Shia Hulud: Dune Sandworm Flying Model Rocket

Discussion in 'Oddrocs' started by Daddyisabar, May 14, 2018.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. May 14, 2018 #1

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    SHIA HULUD:
    Keeper of balance,
    Bless the maker and his water,
    Bless the coming and going of him,
    May his passage cleanse the world.


    A SECRET REPORT WITHIN THE GUILD: 0-0-0
    It has come to our attention that a plot is underway to build a new oddroc that could threaten AP production. The mindsim is nearly complete and materials have been collected. Send a Level Three RSO North of Estesland, past the shield wall of NORAD, beyond the danger zone of Apogee Components and into the deep desert. To the desert city not far from the garage on Ogden Street where the Maker made the first motors. Completion of such an abomination coupled with a land snake launch could jeopardize AP production. The Perchlorate MUST FLOW!

    LEVEL THREE RSO REPORT:
    We have just folded space from IX. Many machines on IX with simulation programs better than those on OR or RS. We must trust the machines to take care of us, to keep us safe. Mindsiming a clustered, canted and tractor motored rocket with telescoping body tubes and a long, metallic centerline launch lug is best left to a rogue mentat. Landsnakes and core samples are unacceptable. Body tubes are meant to be stiff and strong, not oscillating in the air. Blessed is the BLUE TUBE. Motors and fins are meant to be in back and mounted straight. No thumpers allowed on the range. Minds move in strange directions. I see plans within plans. I did not say this. I am not here.

    THE JUICE OF SAPHO:
    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. Daddy - GET OFF THE JUICE!
    SH juice.jpg

    THE LAUNCH CONTROL BOX:
    Stick you hand in the box young animal and press the launch button. This is a TEST, ONLY A TEST.
    Sh Box.jpg
    So much was unclear. The Bene Gesserit witch must leave. Fear is the mind killer. Remember the tooth, THE TOOTH! Go to that place you fear the most; where you can not go. There you will find a finless, telescoping, tractor motored worm rocket looking back at you!


    GET OUT OF MY MINDSIM! Kill the abomination!
    SH mindsim 2.jpg

    RSO: Do we have worm sign? Sir, we have worm sign the likes of which Vern has never seen before! If it works it will be worth three times its weight in water! What a MONSTER! Launch the atomics!
    SH wormsign.jpg

    DADDY: Use the voice on the RSO to get your pad assignment:
    SH RSO face.jpg

    The Oddrocs have met on the ping pong table to plan their next move. I am sending my new apprentice there to TAKE CARE OF THEM! OOPS! SORRY! WRONG MOVIE.
    SH layout 3.jpg
    BT 80 to 70 to 60. Three E12 4 motors from Hobby Lobby. Built mostly of left over parts. Hopefully I will be able to score some Q2G2's. If not and only two motors light it most likely will arch over and a crash into the ground. It will not earn extra scale flight points, no mater what the scene in the movie looks like.
    SH layout.jpg
    Just another flying worm rocket. Silly worm flying fun for the whole family.
     
  2. May 14, 2018 #2

    K'Tesh

    K'Tesh

    K'Tesh

    OpenRocket Chuck Norris

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2013
    Messages:
    13,301
    Likes Received:
    528
    I hope you fly without rhythm and this doesn't attract the worm.
     
  3. May 14, 2018 #3

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    As an old white man I don't have to worry about any sort of rhythm!
     
  4. May 15, 2018 #4

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    Amateur Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,976
    Likes Received:
    733
    May thy fins neither chip nor shatter.
     
  5. May 15, 2018 #5

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    No fin damage is guaranteed on this one. I just picked up the last parts and construction has begun. Holes cut in nosecones and bulk head, motor mounts attached with tiny drops of superglue. I am going to use Rusto tan stone paint and segment with a sharpie. I was thinking of coating in sand paper but the paint will be easier. The KS aluminium tubing is not quite long enough to run the entire pre-launch length but should work. In my best Full Metal Jacket hooker voice - "This one stay on launch rod long time!"
     
  6. May 16, 2018 #6

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    SH Build 3.jpg
    Parts arrive from the danger zone. I had a friend pick them up because that place is just too dangerous to my wallet. The photo glows with a weird light. Maybe they have been on Arrakis long enough to glow blue. Maybe they are blue tube!

    SH build 2.jpg
    Cutting the cones and building the motor mount.

