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Scratch - GoonyHawk (-Undefined-)

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Contributed by Steve Lindeman

Brief

Here I go again. For those of you that have followed my Goonyness  this was Baby Bertha kit bash #14. Again this is not a kit review of the original Estes Hawkeye (Kit #0873) [1986-1996]

 

It is another of my many kit bashes. All fin patterns and decals came from http://www.spacemodeling.org/JimZ/est0873.htmThe major difference again being that mine is a Goony version of the Hawkeye and as such is built with a BT-60 tube instead of a BT-5 tube that was used in the original. As a result it also has an 18mm motor mount instead of a 13mm.

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Components

As stated this is another kit bash so the main components are as follows:

From Baby Bertha kit:

  • 1- BT-60 Body Tube
  • 1- PNC-60 Nose Cone
  • 1- Launch Lug
  • 1- Engine Hook
  • 1- Shock Cord
  • 1- Assembled 12" Parachute (transparent orange plastic)
  • 1- Mylar Retainer
  • 1- Green Engine Block
  • 1- Blue Engine Mount Tube
  • 1- Centering Ring Card
  • 1- Balsa Fin Sheet

 From my stock supply:

  • 2- Sheets Printer Paper (one for covering balsa and one for printing out new decals)
  • 1- Yellow E engine guide from a previous Estes kit (cut down to two 1.5" tubes)

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Stefan Żoladek

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Temple Of The Dog


Eggnik

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After briefly working as a puppeteer and builder for The Howdy Doody Show then working on stop-motion films (including projects with George Pal), Don Sahlin began working with Jim Henson in 1962. Henson hired Sahlin to create a Muppet of a dog character, Rowlf, for Purina Dog Chow commercials. Rowlf when onto become the singer’s side-kick during the four-year run of The Jimmy Dean TV show. Sahlin became Jim Henson’s primary designer and builder. Henson credited Sahlin with creating the distinctive Muppet “look.” In addition to working on the Muppets, Sahlin ...
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In May, I went to launch some rockets with Chad. I took along several I'd built but never flown before. It was breezy, and I lost a few. Against my better judgment, I put the Quest Quadrunner on the launch pad. This beauty of a rocket from Quest Aerospace is a four-motor cluster capable of pretty high altitudes for a model rocket. It took me a long time and some heartache to build, but in the end it turned out really beautiful. I installed four standard EC6-7 motors in the rocket. But clusters are tricky. The trick is getting all the motors to ignite at once. Estes motors ...
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I didn't anticipate writing a post on this kit but now am even more fascinated with it. I hope to fly it this coming weekend and will fill in a flight report shortly thereafter. Overview This is a four stage rocket! Others may contest this fact but it has one booster and three parallel- staged sustainers. 3 + 1 = 4. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The components are interesting for Estes. It has a plastic manifold to direct the blow-through from the booster to the three sustainers and the body sections are made from white foam. The foam dings easily but makes for a quick build and a ...
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