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JAL3

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I had a dry spell for a while but finally got back to the rockets. I posted my build threads with the kind folks over at YORF.

There was an Estes Invader: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4409

An American Alliance Emulator that is still in progress: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4473

A Quest Intruder: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4435

A Pemberton Technologies Little Bucky Jones: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4435

And I broke the drought with an Estes DOM PeeWee: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4388

Additionally, I visited Rocketry Planet and posted a beta build for the HotRod Kestrel: https://www.rocketryplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3002

The rest of my "free" time has been engaged in repairs to various rockets.
 

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Let me see...

Started building:
Rokitflite's U.S.S. Odyssey :D
Semroc's Nighthawk :)

Continue working on:
Estes' EAC Firecat clone :cool:
PDR's Orbital Transport :rolleyes:

Gathered parts to clone:
Estes EAC Viper
Estes Scale Honest John (18mm)

Also:
Organized my rocket stash
Organized my Field Box and my Rocket Building Tool Box

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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.
Haven't built anything, just started two projects - a downscale ARC shark and an Estes Mean Machine scratch-clone.

Today I'm planning to make the shark motor mount and attach the fins.
 

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I've built a few over the break. :D You gotta love the Semroc Christmas sale. Consequently, a lot of my recent birds have been Semroc builds.

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Love the Shrox shuttle on the end!

Is it a kit or a clone?
 

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The Shrox stuff is great. Is there a source for these anywhere?
 

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asp v2
currel paper v2
paper black brank II
paper little joe II
model minets Tri carrow
scale sputnic (current build )
scale v2 stands for the asp and for the currel v2
a-corn
corn roc
Corn E
cap rocket
cap payloader
cap d
scratch build
 
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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
Got half of the roll pattern on the interstage section, so more progress is forthcoming.

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indiana" we named the dog indiana. lol

whats the green drop bomb one.
 

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A large post count at YORF... :rolleyes:

Mark \\.
 

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Semroc SLS Brighton which flew on three D12-5 motors at a DARS launch this past Saturday.
Semroc VF-261 which flew on a B6-4 and a thin-mill nylon chute. It currently resides 50 feet up in the top of a tree.
Mad Cow Rocketry Skreech which flew in primer with an LMS F20-7.
Red River Rocketry P-Chuter X-treme which did not fly due to the wind. I do now have a couple of Roadrunner E25-7 motors to fly it later.
Several other projects in work or awaiting paint.
 

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Here are three Big Bertha's I built. You can never have enough Bertha's

 

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All this time and I've never built a Big Bertha.

Some how that seems strange.
 

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All this time and I've never built a Big Bertha.

Some how that seems strange.
Neither have I!! Tho, I have built a Big Betty- Quest's imitation? but with 3 fins instead of 4..
 

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Even though it is MPR instead, I have been working on my Pem Tech King Kraken.

It just received it's second coat of primer and is ready for painting and I also will be ordering the chute in the next day or so. I'm going with a 36 inch Spherachute, red and black of course to match the rocket.:D

For the first flight, it will be going up on an AT 38/120 G67R-S, can't wait.:D

I also built my Fliskits Adfecta that I got from my SS which unfortunately went unstable on a C11-5. Luckily the damage was minimal but I'm not sure if any future flights will be attempted however.

Glad that TRF is finally up and running again.:)
 

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Hmmmmm...
With moving to the new house there hasn't been much time for recreation but I did get a new King Kraken put together and painted. It was to replace the previous one that came in ballistic after I forgot to drill the delay element on the Pro-38 motor.
DOH!
:mad:

Then there is the little Semroc V2 that is for the 2009 EMRR Challenge.
And that is about it....

MAybe I'll get some pics posted tomorrow.
 

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Wow! Looks like some of you have been busy. I acquired a couple of kits during the interim. However, I can't start on them until after I've finished remodeling a bathroom. If all goes well, I'm hoping to get started on one of the kits by mid february.


 
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Love the Shrox shuttle on the end!

Is it a kit or a clone?
It's a clone. The PDF was available on the old forum a while back and I finally got around to building one. Made a few adjustments to it. I gave the glider a little more wing area, and gave a second ventral fin to the booster. By the way, does anyone have a scan of the decals for the Star Shuttle? It's the one thing that was not included in the PDF.
 

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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.

Actually while TRF was down, I was so bumbed out, i only build one new micro.

The T3 Solar Flare.

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Actually while TRF was down, I was so bumbed out, i only build one new micro.

The T3 Solar Flare.
That's a really nice build Micro.
Well now that the site is back up you can begin to build at an accelerated pace.
 

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Well maybe:
I'm in one of those slumps... got a bunch of stuff in the drawing stage but really nothing on the building table at all.
Even the T3 Solar Flare was a bit of a disappointment flight was... she's a real Piggy with a Liftoff weight of 15.2grams. only got about 10-12 feet in a 10mph breeze and did a flip at burnout. I'm going to down Scale it to T2+ or T2++ depending on the OD of the ring fin.

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Well maybe:
I'm in one of those slumps... got a bunch of stuff in the drawing stage but really nothing on the building table at all.
Even the T3 Solar Flare was a bit of a disappointment flight was... she's a real Piggy with a Liftoff weight of 15.2grams. only got about 10-12 feet in a 10mph breeze and did a flip at burnout. I'm going to down Scale it to T2+ or T2++ depending on the OD of the ring fin.

An excellent case where a B14-0 could be used, if someone could manufacture them.
 

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don't know if I started this when TRF was down, but I did work on it then
The "Target" commercial rocket.
Still needs some painting.

And I did finish my Navy upscale. :D

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I did build an 18mm goblin semi-clone ;), and a regular size Red Max.
 

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An upscale Quest Super Bird with a 29mm motor mount using Semroc tubing and nose cone.

Semroc Aerobee Hi and Astrobee 350. All are waiting to be painted. Need some warmer weather.

Just starting a TLP Bull Pup.

Need to take some pics.
 
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