JimZ Plans Update

JimZ Plans Update

Post by James Zalews » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00




Homepage: http://www.provide.net/~jimz/jimz.htm

Page #5
Estes Design of the Month winner 09/79
Three Stage Ring Rocket
http://www.dars.org/jimz/dom0976.htm

Estes Design of the Month winner 01/80
Bumble Bee
http://www.dars.org/jimz/dom0180.htm

#TA-1 Estes Tube Adapters.
http://www.dars.org/jimz/ta-1.htm

Page #8
#K-47 Estes Cherokee-D ;)
Includes vector decal in .AI format by:Kurt Schachner
http://www.dars.org/jimz/k-47.htm

Page #21
#1948 Estes Big Bertha (NEED DECAL)
http://www.dars.org/jimz/est1948.htm

Page #32
#KC-7 Centuri Quasar (Added Decal)
Thanks to Doug Holverson.
http://www.dars.org/jimz/kc-7.htm

Enjoy, Jim..

 
 
 

JimZ Plans Update

Post by J. Steven Yo » Thu, 02 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Page #5
>Estes Design of the Month winner 09/79
>Three Stage Ring Rocket
>http://www.dars.org/jimz/dom0976.htm

This is a VERY impressive looking sport-staged model, and a must for
anyone who likes ring fins.  Imagine a staged model with >5< BT-101
rings around the back (two on each of the boosters, and one on the
upper stage) and a set of trangular forward fins.  This thing would be
a real head-turner at any launch, and with proper paint and markings
would make a great futuristic model.  It also probably has enough drag
that one could fly three stage without the certainty of losing the
upper stage every flight. <G>

Quote:
>Estes Design of the Month winner 01/80
>Bumble Bee
>http://www.dars.org/jimz/dom0180.htm

By contrast, a cute but unexciting BT-20, four-fins-and-a-tube model
for Mini-engine power.
Quote:

>#TA-1 Estes Tube Adapters.
>http://www.dars.org/jimz/ta-1.htm

When I was a kid, this was the holy grail of scratch building items, a
wide assortment of centering rings and a "universal" shroud.  If we'd
had photocopiers in those days, I would have made about a million of
those shrouds.  Note the largest ring of the shroud, marked "MC."
This is for the old built-up mercury capsule, a balsa heat shield
(with a "retro pack" that fit in a BT-20 tube) and a balsa nose unit,
connected by a pre-printed paper shroud (black markings on white
paper, pretty useless).  I still have mine.

Quote:
>Page #8
>#K-47 Estes Cherokee-D ;)
>Includes vector decal in .AI format by:Kurt Schachner
>http://www.dars.org/jimz/k-47.htm

A classic D-engine sport model with nice lines an a beautiful decal
sheet (notice the "proto-swoosh" markings on the fins).

Quote:
>Page #32
>#KC-7 Centuri Quasar (Added Decal)
>Thanks to Doug Holverson.
>http://www.dars.org/jimz/kc-7.htm

A very nice 50's style spaceliner, rather like the current Estes
Silver Comet, only with much more style.  Note the fin-tip engine
pods, and nifty markings.

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JimZ Plans Update

Post by Mike Vande Bu » Thu, 02 Oct 1997 04:00:00



: >
: >#TA-1 Estes Tube Adapters.
: >http://www.dars.org/jimz/ta-1.htm
: >
: When I was a kid, this was the holy grail of scratch building items, a
: wide assortment of centering rings and a "universal" shroud.  If we'd
: had photocopiers in those days, I would have made about a million of
: those shrouds.  Note the largest ring of the shroud, marked "MC."
: This is for the old built-up mercury capsule, a balsa heat shield
: (with a "retro pack" that fit in a BT-20 tube) and a balsa nose unit,
: connected by a pre-printed paper shroud (black markings on white
: paper, pretty useless).  I still have mine.

A few months ago I bought a TA-1 at a local hobby shop, which only goes to
show...

They do (or _did_...) have quite a bit of really old stuff -- pre-Estes
Centuri, FSI, Estes stuff designed for the "short" motors...

--

 
 
 

JimZ Plans Update

Post by James Zalews » Sat, 04 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Homepage: http://www.provide.net/~jimz/jimz.htm

Page #23
#2014 Estes Firehawk
http://www.dars.org/jimz/est2014.htm

Page #36
#5319 Centuri F-4 Phantom
http://www.dars.org/jimz/cen5319.htm

Enjoy, Jim..

 
 
 

JimZ Plans Update

Post by James Zalews » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Homepage: http://www.provide.net/~jimz/jimz.htm

Page #7
#K-31 Estes Star Blazer (NEED DECAL)
http://www.dars.org/jimz/k-31.htm

Page #16
#1310 Estes Colonial Viper (FIXED PATTERN SCALE!)
Old pattern printed too small and made craft unstable!
Use new file est1310i.tif
http://www.dars.org/jimz/est1310.htm

Page #31
#KB-13 Centuri Snipe Hunter (NEED DECAL)
http://www.dars.org/jimz/kb-13.htm

Enjoy, Jim..