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Golfpro62

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Those are both wicked good looking rockets! Bought one at LDRS for $29, what a great deal for a fiberglass kit. Got mine in the colored glass (Orange with Black fins and nosecone). Waiting for a nasty winter day to build it when I can't fly because of midwest weather but still thinking about rockets.
 

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You guys both have the same decal - did it come with your kit or did you get it from Stickershock? I want one.
 

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Mine also came with the kit. Maybe yours got misplaced or left out when you substituted the orange tube?
 

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I think thats exactly what happened. Bought my kit on Friday and saw the colored ones Saturday - they traded me. It's ok, I have never been much of a Decal guy but those 2 rockets really look cool! Making me want to start the build and fly it this weekend. Come to think of it, all of Gary's rockets look pretty good!
 

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Here's mine, but its painted and not a colored tube. At first, I thought Bill posted a pic of mine!!!

Here it is pre decal. Guess I didn't take a pic after I finished it up.

Sandy.

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Another nice one! OK you guys are killing me, I couldnt wait any longer - I started the build yesterday. I have a question for anyone who has worked with the colored glass: How do you finish it? It will have some scuffs on it from the external fillets anyway. Fine sand and clear coat maybe?
 

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Scott:
You can put almost anything on it from Armor all to shoe polish, Here is my Flying Pumpkin with a coat of Car Wax on it.

IMO I prefer to not clear coat it, It won't yellow over time and alls thats needed is another coat of wax to make it look like new again.

So to answer your question:

  • Car Wax
  • Armor All
  • Shoe Polish (Clear on the Non Black parts & Black on the Black parts)
  • Tire Black
 

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Here is a video from my keychain camera today[YOUTUBE]F6wkHJ4RO98[/YOUTUBE].
 

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Just finished building my Black Friday Formula 54, took my time on it
Made into a DD version with the I200 in mind when I built it.

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Formula 98 - CTI K940WT - 6379'

 
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Formula 54 G126WT

[video=youtube_share;joi9IhqfOLI]http://youtu.be/joi9IhqfOLI[/video]
 

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Formula 75 I175WH

[video=youtube_share;0VoKG6hesGI]http://youtu.be/0VoKG6hesGI[/video]
 

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Well, here's mine. Just shy one more coat of Future, but pretty much there. First photo of completed rocket (duh?), the rest providing a bit more detail on the build. Electronics are redundant with a Raven2 and a Stratalogger. If you look at the aft/drogue-side BP you will see the mounted siren for the SL100. All my Aeropacks were assigned to builds and I see this rocket being my primary workhorse (as GaryT described it) for testing research motors, so I didn't want to use a Slimline and rule out some snap ring cases, thus the plate retainer. Color is "enhanced". I stated on another thread that I didn't really care for the Blueberry as to me it was more sky blue, so I used Krylon "Stained Glass" specialty paint in blue. I frosted it on the body to give it a deeper, midnight/royal hue (see contrasting NC shoulder to view original color). Finally, I do plan to kick this thing often with a number of Mach flights. Doing flutter sims you begin to have problems with the naked G10 at 0.72 Mach, so I enhanced the fins also with CF.


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Been looking at this rocket. I've never had a K capable rocket... seems like a good value for the money? How did you do the dual deploy? A tether?
 

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Welcome to the Rocketry Warehouse Formula X Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Rocketry Warehouse Formula Rockets and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Rocketry Warehouse: Formula 54: RW-FORMULA54
Rocketry Warehouse: Formula 75: RW-FORMULA75
Rocketry Warehouse: Formula 98: RW-FORMULA98
Rocketry Warehouse: Formula 150: RW-FORMULA150



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



 
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Rocketry Warehouse Formula 98 (RW-FORMULA98) Basic Information.

Rocketry Warehouse

MODEL NAME: Formula 98 Also known as:

NUMBER: RW-FORMULA98

Introduced: 2012
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x98mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: This kit Features
Beautiful color tubing
Standard Dual Deploy
Needs no paint
Precision routed fin slots
Flies on anything from an I to an K
Weight aprox 8 Lb
Over 5 Feet Tall
All Fiberglass design (Rocketry Warehouse 2012 Web Ad)



Advertising Liveries

2012 Web Ad
2012 Brochure


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads
gdjsky01
kinderwood

TRF Applicable Threads

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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Rocketry Warehouse Formula 150 (RW-FORMULA150) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Formula 150 Also known as:

NUMBER: RW-FORMULA150

Introduced: 2012
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x75mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: Kit includes:
6 Inch Black Filament Wound 5:1 Von Karman Nosecone
6 Inch G12 Colored Fiberglass Airframe 24 inches
6 Inch G12 Colored Fiberglass Coupler 12 inches
6 Inch G12 Colored Fiberglass Airframe 36 inches
75mm Motor Mount G12 Colored Fiberglass 22 Inches
3 G10 Fiberglass 3/16" Thick Fins
G10 Black Fiberglass Centering Rings
G10 Black Fiberglass Bulk Plates
Decals Black

