Mars Snooper II ?

Mars Snooper II ?

Post by Mike Be » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00



        I am in the process of building an upscale Mars Snooper II but am
doing it entirely from memory.  It was one of my favorites when I was a
***ager and I haven't been able to find plans anywhere.  I have plans for the
original Mars Snooper from JimZ's site but not the later one.  For those who
don't know about it, it's close to the original except for reworked upper fins
and dowel legs instead of the nose cone legs the original has.

        Any info or even a picture of an existing one would be greatly
appreciated.  Respond here or by email.

Michael D. Bear        Bowling Green State University
Network Technician     327 Hayes Hall

                       (419) 372-6929

 
 
 

Mars Snooper II ?

Post by PeteAlw » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>        I am in the process of building an upscale Mars Snooper II but am
>doing it entirely from memory.  It was one of my favorites when I was a
>***ager and I haven't been able to find plans anywhere.  I have plans for the
>original Mars Snooper from JimZ's site but not the later one.  For those who
>don't know about it, it's close to the original except for reworked upper fins
>and dowel legs instead of the nose cone legs the original has.
>        Any info or even a picture of an existing one would be greatly
>appreciated.  Respond here or by email.

Mine is sealed still, but if nobody else offers, I can open up mine and send
 you a copy of the plans and patterns.  for starters, I can measure a 9.5" long
 BT-50 for the main tube, 6.5" long BT-20 for the upper tube, a 2" long 20-50
 adapter, a 2 5/8" long (exposed ogive) nose cone, three 2" long BT-5 pods, and
 5/8" long ramjet-style pod nose cones (about 5/16" long section tapering from
 .541" to about .475", a step down to about .375", and about a 5/16" taper to a
 point (using calipers through a plastic bag).

Upper fins are symmetrical trapezoids 27 mm root-to-tip, 28.5 mm root chord, 18
 mm tip chord.  they are glued at the very front of the tube.

Dowel legs are 1/8" diameter, 4 3/8" dowels.  I assume they ***up against the
 1/4" shoulders of the little ramject cones and protrude 2 5/8"

The fin pattern looks almost the same as the original snooper.

The shrouds/radiators are simplified--they don't taper down to BT-20--just down
 to BT-50.  

More than that would require openning the package, which I'll do if nobody can
 get you the patterns from an already-openned kit.

Peter "forgive the mixed units" Alway

 
 
 

Mars Snooper II ?

Post by Bill Spadafo » Wed, 12 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>        I am in the process of building an upscale Mars Snooper II but am
>doing it entirely from memory.  It was one of my favorites when I was a
>***ager and I haven't been able to find plans anywhere.  I have plans for the
>original Mars Snooper from JimZ's site but not the later one.  For those who
>don't know about it, it's close to the original except for reworked upper fins
>and dowel legs instead of the nose cone legs the original has.

>        Any info or even a picture of an existing one would be greatly
>appreciated.  Respond here or by email.

>Michael D. Bear        Bowling Green State University
>Network Technician     327 Hayes Hall

>                       (419) 372-6929

I have the plans for the Mars Snooper that was before the original.
It was a plan before it was a kit and the "legs" were carved out of
balsa. Email me if you want a copy of the plans.
 
 
 

Mars Snooper II ?

Post by Baker T » Sun, 16 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Is this the same as the rereleased collectors kit Mars Snooper?

Tom P.