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Old 09-14-2009, 12:12 AM
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For what it's worth, Gordon (Sandman) offers the Akela I decals through Excelsior - second item on the Centuri Classic decal page:

http://excelsiorrocketry.com/

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:57 AM
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For what it's worth, Gordon (Sandman) offers the Akela I decals through Excelsior - second item on the Centuri Classic decal page:

http://excelsiorrocketry.com/

Greg


Greg, I thank you very much for this tip! I'm glad to see that he picked up and is carrying on the Excelsior Rocketry line of decals.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:20 AM
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I know this is dredging up a long-dormant thread, but do you by any chance still have the Akela decals that you mentioned in the above-referenced posting? With the Semroc and Moldin' Oldies airframe parts now available, duplicates of the decals would allow high-fidelity or even exact replicas of the Akela rockets to be built. Other sets of duplicate Akela decals could even be down-scaled slightly to fit the Estes Viking.

I have them online on Ye Olde Rocket Plans. Go to the decals section, they're right at the top.

http://www.oldrocketplans.com/decals.htm
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:53 AM
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I have them online on Ye Olde Rocket Plans. Go to the decals section, they're right at the top.

http://www.oldrocketplans.com/decals.htm


Scott, thank you for posting the link! I have an HP1210 printer/copier/scanner. Would it yield good quality print-outs? Also, do they print at 100% "straight" from the file? Lastly, what clear decal film sheets do you recommend for printing decals? I apologize for the very basic questions, but I've never done this before.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:53 PM
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Scott, thank you for posting the link! I have an HP1210 printer/copier/scanner. Would it yield good quality print-outs? Also, do they print at 100% "straight" from the file? Lastly, what clear decal film sheets do you recommend for printing decals? I apologize for the very basic questions, but I've never done this before.

Sorry, I don't have any other info I can give you about printing the file and/or making decals. I don't make my own so don't have experience with it. I'm sure someone else here should have an answer for you though.
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Scott, thank you for posting the link! I have an HP1210 printer/copier/scanner. Would it yield good quality print-outs? Also, do they print at 100% "straight" from the file? Lastly, what clear decal film sheets do you recommend for printing decals? I apologize for the very basic questions, but I've never done this before.


We have an HP 6940 and it makes pretty good decals, as do most HP inkjets. Since yours being multi-purpose, I don't know. As for printing 100% scale, it depends on the program you print with. That being said, 9 times out of 10 a file won't print at 100% without adjusting settings. Always do several B&W drafts on plain paper to test the size of the decals and to make sure that they actually fit on the page (having decals cut off will make you a VERY unhappy camper).

I would also suggest you download GIMP . It is a powerful image editing program that can handle anything you would ever want to do with decals, and best of all it's FREE! Simple editing like scaling and rearranging is pretty easy. Serious decal editing and creating has a fairly steep learning curve, but that would be the same with any program. The printer settings are also pretty easy to adjust. Just click ignore page margins and set the X and Y resolution to 300 , and it should print at 100% scale.
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Scott, thank you for posting the link! I have an HP1210 printer/copier/scanner. Would it yield good quality print-outs? Also, do they print at 100% "straight" from the file? Lastly, what clear decal film sheets do you recommend for printing decals? I apologize for the very basic questions, but I've never done this before.


That would depend on the resolution it was scanned at vs. the resolution you print. I don't remember what I scanned my Akela-1 decal, but I'd guess it was 300 dpi. If it is scanned at 300 dpi and you print at 300 dpi, it should be 100% or awfully close.

I like using decal paper for inkjets from MicroMark. I used Bel originally, but I started having some problems with it after a year or so and haven't bought any in several years now. I've had excellent results with the MicroMark paper.
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I thank you all for the information. This looks like a good winter project.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:08 PM
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(also posted on the OldRockets list and soon to go up on TRF)

I lost all the photos I accumulated of the Akela-1 kit due to a hard drive crash a few months ago. If any of you have any scans, or links to pics of the finished rocket, please help me out. Color pics would be awesome, but I'll take anything I can get. I'm just starting to dig through the Centuri Rocket Times scans on Ninfinger and have found a marginal quality scan in the 1975-1976 Winter CRT.

For those of you that don't know about the kit, it was a rocket produced by Centuri for the Boy Scouts of America, specifically the Cub Scouts, IIRC. You could buy it at just about any place that sold Boy Scouts materials, supplies, etc. It's physically a copy of the old Centuri Viking. Estes recreated it and also called it the Viking, but the parts are slightly different. The Estes version uses thinner Estes tubing, and the nosecone and the fiber fins have ever so slightly different angles, but you wouldn't notice the difference on an assembled rocket. With parts lying side by side, it's easy to see the difference, however.


The "Classics" section on the Semroc web site dates the Centuri Akela-1 (and the Centuri Viking) as having been available between 1980 and 1983. This seems a bit "late" to me, as I seem to recall having seen ads for the Akela-1 in the late 1970s.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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The "Classics" section on the Semroc web site dates the Centuri Akela-1 (and the Centuri Viking) as having been available between 1980 and 1983. This seems a bit "late" to me, as I seem to recall having seen ads for the Akela-1 in the late 1970s.


The Akela-1 was available in the 70's. Not sure when it first became available, but I know it was available when I was in Cub Scouts well before the 80's.
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