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Old 02-02-2011, 11:15 AM
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Heres my first cardstock rocket. I wanted to try one. It was fun and a CHEAP way to add a rocket to my fleet.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:22 PM
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Welcome to my world. I'l been doing cardstock models for years. I love it. I'm currently working on a launchable Colonial Viper paper rocket.

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:14 PM
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Moved the Hijack to a new thread.. Cardstock Soyuz
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:52 AM
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Heres my first cardstock rocket. I wanted to try one. It was fun and a CHEAP way to add a rocket to my fleet.


Nicely built! How did construction go? I know those fins can be a pain, but they sure do work!
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And it's a fun and CHEAP way to add a nice big Scale Model to your fleet.

Launch picture was taken by Bill Spadafora


Show off...

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Seriously, Bob has one of the nicest collection of card stock models I've ever seen!
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I love those rockets. I've built several. I had one that probably made 20+ launches before the dampness of an early morning flight finally did it in. I built a few for a scout launch that was confined to a small tree-lined site to avoild losing more expensive rockets. One thing that is real nice about them is they give a very high performance flight on an A motor. B motor puts them almost out of site.

Oh, the fins.....I didn't find they were a problem at all. One trick is to score the lines before you fold. I typically use one of those very small screwdrivers, the kind used for working on small electronics, etc.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:35 AM
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I love those rockets. I've built several. I had one that probably made 20+ launches before the dampness of an early morning flight finally did it in. I built a few for a scout launch that was confined to a small tree-lined site to avoild losing more expensive rockets. One thing that is real nice about them is they give a very high performance flight on an A motor. B motor puts them almost out of site.

Oh, the fins.....I didn't find they were a problem at all. One trick is to score the lines before you fold. I typically use one of those very small screwdrivers, the kind used for working on small electronics, etc.
I cut thru two tabs when doing the score thing. ha ha . I knew it was gona happen. I put some tape on the inside and glued it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:38 AM
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Welcome to my world. I'l been doing cardstock models for years. I love it. I'm currently working on a launchable Colonial Viper paper rocket.

Daniel
I down loaded plans for a Merc RedStone. I think it said there was 172 parts to cut out. It will be a loooong while before I get to deep into that build. I figure when I think of it , Ill cut out some pieces here and there. Thats alot of paper.
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I cut thru two tabs when doing the score thing. ha ha . I knew it was gona happen. I put some tape on the inside and glued it.


I use a clay modelling tool that has a rounded point on one end. I also always use a metal ruler when scoring or cutting parts out. A dried up ball point pen can be used to score card as well, but I've always found that they tend to drag on the paper a bit because of the ink residue. You can also find small burnishing tools and scribers at art supply and hobby stores.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:19 AM
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Nicely built! How did construction go? I know those fins can be a pain, but they sure do work!
It went well for my first one. Other than cutting 2 tabs off when scoreing them. I think I mentioned this on TRF, the bt wrap came up short. Its the "fit to page issue" .Im still working on that. I been wanting to start the Stingray upscale to the BT70. You sent me the temps for this. I still havennt got it exact?????? I may just have a guy at work do it for me. We have super computers here. Thing is,still dont do me any good if I dont now how to use em.
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