Galactic Wave

Sunward Model 00 017


Futuristic spaceship styling, complete with laser cannons. It flies on 18mm motors and recovers on 18″ parachute.

Additional Information

  • Length – 22″
  • Wingspan – 9″
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B6-2, C6-3
  • Parts List:
    • BT-56 Main Body Tube
    • BT-50 Side Body Tubes
    • BT-80 Tube Coupler
    • 1/8″ Launch Lugs
    • 3/16″ Launch Lugs
    • Motor Mount Tube
    • Centering Rings
    • Thrust Ring
    • Motor Hook
    • Balsa Fin Sheets
    • Nose Cone with Molded Canopy
    • Rubber Shock Cord
    • 18″ Parachute
    • Self Adhesive Decal Sheet
    • Tube Cutting Pattern Sheet


Build History

  • 10/06/2021 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned components. Measured components and recorded on Book #4 Page 88.
  • 10/18/2010 – Cut body tube cut patterns from copy of original.
  • 01/25/2022 – Measured motor mount tube at 5/16″ and 1-3/4″. Cut a slit in 5/16″ mark and installed motor retainer wire. Marked body tube coupler midway and glued it into body tube RT-50. Glued second body tube RT-56 over other end of coupler. Cut out rib rib marking template and marked body tube. Glued 4 of 6 ribs to reference lines on body tube.
  • 01/26/2022 – Glued last 2 ribs on to body tube RT-56. Glued body tube RT-80 over ribs. Cut out 4 RT-50 cutting patterns. Taped one to each end of 2 RT-50 body tubes and cut body tube to pattern. Removed pattern sheets. Sanded cuts smooth.
  • 01/27/2022 – Tapered root edge of main fins to fit at 45 degree angle to RT-80 body tube. Tapered root edge of lower fins to fit at 45 degree angle to RT-80 body tube. Glued fins to body tube and RT-50 body tube joints.
  • 01/28/2022 Marked smaller cylinder tube 1/4″ from end and glued inside larger cylinder tube to mark for construction of laser cannon. Wiped off excess yellow glue. Marked main fin 2″ from root edge and glued laser cannons in pairs on main fin. Marked main fin 2″ from root edge and glued laser cannons. Glued shock cord to shock cord mount and then at least 2″ inside of main body tube. Tied a Kevlar line loop to nose cone and then tied shock cord to it. Glued motor mount assembly into main body tube with the aft tube end even with body tube end. This completes construction of Sunward Galactic Wave Model # 00 017 except for paint and decals. Took picture of completed but unpainted model.
  • 08/23/2022 – Sanded black primer using 1500 grit sandpaper. Spray painted entire model with Krylon #3429 Gloss White. Spray painted second coat onto model. Touched up fins and body tube.
  • 11/13/2022 – Cut decals from self adhesive decal sheet and applied to model. masked nose cone for application of black paint to canopy.
  • 01/14/2023 – Hand painted cockpit with Practa water based Flat Black Acrylic Enamel A468 Testor.
  • 01/04/2024 Hand painted black spots with Testors #2545 Gloss White Paint Marker.
  • 01/05/2024 – Colered remaining black spots with Testors #2545 Gloss White Paint Marker.
  • 01/06/2024 – Took picture of finished model rocket. This completes construction of Sunward #00 017 Galactic Wave model rocket.