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A Fish Named Wallyum 04-01-2018 09:43 PM

Bear with me - MRI Lambda 8 question
 
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Trying to clone this MRI Lambda 8 and can't get my work printer to cooperate.

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-01-2018 09:45 PM

HA! I am S-M-R-T! The printer didn't know what hit it. :chuckle:

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-01-2018 09:56 PM

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I could use a little help with this. I'm seeing the MRI Lambda 8 as a four fin rocket, but I can also see it as a three fin. :confused: Anyone have an opinion?

LeeR 04-01-2018 10:11 PM

At least 3!

The longer I looked at it, the more undecided I became. It first appeared that the angles looked more like 90, and maybe the artist just decided not to try to draw that 4th fin, with so little to realistically show.

astronwolf 04-01-2018 10:58 PM

three fins

mikeyd 04-01-2018 10:59 PM

4
http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...i69/69mri0.html

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-01-2018 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeyd

:o I downloaded that last week. Never even thought to give it a look. :chuckle: Thanks.

ghrocketman 04-02-2018 09:34 AM

Some special sentimental value ?
All of their supposed "designs" are about as exciting as an Estes Kadet.
Meh..

RocketRohde 04-02-2018 01:39 PM

Having built this one way back in 69, I can tell you it is a 4 fin rocket. Anything else I can help you with sir?

Mike

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RocketRohde
Having built this one way back in 69, I can tell you it is a 4 fin rocket. Anything else I can help you with sir?

Mike

Dry field? Open weekend? Light winds? :rolleyes: You should see the list of unflown stuff I have. :(

tbzep 04-02-2018 09:02 PM

It ain't gettin better. Stormy tomorrow, possible snow this weekend. I want to strangle people that cry about wanting it to be winter in July.

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
It ain't gettin better. Stormy tomorrow, possible snow this weekend. I want to strangle people that cry about wanting it to be winter in July.

Yeah, April has confounded me for most of my life. I actually had better weather in college during spring break in March. At least we could golf. We have a launch scheduled the 28th that I have my eye on. Until then, things don't look good.

tbzep 04-02-2018 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Yeah, April has confounded me for most of my life. I actually had better weather in college during spring break in March. At least we could golf. We have a launch scheduled the 28th that I have my eye on. Until then, things don't look good.

I have a very special boot reserved for those pansies that pine for spring because it's their favorite season. Really? 30 degrees and 20 mph winds in the morning requiring arctic attire, and ripping off everything but your t-shirt and wishing you had worn shorts by 2:00 pm...bring on the heat all day long!!! The only thing I hate about summer is ticks, and I've even picked them up in the middle of winter the last couple of years!

The way things are going, you're going to have to keep a few rockets locked and loaded for the B6-4 field and do a drive by whenever you can. Unfortunately, with the wetness we've had this spring, if you do get a decent afternoon to fly, someone will be practicing. Our baseball season was supposed to start Feb 26. We have practiced on our field twice and played 3 games total in 35 days. :eek: Needless to say, we are nowhere near mid season form in baseball or rockets!

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 11:00 PM

This is what I have backlogged in flight shape:
Balsa Machining Service - Astron Invader Needs paint
Blast From the Past - Space Shuttle Needs paint and decals
Canaroc - Green Hornet Needs paint and decals
Canaroc - Maxi Challenger Needs paint and decals
Centuri Engineering Co. - Python Fighter (Ebay) Ready to fly
Centuri Engineering Co. - Sky Devil Ready to fly
Centuri Engineerine Co. - Stellar Hercules Needs paint and decals
Centuri Engineering Co. - Vector V Needs paint and decals
Custom Rockets - Aztec Ready to fly
Custom Rockets - Ion Pulsar Needs paint and decals
Custom Rockets - Venture Ready to fly
Dr. Zooch - Mercury Little Joe Ready to fly
Enerjet - 1340/20 Sounding Rocket Needs paint and decals
Estes - Astron Apogee II Ready to fly
Estes - Astron Streak Ready to fly
Estes - Beta (Ebay) Ready to fly
Estes - Big Bertha (2x18 cluster) Ready to fly
Estes - Big Dawg Ready to fly
Estes - BLU 97B Cluster Bomb Needs paint and decals
Estes - Converter Ready to fly
Estes - Farside X Ready to fly
Estes - Goblin Needs paint and decals
Estes - Mighty Moe Needs paint and decals
Estes - Nova Payloader Ready to fly
Estes - Orbital Interceptor Needs paint and decals
Estes - Orbital Transport Needs paint and decals
Estes - Pathfinder Needs paint and decals
Estes - Protostar Needs paint and decals
Estes - Ranger Needs decals
Estes - Rat Bite Ready to fly
Estes - Rigel 3 Needs paint and decals
Estes - Rogue Voyager Needs paint and decals
Estes - Screamin' Mimi Ready to fly
Estes - Sky-Hi Ready to fly
Estes - Space Eagle Needs paint and decals
Estes - Star Wars Naboo Starfighter Ready to fly
Estes - Star Wars R2D2 Ready to fly
Estes - Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Needs paint and decals
Estes - Stratocruiser D Needs paint and decals
Estes - Super Neon XL Needs paint and decals
Estes - Taser Twin Ready to fly
Estes - Warp II Needs paint and decals
Estes - World Federation Star Probe Needs decals
Estes D.O.M. - Long John Silver Ready to fly
Fishhead Rocketry - Dart Needs decal
Fishhead Rocketry - Knocked Out Loaded Needs paint and decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Mini Jet Freak Needs paint and decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Mohawk Needs decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Not So Big Der Red Max Needs decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Quasar XL Needs decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Scythe Needs paint and decals
Flis Kits - Goblin Cluster Needs paint and decals
FSI - Dart Ready to fly
FSI - Eos Needs paint and decals
InFlight Rockets - Mach 10 Needs paint and decals
LOC/Precision - Aura Needs paint and decals
MPC - Microsonde 3 Payloader Needs paint and decals
MPC - Zenith 2 Payloader Ready to fly
MRI - Theta 37 Needs paint and decals
MRI - Zeus Needs paint and decals
NAR - Jet Freak 2 Needs paint and decals
NAR - Jet Freak 3 Needs paint and decals
Peter Alway's Scale Bash - Blossom V-2 Needs paint and decals
Quest - Intruder Needs paint and decals
Quest - Super Cruiser Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Cherokee D Needs decals
Semroc - Firefly Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Hawk Needs paint
Semroc - IQSY Tomahawk Ready to fly
Semroc - Midget Ready to fly
Semroc - Sam-3 Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Satellite Killer Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Scrambler Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Squire Needs paint and decals
Space Age Industries - Mini Bat Needs paint and decals
The Launch Pad - Hellfire AGM-114A Needs paint and decals
The Launch Pad - Perseus Needs paint and decals
Thrustline Aerospace - Gyroc Needs paint and decals
U.S. Rockets - Hammerhead Ready to fly