    SH build.jpg
     
  7. May 17, 2018 #7

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Attach motor tubes with six small dabs of super glue. CA to attach motor tubes to motor mount? Heresy!
    SH Build X 14.jpg

    Set motor mounts in tube to mark. No marking guides needed. Again, not for those insisting on good technique.
    SH Build X13.jpg

    Hack tube until it fits. Shove down into slots.
    SH BUild X12.jpg
    Reminds me of the scene in Dune:"Stick the pick in there Pete and turn it round, real neat!"
    SH Pick.jpg

    Wrap KS aluminum launch lug tube with tape to increase diameter and to accept epoxy for motor mount. How long can a launch lug be and still be in good taste?
    SH Build X11.jpg

    Glue in motor mount with my favorite motor mount glue - CA! OMG! Will it work? What will happen when the RSO finds out motor mount attached with CA!
    SH Build X9.jpg

    Glue in coupler with Ileen's Tacky glue. Fillet tubes as well. My Kindergarten teacher taught us only to use our pinky finger for spreading paste. That is GOOD TECHNIQUE! Thank you Mrs. Bonowitz!
    SH Build X8.jpg

    Save those cut outs!
    SH Build X7.jpg

    All glued up.
    SH Build X6.jpg

    All centered on cone.
    SH BUild X5.jpg
     
  8. May 17, 2018 #8

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Front view
    SH Build X4.jpg

    Back view
    SH Build X3.jpg

    Telescoping tubes set top
    SH Build X2.jpg

    Telescoping tubes set bottom
    SH Build X.jpg

    Now all I need to do is to decide on material and how to do the stops. I am thinking of a 1/4" rope, something thicker than twine, that I can soak up with CA or epoxy and attach to tube.
     
  9. May 21, 2018 #9

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Tube Stops set, 1/4 inch rope or twine Super glued and snaded
    SH Build B1.jpg

    Dog before groomer and mock up assembly. How much flex? Tighter on BT 80 to 70. More flex on BT 70 to 60?
    SH Build B2.jpg

    Top end stops
    SH Build B3.jpg

    Bottom end stops
    SH BUild B4.jpg

    BT 70 sits below coupler
    SH Build B5.jpg

    Stoner paint job, but this is Colorado dude. Very coarse paint so sliding tubes will get standard flat sand color.
    SH Build B6.jpg

    SH Build B7.jpg

    Sh Build B8.jpg

    Dog back from groomer and competing with Hauptmann Kitty for prime couch spot
    SH Build B9.jpg

    All painted and Shia Hulud hanging out with oddroc pals.
    SH BUild B 10.jpg
     
  10. May 21, 2018 #10

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Hauptmann Kitty will not move from the spot, even when silly oddrocs show up.
    SH Kitty 1.jpg

    Even Jack In the Box can't get him to move.
    SH Kitty 2.jpg

    Finally the Dog takes control by force. It is the time when all will turn against him.
    SH Kitty 4.jpg

    The Hauptmann then drinks the Water of Life. It was just before I was going to treat the system with root killer!
    SH Kitty 3.jpg

    The Kitty drinks for a very long time knowing his human was trying to use the scared bowl.
    SH Kitty 5.jpg

    Having successfully transmuted the Water of Life, Hauptmann Kitty now rules the Universe.
    SH Kitty 6.jpg

    Kitty then takes control of the oddroc building spot.
    SH Kitty 7.jpg

    Must receive ample chin rubs.
    SH Kitty 8.jpg

    Deep tissue neck massage follows.
    SH Kitty 9.jpg

    Then the Kitty just sits tin place, surveying his basement Kingdom.

    SH Kitty 10.jpg
     
  11. May 21, 2018 #11

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    SH Build B 11.jpg

    Longer and more flexible than Crazy Train and Heavenly Rider.

    SH Build B 12.jpg


    Too much mindsiming!
    SH Thufa.jpg

    SH Dune Cat.jpg
     
  12. May 21, 2018 #12

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
  13. May 21, 2018 #13

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Smacked into chip. BT 60 section broke loose on impact. Witness said it was a good crash.
    SH crash.jpg

    Let the chips fall, let them fall were they may. I hear there is good sand trout fishing near by!
    SH crash2.jpg

    Three ejection charges on the smacked nose cone.
    SH Crash 3.jpg

    Broken BT 70 to 60 stop. All the motors lit with old black head Estes igniters!
    SH CRASH 4.jpg

    Dog barf and float paper sandwich withstand ejection charges. Saves parachute and shock cord.
    SH CRASH 6.jpg

    Bent motor mount.
    SH Crash 7.jpg

    Nothing is wasted in the Desert. Can it be regenerated?
    SH crash 8.jpg

    Too flexible? OK under power going up but then seem to cock down right into the wind on coast.

