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Estes Trident Goonies t Nasa space program

Estes Trident Goonies t Nasa space program

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Estes Trident. Nasa Space ProgramThe ...

Estes Phoenix

Little Joe scratch build by George Gassaway

Estes V2

NASA Pegasus

Ye Olde Rocket Forum - Vintage Estes Starship Vega build

Excelsior Rocketry Iron Wombat

Goony Vega by Mach7

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This model really looks cool and, despite the number of parts, was not that difficult to put together. It is a futuristic space fighter ...

I also swiped two NASA photos which depict the Phoenix Moon Lander being boosted by a Shuttle-C and in flight. David's article also has more photos of the ...

Cherokee Goon Build, Finished

The Strikefighter sports a unique nosecone that gives the appearance of a ramjet engine. The body tube is BT-55 and the fins are die-cut balsa.

And here's my Semroc Gee'hod:

Goony Saturn V and Saturn 1b by DavidQ

Old timey space station concept art

Goonies - Page 5

Estes Der Red Max

NASA MSFC's Rocketology blog has an interesting entry about master model maker Barry Howell. Man, his creation make me drool. Here's a teaser, make sure you ...

Estes 0651 Der Red Max Flying Model Rocket Kit - Listing price: $19.99 Now:

Estes Mean Machine

These aren't your kid's stomp rockets (updated)

As the title implies, this features photos from the 'new-old' (i.e. state sponsored) players in the space game. Some of these projects aren't that new, ...

Estes - Vagabond (#3217)

On March 30, 1982, Columbia/STS-3 landed at the backup landing site at White Sands Missile Range. Here are some nice shots found on Facebook.

... (XS-1) program. They have issued an RFI for a hypersonic 'airplane like' vehicle with routine daily ops. It should be unmanned and needing a small ...

Ye Olde Rocket Forum - Vintage Estes Apogee II

There's not much of it left on the surface. I don't use this as a primer but more as a filler to finish any remaining grain or body tube seams.

Global Hawk Arrival by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Estes Wolverine on porch

... a announcement from NASA Langley about the successful flight of the HIFiRE-2 (Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation Program) vehicle, ...

The First ICBM Design by jurvetson

STS-135 Atlantis Prelaunch (201107070022HQ) by nasa hq photo

Estes yankee kit bash - Google Search

(See also my first set and the video.)

Teledyne Ryan UAV, Drone, RPV by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

George Mueller Skylab Sketch (NASA Archive, 08/19/66)

This is a general space album and includes photos of the real Shuttle and well as other space subjects. [The 7th photo is of an X-33 Concept.]

This is a general space album and includes photos of the real Shuttle and well as other space subjects. [The 7th photo is of an X-33 Concept.]

They didn't make Bruce better, but they did rebuild the M2-F2 as the M2-F3. Photos from the NASA History Office follow.

It no longer exists. Wind tunnel wooden model 1:3 scale of Buran is at the far corner of Zhukovsky airfield.

The Space Launch System: "not for the faint of heart"

A (short) tale of air and water

Sunday, April 03, 2011

I couldn't resist cross-cross-cross-posting these shots, via High Power Rocketry, via English Russia, via American journalist Stan Wayman.

Here's my Goonball XL5, bashed from an Estes SpaceShipOne kit:

I also swiped two NASA photos which depict the Phoenix Moon Lander being boosted by a Shuttle-C and in flight. David's article also has more photos of the ...

Endeavour over the San Jacinto Monument via NASA JSC.

I built the kit stock, down to the elastic shock cord. I figured it was good enough for several flights, and I probably will not fly it too often.

Teledyne Ryan UAV Drone RPV by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

Vintage Estes Jupiter-C # 1976 Flying Model Rocket unopened

Rollerons aren't just for the Sidewinder anymore

The Dungeon's Top Ten of 2011

My Big V2 History post became my most popular post of all time, having been #1 for almost a year. And, it yielded what I consider my best banner too.

Photo credits: Jeff Haught or Willie Tolleson.

(See also my first set and the video.)

Odd'l Rockets F-16 Kit Now Available!

Estes Majestic Build 011

The last launch

Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Finished

I don't know how you attach rail buttons to an all-cardstock model! Check it out below!

Cherokee Goon Build, Part 6, Decals

I had fins to measure from my bashed kits but didn't have a built kit nor could I find a set of instructions. I'll have to look around some more.

Recently, TRF user Daddyisabar posted a thread on his Estes SpaceShipOne to P-40E kit bash. I am a big fan of the SpaceShipOne as a subject for kit bashing ...

Reviews: Estes SpaceShipOne

... being bashed from an Estes SS1 kit. Three of these have been reviewed, and the weird uncle is awaiting a flight test. - Papa: Fireball XL5 Mama: Deuce ...

It includes individual mission patches (of the sticker variety) from STS-6 through -51L. I didn't receive patches for STS-1 through ...

waste of motors v1 3d

In fact, the 'single use' booster is partially reusable. One of the 19 sustainer motors didn't fire but at least in my book this was totally successful.

X-33 Concept

[This is a work in progress. I need to search for more photos, especially of the early version, and try to recall more construction details.]

They went on fine, but some of the smaller ones literally blew away when I sprayed the final clear coat. The end result, like many of my finish jobs, ...

Estes BLU-97B Cluster Bomb on a D12-5 - Nice flight. With the weather cocking, the delay was a little long. Even with the wind, it stayed on the main field.

Clark Lindsey has posted more info about ATK/Astrium's Liberty project, including a link to a post on NASASpaceFlight.com and the new Liberty website (the ...

(via Space.com)

The Estes SUPER ALPHA was up with an Estes B6-4. Low and slow gave me the only good launch picture of the morning.

The short answer is “No”. For a variety of reasons X-15 appears black in most photographs, but outdoors in direct sunlight X-15 is an iridescent dark blue.

Saw some NARHAMSters, the TRF banner, the Estes booth, and this big upscale Explorer Aquarius.

Parabolic Arc reports on a NASA press relief about their plans to launch nanosats from F-104 fighter jets based at KSC. The Starfighters (also the name of ...

STS-135 Landing by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SpaceShip2's first powered flight

Just a tad of history since I didn't know anything about the X-34. Neither of these hypersonic vehicles had flown under it's own power before the program ...

Space Zeppelin UFO carrier.

F-22 and a space shuttle launch

You ain't nuttin' but a Hound Dog

IIRC, I don't think it worked very well due to thrust mismatch. Francis had a reason for the name, but I forget what that was.

Water rocket Space Shuttle progress

After I entered some old flight logs on the Estes Sizzler, I decided to look at the EMRR review. To my surprise, this was not the same kit!

Here are some of my photos. Actually, I have to thank my son Steve for most of these, including all the flight shots. It was a good day all around.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

USS George W. Bush

Photo credits: Jeff Haught or Willie Tolleson.

Estes Majestic Parts 002 ...

Here are some of my photos. Actually, I have to thank my son Steve for most of these, including all the flight shots. It was a good day all around.

And here's my Semroc Gee'hod:

After sanding for a better fit of the fairing the pieces were pinned down.

ATREX - Sounding Rockets by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Frog Photobombs NASA's LADEE Launch