Shastas Rocket Site
Squirrel Works

Astrid

Description

Equip your model rocket fleet with this distinctive 5 fin design. Its sleek, retro sci-fi styling screams power while maintaining a conservative flight altitude ideal for small to medium size fields. Kit includes laser-cut fins and decals. Parachute recovery.

Additional Information

  • Length: 16.875″
  • Body Diameter: 1.325″
  • Weight: 1.7 oz
  • Recommended Engines:
  • B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
  • Laser-Cut Fins
  • Balsa Nose Cone
  • Water Slide Decals
  • Mylar Parachute

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Build History

  • 12/18/2004 – Took pictures of bag and contents. Scaned nose cone, adapter ring, centering ring, engine block, fin sheet, fin, decals, plans and photo card. Took measurements of components and recorded on page 134 Book #2.
  • 02/12/2005 – Removed items from fin stock and sanded nubs from edges. Copied tube template marking guide and shock cord mount and cut from the copy. Glued engine block flush with engine tube. Marked fin and launch lug lines on lower body tube. Glued engine tube centering ring 1/2″ from each end of the motor tube. Filleted centering ring joints. Glued completed motor mount assembly into bottom of lower body tube flush with aft end of tube. Sanded all five fins and din extension root edges.
  • 02/13/2005 – Glued fins and fin extensions to body tube along fin guide lines with Elmer’s Yellow Wood Glue. Glued launch lug stand off to body tube and then glued launch lug to standoff. Filleted fins and fin extensions to body tube. Glued one adapter ring flush with fin extension and the others flush with forward end of lower body tube. After glue dried, smeared a ring of glue around the edge of the upper body tube and glued it even with the lower adapter ring. Applied glue to the shock cord mount and then inside the forward end of the upper body tube by at least 2″. screwed the screw eye into the balsa nose cone, removed it, put glue in the hole and rescrewed into the hole. Tied four Kevlar shroud lines to the 16″ red nylon canopy forming an 8 shroud parachute. Tied a snap swivel to the lines.
  • 10/30/2005 – Balsa filled fins.

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