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Old 07-29-2017, 08:41 PM
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In just over 60 days, we'll have the 60th anniversary of Sputnik 1's launch. I lost my Sputnik R-7 last year so I need a replacement. I got industrious and am "turning them out like sausages!"

Picture shows paper parts for three R-7s and a spare or two for a fourth. Gordy made me the Sputnik and Voskhod noses and I have a Semroc BNC-60SU Soyuz around here somewhere. The colorful bag is the clothespin bag. Gonna push to launch by October 7.

And for you guys following the Art of Scale Rocketry thread, Peter has the plan in that book that is the basis of my builds.
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Mark - What a factory you have going there. I like your idea of launching on Oct 7.
Are these plans available anywhere online, I would like to build a R7 myself.

PS hope you dont get in trouble for borrowing the clothespins
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:39 AM
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Truly inspirational -- all those "shrouds"! And I thought doing the shrouds for a Mars Snooper was challenging.
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One month away!

Building has been slow because of work. But I did find a ping-pong ball at the driving range (?!) so the Voskhod capsule is accounted for. And I've sealed all the balsa and cut the tubes. Basically, its time to start glueing.

Anybody else building an R-7?
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Mark - What a factory you have going there. I like your idea of launching on Oct 7.
Are these plans available anywhere online, I would like to build a R7 myself.

PS hope you dont get in trouble for borrowing the clothespins

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A quick search for R7 Paper Model shows this link:

http://www.ninfinger.org/models/Cla...paceModels.html

Not sure how accurate it is, but it would be a start.

That's the only one I could find that I could load here at work During lunch, of course...


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Old 09-05-2017, 05:01 PM
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In just over 60 days, we'll have the 60th anniversary of Sputnik 1's launch. I lost my Sputnik R-7 last year so I need a replacement. I got industrious and am "turning them out like sausages!"

Picture shows paper parts for three R-7s and a spare or two for a fourth. Gordy made me the Sputnik and Voskhod noses and I have a Semroc BNC-60SU Soyuz around here somewhere. The colorful bag is the clothespin bag. Gonna push to launch by October 7.

And for you guys following the Art of Scale Rocketry thread, Peter has the plan in that book that is the basis of my builds.


The Soyuz nose cone you got from SEMROC was my design.

I drew it up for Carl had him make me a bunch so the design is on file.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:18 AM
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And I don't know if Randy's found it in the SEMROC stuff yet, but I designed a Shenzhou in the same scale (1/64) as Gordy's Soyuz for Series 20 tubing as BNC-20CZ. Carl sent me one just a few weeks before he passed. Gordy made the absolutely beautiful blue decals for that rocket. I'm really starting to miss that Alps printer.
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