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Old 02-22-2010, 11:37 AM
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... We have everything ready to kit the Orion except the wrap. We had considered a paper and balsa-detailed wrap since it is hard to get a perfect styrene wrap.



Carl,

I'm getting in the queue to buy that one once you have the kit! The Orion is one of my all time favorites, a real classic.

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Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 PM
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The one my buddy built when we were kids always flew fine on plain-jane B6-2's and C6-3's.
It did fly considerably better on the C5-3 which is no longer available for some IDIOTIC reason. NOBODY could even possibly want the C6-3 over the C5-3. The C5-3 had a high thrust spike along with a long tailing off burn. Would lift more higher. I cannot think of a single legitimate use that the C6-3 would outperform the C5-3. Estes scrapped the WRONG motor. Hopefully the new owners will make far fewer MORONIC decisions than the last regime.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:43 PM
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I got my wraps from Paul today! Very nice! The larger wraps have the "fiddly bits" but the smaller, lower wrap needs to have the few bits carved and sanded. No matter what, it's going to look very nice!
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:55 PM
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I got my wraps from Paul today! Very nice! The larger wraps have the "fiddly bits" but the smaller, lower wrap needs to have the few bits carved and sanded. No matter what, it's going to look very nice!


Hi Bob,

I'm glad you got & like the wraps. The wraps you got are specifically for the Saturn 1b (SA-203 to be exact.) I do still plan on making wraps that are a closer match the original Centuri Orion.

Paul
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:26 AM
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I'll probably want to make anothe Orion clone so put me on the list when you get around to it! (The Orion is one of my favorites from the 70s.)
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:12 AM
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I got the wraps from Paul and even though they're not the same as the ones shown in the image on JimZ. I'm thinking I can use the smaller wrap but I'm not sure the best way to carve the "fiddly bits" that you see in the image.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Do you sand pieces into the shape and how would you do that? (I don't have any experience with that level of detail.)
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:00 AM
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I got the wraps from Paul and even though they're not the same as the ones shown in the image on JimZ. I'm thinking I can use the smaller wrap but I'm not sure the best way to carve the "fiddly bits" that you see in the image.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Do you sand pieces into the shape and how would you do that? (I don't have any experience with that level of detail.)


Just cut the general shape, then sand the contours. Use Paul's wraps as a guide to shape the bits except for the retros (the longest pieces). Where Paul's is correct for the Saturn 1B manned flights with a flat aft end, the Orion's is tapered at both ends.

SEMROC has their Orion ready to ship as soon as they get their computers back online. Their kit comes with embossed wraps and pre cut bits. You will still have to sand the bits to round the edges off a little, but they are pre-cut into their general shapes. I would save Paul's wraps for a Saturn and order SEMROC's kit, or at least order the wraps and fin set with the pre-cut bits.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:11 AM
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I am DEFINITELY ordering a kite when they get back online! (I was real sorry to read about Carl. It takes awhile to recover from a heart attack.)
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