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Old 08-06-2014, 02:12 PM
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Your original list is pretty impressive, nice score on the Sprite and Streak!

I've only re-built a few built by others, not my favorite thing to do.
It amazes me what people get wrong just because they want to get it in the air quickly.

The lot previous to this one was all kid-built. None of the rockets had ever been flown. Kinda sad.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:49 PM
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Hey Bill,

Pic's or it didn't happen!

Let's see it all!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:13 PM
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Today I received a lot purchase in the mail, four and a half rockets from an auction that I thought I'd be the only board waving for. One of the rockets, a Beta, had 1.75 motors stuck in it and the stages seemed to be glued together. I did a little shimmy with it, hard enough to hear something crack loose, like a glue seal, but not hard enough to break anything. It's a delicate balance. Anyway, the crack was the paint seal on the connector giving way. When I pulled the stages apart, the upper stage had a perfectly good 1/2A3-4T in it. It's blue, with a born on date of 5-11-73. The booster motor had been savaged by someone trying to get it out and could only be called 3/4 of a motor at this point. I managed to get it out by pulling it up through the booster instead of out the back end. Not sure what motor it was, but I'm thinking 1/2A3-0T based on how little propellant is present. That would have been a cool combination to fly it on. Party like it's 1977. I've got a soft spot for Betas anyway, so this one will definitely get to fly at some point this summer. Whoever built it did a nice job on the fins. They line up nicely and are almost seamless, so it's nothing like 1977 in that regard.
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I'll give you a quarter to fly it with that 1/2A3-4T motor in it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:28 AM
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I'll give you a quarter to fly it with that 1/2A3-4T motor in it.


I'll up you a quarter.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:30 AM
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I just got a great fixer upper lot from ebay. About $3 a rocket with shipping.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scratch-and...cvip=true&rt=nc
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:01 PM
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I just got a great fixer upper lot from ebay. About $3 a rocket with shipping.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scratch-and...cvip=true&rt=nc

I didn't see that one. Nice pickup. Post more pics when you get a chance or when you start working on them.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:48 PM
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Yeah, I saw that one. A steal! Because I'm in Canada I couldn't bid on it. But what a nice find! Lots of old rockets to restore, including two Mars landers, and a treasure chest of vintage parts.

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Old 07-28-2015, 09:36 PM
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I love the task of taking a model that has seen it's better days and giving it new Life.

#1&2. Here is a before and after of an Astron Mark, (Blue Tube/ Silver N.C.)
#3 . this Goony had all of it's fins broke off, I just could not bring myself to repaint this one.
#4. the S.P.E.V. was in really bad shape. I had to completely
rebuild the lower section. Now this S.P.E.V. has 24 m.m. Motor Mount. Fly s great on a C11-5.

# 5. This X-Ray is from around 1966, It was missing all of it's fins. It has the original Dark Brown
Gun rubber Shock Cord and the Type 1 Checker Board Parachute.

I have flown all of these Rebuilds at least once since they were restored.

I have no idea how the pictures changed the order from that they were posted ?
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:57 PM
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I love the task of taking a model that has seen it's better days and giving it new Life.

#1&2. Here is a before and after of an Astron Mark, (Blue Tube/ Silver N.C.)
#3 . this Goony had all of it's fins broke off, I just could not bring myself to repaint this one.
#4. the S.P.E.V. was in really bad shape. I had to completely
rebuild the lower section. Now this S.P.E.V. has 24 m.m. Motor Mount. Fly s great on a C11-5.

# 5. This X-Ray is from around 1966, It was missing all of it's fins. It has the original Dark Brown
Gun rubber Shock Cord and the Type 1 Checker Board Parachute.

I have flown all of these Rebuilds at least once since they were restored.


Here is the rest of the story:
#1. X-Ray
#2. S.P.E.V. Ebay Smash ans Bash.
#3. 1966 Astrobee 350 Was Missing fins added new shock cord and paint.
#4. This WAC Corporal was Started all of the parts were loose mixed in with other kits.
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