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Welcome to the New Way SkyRise Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the New Way SkyRise and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


New Way: SkyRise:



as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



 
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New Way SkyRise Basic Information.

New Way Space Models

MODEL NAME: SkyRise Also known as:

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Type: Oddroc, Tube Fin
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 25.00" (63.5 cm)
Diameter: 1.31" (3.33 cm)
Span:
Weight: 5.28 oz (149.69 g)

Mfg. Description: Anything long and slender probably gets your mind wondering: can it fly as a rocket? That is what inspired this architectural design. And it really does fly too!

What makes this design possible is that it uses square body tubes instead of round ones. It is a paper tube, just like the round cylinders used on a traditional rocket. So it doesn't require any different tool or construction techniques that you've used in the past.

Even the fins, which are technically classified as "tube fins" are really square. Maybe we should call the "channel fins" or duct fins? Who knows, but whatever you want to call them, they are still way cool.

When seeing your rocket for the first time, you'll think it is the Empire State building, along with an entire city block from Manhattan that was ripped out of the gound and set up on a launch pad. You'll be looking for the King Kong gorilla scaling the side, looking to hitch a ride to a sky-high adventure.

As you show off the rockets to the doubters, you'll explain to them that really the only thing that is different is the components are squared off, instead of being round. It starts with the body tube.

The spiral-would paper has been applied over a a square mandrel instead of a round one. The only difference is that it doesn't have the shiny glassine coating on the outer surface, and that there is a slight overlap of the paper. This has one advantage, in that there are no gaps between the edges of the paper. To get a smooth surface, you can sand off the overlap instead of filling the spirals in the tubes.

It even has a square launch lug! But don't let that concern you. The lug is sized properly so that a round launch rod will slide easily through it. That way, you can still use your traditional launch pad - so it really doesn't need any special equipment.

And yes, it does use regular "round" rocket motors. The only part this round in the kit is the motor mount tube, so you will still use traditional motors too. (Apogee 2012 Web Ad)


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2012 Apogee Web Ad


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First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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