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Astrobee-D

Description

This is the rocket you’ve been waiting for. Nearly 6 feet tall, this scale model is almost

one-half the size of the real sounding rocket. The D is impressive–on the pad and in flight.

Molded plastic fins have beautiful precision scale airfoils. Comes with a detailed blueprint.

Additional Information

Length: 68″/173 cm

Diameter: 2.6″/6.7 cm

Nose Cone: 5:1 Ogive

Weight (without motor): 28oz/790gms

Fins: 4-Tapered swept with compound airfoil

Stages: 1

Motor Mount: 29mm

Recovery System: Parachute

Product No. 89015

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Build History

04/04/1999 – Purchased the model from Hobbylinc for $38.19 (Retail – $50.89)

02/27/2002 – Opened kit and found all parts were included.

03/01/2002 – Epoxied flange to thrust ring.

03/03/2002 – Epoxied fin lok onto engine tube and forward centering ring over engine tube and against fin lok.

03/04/2002 – Applied epoxy to forward end of centering ring. Enserted cooling mesh into forward end of motor tube. Cut 4-1/4″ slits at 90 degrees to each other into aft end of motor tube. Applied epoxy to front inside of motor tube. Inserted babble assembly into front end of motor tube. Applied epoxy to baffle flange and placed centering ring over baffle flange with epoxy.

03/05/2002 – Screwed screw eye into baffle end and tied one end of 8′ shock cord to it with a double knot. Inserted other screw eye into bulkhead, tied other 8″ shock cord to it with a double knot and epoxied it to the coupler tube.

08/26/2002 – Epoxied on launch lug to the uper body tube and one to the lower body tube with 2-Ton clear weld epoxy system from Duro.

08/26/2002 – Filled upper and lower body tube spirals with red putty. Sanded lower body tube with 400 grit sandpaper.

08/28/2002 – Sanded upper body tube with 400 grit sandpaper and wiped the tube with a cloth.

08/31/2002 – Spray painted upper and lower body tubes with gray primer.

07/17/2003 – Sanded nose cone, upper and lower body tubes with 320 grit sandpaper and then 600 grit sandpaper. Tried to smooth the nose cone crease with coarse sand paper.

08/18/2003 – Wiped nose cone and body tubes free of loose duct created from sanding with a damp sponge. Using a can of Krylon #1318 gray primer, spray painted the nose cone, and body tubes with several coats. This is the 2nd coat of primer.

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