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Old 11-07-2017, 09:55 AM
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That's funny. I was just looking in there for the first time in years. Does Doug still post there?

Once in a great while. But it's usually something off-topic.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:06 AM
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I adapted the Open Rocket plans for the original RDC Starflite to use currently available parts. The plans have been adapted to use 24mm motors and Semroc parts from eRockets. This is a Big Bertha sized model that I would hesitate flying with an E motor from most of the woodsy fields that I fly on.

The original used tube sizes that are not easily found or sold by any rocketry vendor.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:47 PM
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The story is Irv Wait and the development of the first composite rocket motors. I found a old rec.models.rockets discussion that had some informative posts by Mark Johnson. I'm sure that others could chime in.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!m...vI/l7hfqG7fUXEJ


Mark Mayfield had an excellent article on Irv Waite in LAUNCH magazine (sadly I lost all but the last two issues in my recent move)
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I adapted the Open Rocket plans for the original RDC Starflite to use currently available parts. The plans have been adapted to use 24mm motors and Semroc parts from eRockets. This is a Big Bertha sized model that I would hesitate flying with an E motor from most of the woodsy fields that I fly on.

The original used tube sizes that are not easily found or sold by any rocketry vendor.
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I cut the fins for my clone last night at work. I picked up the other close parts last Tuesday at eRockets and I'll be putting it all together tonight. I'll post a pic when it gets to the point that it can stand without anything falling off.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:01 PM
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Allis-Chalmers tractors or Terri Garr????
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Allis-Chalmers tractors or Terri Garr????

Ah, the good ol' days.
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I cut the fins for my clone last night at work. I picked up the other close parts last Tuesday at eRockets and I'll be putting it all together tonight. I'll post a pic when it gets to the point that it can stand without anything falling off.

I just ordered the parts. This model rocket intrigues me. Nothing terribly unique about the design. It's the history. It's among the first, if not THE first, kit offered for the first composite propellant model rocket motors.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:48 PM
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I just ordered the parts. This model rocket intrigues me. Nothing terribly unique about the design. It's the history. It's among the first, if not THE first, kit offered for the first composite propellant model rocket motors.

Ditto. I have a fin pattern if you want to try it out. Not sure if it's exact, but I think it's close.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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I just ordered the parts. This model rocket intrigues me. Nothing terribly unique about the design. It's the history. It's among the first, if not THE first, kit offered for the first composite propellant model rocket motors.
Clearly the first.
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Orange paint on Allis-Chalmers tractors and Terri Garr's nose.
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