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Old 06-01-2008, 04:59 PM
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Default Big Little Joe II

I've recently gotten into cardstock models. This was my second attempt and I'm am fairly pleased with the results. It is about 3 1/4" in diameter and about 22" tall. I did some modifications to the model to make it flyable. I laminated the fins, put some cardboard centering rings in some places for strength, and converted the paper tower into a wood dowel one for the better looks and for a parachute attachment point.

Here it is sitting in the yard



Here's the liftoff shot.

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Old 06-01-2008, 05:25 PM
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Wow, that looks great! Nice work.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:47 PM
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It looks real nice. Was that your own cardmodeling design?

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Thanks guys.

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Was that your own cardmodeling design?

I downloaded it from this site
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:51 AM
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A nice looking model. Well done. I built a non flyer of this a few months ago. you've inspired me to build a flyer on my second effort of this model. Did you scratch build the tower? What size engine did you use? ( Picure is my model beside Semrocs kit) Ton recently added a new version of the Ares V on Jon Leslies site. I've printed it but its on hold until I finish my Saturn V. Some of the card models are exccellant.

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Old 06-08-2008, 11:58 AM
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A nice looking model. Well done. I built a non flyer of this a few months ago. you've inspired me to build a flyer on my second effort of this model. Did you scratch build the tower? What size engine did you use? ( Picure is my model beside Semrocs kit) Ton recently added a new version of the Ares V on Jon Leslies site. I've printed it but its on hold until I finish my Saturn V. Some of the card models are exccellant.

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Old 06-08-2008, 12:11 PM
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Did you scratch build the tower?

Yes. I scanned my dad's SEMROC Little Joe II tower pattern and upscaled it to match the one in the card stock kit.

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What size engine did you use?

It's 18mm. I even sawed off a spent motor and glued the center engine onto it to slip in the motor mount for display.

btw, I can see your a way better card stock model builder than I will ever be, yours will turn out very nice.
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It's 18mm. I even sawed off a spent motor and glued the center engine onto it to slip in the motor mount for display.



Translation: I flew it on a B6-4 for a great flight. I mounted the cardstock nozzle on a spent motor casing for display purposes.
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Translation: I flew it on a B6-4 for a great flight. I mounted the cardstock nozzle on a spent motor casing for display purposes.

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