Painted and decaled my Estes 1271 Astron Renegades. The red and black is a clone. The red, yellow, and black is a rehab of an eBay rescue of an original.
I got all the little detail bits glued on. Now, just need to decided where to put the launch lug. Then she’s almost ready to fly.
The Argus flew terrific. I went with the two parachute classic recovery.
Made a lot of progress. The body wrap was a pain to apply, I should have applied it before gluing the fins on. Still need to install motor mount.
Years ago I built a Boyce 1:396 Saturn 1B. Well, I used the nose cone from it, but the rest of the parts I wasn’t happy with, so I used my own and created waterslide decals instead of the paper peel and stick that came with it. I used half Continue Reading
Printed a 3D model that is similar to the Estes Cineroc, but with digital components versus 8mm film. The Cineroc was a revolutionary product that finally put into the hands of amateurs the ability to record onboard video of their rocket flights from the rocket itself during flight. The 3D Continue Reading
Another project started long ago I finally brought to completion. http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/kc-7.htm I like the old sci-fi style rockets, so I constructed an upscaled Centuri Quasar (KC-7) based on a BT-80 body and a 24mm engine mount. The ram jet intake and nozzels turned out to be pretty easy to make Continue Reading
I previously printed an Enerjet 1340 fin can in red graciously created by Jack Hydrazine. I decided what to do with it, clone a Centur Argus. But I still needed the plastic reducers if I didn’t want to use balsa. Last night I created 3D models for the plastic reducers Continue Reading
I created 3D models for printing of the Centuri PSR-78 and PSR-813 plastic reducers. The red PSR-78 is the Centuri original, the white is my first test print using PETG filament. Centuri’s weighs 4 grams, and so does mine. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3912950 My first test print of the PSR-813 using PETG filament. Continue Reading
Transition and adapter leading up to the capsule. I used a BNC-60AK from Semroc, same cone as the Estes K-41 Mercury Redstone. I sanded the Redstone adapter ring off to make it match up to the Atlas. The paper capsule wrap in the picture is just a mock-up. I used 1/12 dowels Continue Reading