> 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
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