new conversion to a flyer of an old rocket model

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by jleslie48, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Awesome! Has anyone else done this kind of thing? I would like to do it but I am not too sure of the paper holding up to the thrust. Coat the whole thing with clear coat or something for added strength?
  3. Switched

    Switched Recidivist

    jleslie, that looks great. Have you flown it yet? :thumb:

    I've done this with a Currell Graphics V-2, an R7 Sputnik, and the Revell Moonship models. I've only had a chance to fly the V-2 so far. It went well on an A8-3 motor. They come out very light, and stronger than you might think. I used a central tube like jleslie, and 210gsm cardstock. I put a spent motor in the nosecone for noseweight and holding the nosecone in place. I've been thinking of doing a flying model for the Free Model #3 contest.

    Here's a couple of pics of the V-2. I don't have any of the other two yet. This was my first ever card model.

  4. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Sweet! I built this one too but the kids have since detroyed it. I am defintely gonna make a flyer and get some pics :)

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