Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Model Rocketry Corner

A couple of weeks ago the MissileFits got together a launched rockets into stormy skies over St. Louis. Above are the plans I drew up for my weird homemade rocket, which is sort of a rocket/glider combo (based loosely on Estes' Scissor-Wing Transport). You can see actual photos of it here or here. It worked pretty well after I reinforced the fins with electrical tape. Here's an action photo of Billy K, owner of the world's scariest briefcase, helping me prepare for launch (photo by Ben Kiel):
All in all it was an awesome time. For next year, I am planning on building a rocket that I can physically travel in. It is gonna require a lot of balsa wood and Elmer's white glue. See you there!

4 comments:

David King said...

I don't know from rockets, but the art in this post is great! did you do the MIssle Fits poster, or was it somebody else? doesn't look quite like your style, but what do I know.

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Dan Z. said...

Thanks David! I did indeed make that poster (and rocket) on my kitchen table.

Bruick said...

With all due respect to Bill, and only for the sake of all future MissileFit historians, Andrew Robbins is the true owner of the worlds scariest briefcase. Bill Keaggy's briefcase contains Herbal Tea, which has been sloppily documented here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruick/170642293/

Love that "How it Works" diagram!

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