new conversion to a flyer of an old rocket model

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  1. jleslie48

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  2. cgutzmer

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    Awesome! Has anyone else done this kind of thing? I would like to do it but I am not too sure of the paper holding up to the thrust. Coat the whole thing with clear coat or something for added strength?
    Chris
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    jleslie, that looks great. Have you flown it yet? :thumb:

    I've done this with a Currell Graphics V-2, an R7 Sputnik, and the Revell Moonship models. I've only had a chance to fly the V-2 so far. It went well on an A8-3 motor. They come out very light, and stronger than you might think. I used a central tube like jleslie, and 210gsm cardstock. I put a spent motor in the nosecone for noseweight and holding the nosecone in place. I've been thinking of doing a flying model for the Free Model #3 contest.

    Here's a couple of pics of the V-2. I don't have any of the other two yet. This was my first ever card model.

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  4. cgutzmer

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    Sweet! I built this one too but the kids have since detroyed it. I am defintely gonna make a flyer and get some pics :)
    Chris