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Old 06-05-2005, 11:45 PM
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Exclamation New Plan -- Longneck

The thread on the "E"-powered ThunderRoc got me started thinking (dangerous, you all know that! ) about coming up with an appropriate design for BARCLONE...

I think everyone will like the name, anyway...

SEMROC components for the nose cone and body tubes, but there's a mix of custom-built pieces and some Estes pieces. I used a 6" length of BT-50 for the motor tube...

The main body tubes are 30" lengths of ST-175. Carl doesn't have these listed as "In Stock" yet, just as "Coming Soon". The hollow tube coupler shown in the list has to be made from a length of ST-175 tubing, 4" long, split and a strip taken out. Easier to do than to tell you how to do it...

No launch lugs for this bird; you need a launch tower to be effective, as the rocket doesn't reach flight speed until it gets about 60" off the ground. Composite motors only.

Enjoy!

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Old 06-05-2005, 11:49 PM
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The thread on the "E"-powered ThunderRoc got me started thinking (dangerous, you all know that! ) about coming up with an appropriate design for BARCLONE...

I think everyone will like the name, anyway...

SEMROC components for the nose cone and body tubes, but there's a mix of custom-built pieces and some Estes pieces. I used a 6" length of BT-50 for the motor tube...

The main body tubes are 30" lengths of ST-175. Carl doesn't have these listed as "In Stock" yet, just as "Coming Soon". The hollow tube coupler shown in the list has to be made from a length of ST-175 tubing, 4" long, split and a strip taken out. Easier to do than to tell you how to do it...

So how long is it?!
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:04 AM
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So how long is it?!


Total length is 101.7". It uses three lengths of tube, with separation between the top two. Two 24" parachutes for recovery listed, but you might reduce this to a single chute.

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Old 06-06-2005, 11:06 PM
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Exclamation New Plan -- USS Swinington

OK, folks, this is what happens when one person suggests a name, and another puts two of his few, underworked brain cells in contact with each other...

Jay suggested the name "Kick A Pig", and I went hog wild...

This model was going to be a flying football, aka "pigskin"...

Fat chance...

The name is pronounced "Swine-ing-ton", sounds like "Lexington"...

These drawings are by no means complete. They're only posted here to give you an idea of a simple concept that has gone horribly bonkers...

For example, there is no hatch designed in for the parachute to escape through. And, the center tube is longer than any existing tube of that diameter -- it needs to be divided into at least two. There is no launch lug yet -- it is supposed to be the full length of the main body, centered inside the core inside tube and large enough for a 1/4" diameter rod. The nacelles have no real structure, and need some additional bracing. They are supposed to act as tube fins at the end of those pylons.

Believe it or not, the simulator says it doesn't need that lower pylon, but it would require about 8 oz of mass at the tip of the nose without it.

The composite motors in the flight simulation are the only recommended motors at this time. Yes, you must use 4 of them!

So fry up some ham and eggs, dig out a DVD of the Muppets' Swine Trek skits, and Enjoy!

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Old 06-11-2005, 08:51 PM
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Well, this seems to be a very popular rocket series...

This is not a modification to the Longneck. The Longneck uses ST-175 tubes...

Sorry 'bout the confusion I may have caused before...

The fins are 30% enlargements of the Thunder Bird patterns, and the nosecone is a new SEMROC BC-1364 rounded-ogive (the simulation file shows an elliptical shape, only because it doesn't have a correct profile for this cone).

The paint scheme remains the same as the original Thunder series.

Enjoy!

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Hey, it had to happen.

Anyone want to try for a decal for this? Uses original size Thunder Roc fins, a single BT-60 (which I have since I bash Mean Machines for Thunder Rocs), a Baby Bertha could supply the nose cone and engine mount.
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:41 PM
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Hey, it had to happen.

Anyone want to try for a decal for this? Uses original size Thunder Roc fins, a single BT-60 (which I have since I bash Mean Machines for Thunder Rocs), a Baby Bertha could supply the nose cone and engine mount.


Lance,

Not to steal your Thunder , but how about this version, which uses the Baby Bertha nose cone and 9" body tube?

Craig...
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Why not just call it "Thunder Goon"?
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:00 PM
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Why not just call it "Thunder Goon"?


OK. Here it is...

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Or Thunder ****y.
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