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Old 09-04-2019, 11:47 AM
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Thanks for posting this, Steve. I'm obviously ready to try my hand at another Alpha-B, maybe an upscale now that I have real fin patterns. I also have the parts to make a cheap and dirty copy of the Alpha-1.
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In researching whether these plans were already online I came across your thread about your Bomar Spartan build. Very nice!
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:52 AM
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Does anyone know anything about the history of Bo-Mar?

Based in Liverpool, New York, unknown if there were any catalogs other than 1969.
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Bill,

In researching whether these plans were already online I came across your thread about your Bomar Spartan build. Very nice!

Which one? I built three. The first was a little off, the second was more to the scale I was hoping for, and the third was an upscale.
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Which one? I built three. The first was a little off, the second was more to the scale I was hoping for, and the third was an upscale.

Bill,

Why the interest in the Bo-Mar kits? Had you ever built one of the original kits?

Steve
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I also really like the pattern included in the instructions for a "streamer/parachute protector." It says you can cut these out of flameproofed crepe paper and use them instead of wadding. The protector pattern is the same as what came in the first Model Missiles kits before wadding, as we know it, was invented. The shock cord attachment method is also similar to the Model Missiles kits using a slit in the side of the tube. But the Bo-Mar instructions suggest you insert it in the reverse direction, so the free end is at the top. Not sure that was a good suggestion. But clearly this model owes a lot to the original Model Missiles kits.


I'd be interesting in trying the old style streamer parachute protector as I use flameproof crepe paper for wadding now. I'd probably make two per flight, set one inside the another.
Flameproof crepe paper works great, only the bottom piece is charred. The other pieces are picked up and re-used.

I always HATED the old slit and glue shock cord method. What a pain to fish the shock cord through the slits. Very unsightly.
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Bill,

Why the interest in the Bo-Mar kits? Had you ever built one of the original kits?

Steve

No, I didn't start flying until 1977. I was bored and started looking for different builds that I could fake based on catalog information. I think I was able to put together a couple of Coaster kits, a few from RDC, one from AMROCS, and a few Kopter and MRI birds. I combed the old issues of Model Rocketry magazine, the Estes and Centuri design winners, and any stray plans that looked interesting, or especially, seldom seen.
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Awesome! Thanks, Steve!

Any timeframe as to when you might add some more plans, Scott?
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Any timeframe as to when you might add some more plans, Scott?

I only have two to post that were recently sent to me by a member. The Centuri Astro-1 and Centuri Egg Crate.

I rely on members to send stuff to me or post directly here like Steve did.
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I only have two to post that were recently sent to me by a member. The Centuri Astro-1 and Centuri Egg Crate.

I rely on members to send stuff to me or post directly here like Steve did.

I was hoping you were still sitting on a goldmine.
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Rediscovered: Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

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I recall seeing adds for Bomar in the old "Model Rocketry" magazine from the late 60's and early 70's. Thanks for posting the plans! Any idea on the length of the body tube?
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