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Jacques

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I thought that it would be fitting that my first cloned rocket would be the first rocket that I built and flew in 1969 ... an Estes Arcas K-26.

Here's the finished product:
 
Originally posted by Jacques
I thought that it would be fitting that my first cloned rocket would be the first rocket that I built and flew in 1969 ... an Estes Arcas K-26.

Here's the finished product:

Excellent. How'd you do the boat tail?
 
I did the boat tail the same as the original. Got the shroud pattern from JimZ and printed it on thick cardstock-like paper I had. I still have the original rocket. The fins are dented everywhere, the tube is crimped, the cone is gone ... but the boat tail is still perfect!

For my second clone project I want to do the X-Ray. Always loved that rocket but was never able to get one. But I'm missing the clear payload section. I'll have to dig around for that.
 
If nothing else, pick up an Estes Nova Payloader to kitbash with - the clear payload section is the same as for the X-Ray. And, of course, you'll be left with most of the rest of the rocket to do something else with - darn the luck! ;)

Greg
 
that's a sweet bird, Jaques!

Back in the day, my Dad built three of those, because he kept losing them. After the third one drifted away, he didn't even bother trying to chase it. He figured he just wasn't meant to have an Arcas. :p
 
Thanks gpoehlein,

I would have never thought of the Nova Payloader! I'll give it a try!
 
Originally posted by Jacques
For my second clone project I want to do the X-Ray. Always loved that rocket but was never able to get one. But I'm missing the clear payload section. I'll have to dig around for that.

ASP carries T-50 size clear plastic body tube.
$2.95 for 34".
 
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