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Old 01-15-2013, 11:51 PM
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1. Scout - One of the Semroc clones. Initially lost, but found the next day while looking for another bird early last spring. Since painted day-glo orange.

2. Mark II - Clone with a JimZ decal that he included back in 2001 when I bought a set of Condor decals from him.

3. Spaceman - Or RACEMAN as I called it. I did a Richard Petty theme on it for an EMRR contest.

4. Cobra - My first clustered clone.

5. Big Bertha - I think I've flown four or five of these.

6. Alpha - Ditto on the four or five, with the 1977 original being lost in the woods on the campus at NKU where I eventually parked a few years later when they cleared things out for a parking lot. (The Scooby-Doo lots as my friend called them. If you'd ever been to King's Island that would be funny. )

7. Honest John - A rickety Ebay rescue. Still flyable, and likely will fly this summer at B6-4 Field. I'm thinking about a K-themed launch.

8. Avenger - My first two stage clone, built with parts that came in an Estes Designer Special. Definitely a candidate for the K Launch this summer.

9. Beta - My first rocket. I've had two or three since, including one that was an Ebay refugee along with the HoJo and Shrike.

10. Shrike - Quite possibly the ugliest one in existence and an Ebay refugee as mentioned above.

11. Cherokee D - At least three of these, the first a clone with a Black Brant cone because that's how I saw it. Suffered a CATO (my first) at a QUARK launch and turned into a Cherokee E, which lasted one flight. I also have Thrustline and Semroc versions.

12. Interceptor - Moldin' Oldies parts and Ebay decals.

13. Goblin - I think I'm on my third, all clones.

14. A-20 Demon - PDR version. Damaged at NARAM 53.

15. SPEV - An early clone I was especially proud of. I also have a 24mm and Semroc version.

16. Constellation - Flew for the first time last summer. Vintage payload and nose cone section.

17. X-Ray - The "Volare Incident" bird, a one flight wonder from 1978 or 1979.

18. Sprint - Forgot about this one. A pretty decent clone, I think with a BMS cone and one of my very early homemade decals. Disappeared on its initial C6-7 flight at VOA. Heard the ejection, but after that, nothing. Man, did it scoot.

The Ranger is from the same Ebay auction as the Constellation. A vintage payload section and nose cone. The Farside X just needs paint and was started after seeing Jonathan's photo here. The Drifter is another of the nose cones from the Ranger/Constellation/Stinger Ebay lot. The Sprite is 13mm and ready to go whenever the opportunity presents itself, as is the V-2. The Gyroc is a Thrustline parts pack. The Midget is a Semroc kit. The Orbital Transport is a basswood pig I started in 2001. The Alpha III came in a starter kit and just needs to be repainted. I also flew a Birdie, but I hesitate to count it since I just CA'd a motor tube and a launch lug on a bird I found in the back yard.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:18 AM
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I've built 27 and counting. I have a few more in the que and a few started but unfinished.
A mix of kits and clones, some in multiples:

K-3 Space Plane
K-4 Streak
K-5 Apogee II
K-7B Phantom
K-15 Sprite
K-17 Aerobee 300
K-18 X-Ray
K-23 Big Bertha
K-25 Alpha
K-33 Trident
K-30 Little Joe II
K-35 Constellation
K-36 Saturn V
K-37 Scrambler
K-40 Midget
K-41 Mercury Redstone
K-42 Orbital Transport
K-43 Mars Lander
K-45 Beta
K-46 Shrike
K-47 Cherokee-D
K-49 Sprint
K-50 Interceptor
K-52 Omega
K-52P Omega Payload
K-56 Alpha III
K-59 SPEV

I've also built some upscales and downscales in addition to the 1:1 kits.



My son has built these:

K-6 Ranger
K-10 Cobra
K-11 WAC Corporal
K-22 V-2
K-25 Alpha
K-29 Saturn 1B
K-38 Avenger
K-48 Bandit
K-50 Interceptor
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:55 AM
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I've built 27 and counting. I have a few more in the que and a few started but unfinished.
A mix of kits and clones, some in multiples:

K-3 Space Plane
K-4 Streak
K-5 Apogee II
K-7B Phantom
K-15 Sprite
K-17 Aerobee 300
K-18 X-Ray
K-23 Big Bertha
K-25 Alpha
K-33 Trident
K-30 Little Joe II
K-35 Constellation
K-36 Saturn V
K-37 Scrambler
K-40 Midget
K-41 Mercury Redstone
K-42 Orbital Transport
K-43 Mars Lander
K-45 Beta
K-46 Shrike
K-47 Cherokee-D
K-49 Sprint
K-50 Interceptor
K-52 Omega
K-52P Omega Payload
K-56 Alpha III
K-59 SPEV

I've also built some upscales and downscales in addition to the 1:1 kits.


Yes, but how many have flown and how many are just awaiting sanding?

I've done an upscale of the WAC Corporal, but I didn't count that one. I also built the Mercury Redstone back in 1977, but never flew it. (Or sanded it, for that matter. )
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Yes, but how many have flown and how many are just awaiting sanding?

I've done an upscale of the WAC Corporal, but I didn't count that one. I also built the Mercury Redstone back in 1977, but never flew it. (Or sanded it, for that matter. )

I've breathed in too much primer dust tonight to comprehend what you are saying...
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Actually, I forgot that it's "flown" not "flyable". Only a few haven't flown yet. I'll probably build a second Mars Lander and only fly the ugliest one.
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Powr-Pranging an X-Ray into a POS Plymouth Volare could only result in IMPROVING the appearace of said POS Volare.
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Powr-Pranging an X-Ray into a POS Plymouth Volare could only result in IMPROVING the appearace of said POS Volare.

Yeah, but it would take a lot of elbow grease to buff out the paint on that X-Ray.



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X-Rays are BT20/BT50 'expendable' sized and type rockets.
Can be built including all coats of Sanding Sealer in one day, painted and ready to fly in two with a flawless paint job.
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I didn't keep flight logs like you folks do but I have flown all of the ones listed PLUS the Phantom of course! The first flight fogs it up pretty good. BTW none of which were clones or the Semroc versions.

Flying the Space Planes and the Aerobee 300's was a mistake in hindsight. My how I wish I made a time capsule now!

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Powr-Pranging an X-Ray into a POS Plymouth Volare could only result in IMPROVING the appearace of said POS Volare.

I didn't powr-prang it. I put a ball from an old pinball machine in the payload section and forgot to tape the nose cone on. The metal ball fell and hit the hood of a Volare parked across the street. It looked like someone had hit the hood with a ballpeen hammer.
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