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Old 06-29-2019, 03:13 PM
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Buzz, is there any chance you could scan the plan and post a PDF here? It's such a rare one, it would be great if it were on YORP or JimZ...

Sure, but all I have is a monochrome copy to start with. It would be better if someone with an original made a grey scale scan.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:37 AM
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Sure, but all I have is a monochrome copy to start with. It would be better if someone with an original made a grey scale scan.
I agree, but such an ephemeral item is quite possibly rare enough that you might have the only known one "in captivity." (In other words, there may well be grey scale originals out there, but which might not see the light of day for years--if ever.) Even a monochrome copy of the Quazar plan is better than no copy at all (if a grey scale one turns up later from someone else--perhaps "encouraged" by the appearance of yours on the Ye Olde Rocket Plans website--then a grey scale scan of it could become the new online copy.) A lot of older model rocketry ephemera, including plans, is getting more scarce as the years and decades pass, and even less-than-ideal copies of them are important for the completeness of the hobby's historical record.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:26 PM
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Sure, but all I have is a monochrome copy to start with. It would be better if someone with an original made a grey scale scan.


I second Jason's thought. If you have a scan , even if it's one bit rather than gray scale, please share!

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Ah...that looks good, monochrome and all! The Quazar is also larger than I'd thought, having a BT-60 rather than a BT-55 main body tube. It could also be modified for motor mount rear ejection (that could also be done to make it a rear-ejecting motor pod boost glider, with the motor mount having forward ballast if necessary, plus a parachute [as with the Estes foam Shuttle]). For those who like the Reaper (originally called KKDC--Klingon Kamikaze Death Cruiser--designs, with auxiliary motors w-a-y out on the wing tips [the results of a motor misfire are very exciting!]), the Quazar's BT-5 wingtip pods offer interesting "GH-ey" possibilities...
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:38 PM
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To me, it looks a bit like the Starship Excalibur that was a DOM originally.
Mine has been flown quite a bit.

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Ah, the mystery is solved! Thanks to everyone for their input and follow-ups on this thread, and special thanks to designer Michael Hardman for this great looking model.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:36 PM
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Thanks, Bill!

I second that. Much better than my copy. I'm printing yours and replacing my hard copy with it. :-) I was sure somebody out there had an original they could scan and submit.
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Thanks to all for solving this mystery. And that is a very interesting model indeed....clearly inspired by the much earlier DOM Starship Excalibur, but larger and with a 24mm motor mount.
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