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Cl(VII)

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Adding my 4" upscale...launch and recovery crew included for scale.

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Cl(VII)

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First launch pics of the Arapahoe-J

AT J460T to 3031'.

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Cl(VII)

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You gotta really love building rockets to scratch one of these up. That's awesome Cl.
Indeed, and thanks. The reward is in the flight...what a perfect flier.
 

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Indeed, and thanks. The reward is in the flight...what a perfect flier.
I know. I brag about this rocket a lot. Yours flew better than mime did. I think I need a little nose weight. That, or maybe it weather cocked a bit.
 

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I built a Arapahoe for my level 3 using an M1351 class motor when built it was 10 foot tall and went too approx 7000 feet


Phil
 
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Hi Gary

yes I did have a collection of pictures Not sure where I saved them too or on what pc, still have the manual that I produced for level 3 and the rocket is in the loft, and it has survived considering I built and flew it back in 2008


Phil
 

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Reviving this old thread to show love for one of my favorite designs. Kind of a trip down memory lane from the time when I used to help John at Thrustline. Here are some old pics from the original beta version. It's really cool to see how much the paint scheme has stayed a part of this rocket. Most I see are very similar to how I painted this one.
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It's inspiring! "I like this ship."
They are wonderful fliers and just plain beautiful rockets. I have a cloned one (built just before Squirrel Works re-released them) and a 3" built with lightweight 3" (Estes tube/BMS T300). The nosecone is a 3" Big Daddy NC and the Tailcone is a 3" PNC-300K from Balsa Machining Service, just need to fillet the fins and finish painting rocket.
 

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They are wonderful fliers and just plain beautiful rockets. I have a cloned one (built just before Squirrel Works re-released them) and a 3" built with lightweight 3" (Estes tube/BMS T300). The nosecone is a 3" Big Daddy NC and the Tailcone is a 3" PNC-300K from Balsa Machining Service, just need to fillet the fins and finish painting rocket.
Good leads - Thanks :)
 

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I finished my scratch Arapahoe E yesterday. The Squirrel Works didn't have any in stock so I ordered up the parts I'd need to do a reasonablly close clone. To finish it I used an airbrush and Createx paints, which is a first for me.
 

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