Friday, November 27, 2020

New Odd'l Kit Design?

Last Sunday was a "free" day for me, vendor orders were filled and I had some down time. Most of the day was spent drawing, cutting balsa and body tubes.

I've been looking for a interesting new Fighter Fleet kit design and may have found it.
This is the F-18 Hornet, the same jet the Blue Angels use.

I use original scale drawings to draft the wings and fins. Design adjustments are made with the goal to capture the spirit of the original jet and still be stable. The wings are a bit smaller and set back. 
I'm always surprised how many changes are made from the initial drawings to finished flying model.
This F-18 is very different from the two other Odd'l Fighter Fleet kits, the F-104 and the F-16.
You'll rarely see me fly a "naked" rocket, this is a test model for the many test launches using different 18mm engines.

Friday, November 20, 2020


The Odd'l Rockets Birdie is a popular kit!

When the kits were first produced, I'd buy Badminton Birdies in six packs at a sports shop. I didn't want to be stuck with a few hundred "birds" if the kit didn't sell.

Hundreds of kits later, I now buy in bulk. Two boxes equals 288 Birdies!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

L.G.M. Spotted . . .

Peter Giesige posted on the
Facebook Model Rocketry USA page:

"Love the Odd'l kits!!

Thanks Peter!
Looks like you did a GREAT job on the build!