The Starliner DST is an interesting looking futuristic passenger liner design that employs a fairly unique method of achieving stability using a tail cone/shroud and fins. The result is a profile unlike anything else that you might see at the pads and the finished bird makes for a truly sharp looking addition to any low-power fleet.

Additional Information

  • Length: 15″
  • Diameter: 0.98″
  • Weight: 1.0 oz.
  • Altitude: 1000′
  • Fins: Laser Cut Balsa
  • Recovery: 12″ Mylar Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
  • Parts List
    • Nose Cone – BNC50-K
    • Body Tube – RB50-11
    • Motor Mount – MM-2050
      • Tube (2.75″) – MM20
      • Clip – MC-2018
      • Thrust Ring – TR-2005
      • Centering Rings (2) – CR2050
    • Centering Ring – CR2055
    • Laser Cut fin Sheet
    • Launch Lug – LL5
    • Screw Eye
    • Shock Cord – SC-118
    • Parachute Kit – PK-128
      • Parachute – 12″
      • Shroud Line – 104″
      • Shroud Line Tape Tabs – 8
    • Decal Sheet – Starliner DST
    • Translation Section Sheet – Starliner
    • Fin Marking Guide/Shock Cord Mount Sheet
    • Instruction Sheet – Starliner


Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 03/10/2006 – Purchased Red River Rocketry Starliner DST from Red River Rocketry for $9.50 (Retail – $9.50).
  • 07/02/2006 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned decal, picture card, centering rings, shroud, shock cord mount and strakes. Measured components and recorded on page 32 book #3.
  • 07/03/2006 – Sanded edges of fins smooth. Rounded leading edges and tapered trailing edges. Glued one centering ring 3/4″ from rear and other centering ring over motor clip. Installed clip after cutting slit below engine block. Glued larger centering ring and sanded so launch rod slide smoothly. Formed shroud section and used clothes pins to hold in place. Glued shrud over centering ring at rear of main body tube. Glued first fin on shroud. Glued remaining trwo fins to shroud. Attached screw eye into balsa nose cone. Secured it with glue. Sanded nose cone shoulder so it would fit into body tube. Glued shock cord into mount and glued inside forward end of body tube recessed by at least 1″. Glued launch lug even with centering ring. Filleted launch lug joints.








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