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Old 11-10-2009, 10:29 PM
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Tko310
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Default RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build

First off I did something here that some of you will cringe at. I made my rockets out of 5/8" dowel. Heavy I know! but notice the price of the 5 pack of 12" dowels! Dont worry I did hollow them out.
Model rocket tube will work but you still have to buy or carve nose cones then finish them. I found the dowel to work well and really after all is said and done they arent bad as far as weight goes. For my project I'm ok with them. chad and i have talked about offering a kit for you guys and we will opt for something lighter. more on that later

So the scale size for the rocket is 5/8" dia and right about 9" long. this is the 5in rocket in 1/8th scale. The rest of my measurements are approxamite due to the lack of exact scale drawings that I could scale down. I used many of the pictures from Chad' Hellcat website along with various books to come up with the end product. It's close.

the other image posted is the drill jig for the rockets
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