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.