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Old 07-06-2020, 10:02 AM
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I got answering two letters at one time, sorry. You mean the RDC Catalogs ? I can provide you gladly with copies, or better yet, I do have one spare catalog of the large size one. I havenít considered letting it go, but may trade it for something comparable,, perhaps even a small, old kit etc. In any case, Iím again, glad to help you however I can. The large spare has some aging on the cover, but itís nice, too. Thoughts ? Dan.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:17 AM
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http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/rockets.html

There are three RDC catalogs posted in Ninfinger, plus their Ballistics Manual. I provided two catalogs for scanning.

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Old 07-06-2020, 10:54 AM
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http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/rockets.html

There are three RDC catalogs posted in Ninfinger, plus their Ballistics Manual. I provided two catalogs for scanning.

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Thank you. Good stuff. Still, Iím wondering if anyone is still posting or adding items still not listed there ? For example, my RDC catalog is Smalker, and dated 1965. Also, I have Many other catalogs not listed such as the Estes Spring, Fall, Christmas etc catalogs from the late 70s- early 80s that arenít there. Plus much more stuff I see missing. From this, to Rocket plans/kit contents etc..( as in my Centuri Little Joe II find, by request,,, WHO DO YOU CONTACT ?!
Also, I had an Early RDC Eagle Roc by G. Harry Stine NAR #2 that I donated to Vern Estes some 20(?) years ago. It was like the space plane. The instructions were Hand Typed by typewriter on paper ( you could feel the letter intentions in the paper) ! It had a piece of Black decal material in it. So thereís earlier rockets not listed in these Catalogs, not even in my 65, which thereís only 6 kits, total !
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:56 AM
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Thank you. Good stuff. Still, Iím wondering if anyone is still posting or adding items still not listed there ? For example, my RDC catalog is Smalker, and dated 1965. Also, I have Many other catalogs not listed such as the Estes Spring, Fall, Christmas etc catalogs from the late 70s- early 80s that arenít there. Plus much more stuff I see missing. From this, to Rocket plans/kit contents etc..( as in my Centuri Little Joe II find, by request,,, WHO DO YOU CONTACT ?!
Also, I had an Early RDC Eagle Roc by G. Harry Stine NAR #2 that I donated to Vern Estes some 20(?) years ago. It was like the space plane. The instructions were Hand Typed by typewriter on paper ( you could feel the letter intentions in the paper) ! It had a piece of Black decal material in it. So thereís earlier rockets not listed in these Catalogs, not even in my 65, which thereís only 6 kits, total !
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For catalogs and such you can contact Sven Knudson at sven@ninfinger.org to get something posted that you have that he doesn't.

For kit plans that aren't already online you can post them in the Plans section here. If the files are larger than 2mb in size send them directly to me and I'll get them posted here for you.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:00 PM
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For catalogs and such you can contact Sven Knudson at sven@ninfinger.org to get something posted that you have that he doesn't.

For kit plans that aren't already online you can post them in the Plans section here. If the files are larger than 2mb in size send them directly to me and I'll get them posted here for you.

Thank you. I wish he, ( or anyone), would contact Me,,, with what they need. While I see sporadically whatís missing here n there, I donít look around enough to know who needs what. Easier if folk would ask me if I can fill in some gaps. I have stuff not posted , in many places. Thatís one of my purposes for posting things on here.
To let folk know I can possibly help. I am tired, and hoping people will let me know, then I can just send direct to wherever itís needed. Pass the word. Thanks. Dan.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:52 PM
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There are three RDC catalogs posted in Ninfinger, plus their Ballistics Manual. I provided two catalogs for scanning.

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I was just hoping for a better shot of the Starflite.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:55 PM
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Sorry,, guess I Am old school. Starflite ?? I missed that one..... so solly
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:20 PM
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Sorry,, guess I Am old school. Starflite ?? I missed that one..... so solly

https://www.rocketreviews.com/rocke...-starflite.html
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I was so impressed with the performance of my orange Dart at my last launch that I have decided to finally fix up my first Dart. I crashed it years ago and was so disgusted that I simply built a fresh one.
It's demise was due to the failure of a six foot white rubber shock cord. Bad idea.
I lost the payload, nose, and chute while the booster came in ballistic.
It took a core sample from the edge of the pond. Lucky for me it landed in the muck, otherwise there may not have been anything left to work with.

The first item to address was the charred fins. A previous flight attempt with a thrustless E-9 turned the trailing edges to charcoal as it just sat on the pad like a roman candle for what seemed like a very long time.
I carefully cut out the burnt bits and glued in new balsa pieces. Some reshaping, plenty of sanding and a little primer made them good as new.
I added a shrink wrapped, crimped steel cable to the top of the stuffer tube to move the new shock cord attachment further away from the ejection blast. The balsa block under the payload has a dowel insert for the screw eye.
New LT-200 tubes were procured and I gave the nose cone my patented twist lock retention system.

Today I started applying paint to the individual parts. I found a can of metallic black for the final coats. In the sunlight it appears to have four different colors of metallic in the base. I have a set of decals and will use 3/8" or 1/2" elastic with Kevlar backup for the recovery. Will post pics of the finished product in a week or two. The humidity here may affect my paint cure times.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:02 PM
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I was so impressed with the performance of my orange Dart at my last launch that I have decided to finally fix up my first Dart. I crashed it years ago and was so disgusted that I simply built a fresh one.
It's demise was due to the failure of a six foot white rubber shock cord. Bad idea.
I lost the payload, nose, and chute while the booster came in ballistic.
It took a core sample from the edge of the pond. Lucky for me it landed in the muck, otherwise there may not have been anything left to work with.

The first item to address was the charred fins. A previous flight attempt with a thrustless E-9 turned the trailing edges to charcoal as it just sat on the pad like a roman candle for what seemed like a very long time.
I carefully cut out the burnt bits and glued in new balsa pieces. Some reshaping, plenty of sanding and a little primer made them good as new.
I added a shrink wrapped, crimped steel cable to the top of the stuffer tube to move the new shock cord attachment further away from the ejection blast. The balsa block under the payload has a dowel insert for the screw eye.
New LT-200 tubes were procured and I gave the nose cone my patented twist lock retention system.

Today I started applying paint to the individual parts. I found a can of metallic black for the final coats. In the sunlight it appears to have four different colors of metallic in the base. I have a set of decals and will use 3/8" or 1/2" elastic with Kevlar backup for the recovery. Will post pics of the finished product in a week or two. The humidity here may affect my paint cure times.

Why not use 2 chutes and tie the two rocket pieces together with a 3-4í piece of string, ( or longer),, as was done on the old Estes K-41 Mercury Redstone ? This way they eject separately, absorb the shock individually, and stay close together with the string. Good idea for payload sections and delicate nose cones. Dan.
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