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Old 05-14-2005, 08:04 AM
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I was just thumbing through some of the Centuri rocket plans I've downloaded, and discovered that the Centuri Redeye is another of those rockts that used the nose cone that later became the Yankee's nose. That puppy is cloneable, but we need the decals/wraps and the fin pattern - I checked here on YORP - we've got the plans only.

I tried to bid on the redeye that went up on Ebay, but I got outbid. If I'd gotten it, I would have sent them in, but...

So if anyone has those decals and/or fin patterns, scan 'em and send them to Scott... I gotta find something to do with those Yankee noses besides the X-24 Bug

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I have a Red-Eye, but it's built and decals are applied. The best I could do is take photos for anyone wishing to recreate them. Anyone willing to do this let me know and I'll e-mail you photos.
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Sure - send 'em to me. I thought about doing that with the illustrations from the catalog and instructions anyway, so color photos would be a real bonus. Also, if you could give me some measurements (length of BT, length of the dowels, length of each side of the fins) that would help as well. The results won't be the real thing, but I bet I can get something that looks pretty good.

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OK Greg. I'll bring some pics in tomorrow and send them your way. I'll get the measurements for you as well.
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Fantastic - of course, what I come up with won't be all that great, since I can't print on foil (sigh). But, we'll see what I can come up with. If it looks good, I'll be satisfied!

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Fantastic - of course, what I come up with won't be all that great, since I can't print on foil (sigh). But, we'll see what I can come up with. If it looks good, I'll be satisfied!

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I thought of that already. Put a wrap of chrome trim monokote on first and put the decal over that.

I'll e-mail the photos in a few. I forgot to take measurements though. I'll get those tonight.
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Eagle3 wrote: "Put a wrap of chrome trim monokote on first and put the decal over that. "

This works!! I have done this myself and so have others. The model that comes to mind is Citation version of the Starship Vega.

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OK, here are some rough dimensions.
The BT length is 3"
Dowel length is 8"
ThefFin/dowel brace span is 3/4"
The fin/dowel braces are notched on the leading edge to fit the dowels. The notch is from the trailing tip towards the top of the root edge and is 7/8" long. The notch is just big enough to fit the dowel and be flush with the unnotched part of the leading edge.
The body tube decal wrap is 1 5/8" tall.
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