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BruceS

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Next build thread. Inspired by "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove and a Michael's birdhouse.IMG_20200412_205126.jpg
Removed the nose
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Using Scorchmark to highlight the staves.
Drilled out the bottom.
Next, install the captain, body tube w/motor mount, and nose.
 

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OMG! I have the same one...my wife and daughter got it for me for Father's Day many years back. :D

Definitely interested in watching because while I dreamed of this, I didn't know of how it could be done.
 

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Yeah, that's not the captain, he is the pirate who is trying to steal the Cap'n Crunch!
 

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Ok, really love this...…..but I am aerodynamically confused. Does there need to be a "cannon" on the other side of the rocket, to balance out?
 

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Initial spin test. Good and bad. Will try adding a little more fin. (Damn I'm dizzy).
 

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Added cardboard fins to test. Now to build out of balsa and glue on.
 

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Not enough fin space is why I went with a large "engine bell" cone for drag stabilization.
 

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Not enough fin space is why I went with a large "engine bell" cone for drag stabilization.
I didn't believe the simulation that showed it stable. The small fin extensions appear to be adequate.
 

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Both successful and entertaining!
Congrats.
 
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