X-15 scratch build

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  1. Nov 16, 2019 #31

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    It is a lot of lumber and I have spent a couple of days cutting all the pieces for 12 kits. Laser cutter soon. ;)
    DEcals came today they are great! Pictures soon.
     
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    I am waiting for this one.
    I got my can of black satin rattle can paint and all my supplies lined up. Work bench is cleared off of all my other projects.
    Hope to do a launch on my Christmas vacation.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2019 #33

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    Decals are inbound in the mail. Just waiting on them to start shipping. Sim results look good. Stable and over 575 ft. on a D12-3 and 875 on a E but I think it will goa bit higher sims can be off. IMG-2561.JPG
     
  4. Nov 19, 2019 #34

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  5. Nov 19, 2019 #35

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    Thanks for the video Steve
     
  6. Nov 19, 2019 #36

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    Looks great. I build very few kits these days but am sorely tempted... or maybe wait for the Starship kit. Any timeline on that one?
     
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    Very sharp model. I like it. WIll it be offered as a kit and if so who will it be available through?

    Nice...................

    -T
     
  8. Nov 19, 2019 #38

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    Yes Steve is selling these kits just started taking orders about a week or so ago.
    Go on his website SNG Aero. Has a few different models
     
  9. Nov 19, 2019 #39

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    Nice video, in it you talked about your sim and the need for nose weight. Is the weight of the resin nosecone sufficient or is additional weight recommended?
     
  10. Nov 20, 2019 #40

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    According to openrocket it's fine. No additional nose weight. Star ship is on hold to we finish off the falcon one for bt60 with the Dragon capsule. We need to fly the Starship and haven't yet.
     
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    A lot of "Why no Star Ship?" has been the overload of X-15 orders we are catching up on. We are almost there. It's just Mary and me doing all this work.
     

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    Steve, where are you setting your CG, leading edge of the wing at the root?
     
  13. Nov 20, 2019 #43

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    Frank it's a bit back from there and the CP behind that. It's a but perfect so far.
     
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    Steve, I have ordered an X-15 and a Delta wing from you. I have been keeping up with every post you make on Facebook.
    Now I see you're talking about making it bigger. I believe you have found the golden rocket. I have been in model rockets since the 60s and I am 71 this next month and for all these years I have always ask myself why ESTES and some of the other company's didn't offer a decent scale model of the X-15. Looks like you on to something. Thank you and Marys for your good work.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2019 #45

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    Test Flight this Sunday.

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    So Steve
    So Stevehowdid the test flight go Sunday.
    Are you about ready to ship?
     
  17. Nov 26, 2019 #47

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    Test flight did happen as I never heard back from the section in Irwindale. That's a 2 hour drive for me. The kits were all shipped today and the replacement decals.
     
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    I started on the larger X-15 today and got the nose cone, tail cone, canopy plug and most of the tail, fins and filet parts cut.

    What you are seeing is the parts just sitting on place. Nothing is glued.

    Keep in mind that over the wing tunnel goes the 1/16 balsa that creates the scale looking tunnels just like the smaller model.

    The canopy will in 2 sections back and forward I did this so the scale tunnels will remain flush and connected to the main body tube.

    The canopy gets vacuum formed separately in clear PETG and this way you can mask the windows, primer and paint. Then you have the clear windows to see the pilot figure I'm making inside. [​IMG]
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    Can't wait for this one...:cool:
     
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    It is going to be embarrassing telling IT I need a new keyboard because this one is getting covered in drool. This thing is going to be amazing.
     
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    I love rockets that look like jets, and jets that look like rockets.
     
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    I like the bigger x-15 will that also be available on the site?
     
  23. Nov 28, 2019 #53

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    Bigger beta build under way.

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    Build Video part 1.

     
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