This kit Features
Beautiful color tubing
Standard Dual Deploy
Needs no paint
Precision routed fin slots
Flies on anything from an l to an m
Weight aprox 28 Lb
Almost 8 Feet Tall
All Fiberglass design

Great for that Cert level 2 or 3 (Rocketry Warehouse 2012 Web Ad)



Advertising Liveries

2012 Web Ad
2012 Brochure


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





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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Rocketry Warehouse Formula 75 (RW-FORMULA75) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Formula 75 Also known as:

NUMBER: RW-FORMULA75

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x38mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: Kit includes:

3 Inch Black Filament Wound 5:1 Von Karman Nosecone
3 Inch G12 Colored Fiberglass Airframe 30 inches
38mm Motor Mount G12 Colored Fiberglass 10 Inches
3 G10 Fiberglass 3/32" Thick Fins
G10 Black Fiberglass Centering Rings
G10 Black Fiberglass Bulk Plate
Decals Black

This kit Features

Beautiful Lemon Yellow color
Needs no paint
Precision routed fin slots
Flies on anything from an G to an J
Weight Just over 3 Lb
4 Feet Tall
All Fiberglass design

Great for that Cert level 1 or 2 (Rocketry Warehouse 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2012 Web Ad
2012 Alternate Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





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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Rocketry Warehouse Formula 54 (RW-FORMULA54) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Formula 54 Also known as:

NUMBER: RW-FORMULA54

Introduced: 2010
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: Kit includes:

54mm Fiberglass 5:1 Von Karman Nosecone
54mm G12 Fiberglass Airframe 21 inches
29mm Motor Mount G12 Fiberglass 7 Inches
3 G10 Fiberglass 1/16" Thick Fins
G10 Fiberglass Centering Rings
G10 Fiberglass Bulk Plate
Decals

This kit Features

Precision routed fin slots
Flies on anything from an F to an I
Weight Just over 1 Lb
33 Inches Tall
All Fiberglass design

Great for that Cert level 1 (Rocketry Warehouse 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2012 Web Ad
2012 Brochure


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





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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gdjsky01

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Formula 98 (obviously) with my added vinyl.
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No doubt about it, I love the Rocketry Warehouse Formula 98. Not sure who the designer was, but for a simple 3FNC they hit the mark nicely. It's large enough to have a presence but small enough to lug and load by myself. And its a rugged and reliable performer (well so far with three flights on it).

So I am waiting for launch and I hear the back pads arm... okay... waiting for the PA... and I JUST BARELY hear... 5... 4... and I am thinking "Holy $$$t"... trying to get the camera ready... sure enough... off it goes...


Sexy...



[HR][/HR]

Pretty flame...




[HR][/HR]

Interesting flame no?




Recovery was unfortunately over the crowd. :bangpan::bangpan: But was safe. The Archetype Cable Cutter again worked flawlessly and deployed the Rocketman 6' (2m) chute at 500 ft (150m). The rocket landed behind the potta potties. The perflite stratologger was beep out 4298' (1300m) :y: :surprised: Yikes. Way over my 3500' (1060m) estimate.

This was BTW my largest motor launched since my L2 J275 back in 1999

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Saturday the 14th of September was the September edition of the Rocketry Organization of California launch out on the historic dry lake bad at Lucurne Valley California. I awoke at 6:30 and was on the playa at about 8:45. I don't think my friend David saved that spot next to his trailer for me, but what heck... :eyeroll: temperature was about 28C and would climb during the morning to about 38C. Winds was calm. :smile:

I arrived just in time to see David launch one of those new Estes ETX rockets with the D12 add-on lower stage. It went unstable and drove the sustainer into the playa. Well done Estes. Dudes, ROCKSIM is your friend. :facepalm:
(Edit: Major Dude points out the minimum recommend is a E16. To MY eye, it was not a velocity off the rod issue. But I'll give him and Estes the nod since it DOES say E16-0 or F15-0).

All my rockets were prepped about 45 days ago. :y: A vacation and work got in the way of getting to the launches last month. Good new is, all I had to do was unpack, verify battery voltages, fill out a flight card, and fly.

First I put the maiden voyage on the Warehouse Rocketry Formula 75 on a H180-8. The Perfect Flite Stratologger was in the nose cone and connected to an Archetype Rocketry Cable Cutter. I love these cutters. It's dual deploy my way. Let the motor kick the bundle out, let the altimeter cut loose the chute at 500'.



The H180 lit using the supplied Aerotech (First Fire?) igniter and off we went for a Perfect Flite recorded 958'.







A lob. But good for a first flight. The chute bundle was ejected a tad late but the cut delay according to the altimeter data was 9 seconds not 8. Close enough. The cable cutter went off as usual, no issue. Probably my 10th or 12th cable cut? The Formula series are basic, good looking, good flying, high value, 4FNC rockets.

The 48inch PML chute streamlined longer than I'd like but did finally catch air and all was well. Revcovered just beyond the far pads.


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