Terrible names (a scratch building challenge)

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

DrewW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
211
Reaction score
140
Clarifying OP:

Just for fun, in a cart before the horse kind of way, and also help to spark some scratch build creativity; how about we hear some terrible rocket names as inspiration for new builds, anyone interested can provide their physical interpretation, OR model, or RS model to capture the essence of the name. Anyone game?

@Nytrunner @neil_w @kuririn @BABAR @Daddyisabar
 
Last edited:

dhbarr

Amateur Professional
Joined
Jan 30, 2016
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
1,567
Bricks Don't
Willie Dee
Deep Ledger
Practically Unsinkable
 

Dipstick

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
644
Reaction score
211
Bad rocket name or terrible? Dunno, but I was kinda happy with No Real Hurry for my 54mm Min diameter bird.
 

DrewW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
211
Reaction score
140
I'll always have a special place in my heart for Indestructible 2.

Jim
I have an idea in my head, but I don't think there is a chance I could model it in OR...I think I'd have to just build it. I love the name.
 

Zeus-cat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2009
Messages
4,619
Reaction score
827
I'll always have a special place in my heart for Indestructible 2.

Jim
I am up to Indestructible V now. She hasn't flown in a while, but probably has as many flights as the previous 4 put together.
 

Nytrunner

Pop lugs, not drugs
TRF Supporter
Joined
Oct 15, 2016
Messages
7,818
Reaction score
3,482
Location
Huntsville AL
I have a distinct lack of creativity so I'm not sure why my name's up in the 1st post
How about,

Look out below
Mentally Unstable
Step Back
 

Pem Tech

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
4,479
Reaction score
71
HMS Raving Lunatic
Self Destructive Tendencies
You Should Have Known Better
You have got to be kidding
 

MClark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
2,732
Reaction score
815
Location
Glendale, AZ
I Was with a friend at some amusement place. Up abandoned and forgotten on a balcony was a video game (big 1980’s stand up game) called "Total Carnage".
SHe layed claim to the name for rocket purposes.
Several smaller just "Carnage" versions were made, center motor with six stripping boosters.
SHe croaked before "Total" was finished, just a few parts and motor hardware done.
6” P for the center motor, six 4” N's for the stripping boosters.
It truly would have lived up to it’s name and been Total Carnage.

M
 

Jee3300R

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2017
Messages
87
Reaction score
57
I called a rocket 'Skidmark Squash'. It cato'd on its first flight.
 

DrewW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
211
Reaction score
140
BTW, the idea for this thread started last night after seeing the tapeworm a la @Daddyisabar for some reason I had the terrible rocket name idea BLASTO-cyst while getting ready for bed and came up with a suitably horrible plan to execute that oddroc.
 

DrewW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
211
Reaction score
140
I have a distinct lack of creativity so I'm not sure why my name's up in the 1st post
How about,

Look out below
Mentally Unstable
Step Back
First one in mind after having recalled the punny writing on @neil_w thread having a go at his pencil rocket. Which I hope hasn’t been erased from people’s minds.
 

Daddyisabar

Oddrocs Rule!
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
4,760
Reaction score
337
Location
Littleton Colorado
BTW, the idea for this thread started last night after seeing the tapeworm a la @Daddyisabar for some reason I had the terrible rocket name idea BLASTO-cyst while getting ready for bed and came up with a suitably horrible plan to execute that oddroc.
A Blastocyst rocket would be cool. A clear pink plastic sphere with a penetrating spermatazoa tail for stability. A nice DNA strand shock cord and nucleus chute inside.
 

BABAR

Builds Rockets for NASA
TRF Lifetime Supporter
TRF Supporter
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
8,124
Reaction score
2,916
This is the tops on my list.

one of the most amazing builds if have seen, complete with gold leaf on the nose.

amazing design, experienced rocketeer.

thread started July 2011, the one and only flight was May 2012.

if you are gonna put that much time and effort into a rocket, do NOT name it SUICIDE KING..

Jump to posts 40, 56 and 64 and 88 for the Reader‘s Digest version..

 
Last edited:

BABAR

Builds Rockets for NASA
TRF Lifetime Supporter
TRF Supporter
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
8,124
Reaction score
2,916
Auger Inn

(actually was the name of the Officer’s Club at Randolph AFB, a former Undergraduate Pilot Training base.
 

GlenP

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2014
Messages
2,224
Reaction score
507
OK now *that* is funny.
almost as funny as:
 

DrewW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
211
Reaction score
140
This is the tops on my list.

one of the most amazing builds if have seen, complete with gold leaf on the nose.

amazing design, experienced rocketeer.

thread started July 2011, the one and only flight was May 2012.

if you are gonna put that much time and effort into a rocket, do NOT name it SUICIDE KING..

Jump to posts 40, 56 and 64 and 88 for the Reader‘s Digest version..

That's awesome, but also interesting since I know @bandman444. I’ll have to ask him about this one.
 

dhbarr

Amateur Professional
Joined
Jan 30, 2016
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
1,567
Hurty Laundry
Test Flight Please Ignore
Waiver Goodbye
Bonus Delay XXL
Tangleur
 

BABAR

Builds Rockets for NASA
TRF Lifetime Supporter
TRF Supporter
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
8,124
Reaction score
2,916
Couple that have been built and flown

Gone Fission


MayDay!

 
Top