Sunday, February 26, 2023

Alex Palm's Blue Angel F-18 Hornet

Alex Palm posted pictures of his Odd'l Rockets F-18 on the Estes Model Rocket page on Facebook - 

"My latest build. The Odd'l Rockets F-18 Hornet. Blue Angels version."

Where did you get the Blue Angels decals?
  • "I was able to order them from Ebay 1/72 scale. Just do a keyword search for Blue Angels decals. I also saw them in 1/48 scale too."

I searched on Ebay and may have found the decals Alex used:

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Little Green Man's Cousin?

From the Facebook group - Estes Model Rockets - 
Tom Flint posted:

"Since the Odd’l Rockets Little Green Man is no longer available, I made my own using BT-80 size tube."

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Odd'l Rockets F-104 Starfighter Recovery Suggestion


This is similar to a suggested recovery on the original Centuri Fighter Fleet Jets.

Alternative Recovery:
To have the jet recover horizontally and lessen the chance of fin or wing damage:

1. Glue the engine mount in so the engine hook is at the top, nearest the rudder.

2. Tie the nose cone onto the shock cord, leaving two inches of 
the elastic cord. Tie the parachute shroud lines to the end of the elastic.

3. Tie the excess shroud line (you will have some left over) to the engine hook and then to the shock cord at the balance point, where the model hangs horizontally.

The string should be long enough to lay outside and down the body tube during boost.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Busy, Busy, Busy at Odd'l Rockets

I've been busy printing decals, cutting tubes, printing instructions, bending springs and vacu-forming jet canopies.

The past two weeks has included production of:
14 Heavy Duty Engine Mounts (HDEMs)
12 Adeptors
6 Break-Away kits
9 Birdie kits
14 Sputnik kits
8 Cyclone kits
19 Single Raise Springs
7 Raise Spring 10 packs
10 F-16 kits
13 F-104 kits
36 F-18 kits

This may not seem like a lot compared to a big vendor, but it's just me!
It took over 10 years, but here I am with sometimes more work than I can handle.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

NEW F-18 Hornet Kit

Coming to a vendor near you - 
After a year of tweaks and test flights,
The third in the Odd'l Rockets Fighter Fleet series is the new

The kit features a very different fin and engine placement, 3D printed missiles, 
water slide decals and a vacu-form canopy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Kit Review -

I'm beating my own drum - but I just got a great review on the NAR Facebook page:

National Association of Rocketry
David Julie Koo 

"Look what just arrived at my door!! This F16 finishes my fleet of Odd’l rockets. As a relatively new kit maker, I am always astonished at the level of detail and care Chris puts into each one. These unbuilt kits are truly a work of art in themselves (especially those instruction manuals)."

A disclaimer:
David Koo 3d printed the missiles in the kit. David is also the head of "Really Koo Stuff" ( producing the 1/100 scale N-1 kits.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Overpriced? OOP? Odd'l Kits on EBAY

 It was bound to happen sooner or later - 
Over priced Odd'l kits on EBAY!
$49.95? Sheesh!
This kit is not out of production. I sent a message to let him know.

Another overpriced kit. 
These two Odd'l Fighter Jets are popular, but not worth that much!
Please purchase (for much less) from a real vendor.