    Should have waited for research day and flown on E12-0 with immediate motor ejection?

    The oddroc peril is no more. The Guild is secure and the AP will flow.
     
  14. May 22, 2018 #14

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    Amateur Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,976
    Likes Received:
    733
    Bless the coming and the going of him.
     
  15. May 22, 2018 #15

    burkefj

    burkefj

    burkefj

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,921
    Likes Received:
    225
    I think the spice has been flowing a little too freely��
     
  16. May 22, 2018 #16

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    It is just the clean thin air of the high desert in Colorado. Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. sang about the altitude giving you that Rocky Mountain High. Down in the moist lands of milk and honey it is most likely the Hobbit's Weed, so it is best to listen to Saruman on that point.

    Maybe just another layer of twine, a natural fiber, on that last telescoping tail segment would have made it a bit stiffer and everything would have been fine. In rocketry it is such a fine line between success and failure. At least the telescoping part worked well on take off and it was stable under power. Fortunately the oddroc flight standards are very low and the top men did comment it was very true to the movie. The kite like tails have worked better but they produce so much performance killing drag. I should just listen to Dr. Wellington Yueh: "REMEMBER THE FINS. . . THE FINS!"
     
  17. May 22, 2018 #17

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    AMEN BROTHER!
     
  18. May 25, 2018 #18

    ThirstyBarbarian

    ThirstyBarbarian

    ThirstyBarbarian

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    7,865
    Likes Received:
    312
    [​IMG]

    Sure, he’s not perfect, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call him a WORM!
     
  19. May 25, 2018 #19

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    dhbarr

    Amateur Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,976
    Likes Received:
    733
    Did you mean....
    https://youtu.be/o0u4M6vppCI
     
  20. May 25, 2018 #20

    ThirstyBarbarian

    ThirstyBarbarian

    ThirstyBarbarian

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    7,865
    Likes Received:
    312
  21. May 26, 2018 #21

    lakeroadster

    lakeroadster

    lakeroadster

    Lone Wolf... No Club TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes Received:
    403
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Central Colorado
    Whatever...

    When I grow up... :wink: I want to be just like you.

    Love the thread, thanks for the updates.
     
  22. May 26, 2018 #22

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    Thanks. I don't always fly worm rockets, but when I do I drink the juice of sapho.
     
  23. May 26, 2018 #23

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    He couldda been a contenda! But his method was just a bit off. A bit crazy but you gotta love Even STEVENS, Holes and even that silly excuse for a tank movie Fury.
     
  24. May 26, 2018 #24

    burkefj

    burkefj

    burkefj

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,921
    Likes Received:
    225
    Daddyisabar, his name is also a weapon....
     
  25. May 26, 2018 #25

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    DADDY: What is the name of the large impact crater by the second launch pad?

    RSO: We call that one "Silly oddroc crater.". You shall now be known only amougst us as "Silly oddroc crater maker.". You are demoted to Level 0 and must stay away from the big motors.
     
  26. May 26, 2018 #26

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    EMPEROR: The oddrocers are developing a new rocket unknown to us. They are using a technique utilizing canted tractor motors on a telescoping rocket launched off of a center line launch lug. No fins and motors on top. I will send fifty legions of my finest sodocon terror troopers to guarantee it's demise.
     
  27. May 27, 2018 #27

    kidagain

    kidagain

    kidagain

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    1
    I hate to be Lude, but I am not Shy... Rebuild it !!! Lets see it launch again someday Daddy!
     
  28. May 27, 2018 #28

    kidagain

    kidagain

    kidagain

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    1
    Glammer Shots...and air brushing.... Makes anyone look OK.
     
  29. May 27, 2018 #29

    Oldschool77

    Oldschool77

    Oldschool77

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    17
    BEWARE! There may agents of the Fish Speakers here on TRF waiting for you to develop this weapon, steal it and pervert it for their own use!
     
  30. May 28, 2018 #30

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Daddyisabar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,388
    Likes Received:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Littleton Colorado
    But what if I am shy and on ludes, will I ever get another pad assignment?
     

Share This Page

Group Builder