top of the to-do list yet.

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  2. Oct 7, 2015 #62

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    The ESTES UFO!!!! I remember that from when I was a kid! Now I MUST HAVE ONE!
     
  3. Oct 11, 2015 #63

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    LOL! The Old Estes UFO was a fun flyer. Their more recent re-incarnation was call the Snitch. Not sure why but it was yellow rather then the silverish-grey of the UFO.
    Unfortunately both are Oop. You may find one or either on e-bay but another alternative would be to Clone one of the Centuri Flying Saucer it was all Card-stock and fairly easy to build.
    See my One Eyed, One Horned Flying purple people eater saucer below:) It's lighter then either of the all plastic Estes saucers making C6-0 flights a bit higher:)

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  4. Oct 11, 2015 #64

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    Here are my Estes UFO and my Quest SPEV saucer at the July NARHAMS launch. Most people look at me funny if I don't call the Estes saucer a Snitch. :)

    The wire landing springs are long gone and I had to break out the spare retainer at the July launch.

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  5. Oct 13, 2015 #65

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    Very cool pizza table and lamp. This made me think of the leg lamp from Christmas Story, if you could get it to light up, what a hoot that would be.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2016 #66

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    Jack in the Box, Prinz Eugen and a New York Central streamlined train.


    JIB 93.jpg JIB 95.jpg JIB 88.jpg PE 3 .jpg PE 3.jpg PE 5.jpg PE 1.jpg PE 2.jpg Train 7.jpg Train 8.jpg
     
  7. Apr 27, 2017 #67

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    Space 1999 Eagle:

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    Tupperware® popcorn bowl on an I55 Mellow.

     
  11. Apr 27, 2017 #71

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    Nice smoke trail!
     
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    Wow!, that gives me hope that my idea of trying to make a flying model rocket version of the Space Battleship Yamato (from Star Blazers) is not that crazy after all.
     
  13. May 2, 2017 #73

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    A guy from Japan had one at NARAM a few years back but did not fly it. I went with tractor motors but the Space Battleship has the motor in back.
     
  14. May 2, 2017 #74

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    A cat seems unlikely to me:

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    The "rock-cat" (rockat) was built by URRG member John Pembroke and flown this past weekend. Ducted tubing deplows the parachute from the cat's right ear. A curled up tail was the third fin around the back. Photo shows him getting a little gassy, just before liftoff (smelly cat?). The actual flight on a B4-4 (IIRC) was pretty straight and true; I'd guess it got maybe 200'. It flew surprisingly well.
     
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    Very cute. Just follow a few simple rules and you Kitty will fly well.
     
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    Oh I like that Rockat!
     
  17. Feb 19, 2019 #77

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    Just found this gallery... Love some of these old posts. Including Micromeister's posts (RIP).
     
  18. Feb 19, 2019 #78

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    Back when Estes was blowing out all of their Mega Mosquitoes, there was a rash of build threads that were doing all kinds of things to them (lots of steampunk designs).

    I made a comment that with all the Mosquitoes that were going to appear at launches, we'd need bug spray. And thus the idea for DEEP SPACE OFFL (Puns&Jokes) was born. My L1 scratchbuild.

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    That photo was of it still in primer... The final paint job was done by the time I cert'd (see the image below) and I cleaned up the "metal" (chrome Trim Monokote) bits.

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