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
I used the same method for the fairing shrouds that I used on my BT-80 Saturn V using body tube. Semroc’s BT-58 turned out to have the perfect radius. And I started adding some of the corrugated details using corrugated plastic sheet material.
For a second time, I’m reviving a project I started some time ago. I’ve wanted a Mercury Atlas, so I decided to scratch build one around a BT-80. It seems like the perfect size and I’ve configured the motor mount for a 24mm D engine. I started by cutting the two specialized Continue Reading
I have too many rockets that I’ve built and just never painted. So I’m trying to rectify that.
I still have a little more to do. This is about a 1.6X upscale of the Estes Colonial Viper. Main tubes are BT-60. I offset the 24mm motor mount, I remember the the original I had as a kid tended to arch over and my research supports that memory, so Continue Reading
This was a really quick build, the Estes Fin Alignment Guide helped make quick work of the 12 fins. I bought this as an open kit, it was missing the fin sheets, but Semroc to the rescue! The long ST-8 was a little roughed up on one end, but the Continue Reading