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Old 10-31-2006, 07:44 PM
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But then somebody would put 4 29mm motors in it.

We wouldn't want to see that now would we?


no ..however that would probably be a very scale-like flight!
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:40 PM
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OK, I think I got it!

Fortunately the transition is only 3.1" long so I didn't waste a lot of wood to get it right.

I still neeed to sand the indent by hand and get the final shaping.

If I want to produce a few of these I have to find an easier way to make these things.

That would be a rather large casting if I tried to use resin.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:52 PM
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Wow, looks excellent! I can see the NH project moving on to completion. Can't wait 'till I build one from your efforts. I've seen posts on other sites from those looking for a NH kit. This thing (your Nike Hercules project) may well take off with a good demand for it. I watch for your update posts!
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:40 PM
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Sandman, that's one sweet effort thus far. I'm sure my checkbook will get lighter when you announce availability.

Have you thought about preorders, just (a) so you can get an idea of who wants one (and is willing to put $$$ where their mouth is), and (b) so those of us who *really* want one don't have to wait for the third "batch", since I suspect this one's gonna be a hot seller?

I think there's a lot of us here who wish we had your skills. Wow!
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:06 AM
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Sorry, preorders just don't work for me.

I never know what the final price will be. I don't want to scare people.

I don't know if this will even work yet but Ihave high hopes.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:15 AM
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I've started, then put away for the moment, my Nike H. based upon Apogee's plans. That transition is a beast. You make it look easy.

Quick hypothetical question. Do you envision staging this model?
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:17 AM
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I still neeed to sand the indent by hand and get the final shaping.

If I want to produce a few of these I have to find an easier way to make these things.


You could always make your eager customers do it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:16 AM
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Sandman, quit tease'n us! Make this "fly" and you can quit your day job (well for a little while)!
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:07 AM
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Gilatrout has his hands on his wallet

I've started, then put away for the moment, my Nike H. based upon Apogee's plans. That transition is a beast. You make it look easy.

Quick hypothetical question. Do you envision staging this model?


Staging wouldn't be too difficult to accomplish and I will put provisions into the model to accomadate that but honestly...with 3 D12's in the booster are you really going to need another 24mm motor in the sustainer?

We're talking some serious altitude for a scale model but sure...why not?

My Little Joe II model was designed for a 7 motor cluster and one brave soul did fly his on that combonation of a central E9-8 and 6 C6-7's to about 1,500'.

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OK, I think I got it!

Fortunately the transition is only 3.1" long so I didn't waste a lot of wood to get it right.

I still neeed to sand the indent by hand and get the final shaping.

If I want to produce a few of these I have to find an easier way to make these things.

That would be a rather large casting if I tried to use resin.


Sandman,

Have you thought about slicing a master copy in half and pulling a sheet of plastic over it twice? That would allow for a much lighter final piece, and the customer could do the actual glue-up of the two halves...
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