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Old 02-24-2023, 09:44 AM
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I am going to need kit pictures and a scan or photos of the North Carolina Boid instuctuons. The Boid had two versions I think - a slotted and unslotted version. Beware Randy at erockets produced this kit in Ohio with fiber fins and tabbed slot, I have one so I donít need that one.

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Old 02-24-2023, 02:52 PM
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The My Boid was my very first kit order from Semroc when I became a BAR ó I had never heard of the company before. Needless to say, I came back.

For some reason - probably because I chose greyscale as input, I had to post this in three parts.

As with the Astron, the inside, which is on an 8x14 sheet, is scanned twice, with opposite ends sticking out of the scanner. Someone with more .pdf skills than I can perhaps turn those two images into one.

My spreadsheet suggests I have one unopened NC My Boid. I've also built and flown the mini-engine, slotted tube, cardstock finned version that eRockets now sells. Probably a little better chance at getting that one back as you can't over-power it like the original. A small ST-8-based model on a C can go some distance....
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Old 02-24-2023, 03:25 PM
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Thank you! Whatís the highest you have flown one?
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Still looking for bagged kit pictures and any scans of the later but still North Carolina slotted tube version. Appreciate any help you can give.
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You know, I donít know. Itís been a long time since Iíve flown it. And itís down deep enough in the built-models storage that I donít really want to dig it out to see if there are even static ports in it for an altimeter.

Here are kit pics of the one I had it the stash. I had to shrink the front side one down even though at my end it reported being less than 2 MB.

Are you sure there were slotted-tube ones from North Carolina? If so that would have had to be a relatively recent change, as part of the point of the My Boid was that you didnít know which nose cone or which fins youíd get, and I canít imagine Carl would have made up a bunch of tabbed variations of fin sets just for My Boid kits.

Now when Randy redid it for a 13mm motor mount and the fiber fins, adding the slots made some sense.
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You know, I donít know. Itís been a long time since Iíve flown it. And itís down deep enough in the built-models storage that I donít really want to dig it out to see if there are even static ports in it for an altimeter.

Here are kit pics of the one I had it the stash. I had to shrink the front side one down even though at my end it reported being less than 2 MB.

Are you sure there were slotted-tube ones from North Carolina? If so that would have had to be a relatively recent change, as part of the point of the My Boid was that you didnít know which nose cone or which fins youíd get, and I canít imagine Carl would have made up a bunch of tabbed variations of fin sets just for My Boid kits.

Now when Randy redid it for a 13mm motor mount and the fiber fins, adding the slots made some sense.


In case someone stumbles on this thread, there are pictures of a North Carolina Boid with fin slots here from 2011: http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts...ts.asp?SKU=KA-6.

I agree it would have been a big effort to add the tabs to the laser cutting files! It is so far not known when the change was made between 2005 and 2011.
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