# Rocketguts.com's FIRST kit!

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#### rocketsonly

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Greetings.

Well, here are some pictures of our first kit that we will be test launching tomorrow morning at 8! We plan on selling these to fundraise for out '04-'05 TARC project.

Here's some information about the kit:

Diameter: 3.9" (PML phenolic)

Height: 32"

Fin mount type: fin can

Fin material: aircraft 5ply birch plywood (very strong!)

Motor mounts: 2x 24mm, 3x 29mm

Recommended motor configurations:
1x 29mm (1x G40 or 1x G80)
2x 29mm (2x G40 or 2x G80)
3x 24mm (2x D12 and 1x E9)
5x 24mm (4x D12 and 1x E9)

Obviously there are many more possible configurations that you may try on your own.

Motor plugs and adapters will be included so that the rocketeer can launch multiple times on different motor configurations.

We'll be finishing the kit after we test launch it! More pictures to come when it's finished. We'll also try and get some pictures of the test launch.

Please leave any comments. We do realize the fins seem very fragile! We'll see if they break or not upon landing tomorrow.

Thanks,
Matthew

#### rocketsonly

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Detail picture of fin.

#### rocketsonly

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Another detailed picture of fin.
NB: slots in fin.

#### rocketsonly

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Picture of fin can.

#### rocketsonly

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Another picture of fin can.
NB: motors!

#### rocketsonly

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Picture of fin removed from centering ring.
NB: slots on fins AND centering ring

#### rocketsonly

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Picture of fin inserting into centering ring.
NB: perfect fit!

#### rocketsonly

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Another view of the fin can!

#### rocketsonly

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Picture of fin slots.
NB: PML phenolic tube

#### brianc

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OOOooo!! NICE!

Those fins are just calling out for red-orange-yellow and
maybe a touch of blue paint!

How thick is the 5-ply?

Good luck and DON'T break a fin!

#### rocketsonly

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Picture of fin can being inserted to the body tube.
NB: again, perfect fit

#### rocketsonly

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Another view of fully mounted fin can.

#### rocket trike

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I have not personally seen this kit but I do know the work that they have put into this kit. I have had them do allot of fins and centering rings cutting for me and by the way if you need fins or centering rings cut these are the people that you need to see YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Ok back to the rocket by the work that I have seen them do I know this will be a top quaility kit that you will not want to miss out on.

Tom

#### rocketsonly

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Originally posted by brianc
OOOooo!! NICE!

Those fins are just calling out for red-orange-yellow and
maybe a touch of blue paint!

How thick is the 5-ply?

Good luck and DON'T break a fin!
Fins are 1/8" thick.

#### jetra2

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It looks really cool. Very unique, and you can be pretty confident that it'll be the only one out there that day!

I would probably glass the flames of the fins or do *something* to them to make them less prone to breaking. I guess your only alternative to this would be using a big parachute to keep the descent very very slow.

Any ideas at the cost of this kit?

Jason

#### rocketsonly

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Originally posted by jetra2
It looks really cool. Very unique, and you can be pretty confident that it'll be the only one out there that day!

I would probably glass the flames of the fins or do *something* to them to make them less prone to breaking. I guess your only alternative to this would be using a big parachute to keep the descent very very slow.

Any ideas at the cost of this kit?

Jason
We're still discussing about the prices, but most likely around $70 with out parachute, or$80 with parachute (30" ripstop nylon). Again, these are just estimates, prices may be higher or lower. Kits will be limited to about 20 and preorders will be taken once we successfully test launch the rocket.

#### eugenefl

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TRF Supporter
Not to be a buzzkill, but I just don't see how those fins will stay intact whether in flight or upon landing. If the fins were somehow laminated in a clear epoxy so that the gaps inbetween the flames made them complete fins, then I'd say they would withstand anything. I suppose the kit is still in BETA so no one really knows, but I'd bet something will happen to those fins. Otherwise, I give an A for creativity. Best of luck.

#### Stymye

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hey,can you show a pic of the fin can? > J/K

can you guys cut G-10? that might hold up better

#### Justin Horne

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Will it? I mean, it's kinda flexable.. I suppose lots stronger than ply though in terms of bending....
Quite nice design.

But 70-80 dollars? Too much for me... That's nosecone, phenolic tube, rings, fins ( i see the time cost here) , and motor tubes. plus your profitit... I dunno...

Oh well, While it's too much for me, i'm sure many will buy it. Quite nice design.

#### rocketsonly

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Originally posted by Justin Horne
Will it? I mean, it's kinda flexable.. I suppose lots stronger than ply though in terms of bending....
Quite nice design.

But 70-80 dollars? Too much for me... That's nosecone, phenolic tube, rings, fins ( i see the time cost here) , and motor tubes. plus your profitit... I dunno...

Oh well, While it's too much for me, i'm sure many will buy it. Quite nice design.