tbzep 04-02-2018 11:14 PM

You can knock that list out in 10 minutes! :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

BTW, I'm interested in seeing the finished Fishead Rocketry designs. :cool:

ghrocketman 04-02-2018 11:21 PM

Wow !
Bill, that list is enormous !
That would take a boatload of motors to fly as well, with many requiring multiple engines due to cluster or multi stage designs.

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
BTW, I'm interested in seeing the finished Fishead Rocketry designs. :cool:

They're not always "designs", occasionally upscales or hybrids. I was taking the masking tape off of one yesterday and the fin came away in pieces. Apparently the balsa was flawed or had a hairline crack. I put the new fin on, fill and sanded it today, so I should be able to get it painted tomorrow to get back on track. A lot of them are of the "Hey, these two parts fit together" school of rocket design. ;) :rolleyes:

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Wow !
Bill, that list is enormous !
That would take a boatload of motors to fly as well, with many requiring multiple engines due to cluster or multi stage designs.

Therein lies the rub. ;)

tbzep 04-02-2018 11:29 PM

You need to paint and decal about as much as you need to fly! If sanding is the holdup, I don't know why.....I love sanding! :rolleyes:

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-02-2018 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
You need to paint and decal about as much as you need to fly! If sanding is the holdup, I don't know why.....I love sanding! :rolleyes:

That needs to be updated. Painting is done on some of those and I have my printer back in fighting shape. I should be able to knock out some of these in the next couple of weeks. Of course, Friday is another payday, which means another eRockets order. Thinking Canaroc Starfighter Scorpion this week. :cool:

LeeR 04-03-2018 12:21 PM

Bill,

Hope you are able to get your Canaroc kit come payday. You seem to be getting dangerously low on projects.

A Fish Named Wallyum 04-03-2018 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeR
Bill,

Hope you are able to get your Canaroc kit come payday. You seem to be getting dangerously low on projects.

:chuckle: Yeah, sad, isn't it?

tbzep 04-03-2018 02:21 PM

:chuckle: I have several boxes of kits in my que, plus my scratch built list that I promised myself to tackle before I touch the Little Joe II's I have squirreled away. I don't know if I have enough to make it to payday either. :p

A Fish Named Wallyum 02-18-2019 07:57 AM

Still kind of shameful, but I did manage to pare down the "need to fly" list last season.
Blast From the Past - Space Shuttle Needs paint and decals
Custom Rockets - Aztec Ready to fly
Custom Rockets - Ion Pulsar Needs paint and decals
Custom Rockets - Venture Ready to fly
Dr. Zooch - Mercury Little Joe Ready to fly
Estes - Astron Apogee II Ready to fly
Estes - Astron Streak Ready to fly
Estes - Beta (Ebay) Ready to fly
Estes - Big Dawg Ready to fly
Estes - BLU 97B Cluster Bomb Needs paint and decals
Estes - Farside X Ready to fly
Estes - Goblin Needs paint and decals
Estes - Mighty Moe Needs paint and decals
Estes - Nova Payloader Ready to fly
Estes - Orbital Transport Needs paint and decals
Estes - Pathfinder Needs paint and decals
Estes - Ranger Needs decals
Estes - Sky-Hi Ready to fly
Estes - Star Wars Naboo Starfighter Ready to fly
Estes - Star Wars R2D2 Ready to fly
Estes - Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Needs paint and decals
Estes - Stratocruiser D Needs paint and decals
Estes - Super Neon XL Needs paint and decals
Estes - Taser Twin Ready to fly
Estes - Warp II Needs paint and decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Dart Needs decal
Fishhead Rocketry - Not So Big Der Red Max Needs decals
Fishhead Rocketry - Quasar XL Needs decals
Flis Kits - Goblin Cluster Needs paint and decals
FSI - Dart Ready to fly
FSI - Eos Needs paint and decals
MPC - Microsonde 3 Payloader Needs paint and decals
MPC - Zenith 2 Payloader Ready to fly
Peter Alway's Scale Bash - Blossom V-2 Needs paint and decals
Quest - Intruder Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Cherokee D Needs decals
Semroc - Firefly Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Hawk Needs paint
Semroc - IQSY Tomahawk Ready to fly
Semroc - Midget Ready to fly
Semroc - Sam-3 Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Satellite Killer Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Scrambler Needs paint and decals
Semroc - Squire Needs paint and decals
The Launch Pad - Perseus Needs paint and decals
Thrustline Aerospace - Gyroc Needs paint and decals


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