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Old 09-26-2020, 04:07 PM
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Default Centuri Phoenix Bird

Wanting to clone this one, and have a sheet of the stickers from the Estes release to modify.
Problem is, after much searching - can't seem to come up with tube lengths.

Anyone ?
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:26 PM
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I just built the Estes version last spring. Not sure how close in size it is to the original, other than the tubing being BT-55 instead of BT-56 (ST-13). The main tube was 12" and the payload was 7".
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I just built the Estes version last spring. Not sure how close in size it is to the original, other than the tubing being BT-55 instead of BT-56 (ST-13). The main tube was 12" and the payload was 7".

Is reported in this thread that there is also a coupler and they derive a breakdown from some measured parts: https://www.oldrocketforum.com/show...79&postcount=21

The coupler with the wide band in the middle I think is the same one used in the UFO Invader Super Kit so has molded in details.

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Measured from and open but complete and original Centuri Phoenix Bird Kit:

Main tube: ST-13, 12 long

Payload tube: ST-13, 7 long

Connector: 15/16 exposed length (yes, same coonector and nose come as used in UFO Invader Kit)


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Old 09-27-2020, 05:30 PM
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Thanks guys - I knew someone would have the info. Could not find the plans posted any of the usual locations.

Interesting about the coupler - I'd assumed it used the short 1340 style coupler as well, noting the thread linked above about the differences.

Guess I need to order a Moldin Oldies coupler, or find / design a 3d print file for one.

Thanks !

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Old 09-27-2020, 05:48 PM
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Or....you can go straight for the real thing. There is one on eBay right now.

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Or....you can go straight for the real thing. There is one on eBay right now.

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Thanks Earl..... course at 100 clams, I can buy lots of tubing and parts for that

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Thanks Earl..... course at 100 clams, I can buy lots of tubing and parts for that

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Understand.... Just wantin' to let you know of all the options that might be available.

Here's the instruction sheets for the original Centuri kit, if they are help to you.


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...and a couple kit part images.

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Thanks again, Earl .

That's one not posted online - Jim - note here are the needed scans

Will be debating how to continue, whether purist and order / make the coupler, or just add proper length and leave it be.
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