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Old 11-20-2023, 05:01 PM
bguff bguff is offline
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Default 3x Upscale Estes D.A.R.T.

Built a 3.3 times upscale Estes D.A.R.T.
Won the original sized kit back in late 80s, during a summer camp/course, by landing an Alpha closest to target on ground.
When i built the original sized kit, i glued the fins on wrong and it flew in loopdy-loops. I made sure to glue the fins on correctly this time

Most people think this rocket is ugly, but i always liked the looks. Suspect this is the first upscale done of it.

Nose cone was foam and sanded by hand.
Decals by late Joe Grubb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q77GDwyOCc

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Old 11-21-2023, 07:01 AM
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Built a 3.3 times upscale Estes D.A.R.T.
Won the original sized kit back in late 80s, during a summer camp/course, by landing an Alpha closest to target on ground.
When i built the original sized kit, i glued the fins on wrong and it flew in loopdy-loops. I made sure to glue the fins on correctly this time

Most people think this rocket is ugly, but i always liked the looks. Suspect this is the first upscale done of it.

Nose cone was foam and sanded by hand.
Decals by late Joe Grubb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q77GDwyOCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiSE-IV2iSI

It's ugly, but in a cool way. I have an original that I've been thinking about cannibalizing to build a Scud. I'm kinda surprised that eRockets doesn't do the cone in balsa.
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Old 11-21-2023, 02:12 PM
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Sirius used to have the PNC. They?ve been out of stock for about 4 years now.
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Old 11-21-2023, 02:25 PM
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Sirius used to have the PNC. They?ve been out of stock for about 4 years now.

Forgot all about Moldin' Oldies. I should ask Gordon if he could do up a cone.
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Old 11-21-2023, 02:57 PM
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If you have access to a 3D printer there is a SCUD nosecone file for BT-60 over at Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6291493)

You could also scale it up (or down) if you wanted it for a different size body tube
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