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Freedom Forge Missile
By: Daren Humphries
Winner, May 2003 Design of the Month Contest!

2003 Design of The Year Winner!
Watch for a March/April announcement about this exciting design!
Freedom Forge Missile

Daren's entry has a most unique military cruise missile look to it.  It has simple, clean lines yet boast a level of complexity and detail that will excite all rocketeers.

The email from Daren has this to say:

The Pictures are pretty straight forward and should help with construction. This rocket flew very straight and was fun to build. I recommend painting the dowels before gluing them in position. It’s best to custom fit each dowel. I used a 3/32 strip of card stock soaked in water then wrapped around a scrap piece of BT-50 to form bottom ring that the dowels attach to. You want it to be at least a 3/32 profile. Once dry slide onto the BT-50 and glue into place.

No other special instructions that I can see. If so please ask and have a great time flyin.

The links below will lead you to Daren's documentation for this design.  These links will open a new window.

  • Freedom Forge Missile Documents
Front perspective view
Right view

Rear perspective view
Exploded view with Parts List
Right view with dimensions for component placement
Fin dimensions
Side perspective view with possible color scheme
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  • Freedom Forge Missile Pictures
humphries_0008.jpg (22544 bytes) Completed rocket before applying paint
humphries_0009.jpg (45267 bytes) Photo of rocket, painted and on the pad!
humphries_0010.jpg (17477 bytes) A photo of the recovery befor a Rocket Eating Tree (RET) got it!


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