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Old 10-04-2005, 09:25 PM
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Believe it or not, this still gets nine more tubes before it's finished. I'm also thinking about adding launch lugs and dowels for guns, and possibly changing the name to the Warlord Gunship.
Bill, Nice recovery. I'm thinking you could use a couple of the tubes for outboard motors. Put nosecones in those two.
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hmm - curious about leaving the rocket on the stovetop like that - does the heat help the glue dry faster or what ?

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That stove couldn't make toast.
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Bill, Nice recovery. I'm thinking you could use a couple of the tubes for outboard motors. Put nosecones in those two.
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I thought about something along these lines. Not sure if it's big enough to pull off a cluster. (Although it should be draggy enough.)
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I can't decide which way this rocket looks best. Which of the two views below do you think works? Why? I still have a couple of "cannons" to put in place, (some orphaned 10.5mm Apogee tubing,) and a cockpit, so that will also enter into the decision. Anyone see a definite winner here?
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Holy extra parts, Batman! Think you used enough tubes?

My vote goes for the first one. The second looks too top-heavy.

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Old 10-06-2005, 09:40 PM
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Holy extra parts, Batman! Think you used enough tubes?

My vote goes for the first one. The second looks too top-heavy.

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I had a bunch (a BUNCH,) of the BT-20J's laying around, so I figured it was a chance to use up a few. I don't think it's something that I'd have built without having something to salvage, but it's turned out better than I'd hoped.
BTW, I agree with the top-heavy statement. I'd have to name it Anna Nicole if I left it that way.
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I can't decide which way this rocket looks best. Which of the two views below do you think works? Why? I still have a couple of "cannons" to put in place, (some orphaned 10.5mm Apogee tubing,) and a cockpit, so that will also enter into the decision. Anyone see a definite winner here?


I think "V" down looks better, Bill.

Here's a thought -- Take those 10.5 mm Apogee tubes, and cut them about 3/16" thick, then round out one side to match the contour of the main tube. Think Centuri SSV here...

Use them to accentuate the body tube for things like docking hatches, or other sensor platforms, and detail them with strips of either styrene plastic or cardstock...

For those cannons, use SEMROC's long launch lugs with fiddly bits of paper, cardstock, or styrene strips. I think the diameters of the lugs are more proportioned for use as cannons; use the larger 3/16" or 1/4" diameter lugs for shields and shrouds around the cannon barrels...
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I think "V" down looks better, Bill.

Here's a thought -- Take those 10.5 mm Apogee tubes, and cut them about 3/16" thick, then round out one side to match the contour of the main tube. Think Centuri SSV here...

Use them to accentuate the body tube for things like docking hatches, or other sensor platforms, and detail them with strips of either styrene plastic or cardstock...

For those cannons, use SEMROC's long launch lugs with fiddly bits of paper, cardstock, or styrene strips. I think the diameters of the lugs are more proportioned for use as cannons; use the larger 3/16" or 1/4" diameter lugs for shields and shrouds around the cannon barrels...


I was kind of thinking of using the Apogee tubes, two launch lugs and a dowel for the cannons. This is a Warlord. It has to have BIG guns.
I'm having trouble visualizing what you suggested for the 10.5mm tubes. Pretend you're explaining it to a seven year old with the attention span of a fly. Do you mean the SSV Scorpion?
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I just checked out the SSV Scorpion review on EMRR. http://www.rocketreviews.com/review...v_scorpion.html
Do you mean to slice it in half lengthwise, then glue it on the main tube like a piece of body molding?
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I just checked out the SSV Scorpion review on EMRR. http://www.rocketreviews.com/review...v_scorpion.html
Do you mean to slice it in half lengthwise, then glue it on the main tube like a piece of body molding?


No, not like the cheeks on the EIRP Starship Excalibur...

Imagine a centering ring, about 3/16" thick, with one "face" rounded to fit up against the curvature of the main tube. I'm thinking about the little satellites from the SSV...

Bad example, now that I look more closely at the instruction scans, but imagine if those satellites were thicker, just hollowed out...
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