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Old 10-12-2010, 01:34 PM
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IIRC, the real one had a rather fast glide rate.
That may have had as much to do with the under-trained pilots as it did with it being a nose-heavy bird As I recall, it was basically a bomb with a glider stuck on the back.

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If I am reading the numbers correctly, the engine nozzle is recessed in the main tube about 2.25". That seems a bit much to me, not to mention the attachment cord for the main PK-12 is directly in harms way of the fire. Something tells me the pilot ain't coming back from this one, not that he did in real life anyway.

I noticed that JimZ's site says it is plan #70, but on the instruction sheet it is actually plan #72. Don't mind me, just being nit-picky.
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FYI - "Baka" is Japanese for "Stupid Person". "Idiot" or "Moron" would probably be the nearest English equivalent.
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FYI - "Baka" is Japanese for "Stupid Person". "Idiot" or "Moron" would probably be the nearest English equivalent.


I had read "fool" as the translation in some reference photos. The official name, IIRC, was something like "Cherry Blossom"...
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Alright. You make it glide, and I'll get a Squirrel Works Dogfight with a couple of Corsairs and chase after you

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If I am reading the numbers correctly, the engine nozzle is recessed in the main tube about 2.25". That seems a bit much to me, not to mention the attachment cord for the main PK-12 is directly in harms way of the fire. Something tells me the pilot ain't coming back from this one, not that he did in real life anyway.

I noticed that JimZ's site says it is plan #70, but on the instruction sheet it is actually plan #72. Don't mind me, just being nit-picky.



If my math is correct:

BT60D= 11"

BT20B=8 5/8"

engine extends out 3/4" (+ 8 5/8"=9 3/8")

Nose cone shoulder is 5/8" (= 9 3/8"=10")

That would make the engine recessed 1", (the drawing does make it look like more) the 1 1/8" on the plans could be 1 7/8", but it seems to match all the other 1's.

I can't disagree on the shroud line attachment, a good spot for kevlar.

And yes, the plan is numbered wrong (I never noticed that!)
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I had read "fool" as the translation in some reference photos. The official name, IIRC, was something like "Cherry Blossom"...
That was from the other term, Ohka, which is how I always saw the plane referenced.

I suspect Baka came from the Allies (and maybe some of the designated pilots).

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Default More thoughts on the Japanese Baka design - Estes plan #72

I created this thread to divert the off-topic discussion from here and place it in its own thread. The discussion concerns the design for a model of the Japanese Baka that was published in Vol. 10, No. 3 of the Estes Model Rocket News.

Just about that entire thread through post #25 is taken up with the OT discussion, so I'm not going to bother providing links to the relevant irrelevant posts from there.
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