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
F-18 HORNET!

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" (reallykoostuff.com) 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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Rob C's Odd'l Sputnik



From the Model Rocketry Fanatics Facebook page:
July 17, from Rob C.:

"My Odd'l Rockets Sputnik debuted today, as well.
It's been a reliable little flier so far - 
It sure was the king of "low stress builds."








" . . . AND I found it can double as a hat! 

I should add to the kit promo that the Sputnik now "Doubles as a hat!"




Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Pigasus With A Smoke Trail!



Les Bradshaw posted on the NAR Facebook page:

"Yesterday I supported the Kopernik Observatory Rocketfest. One activity was setting up a display of part of my collection."

An Odd'l Rockets PIGASUS is the first to greet guests atop that smoke trail!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Paul W's F-16 Build


 Paul W. posted on the Facebook Model Rocket Fanatics page:

"Finally finished the Odd’l Rockets F-16. This was a Christmas present two years ago from my oldest daughter so it will be a wall hanger. Nice challenging build with great instructions."

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Revisions to the F-18 Hornet Prototype

Trying to design a stable model rocket from a jet will present some compromises.

The two jet engines extend beyond the back end. The front of the intakes are a partial circle. The back of the tubes are full circle and notched to overlap the end of the main body. 
Four tries (and 40" of scrapped BT-5) gave me a workable design. These tubes might also help stabilize the model.

On the next prototype the engine hook will be on the top side, away from the BT-5 tubes.
You might notice the underside of the BT-50H is rough. I've cut off four intake tries and had to sand off some glue.
The decal draws are turning out very well!