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Old 12-21-2010, 09:16 PM
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Hello All,

Today I received an order that contained several of the new Estes 6" parachutes, and they got me thinking about the model rocket in the Aeronautical Lab Kit that was made by Logix Enterprises and Science Fair in the 1970s (see: http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/Aeronautic.html ). It used a 10" or 12" parachute for the body and a 6" 'chute for the nose cone.

Does anyone here know how long the rocket's BT-20/30-ish body tube and nose cone were and/or have the rocket's fin pattern or fin dimensions? The Estes PNC-20A or Starlight PNC7D nose cones could be used for clones of this rocket.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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Year later! How about that!! I got one of these that is in the middle of a restore. Do you still need some info on it?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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Year later! How about that!! I got one of these that is in the middle of a restore. Do you still need some info on it?
Yes, indeed! Also, please send the data (and instructions scans and/or photos of the Logix rocket) to Scott Hansen (e-mail addresses: scott@rocketshoppe.com and scott@oldrocketplans.com ) at "Ye Olde Rocket Plans" (YORP, see: www.oldrocketplans.com ) so that it can be preserved for all kit cloners. The needed information would be:

[1] Body Diameter (I'm not sure if it's "BT-20-ish" or more like ST-7 tubing);
[2] Overall Length;
[3] Body Tube Length;
[4] Nose Cone Length;
[5] Diameter of Nose Cone Tip (if memory serves, the tip is flat--a small circle);
[6] Fin Root Chord;
[7] Fin Sweep Angle (because the extreme forward corner of the fin on the body is cut off);
[8] Fin Tip Chord;
[9] Height of cut-off extreme forward corner of fin (where it's cut off);
[10] Fin "Half-Span" (from root to tip);
[11] Fin thickness;
[12] Main Body Parachute Diameter (plus shroud line length if available);
[13] Nose Cone Parachute Diameter (plus shroud line length if available);
[14] Shock Cord Length (if the original);
[15] Depth of Motor Thrust Ring [or Length of Exposed Portion of Motor] (from instructions);
[16] Decal Documentation (number and size[s] of "check[s]" in the black-and-white checkerboard roll patterns, the lengths of the roll patterns, their placement locations as measured from one or both ends of the body tube, the widths of the white and black bands, and the widths of the fin guide "missing strips" in the rear roll pattern decal). Also:

Sketches of the decals, with the measurements of their features ("checks," bands, etc.) included on the sketches, would enable anyone to easily reproduce the decals. Since the original decals were printed on self-adhesive glossy paper, they could be reproduced by printing them on Avery self-adhesive label paper (maybe Sandman would whip up a set of these?). Thank you very much for making scale data on this rare Canadian model rocket available!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:42 PM
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I still have the book that came with the set.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:12 PM
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I still have the book that came with the set.
I had one of those Aeronautical Lab Kits in the 1970s (the Logix-brand one), but it is long gone, so I bought a manual from one on eBay a couple of years ago. I loved the kit's square-base launch pad and "safety key-less" launch controller, which both used styrene foam pieces for their main structural components! :-)
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http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/what...of-2%29/6122050
http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/what...of-2%29/6126511
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:33 AM
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Sorry to get your hopes up my friend but all I have is the rocket itself. No decals or parachute(s) either. I can give you the BT and NC length, and the fin dimensions but that's about it.
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