Thrustline - Arapahoe E Gallery

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  1. Aug 26, 2011 #1

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    The Thrustline Arapahoe E was not in the index so I thought I would start a gallery for what is my favorite rocket in an ever growing rocket collection. While the kit is OOP, you can get the planset and decals from Gordon at Excelsior Rocketry.

    --- Ron

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    I really like the yellow!

    Although I stuck with the original red.

    arapahoefinished.JPG
     
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    ...how about Green

    [​IMG]
     
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    Upscale Arapahoe F..(2.6" dia)

    with Kid Brother
    [​IMG]

    Createx Irridescent Blue and copper trim
    [​IMG]

    On an F20
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    You guys never cease to blow me away with your artistry.
     
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    JAL, It's easy to get inspired by such a beautifully sleek rocket:)
     
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    I get inspired all the time.:grin:

    The problem is executing the plan!:rant:
     
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    Does anyone have a roc-sim file for the Arapahoe E that they would be willing to share?
     
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    Arapahoe E rocksim

    I have always loved this rocket and have an upscale 4", K-version in my build queue.
     
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    Thanks for the .rkt file.......
    I was thinking a bit bigger for the upscale :cool:
     
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    Yeah maybe, but I have the 4" parts sitting around and the decals in hand.
     
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    Welcome to the Thrustline Arapahoe E (TA-023) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Thrustline Arapahoe E (TA-023) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Thrustline: Arapahoe E: TA-023



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



     
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    Thrustline Arapahoe E (TA-023) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Thrustline Aerospace

    MODEL NAME: Arapahoe E Also known as:

    NUMBER: TA-023

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer: John Rowan-Stern

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery:
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: When I was about 9 or 10, I bought my first "D" motor rocket called the Cherokee D. Ironically, I built it when I was staying at some friend's house for the summer in Upper State New York. The man of the house was of Cherokee Indian descent and taught me a lot about fishing and other great things in life. As luck would have it, I lost the model on it's maiden flight and vowed that someday, I would build it again. Well, a lot of fish have come and gone since then but the memory of that summer inspired me to make a more modern version of that still famous rocket. Why name it the Arapahoe E? Well, because it just keeps things in perspective. My continued thanks for the help, photos and friendship of Mr. John McClure. For without his help and input, this kit, (and a few others) may still be on the bench! (Thrustline 2008 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries




    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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    bump for editing
     
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    Thought it might be nice to add another one to this thread.

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    Sorry for your loss. It's a really cool build. Made mine from scratch. You going to build another one?
     
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    Cool!:drool:
     
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    Not mine but a club member's. Saw it on top of his vehicle and asked about it.

    View attachment 93632

    I have never seen this one fly.
     
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    Got the Arapahoe F finished and parked next to the li'l brother.

    DSCF3572.jpg DSCF3582.jpg
     
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    Anyone have the fin template? I love this rocket and would like to buid one. I assume it is long out of production.
     
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    I include the fin template with the decals.
     
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    I could send you mine but know this, you might be wise to compare my template to the rocket with boat tail on just to make sure it fits proper. Mine might be a little tweaked because I turned my own boat tail. Which size did you want?
     
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    Good deal. Thanks.
     
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    It does. The only issue with the design is the amount of nose weight
    required. I forced me into the AeroTech 18mm case to get D impulse.


    (I had the same problem with my Fat Boy to SpaceShipOne kitbash).
     
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    Just want to give a shout out to the two guys who designed that rocket. Both were remarkably talented members of this forum whose presence is sorely missed. The rocket was designed by John Rowan-Stern who went by the name of Flying Silverado here. He gave one of the beta kits to OKTurbo who, if I remember correctly, came up with the paint scheme. I still put the Arapahoe E in my top 5 most beautiful low power designs. truly a beautiful design.
     

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