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Old 09-16-2021, 04:38 PM
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Any updates on your progress?


This project started, back in 2004, when I got the original data from Don Larson.

Here is the timeline of what I have come to call "The Curse of Max Planck" . . . Regarding NIKE-TOMAHAWK 18.26 IA !

(1) 2004 - I obtained the data from Don Larson.

(2) 2004 - 2016 - My first "collaborator" and I start working on sorting and processing data.
Over the course of 12 years, nothing substantive is accomplished, due to his health
problems, job situation, family life, and personal issues.

(3) 2016 - 2017 - My second "collaborator" ( recently deceased ) developed health issues, marital
problems ( ending in divorce ), and employment difficulties . . . Nothing was accomplished.

(4) 2017 - 2019 - "Collaborator" number three encountered work-related difficulties and was
unable, ultimately, to create anything substantive. He referred me to "Collaborator #4".

(5) 2019 - 2020 - "Collaborator" number four was sent electronic copies of all of my data for
the prototype and promptly disappeared with it, refusing to reply to emails. Zero produced.

(6) 2020 - Late 2020 "Collaborator" number five and I begin putting things together. He died
in December, 2020 . . . Nothing produced.

Now, before anyone asks the obvious question, "Why are you collaborating and why don't you just do it yourself"? . . . The answer is simple . . . I have the data, but I have zero CAD skills and need someone with expertise in it to do this project right !

Are you interested in becoming "Collaborator #6", Chris ??? ( Serious question ).

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Old 09-16-2021, 06:06 PM
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Sounds deadly!
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:30 PM
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Well with no CAD skills, just do it the old fashioned, prior to 1985 way, without CAD.
Then you don't need no steeennnking collaborators.
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:23 AM
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So what you are saying is that you are Spinal Tap and any "collaborator" is the drummer.

BTW, my Marshall goes up to 11.
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:51 AM
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This project started, back in 2004, when I got the original data from Don Larson.

Here is the timeline of what I have come to call "The Curse of Max Planck" . . . Regarding NIKE-TOMAHAWK 18.26 IA !

(1) 2004 - I obtained the data from Don Larson.

(2) 2004 - 2016 - My first "collaborator" and I start working on sorting and processing data.
Over the course of 12 years, nothing substantive is accomplished, due to his health
problems, job situation, family life, and personal issues.

(3) 2016 - 2017 - My second "collaborator" ( recently deceased ) developed health issues, marital
problems ( ending in divorce ), and employment difficulties . . . Nothing was accomplished.

(4) 2017 - 2019 - "Collaborator" number three encountered work-related difficulties and was
unable, ultimately, to create anything substantive. He referred me to "Collaborator #4".

(5) 2019 - 2020 - "Collaborator" number four was sent electronic copies of all of my data for
the prototype and promptly disappeared with it, refusing to reply to emails. Zero produced.

(6) 2020 - Late 2020 "Collaborator" number five and I begin putting things together. He died
in December, 2020 . . . Nothing produced.

Now, before anyone asks the obvious question, "Why are you collaborating and why don't you just do it yourself"? . . . The answer is simple . . . I have the data, but I have zero CAD skills and need someone with expertise in it to do this project right !

Are you interested in becoming "Collaborator #6", Chris ??? ( Serious question ).

Dave F.


Sounds like either you or your project has a curse hanging over it.......
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:03 PM
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Now, before anyone asks the obvious question, "Why are you collaborating and why don't you just do it yourself"? . . . The answer is simple . . . I have the data, but I have zero CAD skills and need someone with expertise in it to do this project right !

Dave F.



You get what you pay for.
Hire a professional draftsman.
Well worth the money for the skillset involved.
Nowadays most professionals prefer the 3D environment and literally cringe when asked to draft in 2D.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:13 PM
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Sounds like either you or your project has a curse hanging over it.......


It's the project . . . LOL !

"The Curse of Max Planck" !

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Old 09-17-2021, 09:38 PM
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You get what you pay for.
Hire a professional draftsman.
Well worth the money for the skillset involved.
Nowadays most professionals prefer the 3D environment and literally cringe when asked to draft in 2D.


I had considered that option, but it would likely cost a small fortune, since the draftsman would have to sift through the raw data, in both electronic and printed formats, and interpret it. Also, if the Draftsman doesn't "speak Rocketry", that is another obstacle - Just the printed data is over 5 inches thick !

BTW, BOTH the 1974 & 1980 Model Rocketeer drawings contain errors. Since they were the basis for the ROTW drawings, it is also in error . . . How do I know ? I have the ORIGINAL data used by Don Larson !

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Old 09-18-2021, 06:26 PM
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You could enroll in a community college online course and learn how to CAD.

Too complicated?

How about EasyDraw?

Or.....

Intaglio makes a decent drawing program.

Or find an old iMac (or PowerPC) and boot up a copy of MacDraw in the classic OS environment.

Works pretty well for me.

Lastly, ship all the stuff to me and I will place it alongside the 100+ file boxes of ARC material I am archiving.

The choices are literally endless!
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