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Old 09-01-2013, 11:33 AM
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Default Alien Scout Ship

Had an idea (or two) pop in my head and thought I would design a school yard rocket for tumble recovery. Should do OK on a 13mm engine.

I just finished building the final version but haven't balanced it yet. Not even sure it will fly!
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:37 AM
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Nice work, as usual!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:04 PM
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Well, I get tired of this farmer growing his corn in my launch field. So, l thought I would build a few I can launch a few blocks down in the school yard.

I left out the details on building, but it shouldn't be to difficult. Just remember to put the cockpit/fin on the correct side. For a better look anyway. I am guessing at this point. But thinking the tube should reach down to the end of the fins, and the tail of the engine about 1/8 inch below that.

Which means balance is either a good guess or don't glue the tube in until it is right.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:21 AM
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Here is a picture of the finished rocket. It should help anyone building it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:10 AM
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Made a human scout ship to go with the alien version!
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Those are BOTH very cool!
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Thanks! I got the idea from looking at the cardstock cockpits I made. One of them looked like a Star Trek type engine nacelle.
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These are great designs. Thanks for sharing them. Everytime I see you have posted I go to see if there's a drawing. Thanks again.
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Thanks again. They aren't perfect though. Sometimes I get an idea in my head and need to get it out in a hurry. If you build one, let me know if something needs fixed.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:03 AM
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I decided the Earth ship was a little boring and updated it a little.
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