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Old 08-22-2010, 11:27 AM
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Inspired by Pemberton Technologies' Screamin' Green Meanie, introducing the Dead Ringer.
Instead of the horizontal tube fin caps, these slant upward at a rakish angle, with a crosshair arrangement of traditional fins centered in each. The four vertical body tube conduits are each launch lugs!

I imagine that the tube rings could be angled down in the opposite direction, and that the crosshair fins could have many alternate designs to tickle your own fancies. Also some consideration for reinforcing each tube fin to its neighbor might be in order.

Construction-wise it's all pretty straightforward, but getting the fin tubes cut could be a bit of a stickler. I'd love some feedback!

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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This is my favorite of the designs you've posted today.

Last year I was going to enter the EMRR Design This Spaceship contest.
The design I picked had an oval body tube (not round) like the tubes on the back end of your drawing.

I dampened the inside of a BT-80 and carefully weighed it down with a couple of books on top. This pressed it into an oval shape. It was a bit of a balancing act.
By the next morning I had an oval body tube that is still in that shape a year later.

If I were to build this design, I'd compress a long tube, then cut it into the smaller oval disks for the back end.

I'm curious, which software are you using for drawing it up in 3D?
Nice work!
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:23 PM
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Nice work!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:06 PM
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Be careful here, Hans... they apparently don't want you posting here without a RockSim file attachment.

I use Wings3D (an awesome and FREE 3D modeler prog) and Swift3D to render images.
Thank you for boosting my morale a tad...

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:36 PM
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Here's the start of an ORK file for the Dead Ringer. Any suggestions for adding the slanted tube fins? And the crosshair fins?

OpenRocket is a little more intuitive...

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Old 08-23-2010, 11:32 AM
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I thought the 'Dead Ringer' was this:


http://fliskits.com/products/01prod_fs.htm
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:54 AM
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:19 AM
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That is one of the most unique designs I've seen since that B5 Whitestar clone. Nicely done.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:34 AM
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Hmmm... I have yet to find this 'Dead Ringer' reference on these links, despite having been sent over there twice to look.
???

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Hmmm... I have yet to find this 'Dead Ringer' reference on these links, despite having been sent over there twice to look.
???

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You have to dig a little. Go back to the link and look in the MicroMaxx kits section. You'll see the Dead Ringer there. :-)

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