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Old 12-03-2008, 04:38 PM
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Exclamation New Design Sketch...

This is a blend of some "Star Wars" ideas and some of James Pierson's "Ping Pong Ball Alley" designs, for which I've drawn a total blank when it comes to giving it a name.

The main diameter is ST-10, with a PPB for a nose. The forward ring is ST-20, and this gives it just a little gap around the ball. The only mounting for this ring is the four (or more) dowels around the back edge. The model breaks a couple of inches behind the PPB, and recovery is via 12" parachute.

Centering rings form an "engineering / reactor" section at the forward end of the main body.

The rear of the model has a narrow ring of BT-101 inset into the TEs of the main fins. I've decorated the tips of each fin with "X-Wing" style probes, so there could be some additional detail work added here.

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