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Metal Invader
Winner, October 2004 DOM!
By: Stefan Grüll

Stefan brings us a radical design with the menacing name "Metal Invader"!

Stefan provided the following information with his entry:

Hi Jim,

here is another entry from me for your DOM-Contest.

It’s the ‘Metal Invader’, a futuristic space ship. As the most of my own designed rockets, it is not very difficult to build, but I think it looks a little bit different to many other models.

I know small delta-shaped fins at the bottom and large fins at the top are not very good for stability. But so the model has an unique look (I hope so) and with a little nose weight it’s a stable flyer too.

Here’s the parts list:

Body Tube: length 305 mm; 25 mm diameter
Body Tube: length 150 mm; 35 mm diameter
Transition: 35 mm – 25 mm
Nose Cone: 35 mm diameter
Nose Weight: 18 grammes
Motor Mount: 18 mm
Launch Lug
Recovery Stuff: Kevlar cord, elastic shock cord, parachute (36cm)

Overall length: 580 mm
Weight: About 80 grammes
Recommended engines: B4-4, C6-3, C6-5

I painted it with metallic shining colours and applied some decals

I have pictures of the finished model and a successful lift-off, a Space-Cad file, a drawing and the fin and decal patterns for you.

Maybe you like it

Stefan Grüll


The links below will provide you with instructions and patterns for this design.  These links will open a new window.


 

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