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Greg’s Giant Leap Firestorm 54

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

The Firestorm 54 was my choice for launching Skyripper 38mm hybrids. I purchased the dual deployment glass version of the Firestorm from Giant Leap. Ed supplied a 42 inch booster tube so it would work with the H through J Skyripper cases.


Greg’s Tubular Crayon

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

The Tubular Crayon is based on the Crayon Bank that was on sale at Toys R Us for $5.99. Our club is having a Tube Fin Delight event in September 2005.  So I decided to try tube fins instead of the usual clear fins.


DIY BT 70 Deuce’s Wild (2 X 24mm)

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

This is old post from January/February 2006.  I am still enjoying this rocket.

Cliff Oliver’s 24mm DW on the left and mine on the right.

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21-foot long X-Wing model

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Andy Woerner and his crazy rocketeer friends have built a 21-foot long X-Wing model that can actually fly. Yes, this is a real X-Wing powered by four solid-fuel rocket engines complete with radio-controlled moving wings. It blasts off in California next week. More details here.

Sputnik Odd Roc

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

The Sputnik would be a very appropriate Odd Roc for the Oct 6th SEARS launch since the 50th anniversary of Russian Sputnik flight is on October 4th. This is John Stein’s Sputnik: