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Tau Zero
01-16-2012, 10:05 PM
While this one's not strictly a BARCLONE entry, I rounded up plenty of "in the wild" pictures of my "Tau Zero" design, which was designed in the glare of public scrutiny right here on YORF:

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=834


"And now for something *completely* different."

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showpost.php?p=15350&postcount=6


We begin our exhibit with the Bill "Wallyum" Eichelberger Tau Zero display.
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Tau Zero
01-16-2012, 10:09 PM
This batch includes Bill's Tau Zero liftoff and Craig McGraw's build of the TZ, as well.
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Tau Zero
01-16-2012, 10:20 PM
Here are Tau Zeros built by Tony Vincent, Howard Smart, Jewel Butler (borrowed from rocketreviews.com), and Andrew Scott from Australia! ;) :D :cool:
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Tau Zero
01-16-2012, 10:23 PM
And finally, a few variations on the original theme by Craig McGraw and Zeus-cat.
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Tau Zero
01-16-2012, 10:52 PM
And here's some shots from the maiden flight (http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showpost.php?p=8227&postcount=10) of Tau Zero Prototype I.
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jharding58
01-17-2012, 05:05 AM
Here is one I built a while ago - replete with Ion Cannon...

Always liked this design. It can be a little finicky to finish, but it simply looks good when completed. Sorry about the blurring.

Feyd
01-17-2012, 07:59 AM
Here's my Tau Zero I built a while ago. It flies great but I think my shock cord is too
short (or I chose the wrong ejection delay) since I have a nice big "Estes dent" in my
nosecone.

snaquin
01-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Here's my Tau Zero I built a while ago. It flies great but I think my shock cord is too
short (or I chose the wrong ejection delay) since I have a nice big "Estes dent" in my
nosecone.

Wouldn't that be a "Goemmer Dent" ?

;)

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Tau Zero
01-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Wouldn't that be a "Goemmer Dent" ?

;) If Goemmer made motors... (Mike Myers "F.B." voice) *Mebbe.* ("naughty" look)

:eek: ;) :D
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Tau Zero
01-30-2012, 11:05 PM
Here are some photos I unearthed from the maiden flight of my "Tau Zero" Prototype I on October 21, 2006.

The launch location is the site of Dad's old farm southwest of Jerome, Idaho. None of the buildings are there any more, but you can see the neighbor's barn "across the fence" from where our farm used to be.
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Tau Zero
01-30-2012, 11:12 PM
Tau Zero Prototype II-B (with new improved engine hook/tube coupler motor retention), October 29, 2006.

Closeup of fin damage.

Jay and Tau Zero ST-10/BT-70 1.33-1.37X Tau Zero upscale, rocketry demonstration at Morningside Elementary School, Twin Falls, Idaho, May 2009.
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sandman
01-31-2012, 10:01 AM
Didn't I make a big nose cone for one...somewhere?

DeanHFox
01-31-2012, 01:36 PM
I've actually got two of your gorgeous Tau Zero upscale (SLS class) nosecones, Gordy --- I'm the proud owner of SLS Tau Zero's 1 and 3. :)

Pics one of these days when I remember to shoot 'em! :D

sandman
01-31-2012, 03:08 PM
I've actually got two of your gorgeous Tau Zero upscale (SLS class) nosecones, Gordy --- I'm the proud owner of SLS Tau Zero's 1 and 3. :)

Pics one of these days when I remember to shoot 'em! :D

OK, see when you wait a year from the time I make the part until you build it I tend to forget.

I don't even remember doing two of them!

Tau Zero
01-31-2012, 07:04 PM
OK, see when you wait a year from the time I make the part until you build it I tend to forget.

I don't even remember doing two of them!Gordy made four ST-10 based 1.37X upscales and three "SLS" 1.75X versions, which Dean has two of in his possession.

That was probably back in 2008. :eek: :o

And yes, they're *gorgeous.* ;) :D

Cheers,

Tau Zero
01-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Pics one of these days when I remember to shoot 'em! :DWhat?!? You actually *built* one? :eek: ;) :D :cool:

I need to see the gorgeous pictures, please. :D


Cheers,

sandman
01-31-2012, 07:56 PM
Gordy made four ST-10 based 1.37X upscales and three "SLS" 1.75X versions, which Dean has two of in his possession.

That was probably back in 2008. :eek: :o

And yes, they're *gorgeous.* ;) :D

Cheers,

I did??? :confused:

Holy $&@* I don't remember any of that! :eek:

pantherjon
02-01-2012, 08:12 AM
I did??? :confused:

Holy $&@* I don't remember any of that! :eek:


It must be all that balsa dust your breathing :chuckle:

jetlag
02-01-2012, 08:32 AM
It must be all that balsa dust your breathing :chuckle:


Or Smoking!!! :chuckle:

DeanHFox
02-01-2012, 11:07 AM
What?!? You actually *built* one? :eek: ;) :D :cool:

I need to see the gorgeous pictures, please. :D


Cheers,I actually took a whole series during the build process, but do you think I can find the darn things? :mad:

I'm traveling this week and next, but will see if I can grab a snapshot or two when I get home and post. The SLS TZ is really a nice build and a good flier (not to mention Gordy's balsa work on that cone...we're talking "work of art in wood", here). :)