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SEMROC Model #KV-19


The Rawhide was first released in 1966. The original rocket had a hardwood nose cone and later models migrated to balsa. The updated Rawhide used laser cut fins, balsa nose cone, and a streamer slightly wider to enhance visibility during recovery. The original rubber shock cord was replaced with elastic cord. The original method of slitting the body tube to anchor the shock cord was replaced by a Kevlar cord.

Additional Information

  • Length: 12.20″
  • Diameter: 0.76″
  • Weight: 0.50 oz.
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Recommended Motors:
    • A8-5, B6-6, C6-7


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Build History

  • 12/29/2003 – Purchased Semroc #KV-19 Rawhide from Semroc for $5.00 (Retail $5.00)
  • 08/11/20036- Took pictures of package and components. Scanned nose cone, fin sheet, engine block, decal, photo card and plans.
  • 08/12/2006 – Marked engine spacer 1/4″ from end. Marked a Q-tip to match distance and placed a ring of glued inside body tube. Using the engine spacer as length guide, glued engine block in place. Removed fins from stock. Sanded leading edge round and trailing edge tapered. Sanded the root edge flat. Using the tube marking guide, marked the body tube for fin placement on the body tube. Extended lines using a door jamb as a guide, the full length of the body tube. Glued the fins in place and allowed them to dry.
  • 08/13/2006 – Filleted fin joints. Screwed and glued screw eye into base of nose cone. Glued launch lug 1″ from aft end of body tube evenly spaced between two fins. Filleted launch lug joints.
  • 03/16/2022 – Spray painted entire model with Red Primer.



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