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Tristar

CUSTOM Model #10027

Description

The TriStar is a single stage rocket with a futuristic passenger rocket design using parachute recovery.

Additional Information

  • Length: 9.65″
  • Diameter: 0.98″
  • Weight: 1.07 oz.
  • Nose Cone: Plastic
  • Fins: Balsa
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7

Instructions

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 03/24/2000 – Purchased Custom Tristar (#10027) from Joe’s Hobby Barn for $6.59 (Retail – $6.95)
  • 12/22/2000 – Opened the jpackage and scanned in the information relative to this model. Cut a 1/8″ slit in body tube 1/4′ from one end and marked each end of body tube 1/2″. Placed engine holder in slot and centering ring at each 1/2″ mark. Filleted centering ring joints. Printed a copy of instruction page with shock cord mount and cut it out. Glued the falsa fins together and allowed to dry. Marked the body tube 1-3/4″ for the fin guidelines.
  • 12/23/2000 – Glued engine mount to body tube. Glued fins to body tube.
  • 12/24/2000 – Filleted fins.
  • 12/25/2000 – Glued shock cord into mount and then inside of body tube. Attached nose cone to other end of shock cord.
  • 09/21/2002 – Cleaned up model with a brush and cloth. Spray painted with Krylon #1501 Gloss White.
  • 10/07/2002 – Put second coat of white paint on model.
  • 10/19/2002 – Cut out water slide decals and applied all to model except the cockpit decal. Painted nose cone blue.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
04/11/2009ADC ParkBS29A8-3Tracking Practice.
05/15/2010ADC ParkBS41C6-5Good Flight after fixing tail fin.
09/14/2013Sod FarmBS71B6-4Nice Roll.
09/14/2013Sod FarmBS71C6-3First launch of the Day – Recovered from corn field.
03/09/2014Sod FarmBS78C6-5
06/08/2014Sod FarmBS68A8-3Good Flight and easy recovery.
09/13 & 14/2014Sod FarmBS84B6-4Good Flight.
09/13 & 14/2014Sod FarmBS84C6-5Lost in west bean field.
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