Thursday, March 2, 2017

F-16 Instruction Drawings Underway!

I've started work on the Odd'l Rockets F-16 kit instructions. This drawing shows the gluing of the intake scoop on the bottom of the model.
Instructions are really the most time consuming part of kit production. It would also be the most expensive! I'm fortunate to have a background in graphic arts.
My kit instructions are old school and hopefully answer all construction questions during the build.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

F-16 Canopy!

Work continues on the new F-16 Fighter Fleet kit.
A big hurdle was making a workable clear canopy. I didn't want to go the easy route and include one made of card stock. What really set off the Centuri kit was the clear canopy with the decal details underneath.
After many revisions and test flights the real work starts on the instructions.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sirius Rocketry Order

Here's just a small part of a big kit order from Sirius Rocketry.
All the couplers and tubes in the re-designed Odd'l Break-Away kit are hand cut.
These are longer than the available 1" couplers. At 1 1/4" long the segmented rocket stands straighter on the launcher.

This is only 11 sets from the 25 kit run I put together.
That's a whole afternoon of measuring, sanding and cutting.
I wore out a few razor blades in the process.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Upscale Squatty Body

Roy Houchin Jr. sent a picture of his upscale Odd'l

Thanks Roy - looks great at any size!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Break-Away Spotted -

From Edward Mitton's Blast From The Past Blog - CLICK HERE

"Mike (Goss) started things off with a multi-section model similar to the Estes Wacky Wiggler.  The model turned in a nice flight."

Well it's not a Wacky Wiggler, it's the Odd'l Rockets Break-Away!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Odd'ls On Rocketoberfest

The Little Green Man and Pigasus were featured on the Apogee Facebook Page.
They are part of the Rocketober promotion posted on October 11.
Thanks to Richard Holmes for the email heads up!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Break-Away For Spot Landing Competition?

An email from John Thompson:

"I really enjoy building your kits.  The Pigasus is primed with white and almost completed.

Myself and Daniel Peirce competed in Open Spot Landing using the break-away kits.  Both worked great. Daniels break-away rocket landed 35 feet from the target and mine landed 22 feet from the target.
It’s a great kit for this event."

John Thompson
NAR 33053, TRA 2304

Hi John -
It never occurred to me to use the Break-Away kit in a Spot Landing Competition! 
You Pigasus looks great - ready for some pink paint and decals! Thanks for writing.