|Stefan has submited a very cool
design based on the German V1.
the following information with his entry:
heres my entry for your Design of the Month Contest.
It was a boring afternoon and I had a few parts left. So I decided to build another
rocket. But it should look a little different to all the usual (and boring) models I can
buy in Germany.
I decided to design a rocket which reminds to the German V1 or a
It took one afternoon to build the rocket and a few hours for the finish. I painted it
black and applied a few white stripes and two skullsn crossbones decals.
Ok here we go.
I have pictures of the finished model, pictures of some successful starts, a Space-CAD
file, a Space Cad drawing and the fin patterns for you.
Heres the parts list:
Body Tube: length 32,5 cm, 3,0 cm diameter
(Booster) Tube: length 10,0 cm, 2,0 cm diameter
Nose Cone: Quest Nose Cone, 3,0 cm diameter
Nose Weight: 5 Gramms, better take 8 Gramms if you use C-Engine
Motor Mount: 18mm
Name: Z 7 Black Thunder
I think its a nice but not very difficult to build rocket. I was surprised of the
reactions from the people which saw the rocket: everyone likes the design and its look.
Its a very nice and sa-ble flyer. On a B-engine it flies about 130 meters, on a
C-Engine it reaches about 200 230 meters.
I hope you like it too.