The Custom Galileo Probe is a small scale-looking rocket. It uses the 18mm 1/2A engines and is a great flier. It comes down on its nose cone unharmed every time. It is a cool looking and fun rocket.

Additional Information

It uses the 18mm 1/2A engines

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Build History

  • 06/24/2000 – Purchased Custom #10012 Galileo model from Joe’s Hobby Barn for $4.59 (Retail – $4.59)
  • 12/24/2000 – Opened package and inventory of parts was taken. Scanned the instructions, decal sheet, fins, nose cone and launch lug standoff. Glued nose cone into body tube. Applied glue fillets to ring. Glued shroud together and then to body tube.
  • 12/25/2000 – Glued balsa fins to shroud at location lines.
  • 01/04/2001 – Sanded 3 wooden dowel rods to fit fins and body tube and then glued them in place with Elmer’s yellow glue. Glued launch lug stand off equally spaced between 2 fins and even with bottom edge of the body tube. The taller edge is pointed toward the nose cone. Glued launch lug to launch lug stand off.
  • 09/25/2002 – Sprayed model with Krylon #1501 Gloss White.
  • 10/05/2002 – Masked all but nose cone . Painted nose cone Red.
  • 10/06/2002 – Cut water slide decals and applied to model by placing in a small bowl of warm water with a slight amount of soap for 30-35 seconds and then sliding into position. This completes construction of the Custom #10012 Galileo model rocket.








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