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Old 05-10-2011, 09:27 AM
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Hello All,

When the Teleflite Corporation sold their "How-To" pamphlet about making small sugar rocket motors ("The Incredible Five Cent Sugar Rocket") back in the 1980s, it also came with a set of plans for a small (approximately BT-5 size, if memory serves) model rocket that could be made from existing household items, which used the sugar rocket motors. (It would also fly well using commercially-made 13 mm mini motors.) This rocket rather resembled the MPC Super/Star kit (see: http://www.rocketreviews.com/mpc-su...-jeff-lane.html and http://www.oldrocketplans.com/mpc/m...0/mpc3-0910.htm ).

Does anyone here have the plans for this Teleflite model rocket? I have found the sugar rocket pamphlet text reproduced online, but not the model plans.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:00 PM
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Blackshire,
If you are still looking for the teleflite sugar rockets plans, i might have it. Hang tight though, its back home in Miami and I will be there next week at my folks place. the minute i get there i will post something for you.

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If you are still looking for the teleflite sugar rockets plans, i might have it. Hang tight though, its back home in Miami and I will be there next week at my folks place. the minute i get there i will post something for you.

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Thank you very much! If you would, please also send it to Scott ("LTVScout") so that everyone can access it. Although the rocket was designed to use Teleflite's sugar propellant motors, it will accommodate 13 mm mini motors and/or 6 mm MicroMaxx motors. Since this rocket was designed to be made from common household materials, it would be a good model for Industrial Arts-type model rocket projects for schools, Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and other youth groups.
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Thank you very much! If you would, please also send it to Scott ("LTVScout") so that everyone can access it. Although the rocket was designed to use Teleflite's sugar propellant motors, it will accommodate 13 mm mini motors and/or 6 mm MicroMaxx motors. Since this rocket was designed to be made from common household materials, it would be a good model for Industrial Arts-type model rocket projects for schools, Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and other youth groups.



Hi Blackshire,
I have the sugar rocket plans from Teleflite. Its called The Microsond 1. Its for 'the incredible 5 cent sugar rocket' and the associated mini sugar engine, but can use for mini motors and Micro maxx engines. The original document was a single page sheet 11x14 with instructions on obverse side and patterns and plans on reverse side. I scanned both sides. Be sure to print on 8.5 x14 legal format for full layout. I will send to Scott as well. Enjoy !

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Thank you very much, Kevin! I had forgotten that it also included a full-size circular parachute pattern. This would be a good Scout project rocket for making the rockets out of common household materials (in keeping with the "A Scout is thrifty" trait). Just one question--are the TIFs 100% size? It looks like they are, but I can't tell for sure because the original document didn't have a ruler scale printed on the side with the drawings.
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Thank you very much, Kevin! I had forgotten that it also included a full-size circular parachute pattern. This would be a good Scout project rocket for making the rockets out of common household materials (in keeping with the "A Scout is thrifty" trait). Just one question--are the TIFs 100% size? It looks like they are, but I can't tell for sure because the original document didn't have a ruler scale printed on the side with the drawings.



Its true to size. I always opt to print at 100 percent scale rather than fit to scale. Be sure to print on legal and should be all set. Sorry the photo images aren't as sharp but I try to keep to the established format for Scott ( Hanson).
I'ms sure the scouts will have a lot of fun.
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Its true to size. I always opt to print at 100 percent scale rather than fit to scale. Be sure to print on legal and should be all set. Sorry the photo images aren't as sharp but I try to keep to the established format for Scott ( Hanson).
I'ms sure the scouts will have a lot of fun.
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Thank you for this information. Strangely, my image viewer reduced the files to fit on an 8.5" X 11" sheet even though I selected "Print Full Size." (I think if I change the paper size in the selection table to 8.5" X 14" [I'll have to get some], it will print fine.)
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Also, if you hadn't mentioned the photo quality I would never have suspected! :-) It's been a long time since I last saw the Microsond 1 plans.
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If you have the entire manual, would it be too much to ask you to scan it in it's entirety and send it to Scott? I have a windows notepad type copy I got from the web somewhere, but I'd enjoy seeing the original 5 cent rocket manual.

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If you have the entire manual, would it be too much to ask you to scan it in it's entirety and send it to Scott? I have a windows notepad type copy I got from the web somewhere, but I'd enjoy seeing the original 5 cent rocket manual.

Terry Dean




Terry,
I am not aware there existed a specific comprehensive manual for 'the five cent rocket'. I do own the How to make your own sugar rocket book by Teleflite Corp. ,dedicated to low-to-mid power sugar rocket engines and their construction. This is book is about engine construction and propellant formula only and no mention of rocket vehicles other than ' the 5 cent' on my separate leaflet which I posted. I think earlier in the post there was a reference to a pamphlet(?)--Are you sure this is what you are looking for?
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