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  1. Sep 4, 2019 #31

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    *love* that
     
  2. Sep 5, 2019 #32

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    My only Goony, the Nepgoon, made possible by Stickershock23.com IMG_0079.JPG
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2019 #33

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    Love all these.

    I really need to build a goonie. Just haven’t come up with the “perfect” time idea yet. Hmm...
     
  4. Sep 5, 2019 #34

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    I started working on a Goony Vulcan many years ago but I got frustrated with the graphics editor and never finished it. I like the idea, I just don't have the Photoshop or Gimp skills to make it happen.

    IMG_0043.JPG IMG_0045.JPG
     
  5. Sep 5, 2019 #35

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    Had a little set back yesterday. I positioned the paint mask wrong and ended up with this. Oops.jpg

    Now I need to sand it down smooth to get rid of the paint edges, re-spray white and try again. I should of had the picture in front of me when I put that mask on...

    -Bob
     
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    Um, that looks correct to me? What am I missing?

    (other than that the black roll pattern on top is missing, but that's an omission that doesn't require sanding etc.)
     
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    Starship Avagoon

    Plasma Goon

    Iris-Toon
     
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    I wasn't thinking of goony-ing one of my own designs, but Iris-Toon sounds pretty funny. Would be very hard to get stable I suspect. I think I have some OR fiddling ahead of me.
     
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    The black stripe going up is supposed to be centered over the fin.

    I have found that trying to do too much at one time leads to problems for me. I was tempted to spray all the black at once but listened to my inner voice saying "don't do it".

    Bob
     
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    Ah, right you are. I admit I'd be tempted to leave it as-is, given it's a goonie. But your call.
     
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    So I am using my cricut to cut the masks. Well when I went to pull the mask off about 5 minutes after I sprayed, the mask wasn't pulling off clean. It was pulling the paint with it. It was like gooey. Do you think I was trying to pull it off to early? I am kinda wondering if I am getting some sort of reaction between the paint and the vinyl or if I am just jumping the gun...

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    What paint are you using? I wait a day before pulling mask.

    Or in the case of multi coat paint jobs, longer. Some say run an xacto along the seam too
     
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    Yes, 5 minutes is too early, because the paint (as you found) is still gooey. I'm not sure what the best time to de-mask is, haven't figured that out myself. I usually do it days later, and suffer some chipping at the mask line as a result.

    Too soon: goo
    Too late: chips

    From Chris's blog: "I tend to pull up the tape before the paint has totally dried."

    That would suggest to me, something around a day, plus or minus, for Rusto 2x.
     
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    Neil knows... He is like the Shadow :)

    It was Rustoleum 2X

    I think it's time to wet sand now :(

    -Bob
     
  15. Sep 11, 2019 #45

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    Here's something that I got started and stalled for a Holverson Designs comeback that never happened in the middle '00s. I got in touch with my inner Gooney and my inner Fink, all at once.

    sclogo.gif nasa.gif ufo.gif cccp.gif chimp.gif
    With bonus drawing:
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    And a bonus sketch, drawn during the cognitive dissonance of a feel good meeting about the coming Compaq plant closure.
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    Well my Patriot Gooney is done with paint.

    Patriot Gooney Paint Done.jpg

    Just need to add in the parachute and it'll be ready for launch day :)

    -Bob
     
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    Big Daddy would approve. ;)
     
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    That came out great.
     
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    Thank you but I just realized I have forgotten the black rectangles in the yellow area. I think they were antennas or sensors of some sort...

    Back to the work bench.

    -Bob
     
  20. Sep 12, 2019 #50

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    I think it look great.

    I also think the enemy of “good” is “better.”
     
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    I had this same exact thought. actually, I agree with your entire post
     
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    Hmmn, not following "I also think the enemy of “good” is “better.”

    Here is my "better" Patriot :) I also added something it will need if it ever meets up with a launch rod--the launch lug.

    Patriot Gooney Paint w Lug.jpg

    -Bob
     
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    Love the Goony Patriot! I've forgotten a few launch lugs myself -
    Here I go, highjacking the thread -

    In the early 1970s I took a road trip South to Disneyland a Knott's Berry Farm.
    After going to those two parks we decided to see a "Cars of the Stars" attraction next to Knott's.
    They had quite a few of the Ed Big Daddy Roth vehicles on display. They were rough, lots of banged up fiberglass.
    I asked about how they got the cars - The girl said: "Oh the designer works in the gift shop at the end of the walking tour."
    He must of had part ownership in the museum.
    I went to the gift shop asking about Ed Big Daddy Roth - The employee said: "Oh, it's his day off. He'll be back in two days!"
    I didn't get to meet one of my childhood heroes. I guess he later found religion and didn't return to his Rat Fink days.

    I just looked up his history on Wikipedia - Roth worked for Knott's Berry Farm as a sign painter until 1980.
    I entertained at Knott's the Summer of 1979 - Didn't know he was there!
     
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    Goony Patriot is ready to go. Sewed up some elastic for the harness, attached the parachute with a swivel and attached the nose cone. The monthly launch is this weekend and it will be attending. Launch report to follow...

    -Bob
     
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    The Goony Patriot flew today. The first flight was on a A8-5 which was a mistake. It shot up to about 100 feet, rolled on over and came straight down into the ground. The chute popped rIght after it impacted. Minimum damage, just a little roll at the end of the tube.

    I was done with it for the day but then someone handed me an A8-3 to try. Flew much better on that, just seriously it had no altitude. No more A engines for the little goony.

    Goony Patriot on Pad.jpg

    I did get a video but I haven't figured out how to edit it.

    -Bob
     
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    Thanks to this thread I now know what the term "Goony" refers to. Someone had referred to the squirrel rocket I'm building as a possible "Goony" and I had no idea what that meant. Now I am enlightened. And these are great little rockets - I completely understand the appeal.

    I'm guessing that a goony Mosquito would probably qualify as a MicroMaxx...
     
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    If goon-scale means BT-60, its br a sizable upgrade
     
  28. Sep 22, 2019 #58

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    What’s the canonical BT length for a goonie?
     
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    Original
    Originals were 5" long.
    Most people kitbash a Baby Bertha, I think that tube is 7.5" long.
    EDIT: I should clarify that the original TUBES were 5" long.
     
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    Hey, big words give me a headache. Are you supposed to light a canonical rocket with this?
    0922190806.jpg
    instead of an ignitor?:D
     

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