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Old 07-01-2005, 02:51 AM
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Default New Sci-fi design - Shrox inspired

All,

after seeing all of the cool designs in the "I Miss the Deep Space Fantasy models" thread at TRF, it got my mind churning.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...&threadid=13966

There, I saw some of the really cool designs from Shrox (Sarah Connor, Icarus, Solarkron). I became impatient, so I went and built the Icarus as best I could from the picture.

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...20&pagenumber=1

After building and discovering how relatively easy the "ping-pong ball" trick is, I decided to start playing with the theme.

So here you have it, my first scratchbuilt model in almost 20 years. However, I'm still trying to decide on the nose cone...

Later,
EV

Picture 1 - Short Ogive nose cone

Picture 2 - Long Ogive nose cone

Picture 3 - PNC-50CA from the Alien Invader (available at Moldin' Oldies). I like this one the best, but I've got that cone reserved for my AI clone.

Picture 4 - Rear detail

Picture 5 - Overhead plan view

As you can see, there's a little bit of Alien Invader in there, as well as the canard design and ping-pong ball being straight from Shrox's Alien8. The wing shape was insipred by the design of the Centauri ships in Babylon5. I'm also trying to come up with a name. Here are some of my ideas....

Centauri
Chiron (the centaur that taught Hercules)
Annihil8
Obliter8

Any suggestions?

Later,
EV
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:11 AM
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You probably don't want to hear this, but I think the AI cone looks best. It's so seldom seen that it would be the biggest attenion getter of the bunch. They're only $5. Buy a bunch!
I love the looks of the rocket. I've tried to sketch something like this out twenty times over the last few years, but I apparently have a talent for making things look big and clunky. (Probably because I'm big and clunky.) I've decided that I'm content to let the talented folks do all the hard work while I wait for the first production run.
So, when's she fly? And with what?
As for the name, the first thing that came to mind when I saw the pics was "Scarab". I don't know why.
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:34 AM
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I'm also trying to come up with a name. Here are some of my ideas....

Centauri
Chiron (the centaur that taught Hercules)
Annihil8
Obliter8

Any suggestions?

Hmm.. Looking at the fins I'm thinking "Scythe Fighter".
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:47 PM
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Well, I just came inside from my first swing test in 20 years!

Success!!! (with no modifications )

I'm starting off with the short ogive for now, as the long ogive is for my Shrox Icarus, and the PNC-50CA is marked for my AI clone. That doesn't mean I can't change it later....

I'm quite thrilled that she flies nice 'n' straight. The short ogive from my parts bin already had a bit of clay inside, so I just ran with it. The multiple tubes make an interesting whistling noise as she circled around my head. Cool!

FYI, the rear fin is the exact same piece as the outer wing fins.

For those interested, I'm going to stop at the WOOSH sport launch tomorrow (http://www.wooshrocketry.org/) and send her up on her maiden flight, probably on a B6-4 due to her mass.

Flight report and photos to follow...

Later,
EV

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Old 07-01-2005, 08:05 PM
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You probably don't want to hear this, but I think the AI cone looks best. It's so seldom seen that it would be the biggest attenion getter of the bunch. They're only $5. Buy a bunch!


EV,

I agree with Bill here. The AI cone has the right "look" to it.

Oh, BTW...

You do intend to send that plan to BARCLONE when you get it completed, right?

Craig "Nobody Builds Just One" McGraw
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:27 PM
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Oh, BTW...

You do intend to send that plan to BARCLONE when you get it completed, right?


Patience, young Padawan...

Here's a shot of it drying out on the deck right now...

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Old 07-02-2005, 10:09 AM
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It's PURPLE! EWWW!
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It's PURPLE! EWWW!


Yeah, but I can see something of his direction...

Trimmed in black, silver, and medium or dark blue, that purple base will look awesome under a gloss coat. Doing all of the various panels as decals, he can cover quite a bit of that base color. And the edges will be sharper than if he tries to mask-and-paint.

'Course, if he just sprayed it with a flat acrylic, he could name it "Purple Haze..."

Was it "...Skuze me while I kiss dis guy..."...or was it "...kiss da sky"?

Fading memories...

Craig...
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Sorry, at 43 I'm neither patient nor young...

Craig...
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Was it "...Skuze me while I kiss dis guy..."...or was it "...kiss da sky"?

Fading memories...

Craig...


You're scaring me.
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