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lessgravity

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Ok - Let's start seeing some of the LPR projects you guys have been working on during the TRF downtime.

I just finished a circa 1970's style scratch Bertha - using a balsa nose. I'll post an image later.
 

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Lets see.

I built a Estes mini shuttle clone. A vintage argosy, BMS invader clone, Semroc Hawk.

O yah, I started my first plastic model in 5 years. The jupiter 2

Mark
 

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Nothing...:p

I did get a new order in though, PLUS I won a Deuce from JonRocket. I didn't get it yet though.:confused:
 

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Semroc Hawk finished.

Almost done Clone of the Estes Der Big Red Max.

Just needs primer and paint Semroc Sky Hook and V2.
 
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In LPR:
A BMS Astron Invader clone.
The Semroc (pacific) Dogfight.
And a scratch Flying Dreidel.
Tim
 

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Oh, I forgot I cloned a Star Blazer! A fun little build. the cockpit was easier than I thought.

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Semroc Hawk
Semroc Laser X
Estes Solar Flare
Pem Tech Kraken
Sirius Cestris
Dr. Zooch Lifting Body Shuttle(beta kit test)

Most of these are still in the filler/primer stage. Been too cold to paint.
 

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Have been working on my vintage Estes K-29 1/70 scale Saturn 1-B that has
been in storage for some 20+ years, only that I've made some modifications
for the recovery mode (will separate and return like the Centuri 1/100 scale
model) and will use the Apogee Apollo Capsule kit with RCS. In fact, this
evening I finished the roll pattern on the IU/SIV-B section.

Great to be back at TRF!!

Dave, NAR # 21853 SR., Team # 040
Challenger 498 Section NAR Advisor

Estes K-29 Saturn 1-B Build 006.jpg
 

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i've not built much, built an Art applewhite super cinco, a two stager from an OOP Estes tri Pak, Half way through a two stage spool rocket (scratch) and and in the process of sealing an OOP Estes space shuttle columbus. still waiting for weather to fly.
 

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No building, but I have been fooling around with RockSim9.

mods_estes_goonball_xl5.jpg
 

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Yep :D (this parens added just to make the post over the min length)
 

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I lost my Big Bertha last year when a motor charge failed to blow off the nose cone and she came in ballastic and beyond repair. So I decided to build one from scratch.
Here is my scratch 70's style Big Bertha - balsa nose.
 

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I lost my Big Bertha last year when a motor charge failed to blow off the nose cone and she came in ballastic and beyond repair. So I decided to build one from scratch.
Here is my scratch 70's style Big Bertha - balsa nose.

Wow, that looks great LG! That's the same paint scheme I chose for my clone. I used the Estes plastic cone though. That's just one of those rockets you have to build and fly to appreciate.


 

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Sky Viper

This past week on greedbay I saw a Custom Rockets OOP Landviper. I liked this big rocket.we downloaded the plans and got to work. Length 34.5 bt60 w/ 3 bt20 cluster motor mount, bt 60 baffle Baby Berth NC 18" nylon chute. I enlarged the fin by 3/8"LWH to match the bt60. I started on Thursday evening finished Friday. No paint yet,flew it naked at our 4-H club launch yesterday. Est alt 1200'

BAR
John

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Finished scratch-building and flew this on an AT M1297W at the December MDRA launch.

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Yep :D (this parens added just to make the post over the min length)

Nice,

Are you using the Estes Space ship one as the jumping off point?

Please do a build thread on this one!
 

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I'm waiting for some good weather so I can get out to the shop and do some painting.

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I rebuilt an Honest John that suffered from being over
built and became very heavy. Right at lift off using a D12-3
wind kicked up and ho jo arched over, very low flight
going horizontal. 3 second delay felt like forever.
Nose cone finally came off but chute did not deploy.
Luckily nose cone landed in grass but body tub
slamed into concret curb. Fins had only minor
paint chip. I am Also building an Estes D region tomahawk.
 

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It's not low power but I finished building this:


Build thread coming soon!
 

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I'm working on a better model, too.

P.S. Troy,
Now you not only know where I live, you know what I look like. :)
 

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Fliskits Tres
Scratch built Estes Silver Comet

wick
 

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I'm working on a better model, too.

P.S. Troy,
Now you not only know where I live, you know what I look like. :)


LMBO! You make it sound as if I'm a stalker!
 

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I'm waiting for some good weather so I can get out to the shop and do some painting.

Imagine what Kaycee could've built had TRF been down for six months! Yikes!:eek:
 

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Nice builds Scigs. What is the first one?
 

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Lots of great loooking projects guys :) I built a Semroc defender and a Zooch Soyuz. I am about to wander into midpower territory with a Hawks hobby BOMARC :)
Cheers
fred
 
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