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Something Like a Punisher (Punisher Style Build #2)

By Mark H

Wildman Rocketry

This is a four inch scratch build loosely based on the Wildman Punisher.

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Parts Layout (2020-08-30 21:55:46)

The red and black fiberglass Wildman Rocketry parts below will be used in this build.  The blue rocket below is based on a 4 inch Wildman Punisher kit, and is the inspiration for the current build.    The blue Punisher Style rocket is documented in this great Rocketry Center thread here:


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General Info (2020-08-31 20:39:25)

The purpose of this build is to give me another 4 inch diameter rocket to bring to a launch that can burn 75-98mm motors.  I decided to make a few tweaks relative to the  previous Punisher Style build. The changes being slightly smaller fins made of solid carbon fiber with the fins being moved up the body tube another 1/2 inch or so.  The fins on the blue rocket have picked up a few knicks from hard landings hence the changes. The new fins will be cut from 0.200" twill weave carbon plate made by RockWest Composites.

Carbon Plate

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Nose Cone Compare (2020-09-05 20:40:03)

The nose cone I'm using for this build is a 6:1 VK shape from Wildman (black nosecone at top of photo below).  It is impressively long.  The blue nose cone below is the original fiberglass infused plastic nosecone that came with the Punisher kit in my previous Punisher Style  build mentioned above.  Unfortunately the blue nose cone was damaged when it got wedged in a tree and cracked from tugging on the shock cord in order to free it from the tree.   Too bad the plastic cone was damaged because it had a nice shape and I preferred it to a fiberglass cone.  The gray primer cone at the bottom of the picture below is the Wildman 4:1 fiberglass cone that I got to replace the damaged blue nose cone.  The original plastic/glass Punisher kit nose cone is no longer made.

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Fins (2020-09-13 22:15:45)

As usual, I will start the build with the fins.  I cut the fins out using a combination of chop saw, and a Dremel. Here are a few pics.

 Chop Saw

Dremel 1


Fins cut out

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