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Carl@Semroc 10-09-2011 01:18 PM

Sheryl got ahead of me and released the Cherokee-D. I was going to wait until we had at least three to update the web pages. I have to try harder to stay ahead of her!

BrianURocket 10-09-2011 04:06 PM

Awesome. Keep it up Sheryl, and keep trying hard to stay ahead of her Carl ! I'll look at releases one at a time ! Just add them to my list to buy !

kurth 10-09-2011 04:32 PM

Great news. I will be getting one the next time I order!

Thanks Semroc!

Crocodile 10-09-2011 05:18 PM

Placed an order his afternoon. Carl -- You were waiting to have three kits. What are the other two?? :)

Mark II 10-09-2011 11:48 PM

Well, you can't keep a cat like that in the bag for too long... The Cherokee-D is a rocket that I have been meaning to build for longer than I can remember. Now it will be easier than ever.

Bob H 10-10-2011 01:12 PM

This looks like the pre-Damon short body tube version if my calculations are correct.

Overall length is 21.8" and a BNC 55AC nose cone is 5.4" which leaves a body tube length of 16.4".

Cool. :cool: I always liked the looks of the short version better.

I speculate that they used that body tube and cone because they were same ones that were in the Arcas kit and it was a good way to use up excess inventory.

Later on they went to a plastic cone and 18" body tube.

I guess I'll have to get one to go with my Cherokee-C

Carl@Semroc 10-10-2011 01:20 PM

I always liked the shorter version better as well. I thought that they went to the longer tube because of stability with the plastic nose cone, but Rocksim belies that. I think you are correct that they used up all the 16.4" tubes and reduced the number of separate parts to keep in nventory. The BT-55V was used in several kits, but the BT-55 was used in many more.

jharding58 10-10-2011 02:33 PM

Curiousity begs the quesiton - what is the subject of yoru avatar? One of yorus or another's?

Carl@Semroc 10-10-2011 02:52 PM

Originally Posted by jharding58
Curiousity begs the quesiton - what is the subject of yoru avatar? One of yorus or another's?

From original Semroc 1969 cover.

Never was built! It was based on DynaSoar.

jharding58 10-10-2011 03:17 PM

As you originally envisioned this, was the tube a constant diameter and then narrowed through the nosecone? Or did the airframe narrow from the tail cone to the nose?

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