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PeterAlway

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I posted this over on Facebook, and I thought maybe people here would enjoy this little plan booklet I put together years ago. It's a mix of classic plans that I like, a few of my original plans, and some sort of hybrids where I stole ideas from classic plans. I'm not sure how pdf attachments work here, but it should link somewhere in this post.
 

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Great, now I need to order more parts!:D
Thanks for the plans, Peter.
 

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Thanks for the book. I like the Saturn IV.

-Bob
 

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Nice! Thank you for sharing. Very cool. :cool:
 

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Hello Peter,
IMHO Estes or Quest should have hired you long ago, to prepare the drawings for their kits, especially the scale models. Very nice plans!
Best -- Terry
 

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Late to the party but I love your booklet and was inspired by the zubenelgenubi model. See picture for my super loosely based version, the Pyro CME (based on a ship from my favorite video game mixed with elements from your rocket). Thanks for not only the plans but also some fun inspiration.
 

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I want to do some variation of the fractal explorer soon, or just incorporate that design.
I wonder if there's a way to calculate what the stability limit would be mathematically. At some point the mass will have some sort of 'e' like limit. Would the aerodynamics stop as well?
 

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The "Sputnik" clone and the "Saturn IV" look to be fabulous fun as is the Intercontinental Rabbit! I feel I might just be able to build them what with my Adult Onset ADD! Thank You Peter!
 

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Thank You, Peter. I enjoy Your rocket plans and I especially Your "Goofy" designs, especially the "Saturn IV" and I have a question here: You stated that the AMT "Man Into Space " Apollo would be a good fit, so to speak and I was curious whether or not You meant just the Command Module or...the Command Module AND the Launch Escape System? I found that Your plans for the 1/73rd scale "Mercury/Atlas" builds quite easily as does Your "Vostok" model. Besides ,Peter, it doesn't take much to modify the "Vostok" into the "Soyuz"...LOL! Thank You again!
 

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It can be a little squirrely (rabbity?) in the breeze. I papered the fins, too, so it's a bit on the heavy side, but it flies well:
 
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